Millennium Wind Approaches 4-Year-Old Debut

David and Jill Heerensperger's Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) winner Millennium Wind worked five furlongs at Wednesday in 1:01 1/5 at Hollywood Park. The 4-year-old son of Cryptoclearance is about a month away from a race, according to trainer David Hofmans.

Millennium Wind last raced in November, finishing seventh in the Skywalker Handicap while making his first start since the Kentucky Derby (gr. I). The half-brother of Derby winner Charismatic and Mervyn LeRoy Handicap (gr. II) winner Tossofthecoin also won the Santa Catalina Stakes (gr. II) and finished second in both the Hollywood Futurity (gr. I) and Louisiana Derby (gr. II).

Millennium Wind was working toward his return to the races this winter before being sidelined with a foot abscess. The colt has been troubled by foot problems throughout his career, but Hofmans said he is fully recovered now.

Meanwhile, Hawthorne Handicap (gr. II) winner Printemps has returned to jogging and may start before the end of the current Hollywood Park meeting, according to trainer Ron McAnally. Amerman Racing Stables' Chilean group I winner finished third behind Azeri and Spain in the Santa Margarita Invitational Handicap (gr. I) in her most recent start. The Chilean-bred daughter of Hussonet has since been sidelined with a minor hind-leg problem.

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