03/22/2013 4:17PM

Santa Anita Derby may have three from Baffert barn

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Shigeki Kikkawa
Flashback was second to Santa Anita Derby hopeful Hear the Ghost in the Grade 2 San Felipe Stakes.

ARCADIA, Calif. - The $750,000 Santa Anita Derby on April 6 may include three runners trained by Bob Baffert.

Baffert plans to start Flashback, who was second to Santa Anita Derby hopeful Hear the Ghost in the Grade 2 San Felipe Stakes over 1 1/16 miles on March 9.

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He is strongly considering a start for Super Ninety Nine, who won the Grade 3 Southwest Stakes at Oaklawn Park, but was fifth as the 6-5 favorite there in the Grade  2 Rebel Stakes on March 16. Other candidates from his stable are Den’s Legacy, who was third in the Rebel; and War Academy, who won an optional claimer on March 15.

“I’m not going to make that call until that week,” Baffert said of his stable selection. “I know Flashback is definite.”

Hear the Ghost, trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, won his first stakes in the San Felipe.

The Santa Anita Derby, run over 1  1/8 miles, will also include the January stakes winners Tiz a Minister and Goldencents, who were third and fourth in the San Felipe, and the maiden race winners Storm Fighter and Summer Exclusive.