04/09/2011 12:43PM

Santa Anita: Blacksmith working on Jaycito's foot


ARCADIA, Calif. – Jaycito underwent treatment on his bruised foot at trainer Bob Baffert’s barn at Santa Anita on Saturday morning, with the continued hope that he can start in the Lexington Stakes at Keeneland on April 23 after missing a scheduled to start in the $1 million Santa Anta Derby on Saturday.

Baffert said that noted blacksmith Curtis Burns had arrived from Florida and was treating Jaycito. “We’re working on him right now,” Baffert said. “Curtis is a magician. He’s good. He’ll fix him up.”

Jaycito was withdrawn from the Santa Anita Derby on Friday after Baffert decided the colt would not be ready for a Saturday start.

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Owned by Zayat Stables, Jaycito has one victory in five starts, the Grade 1 Norfolk Stakes at Hollywood Park last fall when trained by Mike Mitchell. Jaycito joined Baffert’s stable after a seventh-place finish in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile at Churchill Downs in November.

In his lone start for Baffert, Jaycito was second to Premier Pegasus in the Grade 2 San Felipe Stakes at Santa Anita on March 12.

Kinsale King to race at Keeneland

Kinsale King, scratched from the $2 million Golden Shaheen Sprint in Dubai on March 26 after an apparent allergic reaction, worked a half-mile in 47.60 seconds at Hollywood Park on Saturday.

Trainer Carl O’Callaghan said that Kinsale King will make his next start in the $100,000 Shakertown Stakes over 5 1/2 furlongs at Keeneland next Saturday. The long-range goal is a trip to Royal Ascot in June.

O’Callaghan said he didn’t want Kinsale King to work too quickly on Saturday “because he’ll have to get on a plane now. He needs to run before Ascot.”

O’Callaghan insists that Kinsale King was not injured in Dubai. “He had a reaction and I didn’t want to chance it,” he said.

◗ Also Saturday, trainer John Sadler worked three of his leading females. Switch, bound for the Apple Blossom at Oaklawn Park on Friday, worked six furlongs in 1:12.20. She won two Grade 1 sprint stakes in the winter and was second to Miss Match in the Santa Margarita Invitational on March 12.

Zazu, winner of the Grade 1 Las Virgenes Stakes in February, worked six furlongs in 1:14.60, preparing for a start in the Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs on May 6.

Cozi Rosie, who will be favored in Saturday’s Santa Barbara Handicap at Santa Anita, worked a mile in 1:40.

Miss Match, trained by Neil Drysdale, will also start in the Apple Blossom. She worked six furlongs in 1:14.80 on Saturday.