Champion West Coast Could Take On Accelerate In Awesome Again

by | 09.25.2018 | 3:14pm
West Coast in Dubai

Most recently second behind Thunder Snow in the Dubai World Cup back in March, Gary and Mary West's champion West Coast is nearing his next start. According to, trainer Bob Baffert is considering starting the 4-year-old son of Flatter in the Grade 1 Awesome Again at Santa Anita next Saturday. He plans to enter West Coast, then decide whether to run him as the week unfolds.

“I have until Saturday to decide,” said Baffert. “I'll enter, see what it looks like. I hate to have to run against Accelerate.”

Baffert continued to say that it would be “unfair” to West Coast to start him in the Breeders' Cup Classic off works alone, because the colt tends to be “lazy” in the mornings. West Coast was third in last year's running of the Classic, and would be using the Awesome Again as a prep for this year's edition at Churchill Downs.


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