05/13/2012 5:18PM

Hollywood Park: Drill may travel to New York for Woody Stephens

Shigeki Kikkawa
The seven-furlong Woody Stephens on June 9 may be the next target for Laz Barrera winner Drill.

INGLEWOOD, Calif. - Drill, the winner of the Grade 3 Laz Barrera Stakes at Betfair Hollywood Park on Saturday, may be bound for New York in June.

Trainer Bob Baffert said that Drill will be kept to stakes around one turn for the foreseeable future, and that the $400,000 Woody Stephens Stakes for 3-year-olds over seven furlongs on June 9 is a potential next start.

“The Woody Stephens is the next logical race, but we’ll play it by ear,” Baffert said.

He emphasized that Drill’s next start “will be a one-turn race.”

The Laz Barrera was Drill’s third stakes win around one turn, preceded by the Grade 1 Del Mar Futurity last September and the Grade 2 San Vicente Stakes at Santa Anita in February. A winner of 4 of 11 starts in his career, Drill has won 4 of 6 starts around one turn. He is winless in five starts around two turns.

Owned by Mike Pegram, Karl Watson and Paul Weitman, Drill has earned $419,710.

Drill closed from third in a field of four to win the Laz Barrera by a half-length over pacesetter American Act.

chad mc rory More than 1 year ago
Well Baffert... Here come them nightmares again...
mike More than 1 year ago
big sandy will eat him for lunch stay home
Roy Sankar More than 1 year ago
i agree ,,,.he is absolutely no competition for calebs posse or shackelford......or emcee...drill is soo overrated
Randy Perez More than 1 year ago
I might believe what you say if you knew what you were talking about..LOL.. CP and Shack are 4year olds.. WS is for 3 year olds only.... LMAO
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well he's headed to the Woody Stephens against straight 3YO's, not the True North against older, so it's a moot point. Personally I'd love to see a Trinniberg/Drill showdown before Saratoga.
gjsmith357 More than 1 year ago
Caleb's Posse, Shackelford, and Emcee are not running in the Woody Stephens for 3 Year Olds.
illhaveanother9 More than 1 year ago
Trinniberg, Drill, and Hansen could make for an exciting edition of the Woody Stephens. Shackleford and Caleb's Posse might have some tough 3 year olds to face by the end of the year.
KeenelandCapper More than 1 year ago
i highly doubt any 3yos will compete with calebs posse especially the 3 you mentioned...calebs posse is on another level..