03/01/2013 4:47PM

Santa Anita: Eblouissante eyes Santa Margarita Stakes

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Shigeki Kikkawa
Eblouissante has had two workouts since returning from a bruised foot.

Eblouissante, the unbeaten half-sister to 2010 Horse of the Year Zenyatta, worked a half-mile in 48.60 seconds at Betfair Hollywood Park on Friday and remains a possibility for the $300,000 Santa Margarita Stakes on March 16, trainer John Shirreffs said.

The Grade 1 Santa Margarita is run over 1 1/8 miles for fillies and mares.

“It’s still possible,” Shirreffs said. “We won’t know until she goes five-eighths [in a workout] and we see how she gallops out.”

A winner of two starts, Eblouissante, 4, has not raced since winning an optional claimer Jan. 12. Eblouissante was sidelined in late January with a bruised foot. Friday’s workout was her second since resuming full training.