The Factor, the winner of the Grade 1 Pat O’Brien Stakes in August
but was winless in two important stakes in the fall, is a candidate for
the $300,000 Malibu Stakes for 3-year-olds at Santa Anita on Dec. 26,
trainer Bob Baffert said on Tuesday.
The Factor worked six furlongs in 1:12.60 at Hollywood Park on Monday.
“Right now, he’s right on schedule,” Baffert said. “Right now, he looks good.”
The Factor was fourth in the Grade 1 Ancient Title Stakes at Santa
Anita in October and eighth in the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile at Churchill
Downs on Nov. 5.