09/30/2014 3:20PM

Bakken the key to allowance sprint


Bakken, the 5-2 morning-line favorite for the Grade 1 Alfred G. Vanderbilt before being scratched due to a temperature, is the one to beat in Thursday’s eighth race at Belmont Park, provided he starts in the $80,000 optional claimer at 6 1/2 furlongs.