Michael Lund Petersen's Mor Spirit parlayed the use of company into a successful workout Sunday at Santa Anita, according to bloodhorse.com. After jockey Gary Stevens aborted a breeze earlier in the week due to a lack of interest, the sophomore son of Eskendereya breezed five furlongs in a sharp :59 2/5 under regular work rider Martin Garcia for trainer Bob Baffert.
“We wanted to see him a little more aggressive and get him into the work,” said Baffert. “It worked out really well, because there was a couple horses working in front of him and it gave him another target. … He really worked well and galloped out strong.”
Baffert has indicated that the likely next start for his Kentucky Derby hopeful will be the San Felipe on March 12. Currently, Mor Spirit's 24 points have him in fourth on the leaderborad, behind Mohaymen (70), Gun Runner (51), and Nyquist (30).
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