Clutch Player, the Bob Baffert-trained Kentucky Derby prospect, died
Monday after contracting a form of pneumonia over the weekend, the
A colt sired by Malibu Moon, Clutch Player scored a
four-length debut victory Dec. 19 at Hollywood Park, the day Baffert
won four races including the Grade 1 CashCall Hollywood Futurity with
Lookin at Lucky. Clutch Player won the six-furlong maiden race in a
quick 1:08.91, earned an 87 Beyer Figure, and was expected to stretch
out early in the Santa Anita meet.