HASKELL HEATING UP

by | 11.17.2010 | 12:47am

Trainer Bob Baffert is revved up about running Preakness winner Lookin At Lucky in the IZOD Haskell Invitational Sunday at Monmouth Park, writes bloodhorse.com's Steve Haskin.


“He's such a gritty little horse and tries so hard,” Baffert said. “He's always showed signs of greatness…he looks fantastic now and is really in the zone.”


Baffert wouldn't commit to future plans beyond the Haskell, saying he's unsure about the Travers. “Right now we're planning on it, but the goal is the Breeders' Cup Classic and I want to see how he runs here and how he comes out of it.” He did add Lookin At Lucky's owners want to run the Smart Strike colt as a 4-year-old.


WinStar Farm racing manager Elliott Walden is also optimistic about Super Saver's chances in the Haskell, saying the Kentucky Derby winner is training as good as ever for Todd Pletcher.


“Todd has given him time off and his works have been great, and his fitness level is excellent, so we're looking for a big effort,” said Walden.

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