Baffert Pair Look Formidable in Grade 2 San Diego

Baffert Pair Look Formidable in Grade 2 San Diego

Category : News - Fri 24/07/2015 - 12:48 EDT

Baffert will saddle two of the top three choices on the morning line in Bayern (5/2) and Hoppertunity (7/2). Bayern won the 2014 Breeders’ Cup Classic, but has struggled this year with a sixth-place finish in the Grade 2 Churchill Downs Stakes, followed by a tenth-place effort in the Grade 1 Metropolitan Handicap. Bayern has proven to be a need-the-lead type of horse and wilted under fast paces in both races. The switch back to two-turn racing should suit the four year-old son of Offlee Wild who should find the pace more to his comfort.

Hoppertunity has been consistent 

Hoppertunity, also a grade 1 winner, has won one of four starts in 2015, taking the Grade 2 San Pasqual in January. Since that victory, the four year-old son of Any Given Saturday has a pair of third-place finishes and one second while running in two grade 1 races and a grade 2 event. Hoppertunity finished second in his last start – the Grade 1 Gold Cup at Santa Anita June 27.

Mandella charge keeps improving 

Catch a Flight (3/1) has a legitimate chance to find the winner’s circle for trainer Richard Mandella. The rapidly improving colt finished third last out in the Gold Cup following wins in the Grade 3 Precisionist Stakes and Grade 2 Californian Stakes. The five year-old colt has won 9 of 16 career efforts. 

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