Bob Baffert has nine horses nominated to the Santa Anita Sprint Championship on Oct. 6, but on Tuesday said only Capital Account is likely to run. He also indicated Kaleem Shah’s Fed Biz is Indiana bound.
The Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” race at six furlongs, formerly run as the Ancient Title Stakes, carries a $250,000 purse. David Flores, who rode the son of Closing Argument to victory in the Pat O’Brien Stakes (G2) at Del Mar last time out, retains the mount, according to Santa Anita Publicity. Capital Account worked four furlongs at Santa Anita on Monday in :48.80.
Baffert also related that El Cajon Stakes winner Fed Biz, also nominated to the Sprint Championship, is headed for Indiana and a start in the $500,000 Hoosier Derby (G2) at 1 1/16 miles on Oct. 6. Fed Biz turned in a bullet five furlongs in 1:00 at Santa Anita on Sunday.
Kaleem Shah and Bob Baffert/Benoit photo