Coliseum Off Derby Trail; Baffert Plans ‘Reboot’ For Quirky Son Of Tapit

by | 02.12.2019 | 6:23pm
Coliseum breezing at Santa Anita Park

Godolphin homebred Coliseum finished third in Sunday's G2 San Vicente Stakes at Santa Anita, defeated as the 0.70-1 favorite in the field of five. Trainer Bob Baffert told that the 3-year-old son of Tapit is “better than that,” and officially declared the colt off the Kentucky Derby trail.

“I'm going to reboot him, kick him out for 30 days,” Baffert said. “We know he's good, but he doesn't want to train, he's sour.”

Out of the Grade 1 winner Game Face (Menifee), Coliseum debuted impressively at Del Mar with a 6 3/4-length maiden victory. Favored in his next start, the colt finished a disappointing sixth after missing the break in the G3 Sham. The San Vicente was his third start, and he still broke a bit slowly but was up to press the pace, then dropped back to third in the stretch to be defeated by longshot Sparky Ville and stablemate Dessman.


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