"They gave the Breeders' Cup winner 123 and Sarava 114 and he hasn't won in two years," Baffert said. "The grade ones should all be weight-for-age anyway. If racing secretaries were handicappers, they'd be out there gambling."
On Sunday morning, Sarava worked five furlongs in 1:13 under jockey Javier Castellano in company with stablemate During, who earned the bullet for the distance with a time of 1:12 under exercise rider Dana Barnes.
Sarava will probably go in the $300,000 Gulfstream Park Handicap (gr. II) at 1 1/4 mile on April 3.
During is still on schedule for a start in the $1 million Godolphin Mile (UAE-II) on the Dubai World Cup program March 27.
"He'll be tough in there," Baffert said.
On Saturday, grade I winner Congaree had his first work since a fourth-place finish in the Jan. 31 San Antonio Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II). Baffert said the 6-year-old son of Arazi remains on course for his next start in the seven-furlong, $350,000 Carter Handicap (gr. I) at Aqueduct on April 10 Baffert said.
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