10/18/2008 12:00AM

Sprint: Midnight Lute has work done on foot


Although Indian Blessing is headed to the Filly and Mare Sprint, Bob Baffert will still have defending Sprint winner Midnight Lute in the race. Midnight Lute was the last horse to train over the main track, shortly after 10 a.m. on Saturday, following a visit from the blacksmith.

"We just redid the patch on the quarter crack he suffered at Del Mar," Baffert explained. "The blacksmith medicated it last night to soften the area before working on him this morning. The crack has grown out nicely, and he's doing well. He's in a very good frame of mind, which wasn't the case this summer at Del Mar."

Baffert said Midnight Lute would have an easy work at Santa Anita on Monday.