Popular Demand breezed 5 furlongs in 1:01 flat this morning at Santa Anita. The 3-year-old colt breeze in company with a stablemate.
“A very nice first 5/8th’s work from Popular Demand. He’s making solid progress”, said assistant trainer Gary Mandella.
Popular Demand will likely return with another 5/8th’s of a mile breeze next week and the following. While we are inching closer to this colt’s debut, he still has a little ways to go from a fitness standpoint and gate work.
We are still waiting on the workout video from XBTV. Once we receive it, we will follow up with an additional update.
Here is the current status of the Amandrea account. Due to her lengthy layoff the account is negative $22,600. As a result, there is a significant difference between the current and target reserve. Accordingly, Amandrea will need to produce some nice results in her upcoming races to get the account heading back towards positive amounts.
On our latest MyRacehorse live, our Host Nick Hines sits down virtually with Hall of Fame & 2x Triple Crown-winning trainer Bob Baffert, and Hall of Fame jockey, and 2021 Kentucky Oaks winner, Johnny Velazquez.
They take a walk down memory lane and reminisce on last year’s thrilling Kentucky Derby win with our very own Authentic.
Bella Chica had her final “tune-up” breeze this morning for her next anticipated start on May 8th.
The 5-year-old filly covered 5 furlongs in 1:01.80 while breezing on the inside of company. Bella Chica always traveled comfortably in this drill and is coming into her targeted race in great form according to trainer Mike Puype.
Entries will be taken on Wednesday, May 5th for Saturday.
Above Suspicion moved on to her first 3-furlong breeze this morning at Santa Anita, working on the inside of stablemate, Hypnotize. The duo covered 3/8th’s of a mile in 38.20 seconds. Very similar to last week’s breeze, Above Suspicion traveled under a strong hold from exercise rider, Austin Solis, and did it willingly. The 2-year-old filly finished well and galloped out strong yet again.