Mor Spirit “Breezes” Four Furlongs at Santa Anita

Mor Spirit “Breezes” Four Furlongs at Santa Anita

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Los Alamitos Futurity (gr. I) winner Mor Spirit, in his first workout since finishing second in the San Felipe Stakes (gr. II) on March 12th, went four furlongs in an effortless :47.80 seconds on March 24th at Santa Anita.

So easy was Mor Spirit’s workout that it was officially described by Santa Anita clockers as “breezing,” a rare term that has been used in recent weeks to describe workouts from the champions Songbird and Beholder.

“He went really nice,” trainer Bob Baffert was quoted as saying in the Santa Anita Stable Notes for March 24th. “He was a willing participant today, which is good.”

Mor Spirit worked in company with stablemate and Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) candidate Hoffenheim, who was credited with four furlongs in :48 flat. Mor Spirit galloped-out five furlongs in 1:00 flat and is expected to make his next start in the April 9th Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) at Santa Anita.

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