Baffert: Arrogate’s Pacific Classic Status Depends On Workouts, Woodward Is Plan B

Arrogate's shockingly poor performance in last weekend's San Diego Handicap had trainer Bob Baffert blaming himself for not training the 4-year-old colt as hard as he normally would. Now, according to drf.com, the Hall of Famer is prepared to second-guess his original plan to run the son of Unbridled's Song in the Aug. 19 Pacific Classic, also at Del Mar.

“As long as he works well, he'll run here,” Baffert said. “If I feel he needs another week to get primed, it would be the Woodward (at Saratoga on Sept. 2). That's the only difference. Right now, I want to run here. I'd rather run here than ship.”

The G1 TVG Pacific Classic is a “Win and You're In” contest for the Breeders' Cup Classic to be held at Del Mar in November, while the Woodward is not a Breeders' Cup Challenge race.

Prior to the San Diego, Arrogate had won seven races in a row for owner Juddmonte Farm, including the Dubai World Cup, Pegasus World Cup, Breeders' Cup Classic and Travers Stakes to become the highest-earning North American racehorse in history.

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