03/22/2013 5:25PM

Santa Anita: Demonic pointed for Arkansas Derby or Blue Grass Stakes

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Shigeki Kikkawa
Demonic missed a scheduled start in the San Felipe Stakes.

ARCADIA, Calif. - Demonic, the winner of a maiden race over seven furlongs on Jan. 13, is being pointed for the $1 million Arkansas Derby at Oaklawn Park or the $750,000 Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland, trainer John Sadler said.

Both races are run on April 13.

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Friday, Demonic worked five furlongs in 1:01.20 at Betfair Hollywood Park. Sidelined with a bruised foot in February, Demonic missed a scheduled start in the San Felipe Stakes. Friday’s workout was Demonic’s second since returning to full training.

Sadler said that Demonic was sidelined briefly by a quarter crack earlier this month. Owned by Lee and Susan Searing, Demonic is by Bernardini and was purchased for $400,000 at the 2011 Keeneland September yearling sale.