Fed Biz and Guilt Trip, the one-three finishers in a three-horse
photo in the San Fernando Stakes on Jan. 12, worked six furlongs in
company on Santa Anita’s wet/fast main track Sunday morning for next
Saturday’s Grade II Strub Stakes for 4-year-olds at 1 1/8 miles.
Fed Biz was clocked in 1:12.40 under jockey Martin Garcia, while Guilt Trip went in 1:12 flat with jockey Erick Lopez aboard.
“They went nice,” trainer Bob Baffert said as a light drizzle
fell yet again, limiting the official work tab to 29 horses, including
four on the training track. “The track was floated, and I like it when
it’s floated, because it’s even.”
Baffert added that Game On Dude, pointing to next Sunday’s San
Antonio Stakes, and Flashback, whose lone race was a seven furlong
maiden win at even-money last Dec. 8 at Betfair Hollywood Park, are
scheduled to work Monday.
Flashback, a highly regarded Triple Crown hopeful by Tapit owned
by Gary and Mary West, makes his 3-year-old debut in Saturday’s Grade II
Robert B. Lewis Stakes at 1 1/16 miles.
“Guilt Trip was on the rail and might have stolen the show,” said
private clocker Toby Turrell of Winners Card, “but they both went
Probable for the Strub: Fed Biz, Guilt Trip, Handsome Mike, Stephanoatsee and Tritap.