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Nyquist, Mor Spirit Continue Preparations For Sophomore Debuts

Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner Nyquist

Nyquist, fresh from officially winning an Eclipse Award as outstanding male two-year-old of 2015, worked five furlongs on Santa Anita's fast main track Sunday morning in 1:00.80 as the unbeaten son of Uncle Mo trained by Doug O'Neill for Paul and Zillah Reddam preps for his three-year-old debut in the Grade II San Vicente Stakes at seven furlongs on Feb. 15.

“The work was as good as Doug likes to have it,” said assistant Leandro Mora. “He went out (six furlongs) in (one) 14 and galloped out (seven furlongs) in 1:28. It was very good.”

Also working for his three-year-old debut was Mor Spirit, winner of the Grade I Los Alamitos Futurity. Under regular rider Gary Stevens, the son of Eskendereya owned by Michael Lund Petersen went five furlongs in 1:01 flat as he prepares for the Grade III Robert B. Lewis Stakes at 1 1/16 miles on Feb. 6.

“It was a good work,” said Bob Baffert assistant Jim Barnes. “Gary loved it.”

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