10/14/2012 4:22PM

Breeders' Cup Sprint: Baffert unveils surprise candidate in Fast Bullet

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Breeders' Cup Classic contender Game On Dude, shown winning the Awesome Again, worked five furlongs in 59.60 seconds on Sunday.

ARCADIA, Calif. – Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert has a growing list of Breeders’ Cup candidates.

Sunday at Santa Anita, Baffert worked several notable prospects for the Breeders’ Cup races on Nov. 2-3, including Game On Dude, the likely favorite for the BC Classic, and the highly-promising 2-year-old Power Broker, a leading candidate for the BC Juvenile.

Baffert may have a surprise starter for the BC Sprint in Fast Bullet, a 4-year-old colt who has not raced since last November.

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Sunday, Fast Bullet worked six furlongs in 1:11.40 from the gate, the fastest of 24 works at the distance.

“He could be an option for the Sprint the way he worked,” Baffert said. “He’s fast.”

Owned by Zayat Racing, Fast Bullet has worked quickly in recent weeks, first at Betfair Hollywood Park and more recently at Santa Anita. He is unbeaten in two starts, a maiden race and an allowance race.

Baffert also has Coil and Capital Account, the first two finishers of the Santa Anita Sprint Championship on Oct. 6, as candidates for the BC Sprint.

Game On Dude breezed five furlongs in 59.60 seconds on Sunday, his first workout since winning the Awesome Again Stakes here on Sept. 29.

“Everything is on schedule if we don’t have any bumps,” Baffert said. “He looks good. He’s holding his form.”

Power Broker won for the first time in the Grade 1 FrontRunner Stakes on Sept. 29, his fourth career start. After finishing fourth and third in maiden races at Del Mar, Power Broke was second in his stakes debut, the Oak Tree Juvenile Turf at Del Mar on Sept. 5.

Sunday’s workout was his first since the FrontRunner.

“He looked very nice,” Baffert said of Power Broker. “He’s been doing well. He’s improving, which is a good sign.”

Fed Biz, who won the El Cajon Stakes for Baffert on Aug. 31 but was third in the Indiana Derby at Hoosier Park on Oct. 6, could start in the BC Dirt Mile.

Baffert said the $100,000 Damascus Stakes for 3-year-olds over seven furlongs on Nov. 3 is another possibility.