Collected is one of four starters Bob Baffert is pointing to the Nov. 4 Breeders' Cup Classic at Del Mar

Collected is one of four starters Bob Baffert is pointing to the Nov. 4 Breeders' Cup Classic at Del Mar

Gary Tasich

Collected, Stellar Wind Work for Breeders' Cup

Grade 1 winners both worked at Santa Anita Park.

TVG Pacific Classic (G1) winner Collected, one of trainer Bob Baffert's four for the Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) Nov. 4, worked six furlongs at Santa Anita Park in a bullet 1:12 flat under Martin Garcia, the fastest of 14 drills at the distance Oct. 21.

"He went very nice," Baffert said of Collected, who edged stablemate Arrogate  in the Pacific Classic two months ago. "He got some nice company, so it worked out. All my horses for the Classic will have their works here and then ship for the Breeders' Cup races."

Earlier Saturday morning, champion Stellar Wind worked seven furlongs in 1:28 1/5 for the Nov. 3 Breeders' Cup Distaff (G1), in company with Shenandoah Queen, who was timed in 1:29.60. Regular rider Victor Espinoza was aboard Stellar Wind.

"She went real nice—outworked her company by a couple lengths—so that was kind of her big long-distance work," trainer John Sadler said of the Curlin  mare. "She'll have her final breeze here next Saturday."

"She felt great," Espinoza added. "It was an excellent work for her. The track was a little slow that early, but she's ready to go."

Also on the work tab Saturday was champion Finest City, who worked five furlongs under Corey Nakatani in 1:02 2/5 in preparation for the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (G1).

Other Breeders' Cup workers Saturday were Las Vegas Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (G1) runner Accelerate (six furlongs in 1:12 2/5), Breeders' Cup Juvenile FIllies Turf (G1T) contender Retro (four furlongs in :51), Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (G1T) hopefuls My Boy Jack (four furlongs in :51 2/5) and Encumbered (five furlongs in 1:00 1/5), Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (G1) contender Constellation (six furlongs in 1:14 2/5), Longines Breeders' Cup Turf (G1T) runner Itsinthepost (FR) (five furlongs in 1:01 4/5 on the training track), and Breeders' Cup Mile (G1T) hopeful Blackjackcat (five furlongs in 1:00 1/5).