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Amazombie Posts Second Bullet Drill in Week

Male sprint champion nearing first start of year for Bill Spawr in San Carlos Stakes.

Male sprint champion Amazombie, nearing his first start of the year later this month, turned in his second bullet move in a week at Santa Anita Feb. 10 when he worked six furlongs handily in 1:12 2/5.

The 6-year-old gelding's drill was the fastest of 24 at the distance. On Feb. 3, he worked the same distance in 1:12 flat.

Amazombie, trained and co-owned by Bill Spawr, is being pointed to the $200,000 San Carlos Stakes (gr. II) Feb. 25 at Santa Anita. He is expected to have one more published workout before then.

The bay son of Northern Afleet  out of the In Excess mare Wilshe Amaze has not raced since winning the Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) Nov. 5 at Churchill Downs. He won Santa Anita's Ancient Title Stakes (gr. I) prior to the Breeders' Cup.

“He went off the first three-eighths in 36 and change and from the three-eighths pole to the wire he went in 35 and one,” Spawr said of Amazombie's latest work. “The last eighth was like 11 and change. He did it easy."

Spawr said Alex Bisono was aboard for the early-morning drill once again.

“He gets along with the horse really well," Spawr said. "He said the horse was so strong, he had a cross on him and he broke his cross.”

Amazombie's career mark stands at 10-4-5 in 23 starts with earnings of more than $1.5 million. He has recorded nine published workouts at Santa Anita since Dec. 16.

Gregg Anderson bred Amazombie, who is co-owned by Thomas Sanford, in California.

At Hollywood Park, grade I winner Morning Line  worked six furlongs in a bullet 1:12 3/5 in his first drill for new trainer John Shirreffs. It was the fastest of nine at the distance over Hollywood's Cushion Track.