By Jessica Martini
Godolphin’s Coliseum (Tapit) will be given time off after his lackluster third-place finish in Sunday’s GII San Vicente S., trainer Bob Baffert confirmed Tuesday evening. The story was first reported in Daily Racing Form.
“He is not enjoying his job right now, so we’ll give him 30 days away from the track,” Baffert said. “We’ll start all over for summer racing.”
Well-hyped even before he started his racing career, Coliseum produced a scintillating debut win last November and was tabbed a ‘TDN Rising Star.’ He came home only sixth after a troubled start in the Jan. 5 GIII Sham S. After a slow start Sunday, he moved to press the pace before coming up flat when third in the San Vicente.