Mor Spirit Preps for Bob Lewis


Mor Spirit | Benoit Photo

Michael Lund Petersen's GI Los Alamitos Futurity winner Mor Spirit (Eskendereya) worked six furlongs in 1:13.60 (7/19) in company under Hall of Famer Gary Stevens at Santa Anita Saturday morning and galloped out seven panels in 1:29.

The dark bay will make his sophomore debut in Arcadia's GIII Robert B. Lewis S. Feb. 6. This is the same path his conditioner Bob Baffert took with last year's Los Al Futurity winner Dortmund (Big Brown), who followed his win in the Bob Lewis with subsequent victories in the GII San Felipe S. and GI Santa Anita Derby.

“It was a good stiff work for him,” Baffert said. “The track is very demanding in the mornings. It's on to the Lewis. He's on schedule.”

A second out graduate at Santa Anita Oct. 23, Mor Spirit finished second to Eclipse finalist Airoforce (Colonel John) in Churchill's GII Kentucky Jockey Club S. Nov. 28 prior to his win at Los Al.

Fellow newly-minted sophomore and MGSW Exaggerator (Curlin) also worked at Santa Anita Saturday, breezing seven furlongs from the gate in 1:25.80 (2/5). Winner of the GIII Delta Downs Jackpot last time out Nov. 21, the bay is set to make his sophomore bow in the GII San Vicente S. Feb. 15.


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