02/21/2013 3:24PM

Santa Anita: Eblouissante nearing a work, might make Santa Margarita

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Eblouissante is unbeaten, having won a maiden race and an optional claimer (above).

ARCADIA, Calif. - Eblouissante, an unbeaten half-sister to the 2010 Horse of the Year Zenyatta, is nearing her first workout since mid-January.

Trainer John Shirreffs said on Thursday that Eblouissante will work “in the next couple of days.”

“She’s been galloping on the main track,” he said.

A potential stakes debut in the $300,000 Santa Margarita Stakes over 1 1/8 miles on March 16 is contingent on how Eblouissante works.

“We won’t know for sure until she breezes and we see where we are,” Shirreffs said.

Owned by breeder Eric Kronfeld, Eblouissante has won two starts – a maiden race at Betfair Hollywood Park in November and an optional claimer here on Jan. 17.