08/10/2011 10:18AM

Saratoga: Baffert pleased by Coil, Plum Pretty workouts

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Tom Keyser
Coil (left) and Saddleranch early in their Wednesday workout at Saratoga. The pair finished on even terms.

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. - Haskell winner Coil did his best to convince trainer Bob Baffert that he deserves to run in the $1 million Travers Stakes by working a strong half-mile in 46.20 seconds Wednesday morning over Saratoga's main track.

With Shaun Bridgmohan up, Coil started two lengths behind stablemate Saddleranch, but quickly drew on even terms as he went a quarter in 22.66 seconds.

Bridgmohan wasn't doing much on Coil as he finished on even terms with Saddleranch. It was Coil's first work since his Haskell victory on July 31.

"From what I saw today I'd say yes," Baffert said when asked about the Travers. "Next work we'll know more."

Baffert also said that West Virginia Derby winner Prayer for Relief is under strong consideration for the Travers.

Plum Pretty, the Kentucky Oaks winner, worked six furlongs in 1:11.80 and is likely to run in the Alabama, Baffert said.

"I wasn't thinking Alabama but after watching her today she deserves a chance at it," Baffert said. "Today it looks good; really looks good unless my team tells me different."

Baffert was to fly to California Wednesday afternoon and will return to Saratoga next week.