Baffert said he has no specific plans for the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and Preakness Stakes (gr. I), but mentioned a possible return during the Del Mar meeting, which begins July 24. "The Pacific Classic (gr. I) is one possibility," Baffert said. "We have a lot of options. We just don't know which we're going with him yet."
War Emblem breezed an easy three furlongs in :35 4/5 under exercise rider Dana Barnes at Santa Anita Park on Wednesday morning, the first recorded work for The Thoroughbred Corp.'s Our Emblem colt since his June 8 defeat in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I)."He went really nice," trainer Bob Baffert said. "He was sharp and wanted to do a lot more."War Emblem returned to the track June 19 after shipping to California from Churchill Downs three days earlier. The tough-to-handle colt was hand-walked around the shedrow for 10 days after the Triple Crown and since then has jogged or galloped daily. "He was getting a little wild on us, so we had to do something with him," Baffert said after Wednesday's workout.