He's Had Enough Zips Six Furlongs in Company
by Jack Shinar
Date Posted: 1/25/2013 5:51:31 PM
Last Updated: 1/29/2013 2:37:16 PM
He's Had Enough finished 2nd in the 2012 Breeders' Cup Juvenile.
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He's Had Enough, game runner-up in last fall's Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I), worked six furlongs over a wet-fast track at Santa Anita Park Jan. 25 in preparation for his upcoming 3-year-old debut in the Robert B. Lewis Stakes (gr. II).
Reddam Racing's He's Had Enough, trained by Doug O'Neill, was was timed in a handy 1:10 4/5 over Santa Anita's wet-fast main track, edging his stablemate, 4-year-old Handsome Mike, by a neck at the wire. Fractional times were reported as :23.59 for the opening quarter mile, :46.69 for the half, and :58.33 for five furlongs. The workout was conducted at 12:30 p.m., about a half-hour before the first race Friday.
Both colts are set to run Feb. 2. He's Had Enough is slotted for the Robert B. Lewis Stakes (gr. II) for 3-year-olds at 1 1/16 miles. Pennsylvania Derby (gr. II) winner Handsome Mike, also campaigned by J. Paul Reddam, is pointed for the 1 1/8-mile Strub Stakes (gr. II) for 4-year-olds.
For the workout, Mario Gutierrez was aboard He's Had Enough, while Tyler Baze rode Handsome Mike, who received an official clocking of 1:11.
O'Neill said Gutierrez will ride both horses in their upcoming start.
The Robert Lewis has a special significance for O'Neill, who started I'll Have Another on his way to four consecutive major victories at 43-1 odds in last year's renewal. I'll Have Another went on to win the Santa Anita Derby (gr. I), the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), and the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) en route to capturing an Eclipse Award as the nation's outstanding 3-year-old.
He's Had Enough battled 2-year-old champion Shanghai Bobby to the wire before losing by a head in a stirring BC Juvenile Nov. 3 at Santa Anita. In his most recent start Dec. 15, the son of Tapit out of the Dixieland Band mare Amelia ran fifth in the CashCall Futurity (gr. I) over the Cushion Track at Betfair Hollywood Park.
Bred in Kentucky by Alexander Groves Matz, the gray/roan colt has lost four races in a row since graduating in his debut at Del Mar Aug. 12. He's Had Enough has earnings of $448,000.
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