GI Pacific Classic hero Collected (City Zip), one of four possible GI Breeders’ Cup Classic runners for Hall of Famer Bob Baffert, fired a six-furlong bullet in 1:12 flat (1/14) under Martin Garcia Saturday at Santa Anita (video).
“He went very nice,” Baffert said. “He got some nice company, so it worked out. All my horses for the Classic will have their works here and then ship for the Breeders’ Cup races.”
Champion Stellar Wind (Curlin) also prepped for the world championships Saturday, covering seven furlongs in company in 1:28.20 ahead of the GI Breeders’ Cup Distaff.
“She went real nice, outworked her company by a couple lengths, so that was kind of her big long distance work,” trainer John Sadler said. “She’ll have her final breeze here next Saturday.”
Also on the worktab at Santa Anita was champion Finest City (City Zip), who will attempt to defend her title in the GI Breeders’ Cup F/M Sprint. The chestnut worked five panels in 1:02.40 under jockey Corey Nakatani.