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Hierro Ready for Sham Stakes Assignment

Hierro, a highly regarded son of Hard Spun who is scheduled to make his 3-year-old debut in Saturday’s Grade III Sham Stakes at one mile, worked four furlongs on Santa Anita’s fast main track Sunday in 47.60, breezing, for trainer Steve Asmussen.


Hierro, owned by Stonestreet Stables, broke his maiden last out at Churchill Downs by 5 ¼ lengths, winning “as rider pleased,” according to the Daily Racing Form’s comment line.


Probable for the $100,000 Sham, an important steppingstone to the Grade I, $750,000 Santa Anita Derby on April 7: Baby Blake, Handsome Mike, Hierro, Hodge, Holy Candy, Longview Drive, Out of Bounds and Secret Circle.

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The Sham isn't the best illustration of focusing on horses with workouts close to the race, but the top 3 finishers had workouts within 4-5 days of Jan. 7th. Anything past 5 days, there could be a question if today's race is a workout instead of a all out drive. Listen to the call on Hierro. He makes his move early (merely prepping the horse) then breezes home. His last workout was 6 days before the Sham. Hierro needs graded warnings for the Derby. So look for a workout within 2-5 days before a big graded event.

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