Shah Jehan Works Ahead of San Felipe
Updated: Tuesday, March 12, 2002 4:37 PM
Posted: Saturday, March 9, 2002 4:40 PM
$4.4 million yearling purchase Shah Jehan worked six furlongs Saturday in preparation for the $250,000 March 17 San Felipe Stakes (gr. II). Coolmore's D. Wayne Lukas-trained son of Mr. Prospector went the distance in 1:13.
Shah Jehan set the pace before finishing last in the 1 1/8-mile Sham Stakes in his American racing debut. He won his racing debut in Ireland last year when trained by Aidan O'Brien, then failed to win in three stakes attempts.
Also pointing for the San Felipe are the Bob Baffert-trained paid of Puerto Banus and Mountian Rage; Siphonic; Sunday Break, a recent allowance winner for Neil Drysdale; and Sham winner U S S Tinosa.
Siphonic is scheduled to work Wednesday for trainer David Hofmans.
Meanwhile, Fonz's is being prepared for a start in the April 6 Santa Anita Derby (gr. I). The gelded son of Out of Place finished fifth in the San Rafael in his first start as a 3-year-old.
"There was no pace in the race, and he was only beaten five lengths (in the San Rafael)," trainer David LaCroix said. "He's doing super, and the five weeks between races is perfect."
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