Dual Grade 1 Winner Paradise Woods Moved From Mandella To Shirreffs

by | 12.30.2018 | 5:11pm
Paradise Woods has six filly and mare rivals Sunday in the Clement L. Hirsch at Del Mar

Steve Sarkowsky and Marty and Pam Wygod's Paradise Woods won a pair of Grade 1 races under the care of trainer Richard Mandella, but a sub-par 2018 campaign led her connections to make a change. According to drf.com, the soon-to-be 5-year-old daughter of Union Rags has been transferred to trainer John Shirreffs' barn at Santa Anita Park.

“The owners decided to try something different,” Mandella said.

Paradise Woods, winner of the G1 Santa Anita Oaks and G1 Zenyatta in 2017, breezed a bullet half-mile in :46.60 on Saturday. She is being considered for the Grade 2 Santa Monica Stakes over seven furlongs on Feb. 16.

Read more at drf.com.

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