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Santa Anita: Flashback misses scheduled work, will pass Sham Stakes
ARCADIA, Calif. – Flashback, considered one of trainer Bob Baffert’s top 3-year-old prospects for 2013, missed a scheduled workout at Santa Anita on Friday after Baffert and jockey Martin Garcia said they were unhappy with the colt’s condition in the moments before the exercise.
Flashback was considered a candidate for the $100,000 Sham Stakes over a mile on Jan. 5 until Friday’s setback.
Shortly after 9 a.m., Flashback was being prepared for a workout when Garcia and Baffert spoke via radio and decided 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 in the morning, Baffert said that no injuries had surfaced, but that the colt will be monitored over the weekend.
“We’ll keep an eye on him for a couple of days and see if anything comes up,” he said. “We’ll do some tests. I thought it might have been a foot. Something happened between the barn and going out there.”
Owned by Gary and Mary West, Flashback won a seven-furlong maiden race by 3 1/2 lengths in 1:23.09, earning a Beyer Speed Figure of 93. Ridden by Julien Leparoux, Flashback closed from fourth to record an impressive win.
The Grade 3 Sham Stakes is the first stakes in the buildup to the $750,000 Santa Anita Derby on April 6. Without Flashback as a possible starter, Baffert said Friday that he is unsure what runners he will have in the race.
The list of candidates is led by Goldencents, winner of the Delta Downs Jackpot Stakes in Louisiana in November.
What did you expose BIG JEFF. I set the challenge and you are chicken. It's ok. I really don't have the time to make you look foolish. 3 more people emailed me to LEARN HOW TO HANDICAP. Two days later and alI I get is Thanks, Thanks, Thanks from them already. We CRUSHED the 2nd race exacta at Aqueduct on New Years Day. Notice the short payoff? Oh yeah!!!! : ) I am a giver and you whine and start trouble that you can't back up..
you know BOB ...if he drops that much ...LOOK OUT....you will not hear from tweebster again...i singled him,,but thats ok..I thought he might have 1 more race in him.....i will see him running in ALBERTA ..CANADA in 2013 .....
Tweebster 5th in a 12,500 claimer great job baffert
PONIES PAYME....I feel sorry for you ...either your a mad women stomping your feet or your an old man with a cane...going every morning to McDonalds for a cheap coffee...and yaking at anyone that will listen.......
Yesterdays winner, Distinctiv Passion ran 1:08.3 ! If Bonde can teach this horse to slow down a little , then heres the Santa Anita Derby threat ! Wow, striding out, under wraps, very very impressive !
Coil's done too.
Fearful of Goldencents I suppose.
More n more these days I'm seeing the Baffert I routed for in the nineties on his way up! Stone bruise??? I hope he keeps up his vigilance....especially with Paynter back and Derby fever sweeping the nation again.
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