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Coil to Start in San Pasqual Before Retiring

The 2011 Haskell winner will have one more start, turns in bullet move Dec. 29.

Millionaire Coil turned in a bullet move at Santa Anita Park Dec. 29, and will make the final start of his career in the $150,000 San Pasqual Stakes (gr. II) Jan. 5, Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert confirmed.

The 4-year-old son of Point Given went five furlongs in a handy :58 2/5 while prepping for the 1 1/16-mile San Pasqual. The work was ranked first of 102 at the distance on the day.

Stud plans were announced Dec. 28 for the multiple grade I winner, who took the 2011 Haskell Invitational (gr. I) and Oct. 6 Santa Anita Sprint Championship Stakes (gr. I). He will stand the 2013 season at Magali Farms near Santa Ynez, Calif., for a fee of $5,000.
Coil most recently finished third to Stay Thirsty  and Groupie Doll in the Cigar Mile (gr. I) Nov. 24 at Aqueduct Racetrack. Trained by Baffert to a 6-2-3 record from 13 starts, he has earned $1,064,360 and also counts the 2011 Affirmed Handicap (gr. III) among his scores for Karl Watson, Mike Pegram, and Paul Weitman, who will retain ownership when he retires to stud.
Coil was bred in Florida by Glen Hill Farm out of the Theatrical mare Eversmile. Among his other stakes attempts, he was second in the 2012 Pat O'Brien (gr. II), second in the 2011 Swaps (gr. II), and third in the 2011 Goodwood (gr. I).