O’Neill Has Four Under Consideration For Santa Anita Derby

San Vicente Stakes winner Iliad, one of four possible starters in the Santa Anita Derby for Doug O'Neill, worked five furlongs Friday morning in 1:01.40 for the $1 million, Grade I event on April 8, the West Coast's major steppingstone to the Kentucky Derby on May 6.

Also working for the 1 1/8-mile Santa Anita Derby was San Felipe third-place finisher Term of Art, who went five furlongs under Tyler Baze in 1:01.80.

“Both horses went real well,” said O'Neill, who watched the drills with Kaleem Shah, owner of Iliad. “Iliad finished up great and both Kaleem and I thought he showed great energy.”

Iliad had jockey Amir Cedeno in the saddle. He worked with Royal Albert Hall who also was clocked in 1:01.40.

O'Neill, who won the Santa Anita Derby back-to-back in 2012 and 2013 with I'll Have Another and Goldencents, also plans to enter California Derby winner So Conflated and California-bred Milton Freewater.

So Conflated also worked Friday morning, going four furlongs in 52.80.

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