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Breeders Cup 2015

Flashback Drills Strong Bullet for San Felipe

Flashback with jockey JULIEN LEPAROUX up wins the 2013 running of the Robert B. Lewis Stakes at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California on February 02, 2013.

Flashback moved a step closer to next Saturday’s much-anticipated pre-Triple Crown showdown with Goldencents in the San Felipe Stakes with a five furlong workout Sunday morning in a bullet 59 seconds flat under regular rider Julien Leparoux. It was the fastest of 63 drills at the distance, the average time of which was 1:01.72.`

Working in company with stablemate Den’s Legacy, who was clocked in 59.40 under Erick Lopez, Flashback “went nice” according to trainer Bob Baffert, who would be seeking his fifth San Felipe victory, including one with Horse of the Year Point Given in 2001.

“So far, so good,” Baffert said of the dappled gray son of Tapit, who won the Grade II Robert B. Lewis Stakes on Feb. 2.

Goldencents, meanwhile, worked six furlongs Saturday, going in a bullet 1:11.60, breezing, for six furlongs.

With apologies to Jimmy Walker, private clocker Toby Turrell of Winners Card called the move by Goldencents “Dy-noh-mite!.”

Also Saturday, maiden winner Salutos Amigos went five furlongs in company with I’m Wide Awake in 1:02.20, while his stablemate was clocked in 1:03.40, both for trainer Eric Guillot.

Probable for the Grade II, $300,000 San Felipe at 1 1/16 miles: Flashback, Leparoux; Goldencents, Kevin Krigger; Hear the Ghost, Corey Nakatani; Kochees; Omega Star, Joe Talamo; Salutos Amigos; and Tiz A Minister.

Kentucky Derby qualifying points for the San Felipe are as follows: 50 for first, 20 for second, 10 for third and five for fourth.



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Omega Star worked 6 furlongs yesterday at Hollywood Park in preparation for the San Felipe, "handily" in 1:13.80 (3/11). Shirreffs has pulled bigger upsets than this before...
very good workout for Flashback? he will beat Goldencents in San Felipe and also in Santa Anita Derby?

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