02/10/2012 6:11PM

Santa Anita: Amazombie works for year’s debut

Barbara D. Livingston
Amazombie, with Mike Smith riding, wins the Breeders' Cup Sprint.

ARCADIA, Calif. - Amazombie, the champion sprinter of 2011, worked six furlongs in 1:12.40 on Friday, moving closer to his 2012 debut in the $200,000 San Carlos Stakes over seven furlongs on Feb. 25.

Trainer Bill Spawr timed Amazombie in 1:12, with the first three furlongs in 36.60 seconds and final three furlongs in 35.40. “It looks good,” Spawr said. “We’re on course.”

The winner of the Breeders’ Cup Sprint at Churchill Downs in November in his last race, Amazombie was an intended starter in the $150,000 Palos Verdes Stakes here on Jan. 21, but wet weather that weekend led Spawr to scratch the 6-year-old gelding.