Practical Move (Practical Joke), coming off a win in the Mar. 4 GII San Felipe S., worked four furlongs in :47.60 (8/39), while stablemate Reincarnate (Good Magic), most recently third in the GII Rebel S., went six furlongs in company in 1:12.40 (3/4) at Santa Anita Saturday for trainer Tim Yakteen.
“He came out of the San Felipe in great shape and it’s all systems go,” Yakteen said of Practical Move, who is expected to start next in the Apr. 8 GI Santa Anita Derby.
Reincarnate is likely heading back to Oaklawn Park to attempt to earn a trip to the GI Kentucky Derby in the Apr. 1 GI Arkansas Derby.
Yakteen’s third Derby prospect, National Treasure (Quality Road), who was forced to skip the San Felipe because of a bruised hoof, is likely to work Sunday or Monday, according to the trainer.
“We’re just playing the weather, but you’ll see him on the tab in the next couple of days,” Yakteen said.
Another rainstorm is scheduled to hit Santa Anita early in the week.
Third in the Jan. 8 GIII Sham S. in his lone 3-year-old start to date, National Treasure returned to the work tab with a six-furlong work in 1:11.80 (1/4) Mar. 14 at Santa Anita.
He was second in last year’s GI American Phaorah S. and third in the GI Breeders’ Cup Juvenile.