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Arabian Knight Returns to Work Tab at Santa Anita

Arabian Knight worked a bullet five furlongs in :59 1/5.

Arabian Knight preparing for the Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita Park

Arabian Knight preparing for the Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita Park

Skip Dickstein

There was a slew of notable workers June 16 at Santa Anita Park.

Working for Bob Baffert were Arabian Knight, who worked a bullet five furlongs in :59 1/5, and Reincarnate who went four furlongs in :49 1/5. Grade 1 winner Arabian Knight has been sidelined since a fourth-place finish in the Nov. 4 Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) at Santa Anita. Reincarnate most recently was second in the Hollywood Gold Cup (G2) May 27.

Trainer John Sadler worked Tapalo, who was a smashing seven-length winner of the Lazaro Barrera Stakes for 3-year-olds at seven furlongs May 12. The Tapiture  ridgling drilled six furlongs in 1:12 4/5. Tapalo is targeting the 1 1/8-mile Los Alamitos Derby June 29.

Johannes had his first work for trainer Tim Yakteen since becoming a newly minted grade 1 winner in the May 27 Shoemaker Mile (G1T). The 4-year-old Nyquist  colt worked four furlongs in :48 3/5.

Trainer Peter Eurton worked his stakes-winning triumvirate of Exaulted, Medoro, and Stay Hot. Exaulted, winner of last year's Shoemaker Mile at Santa Anita, earned a bullet when working five furlongs in :59 3/5. The 7-year-old Twirling Candy  horse hasn't started since last September when second in the Del Mar Mile (G2T).

Medoro, who is a perfect 4-for-4 with three stakes wins, worked four furlongs on the main track in :47 3/5. The 3-year-old Honor Code filly most recently won the Providencia (G3T) April 20 at Santa Anita.

Stay Hot, a three-time stakes winner including last December's Cecil B. DeMille (G3T) at Del Mar, drilled three furlongs in :37 3/5. It was the 3-year-old Summer Front ridgling's first work since shipping to Churchill Downs and finishing last in the American Turf (G2T) on the Kentucky Derby undercard May 4.

Trainer Doug O'Neill worked stakes winners Happy Jack, E J Won the Cup, Anarchist, and Miss Lizzy. Happy Jack, winner of the Triple Bend (G2) June 1, returned to the tab with a four-furlong move in :49 1/5. E J Won the Cup, who collected his second stakes win in the Texas Derby May 27 at Lone Star Park, drilled four furlongs in :48 4/5. Graded winner Anarchist, who is on the comeback trail, worked five furlongs in 1:02. Miss Lizzy earned a bullet when working four furlongs on the training track in :46 4/5.

Also working on the comeback trail was Masteroffoxhounds for trainer Phil D'Amato. Off since finishing 13th in last year's Breeders' Cup Mile (G1T), Masteroffoxhounds worked five furlongs in 1:01 1/5. D'Amato also worked multiple graded stakes winners Balnikhov and Desert Dawn.

Balnikhov, recent winner of the Dinner Party (G3T) on the Preakness undercard May 18 at Pimlico Race Course, went three furlongs on the training track in :36 3/5. Desert Dawn went three furlongs in :36 3/5. She has been off since a third-place finish in the Santa Maria (G2) April 21 at Santa Anita.

There were a combined 184 timed workouts on the main track and training track. 

This press release has been edited for content and style by BloodHorse Staff.