Jockey Flavien Prat guides Paradise Woods to the winner's circle after their victory in the Zenyatta Stakes at Santa Anita Park Sept. 30

Jockey Flavien Prat guides Paradise Woods to the winner's circle after their victory in the Zenyatta Stakes at Santa Anita Park Sept. 30

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Paradise Woods, Avenge Work Toward Breeders' Cup

Trainer Richard Mandella worked both six furlongs at Santa Anita Oct. 20.

Paradise Woods and Avenge worked toward their Breeders' Cup engagements the morning of Oct. 20 with six-furlong jaunts at Santa Anita Park for trainer Richard Mandella.

Paradise Woods, who is training for the Nov. 3 Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff (G1), completed the six furlongs in 1:14 flat, while Avenge, a contender for the Nov. 4 Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (G1T), went in company in with Twentytwentyvision, and each received a time of 1:13 4/5.

Jockey Flavien Prat was aboard for both works.

"She went great—couldn't be doing any better," Mandella said of Paradise Woods, the frontrunning winner of the Zenyatta Stakes (G1) Sept. 30 in her most recent start.

BALAN: Paradise Woods Cruises to Zenyatta Stakes Victory

The Union Rags  filly, owned in partnership by Steven Sarkowsky and Pam and Martin Wygod, has a record of 3-1-0 from six starts, with two grade 1 victories. Unraced at 2, she romped in the April 8 Santa Anita Oaks (G1), her third start.

Ramona Bass' 5-year-old Avenge is coming off a win in the Rodeo Drive Stakes (G1T), the second time she has won the race. The War Front  mare has a record of 7-0-3 from 16 starts and finished third in last year's Filly & Mare Turf.

Breeders' Cup Mile (G1T) candidate Bal a Bali  also worked six furlongs for Mandella Oct. 19 in a bullet 1:13 flat.