Trainer Bob Baffert has a trio of top players lined up for Saturday’s $250,000 San Diego H. (G2) at Del Mar. This key Pacific Classic S. (G1) prep drew a top field of ten, but it is likely Baffert will have the final say in this one. Of the trio, reigning Pacific Classic winner Richard’s Kid could be the one most fear. The late bloomer has really taken to synthetics and loves this oval. Russell Baze will inherit the mount. Dual Grade 3 victor Mythical Power and recent Triple Bend H. (G1) second Sangaree give the silver-haired conditioner a formidable trio.
Grade 1 runner-up Tres Borrachos, sharp allowance hero Red Eye Express, turf stalwart Battle of Hastings and the consistent Dakota Phone also deserve note in this solid field.
The following day’s headliner is the $250,000 Bing Crosby S. (G1).