08/16/2012 5:44PM

Del Mar: Pacific Classic may have 10 starters

Shigeki Kikkawa
Jaycito is one of three horses trainer Bob Baffert has for the Pacific Classic.

DEL MAR, Calif. - The Pacific Classic may draw a field of 10, including Hollywood Gold Cup winner Game On Dude and Richard’s Kid, the winner of the 2009 and 2010 Pacific Classic. Both are trained by Bob Baffert, who will also start Jaycito.

Other candidates are Amani, the Chilean star mare who was third in her U.S. debut in the Grade 1 Clement Hirsch Stakes on Aug. 4; Rail Trip, John Scott and Kettle Corn, the first three finishers of the San Diego Handicap on July 28; the Calder stakes winner Where’s Sterling; Dullahan, the winner of the Blue Grass Stakes in April; and Suggestive Boy, who won the Wickerr Stakes on turf on July 25.

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Amani was beaten 1 3/4 lengths by Include Me Out in the Clement Hirsch over 1 1/16 miles. The Pacific Classic is run over 1 1/4 miles.“A mile and a quarter will suit her,” trainer Neil Drysdale said.Baffert said that Coil, the winner of the 2011 Haskell Invitational, will be nominated to the Pacific Classic, but that the 4-year-old’s main goal this month is the $250,000 Pat O’Brien Stakes over seven furlongs on Aug. 26. Coil won an optional claimer over seven furlongs on July 26.