Affirmed Handicap winner Coil worked six furlongs in a
bullet 1:11.40 Sunday under jockey Martin Garcia for the $150,000 Swaps Stakes
for 3-year-olds Saturday.
Coil, a son of Point Given, seeks his fourth straight win in
the Grade II test at 1 1/8 miles. Trainer Bob Baffert, tied for the lead in
Swaps wins with D. Wayne Lukas at four, seeks an unprecedented fifth.
Baffert also worked Swaps nominees Uncle Sam six furlongs in
1:12, Jaycito six furlongs in 1:13.80 and Sinai five furlongs in 1:00.20 and
said one could join Coil in the starting gate.
Other probable starters include Affirmed third-place
finisher Spud Spivens (Alonso Quinonez) and Boxeur des Rues (Joel Rosario).
Trainer John Sadler listed Affirmed runner-up Runflatout as
possible after a six-furlong drill in 1:12.20.