Two promising juveniles from last year, Bull Market and Icecoldbeeratreds, who were both sidelined since last fall due to knee chips, have returned to training for Bob Baffert at Santa Anita.
"They're doing great," Baffert said. "They both had a little surgery, but they never went to a farm; they stayed with me here."
James McIngvale's Bull Market hasn't raced since finishing fourth, beaten 6 1/2 lengths, in the Oct. 26 Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) at Arlington Park. The son of Holy Bull and the Capote mare Capote Miss is best remembered as runner-up to stablemate and current Kentucky Derby (gr. I) favorite Kafwain in last year's Norfolk Stakes (gr. II). Overall, the dark brown colt has earned $128,120 from a career line of 4-1-1-0.
Mike Pegram's Del Mar Futurity (gr. II) winner Icecoldbeeratreds was preparing for last year's Cal Cup Juvenile when he was forced to the sidelines. The son of In Excess previously won Del Mar's Graduation Stakes and finished a strong second to Eclipse Award Finalist Toccet in the Champagne Stakes (gr. I) at Belmont Park in October. From five starts, Icecoldbeeratreds has won three times with one second for earnings of $353,800.
No official plans for either colt have been made, Baffert said.