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Fed Biz shows speed in workout

Kaleem Shah's Fed Biz worked four furlongs in a quick :46 ⅗ to lead a bevy of Breeders' Cup World Championships contenders who were on the track at Santa Anita Park Oct. 27.

A Kentucky-bred son of Giant's Causeway pre-entered in the Dirt Mile, Fed Biz is coming into the Breeders' Cup off a one-length victory in the Pat O'Brien Stakes at seven furlongs at Del Mar. His work was the co-fastest of the day among 57 horses that worked five-eighths of a mile.

Trained by Hall of Famer Bob Baffert, Fed Biz has won five of his 14 career starts, with four placings, and has earned $540,496.

The day began as most do in Southern California, with the sun rising over the nearby San Gabriel Mountains but soon gave way to a thick fog that was accompanied by cooler temperatures.

In one of the more unusual works, Spinaway Stakes winner Sweet Reason was given a time of 1:46 ⅘ for a mile drill that appeared actually slower than that.