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No ‘Agenda’ For Songbird After Stellar Minute Workout

Songbird breezes five furlongs in 1:00 at Santa Anita on May 29

On an overcast Sunday morning, Songbird, racing's perfect filly, worked five furlongs on Santa Anita's fast main track shortly after daybreak in a minute flat with exercise rider Edgar Rodriguez aboard.

While published reports have mentioned the Grade II, $200,000 Summertime Oaks on June 18 as Songbird's comeback race, trainer Jerry Hollendorfer indicated that was not written in stone, leaving the door open for other options.

“I don't have an agenda for her,” Hollendorfer said. “We're taking it one work at a time. It wasn't me who said we were going to run there. They said, 'Was it possible?' It is possible, but I didn't pick that race.”

Songbird, champion two-year-old filly of 2015 and easy winner of all seven of her races including the Grade I Santa Anita Oaks last April 9, has not raced since then. The daughter of Medaglia d'Oro is owned by Rick Porter's Fox Hill Farms.

Santa Anita clocker Dane Nelson had fractional times for Songbird of 24 flat and 48.20, with a six furlong gallop out of 1:13.20.

“She galloped out good,” Hollendorfer said.

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