Gold Cup Winner Congaree Works at Del Mar
Hollywood Gold Cup winner Congaree, a possible starter in Del Mar's Pacific Classic (gr. I) worked a sharp six furlongs Thursday morning at Del Mar.The 5-year-old colt, owned by Robert and Janice McNair's Stonerside Stable and trained by Bob Baffert, went the distance in 1:12.80 in his first work since winning the Gold Cup July 13. Dana Barnes, Baffert's top work rider, was in the irons.A pleased Baffert said Congaree, who won the Del Mar Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II) at a mile last season, "went nice and easy. It was just a way to keep him working."Asked if he was looking at the Pacific Classic as a next start for Congaree, Baffert replied quickly, "I'm not looking at anything yet."