12/30/2012 5:37PM

Santa Anita: Flashback appears fine physically

Shigeki Kikkawa
So far, trainer Bob Baffert has been unable to detect any injury in his young prospect Flashback, who missed a workout Friday as a precautionary measure.

Flashback, one of Bob Baffert’s top 3-year-old prospects for 2013, has resumed training after missing a workout last Friday because of concern over his condition.

Flashback was moments from a workout when jockey Martin Garcia and Baffert decided, via radio communication, to abandon the workout. At the time, Flashback did not have a fluid motion in his hind end. After being observed at the barn later that morning, no injuries surfaced.

Baffert said that Flashback galloped on the main track on Saturday and Sunday, and was scheduled to undergo a nuclear scan test on Monday.

Nuclear scan tests can detect minor injuries that can lead to more serious problems.

As for Friday’s incident, Baffert said that Flashback “might have stepped on something” that caused him to travel poorly. “He was fine after that,” he said.

Owned by Gary and Mary West, Flashback won a seven-furlong maiden race by 3 1/2 lengths at Betfair Hollywood Park on Dec. 8 in his career debut.