Kentucky Derby

Royal Mo Breezes at Santa Anita, San Felipe or Rebel up Next

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Robert B. Lewis Stakes winner Royal Mo, one of the West Coast’s leading Triple Crown contenders, worked six furlongs on Santa Anita’s fast main track Friday morning in 1:15.40 under regular rider Victor Espinoza.

Trainer John Shirreffs sent the son of Uncle Mo owned by Jerry and Ann Moss in company with Tiz Adore, who was clocked in 1:17.40.

“I’m very happy with the work,” Shirreffs said, adding that there was still no public decision on whether Royal Mo would run in the San Felipe Stakes at Santa Anita on March 11 or the Rebel at OaklawnPark March 18.

The lone certainty at this point is that Royal Mo and the other Triple Crown contender trained by Shirreffs for the Mosses, Sham Stakes winner Gormley, will not race against each other in the immediate future.

“The decision on where and when each horse runs won’t be made until we talk with Dottie (John’s wife and racing manager for the Mosses) and the Mosses,” Shirreffs said.

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