Dortmund, Ocho Ocho Ocho Lead West Coast Works
Thursday at Santa Anita, Dortmund worked seven furlongs and Ocho Ocho Ocho worked six toward his 3-year-old debut.
Dortmund was timed in 1:25.60 under regular rider Martin Garcia and galloped out a mile in 1:38.
Perhaps annoyed when asked if Dortmund was possible to start in next Saturday’s San Felipe Stakes at 1 1/16 miles instead of waiting for the Santa Anita Derby on April 4, trainer Bob Baffert said, “anything’s possible.” On Feb. 8, Baffert said the next start for the son of Big Brown would be the Santa Anita Derby or "something out of town".
Dortmund won the Robert B. Lewis Stakes narrowly over Firing Line on Feb. 7.
Delta Jackpot winner Ocho Ocho Ocho, trained by Jim Cassidy, was out again in series of moves for his first race of the year. He went six furlongs in a bullet 1:12.
El Camino Real Derby winner Metaboss, scheduled to run in the Spiral at Turfway Park on March 21 for trainer Jeff Bonde, worked five furlongs in 1:02.80.
Promising maiden winner Prospect Park, definite at this point for the San Felipe, is scheduled to work shortly for the race.
"I brought him up from San Luis Rey the day before yesterday,” trainer Cliff Sise Jr. said. “He galloped great here Wednesday, and now we’ve got to determine whether we work tomorrow or Saturday. I’d rather work Saturday, because that’s a week out, but, you can’t work if the track’s closed (due to weather).”
By Dick Downey with content from Santa Anita release