10/12/2011 4:35PM

Santa Anita: Secret Circle may stretch out in Breeders' Cup

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Secret Circle, with Rafael Bejarano riding, wins the Jack Goodman.

ARCADIA, Calif.- Secret Circle the winner of the Jack Goodman Stakes at Santa Anita on Monday, will be considered for the Breeders' Cup Juvenile over 1 1/16 miles as well as the original goal of the BC Juvenile Sprint over six furlongs, trainer Bob Baffert said on Wednesday.

“I’ve got to think about stretching him out,” Baffert said. “That was pretty amazing what he did the other day.”

Unbeaten in two starts, Secret Circle closed from third to win the six-furlong Goodman Stakes by 5 1/4 lengths under jockey Rafael Bejarano, finishing in 1:08.27. He earned a Beyer Speed Figure of 97, which equals the mark he achieved in his maiden race win at Del Mar in July.

Asked if he had any concern about trying Secret Circle around two turns for the first time in the BC Juvenile, Baffert said, “Not with him.”

There were two Breeders’ Cup hopefuls who had workouts in Southern California on Wednesday.

The Baffert-trained Game On Dude worked a half-mile in 47 seconds at Santa Anita. Game On Dude won the Grade 1 Goodwood Stakes at Santa Anita on Oct. 1 and is bound for the BC Classic.

At Hollywood Park, Creative Cause, the winner of the Grade 1 Norfolk Stakes over 1 1/16 miles on Oct. 1, worked a half-mile in 59.40 seconds. Trained by Mike Harrington, Creative Cause is a candidate for the BC Juvenile.