Grade 1 winners Comma to the Top, Smiling Tiger highlight Underwood
Capital Account never fired when 12th in the Sprint, but the Bob Baffert pupil turned in a pair of top-class performances before that, winning the Grade 2 Pat O'Brien at Del Mar before a head second in the Grade 1 Santa Anita Sprint Championship. David Flores will retain the mount on the stalker. Fast Bullet is an uncoupled stablemate who recorded a respectable sixth when making his stakes debut in the Sprint off a 12-month layoff. The quick four-year-old colt captured his first two starts in excellent fashion, including a smart allowance tally at Hollywood, and Fast Bullet could be prominent early with Joe Talamo.
Private Zone will be tested for class, but the up-and-coming sophomore exits a pair of encouraging efforts for Doug O'Neill, finishing third in the rich Gallant Bob at Parx Racing before a good second in the Damascus on the Breeders' Cup Saturday undercard. Martin Pedroza retains the mount on the speedster.
Smash will return to action off more than an 11-month hiatus for Baffert, finishing seventh in the Grade 1 Malibu before heading to the sidelines. The four-year-old colt does owns a 4-3-1-0 mark on the Cushion Track. Recent allowance/optional claiming victor Bank the Eight completes the field.
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