Bellafina ‘Feeling Good,’ Fires Bullet Toward Santa Ynez

by | 12.11.2018 | 3:21pm
Owner Kaleem Shah, right, guides Bellafina and jockey Flavien PRat into the winner's circle after their victory in the Grade I, $300,000 Chandelier Stakes, Saturday, September 29, 2018 at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia CA.© BENOIT PHOTO

Dual Grade 1 winner Bellafina has proved to trainer Simon Callaghan that she is on track for the G2 Santa Ynez Stakes on Jan. 6, according to, cruising through a bullet workout on Monday at Santa Anita Park. The 2-year-old daughter of Quality Road covered a half-mile in :47 flat, best of 87 at that distance.

“She did it really easily. We weren't necessarily looking to go quite as quick as she did, but she did it super easily and was just feeling good,” Callaghan said. “It definitely was a very good work.”

Following a somewhat disappointing fourth-place effort in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies, Bellafina had a few weeks of easy training before returning to the work tab on Nov. 24. Monday's breeze was her third since the Breeders' Cup.


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