12/27/2014 4:21PM

Tom's Tribute drills five furlongs for San Gabriel

Benoit & Associates
Tom's Tribute, winning the Grade 1 Eddie Read at Del Mar, worked five furlongs in 1:06.80 at Santa Anita on Saturday.

ARCADIA, Calif. - Tom’s Tribute, the winner of the Grade 1 Eddie Read Stakes in July and two other stakes this year, worked five furlongs on turf in 1:06.80 at Santa Anita on Saturday, preparing for a start in the $200,000 San Gabriel Stakes over 1 1/8 miles on turf here on Jan. 3. Tom’s Tribute was third in the Seabiscuit Handicap at Del Mar on Nov. 28 in his last start.

In other Saturday works, Maybellene, third in the Grade 1 Starlet Stakes at Los Alamitos on Dec. 13, worked a half-mile in 47.80 seconds. She could run in the $200,000 Santa Ynez Stakes over 6 1/2 furlongs for 3-year-old fillies on Jan. 3.

Long Hot Summer, unraced since winning the Generous Portion Stakes for California-bred 2-year-old fillies at Del Mar in August, worked a half-mile in 48 seconds for a comeback race in January.

“I was going to work her three-eighths, but I decided to go an easy half,” trainer Phil D’Amato said.

Tonito M, the winner of the Grade 3 Oklahoma Derby at Remington Park in September, worked six furlongs in 1:14, and will run here in the $200,000 San Pasqual Stakes over 1 1/16 miles on Jan. 10, trainer Jerry Hollendorfer said.

The sprinter Wild Dude, trained by Hollendorfer, worked five furlongs in 59.80 seconds. Wild Dude won the Grade 2 Palos Verdes Stakes in his stakes debut last February, and is unraced since finishing fourth in the Grade 2 Potrero Grande Stakes last April.