Anne M. Eberhardt

Nyquist, Mor Spirit Drill for 2016 Debuts

Undefeated Uncle Mo colt ran six furlongs in 1:14 flat

Undefeated Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) winner Nyquist  worked six furlongs on Santa Anita Park's fast main track in 1:14 flat Jan. 10 in preparation for his 3-year-old debut in the $200,000 San Vicente Stakes (gr. II) Feb. 15.

"He worked great, he went super," said Doug O'Neill, who trains the son of Uncle Mo  for Reddam Racing. "He went out seven-eighths in 1:28 and change."

Santa Anita clocker Dane Nelson caught Nyquist in fractional times of :24 2/5, :47 3/5 and 1:00 1/5.

Also working for his 3-year-old debut Sunday was Bob Baffert-trained Mor Spirit. The Los Alamitos Futurity (gr. I) winner owned by Michael Lund Petersen worked in company with Coach Q and covered five furlongs in 1:00 3/5 under regular rider Gary Stevens.