The Daily Racing Reports that Lava Man’s retirement from racing lasted all of one year.

The 8-year-old gelding, who dominated the California handicap division during most of two years, earning $5.2 million and winning seven Grades 1’s, worked three furlongs Wednesday morning at Hollywood Park and will aim for a racing comeback.

Owners Steve Kenly and Jason Wood, and trainer Doug O’Neill, confirmed tentative comeback plans for Lava Man after the snappy three-furlong work in 36 seconds, fastest of 24 works at the distance.

Lava Man, who retired last fall due to declining form, returned to the track two weeks ago in improved physical condition following months of stem-cell therapy administered by Dr. Doug Herthel of Alamo Pintado Equine Medical Center.

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