Also Wednesday at Santa Anita, the Jenine Sahadi-trained 2-year-old filly Puxa Saco, winner of the Moccasin Stakes at Hollywood Nov. 16, worked five furlongs on a good track in :59 handily, 2nd of 39 at the distance.Debonair Joe, recent winner of the Vernon O. Underwood Handicap (gr. III) at Hollywood, worked five furlongs at Santa Anita in 1:02 3/5.
Diamond A Racing Corporation's Pleasantly Perfect, on a stakes path for the Santa Anita Handicap March 1, worked four furlongs in :48 2/5 handily over the Arcadia track Wednesday.Trainer Richard Mandella's charge turned in the 9th best work of 29 at the distance over a track rated "good."The 4-year-old colt by Pleasant Colony won the Goodwood Handicap (gr. II) at Santa Anita Oct. 6 impressively by more than three lengths over Momentum. Pleasantly Perfect was considered a leading candidate for the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. i) at Arlington Park Oct. 26, but was not permitted to run because of an Illinois bleeders' rule.