Hollywoodmike wrote:So in other words, Baffert says on his tweet that he dropped the horse into a cheap claiming race to get a win and build his
confidence up yet was willing to part with him as he has had so much affection for him. Totally conflicted!!!!
Another conflicted statement in Bafferts response..
"The decision to run him in this particular race was not based on a lack of soundness, but rather a lack of races available for him at higher claiming prices."
There is a 25K clm and an optional 40K in book for January 6th and a 16K on January 5th. Certainly, a sound "healthy and happy" horse with only two works in two months could have used another work into one of these races if they really were looking for higher class races, no?