Baffert Doesn’t Like Inside Post, Will Scratch McKinzie From Saturday’s Bing Crosby

McKinzie will not run in this Saturday’s Grade 1 Bing Crosby Stakes at Del Mar, trainer Bob Baffert told the Daily Racing Form on Wednesday. The 5-year-old son of Street Sense drew post four of ten in the six-furlong sprint contest, and Baffert doesn’t believe the horse will be able to make his best effort from that spot.

“If I had an outside post, I was going to take a chance at it,” Baffert told drf.com. “But he’s down in the four-hole, and this track’s been playing weird. It’s real loose and deep. A horse like him wouldn’t have a chance.”

Instead, Baffert plans to wait for the G2 Pat O’Brien over seven furlongs on Aug. 29. Though the “Win and You’re In” race offers a berth to the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile, Baffert’s long-term goal for McKinzie is still the Breeders’ Cup Classic over 1 1/4 miles.

Read more at the Daily Racing Form.

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