Baffert pleased with Sprint champ Midnight Lute
"The break is important," Baffert emphasized. "He needs to break with the field. He's going to be behind, but he needs to break with them, because they're going to outfoot him a ways until he gets in gear."
Baffert said Midnight Lute would run without blinkers in the Sprint.
In other Breeders' Cup news:
Unbeaten Japanese shipper CASINO DRIVE (Mineshaft), who won his debut race at Santa Anita last Sunday, cantered one lap around Hollywood Park's 1 1/8-mile Cushion Track Saturday and remains on course for the Classic (G1), according to Nobutaka Tada, racing manager for owner Hidetoshi Yamamoto.
"He will have a slow breeze at Hollywood on Wednesday," Tada said of the Peter Pan S. (G2) hero.
At Santa Anita on Friday, multiple Argentinean Group 1 victress LADY SPRINTER (Orientate) worked a half-mile in :45 1/5 between races. With Octavio Vergara in the saddle, the Juan Reviriego trainee reeled off an opening quarter in :22 2/5 and galloped out five furlongs in :58 3/5. As implied by her name, Lady Sprinter will make her North American bow in the Filly & Mare Sprint.
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