Trainer Bob Baffert had his choice between two $1 million, Grade I races Saturday for Jaycito.
problem with the Santa Anita Derby was that Santa Anita Park's dirt
track plays to speed, not good for a stretch runner. The problem with
Aqueduct's Wood Memorial was making a cross-country trip to run against
unbeaten champion Uncle Mo.
Baffert chose to stay home at Santa Anita, figuring the overriding
objective is to set up Jaycito for the May 7 Kentucky Derby.
“He needs Kentucky,” Baffert said Tuesday. “He needs a mile and a quarter...