$100,000 John Deere Cal Cup Distaff (1st Div.) TIZ FLIRTATIOUS

ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 13, 2012) – Favored Tiz Flirtatious returned from a nine-month break with an explosive stretch run to win Saturday’s first division of the $100,000 John Deere Cal Cup Distaff for fillies and mares at Santa Anita.

Cat’s Cradle Stakes winner Tiz Flirtatious is a 4-year-old by Tizbud, out of the Victory Gallop mare Masquerade Belle, was bred by owner Pamela Ziebarth, trained by Martin Jones and ridden by Joel Rosario.

“She’s a pretty nice filly,” said Rosario. “I’ve rode her before and she acted really good last time I rode her. She was still rank in her last race, maybe that’s why she got tired. Today she was really relaxed and she covered a lot of ground when I asked her to run. She looked good.”

She has four wins in five starts, earnings of $194,800 and was coming off a third in the Jan. 22 La Canada.

In her grass debut, Tiz Flirtatious ran the about 6 ½ furlongs on the hillside turf course in 1:11.70 and won by 1 ¾ lengths as the lukewarm 7/2 favorite. Best Present Ever was second and Unusual Hottie third in the field of 11.

For Tiz Flirtatious’ pedigree, click http://www.pedigreequery.com/tiz+flirtatious.