01/21/2010 12:00AM

Take Control needs two months off


Take Control, the first foal to race out of 2002 Horse of the Year Azeri, has been sidelined by sore shins, trainer Bob Baffert said on Thursday.

Take Control is expected to have two months off and will return to training for a summer campaign.

"He had sore shins at 2 and he's aggravated them," Baffert said. "It's nothing that 60 days off can't help."

Owned by Kaleem Shah, Take Control, a $1.9 million purchase at the Keeneland 2-year-olds in-training sale last April, won his debut in a one-mile maiden race on Dec. 30.

Baffert said he has adjusted his training schedule this week to keep some horses on schedule for early February starts. Richard's Kid, Misremembered, and Tiz Chrome were sent to Hollywood Park for workouts.

Misremembered, the winner of the Swaps Stakes last July, worked six furlongs in 1:11 on Wednesday, preparing for a start in the $200,000 Strub Stakes on Feb. 6. Tiz Chrome, the winner of the Stuka Stakes at Hollywood Park last month, worked seven furlongs in 1:25.60 on Monday, in advance of a start in the $150,000 Robert Lewis Stakes on Feb. 6.

Richard's Kid, the winner of the $1 million Pacific Classic last September, worked six furlongs in 1:13 on Wednesday, and will start in the $150,000 San Antonio Handicap on Feb. 7.