3-Year-Olds Top West Coast Work Tabs

3-Year-Olds Top West Coast Work Tabs
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Master David, shown winning the Sham Stakes, worked Monday.
Trainer Bob Baffert sent out a slew of his top sophomores for workouts Monday over Santa Anita's fast main track and leading the parade was San Rafael Stakes (gr. II) candidate Consecrate, who worked five furlongs in 1:00 2/5. The gray son of Silver Charm--How So Oiseau, by Saratoga Six, was last seen finishing third behind fellow San Rafael hopefuls Imperialism and Hosco in the Feb. 7 San Vicente Stakes (gr. II).

Preachinatthebar, who will likely start next in the March 14 San Felipe Stakes (gr. II), went six furlongs in 1:13 under jockey Joe Steiner. The son of Silver Charm--Holy Nola, by Silver Deputy, finished third in the Sham Stakes on Feb. 8 in his last start.

Recent allowance winner Odds On worked a bullet half-mile in :46 3/5 for his next possible start in the San Felipe.

"They all worked nice," Baffert said. "Odds On is a maybe for the San Felipe, but they're all coming along good."

Maiden winner Wimbledon, who will make his stakes debut in Sunday's $600,000 Louisiana Derby (gr. II) at Fair Grounds, went five furlongs in 1:00 1/5.

"I'm taking him down there to Louisiana for some seasoning," Baffert said. "And there's nothing better than a little Cajun seasoning."

Santa Catalina runner-up Lucky Pulpit, who is also running in the San Rafael, went a half-mile in :48 2/5 for trainer Cliff Sise Jr.

Spellbinder, also a San Rafael candidate, worked five furlongs in :58 for trainer Richard Mandella.

Across town at Hollywood Park, Florida Derby (gr. I) candidate Master David, who won the Sham Stakes in his last start, went five furlongs in 1:01 1/5 for trainer Bobby Frankel. The nine-furlong Florida Derby is set for Saturday, March 13 at Gulfstream Park.

Louisiana Derby hopeful Borrego, second to Master David last out, went five-eighths in 1:00 1/5.

Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner Pleasantly Perfect, who will head postward as the favorite in Saturday's $1 million Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I), went five furlongs in 1:00 2/5 under regular jockey Alex Solis, who signaled his approval with the move with the "thumbs up" sign.

Fellow Big 'Cap hopefuls Olmodavor, Royal Place and Saint Buddy all worked five furlongs in :58, 1:00 4/5 and 1:00 1/5 respectively.

San Carlos Handicap (gr. I) hero Bluesthestandard, who won the Feb. 1 Palos Verdes Handicap (gr. II) by a length in his last start, earned the bullet for five furlongs when clocked in :57 3/5.

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