07/18/2010 7:19PM

Hollywood: Keep an eye on Smash


Smash, a first-time starter trained by Bob Baffert, won Sunday's seventh race comfortably, suggesting that the colt will be one to follow in coming weeks at Del Mar.

Ridden by Martin Garcia, Smash ($3) ran five furlongs in 57.63 seconds, taking the lead in early stretch and winning by 2 1-2 lengths over Doughboy.

Smash is supposed to be winning these kind of races, and much more. Owned by Kaleem Shah, Smash was purchased for $400,000 at the Ocala Breeders' Sale of 2-year-olds in training in March. The style of Sunday's win suggests that Baffert will point Smash to the $150,000 Best Pal Stakes on Aug. 8.