04/09/2013 3:15PM

Santa Anita notes: Eblouissante headed to New York

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Eblouissante, a half-sister to Zenyatta, is one of 22 horses trainer John Shirreffs is sending to Belmont Park.

ARCADIA, Calif. - Eblouissante, a half-sister to 2010 Horse of the Year Zenyatta, is expected to be part of a 22-horse group that trainer John Shirreffs will ship to Belmont Park in New York later this month.

Shirreffs said on Tuesday that his Belmont Park runners will leave California on April 22, and that more horses could be sent later.

The 4-year-old Eblouissante, unbeaten in two starts, is expected to make her next start at Belmont Park. She is owned by breeder Eric Kronfeld, who lives in New York. Shirreffs said he is in the process of discussing with other clients which runners will be sent to New York and which will remain in California.

Tuesday at Betfair Hollywood Park, Eblouissante worked a half-mile in 48.20 seconds. Shirreffs said he does not have a race in mind for Eblouissante.

“She worked very nicely,” Shirreffs said. “I can’t really plan a race until she goes five furlongs.”

Eblouissante beat maidens at Hollywood Park last November and won an allowance race at Santa Anita in January. She suffered a bruised foot after the January race and was out of training earlier this year.

Eblouissante was considered for the Grade 1 Santa Margarita Stakes at Santa Anita on March 16, but Shirreffs scrapped plans for a start when he was not happy with the way she was training in March. Tuesday’s workout was her second in the last four weeks.

Interaction pointing to San Juan

Interaction, fourth in the Grade 2 San Luis Rey Stakes as the 2-1 favorite on March 16, will start in the San Juan Capistrano Handicap over about 1 3/4 miles on turf on April 21, McAnally said.

A 7-year-old Argentine-bred horse, Interaction was second in the Grade 2 Hollywood Turf Cup last December and the Grade 2 San Marcos Stakes at Santa Anita in February.

Amazombie works

Amazombie, the champion sprinter of 2011, worked a half-mile in 50.40 seconds on Santa Anita’s training track on Tuesday.

Earlier this week, trainer and co-owner Bill Spawr said that Amazombie had been sidelined by a quarter crack and would miss the $125,000 Tiznow Stakes at Hollywood Park on April 27. The long-term goal for the 7-year-old Amazombie is the Grade 1 Bing Crosby Stakes at Del Mar on July 28, a race he won last year. Tuesday’s workout was Amazombie’s first since a five-furlong workout on March 24.