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Horse Racing, Kentucky Derby at The Downey Profile®

Baffert Threesome Work at Santa Anita

3/4/2018

Next Race Plans Confirmed

Trainer Bob Baffert sent out McKinzie and Solomini for workouts Sunday morning at Santa Anita.

Undefeated McKinzie (pictured), probable favorite for Saturday’s San Felipe Stakes at the track, worked seven furlongs in 1:23.80 under Drayden Van Dyke. McKinzie worked in company with Downtowner, who was given a five furlong time of a minute flat. Private clocker Gary Young said McKinzie, known to be a good work horse, “looked terrific.”

Bob Baffert said the son of Street Sense went “very well” for his expected engagement with Bolt d’Oro and others in the San Felipe.

Bolt d'Oro is scheduled to work a half mile Monday morning at 9:00 local time under Victor Espinoza.

Solomini, runner-up in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile last Nov. 4, also worked in company for Baffert, going six furlongs in a bullet 1:11.40. Stable mate and fellow Derby hopeful Restoring Hope, with Van Dyke up, was clocked in 1:11.60.

Baffert confirmed that Solomini will make his next start in the Rebel Stakes at OaklawnPark on March 17.

There's no word yet about Restoring Hope's next start.

The San Felipe offers 50 Kentucky Derby qualifying points to the winner, 20 to second, 10 to third and five to fourth.


Edited Santa Anita release
Photo by Zoe Metz

 

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