07/24/2012 3:14PM

Del Mar: Baffert formulating plans for Jaycito


DEL MAR, Calif. - Jaycito, who has promised far more than he has delivered since Baffert took over as his trainer 1 1/2 years ago, ended a five-race losing streak and scored only his second victory in an allowance race on Sunday under Joe Talamo.

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Trainer Bob Baffert said he could add Jaycito to his lengthy list of candidates for the Grade 1, $1 million Pacific Classic on Aug. 26, including Coil, Game On Dude, Prayer for Relief, Richard’s Kid, and Take Control.

“He could be one for the Pacific Classic,” Baffert said. “He’s had problems with his feet, but they’re good now. Talamo told me if you sit on him he shuts down. The harder he rode him, the more he wanted to run.”

Jaycito’s only previous victory came in October 2010 in the Grade 1 Norfolk Stakes when trained by Mike Mitchell.