Santa Anita's Sunday Worktab Stacked With Stakes Winners

Arabian Knight last fall | Horsephotos

There was a slew of notable workers on a sunny Father's Day Sunday at Santa Anita. Working for Bob Baffert were Grade I winner Arabian Knight (5f, :59.20) and Reincarnate (4f, :49.20). Arabian Knight has been sidelined since a fourth-place finish in the Nov. 4 GI Breeders' Cup Classic at Santa Anita. Reincarnate most recently was second in the GII Hollywood Gold Cup May 27.

Trainer John Sadler worked Tapalo (Tapiture), who a seven-length winner of the May 12 Lazaro Barrera S. at seven furlongs. The ridgling drilled six furlongs in 1:12.80. Tapalo is targeting the 1 1/8-mile Los Alamitos Derby June 29.

Johannes (Nyquist) had his first work for trainer Tim Yakteen since taking the May 27 GI Shoemaker Mile. The 4-year-old colt worked four furlongs in :48.60.

Trainer Peter Eurton worked his stakes-winning triumvirate of Exaulted (Twirling Candy), Medoro (Honor Code) and Stay Hot (Summer Front). Exaulted, winner of last year's GI Shoemaker Mile at Santa Anita, earned a bullet when working five furlongs in :59.60. The 7-year-old hasn't started since last September when second in the GII Del Mar Mile.

Medoro, who is a perfect 4-for-4 with three stakes wins, worked four furlongs on the main track in :47.60. The 3-year-old filly most recently won the Apr. 20 GIII Providencia S. at Santa Anita.

Stay Hot, a three-time stakes winner including last December's GIII Cecil B. DeMille at Del Mar, drilled three furlongs in :37.60. It was the 3-year-old's first work since shipping to Churchill Downs and finishing last in the GII American Turf on the Kentucky Derby undercard May 4.

Trainer Doug O'Neill worked stakes winners Happy Jack (Oxbow), E J Won the Cup (Omaha Beach, Anarchist (Distorted Humor) and Miss Lizzy (Classic Empire). Happy Jack, winner of the GII Triple Bend S. June 1, returned to the tab with a four furlong move in :49.20. E J Won the Cup, who collected his second stakes win in the May 27 Texas Derby at Lone Star Park, drilled four furlongs in :48.80. GSW Anarchist, who is on the comeback trail, worked five furlongs in 1:02.00. Miss Lizzy earned a bullet when working four furlongs on the training track in :46.80.

Also working on the comeback trail was Masteroffoxhounds (War Front) for trainer Phil D'Amato. Off since finishing 13th in last year's GI Breeders' Cup Mile, Masteroffoxhounds worked five furlongs in 1:01.20. D'Amato also worked multiple graded stakes winners Balnikhov (Ire) (Adaay {Ire}) and Desert Dawn (Cupid).

Balnikhov, recent winner of the GIII Dinner Party S. on the Preakness undercard at Plimlico May 18, went three furlongs on the training track in :36.60. Desert Dawn went three furlongs in :36.60. She has been off since a third-place finish in the Apr. 21 GII Santa Maria S. at Santa Anita.

There were a combined 184 timed workouts on the main track and training track.




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