01/23/2013 6:14PM

Santa Anita: Flashback works toward Robert Lewis

Shigeki Kikkawa
Flashback is being pointed to the Robert Lewis Stakes on Feb. 2.

Flashback, a sharp maiden race winner in his 2-year-old debut at Hollywood Park on Dec. 8, worked five furlongs in 58.60 seconds Wednesday.

Trainer Bob Baffert said that Flashback is expected to make his next start in the $200,000 Robert Lewis Stakes over 1 1/16 miles on Feb. 2.

In Wednesday’s workout, Flashback worked in company with a stablemate, starting about two lengths behind. He moved alongside with a wide move on the turn and finished slightly in front under jockey Martin Garcia.

Flashback galloped out six furlongs in 1:11.40, according to Baffert. On Jan. 17, Flashback worked a half-mile in 46.60, the fastest of 35 recorded works at the distance.

By Tapit, Flashback is owned by Gary and Mary West and is considered one of the Baffert stable’s finest 3-year-old prospects.

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