03/21/2011 1:59PM

Wood Memorial likely next stop for Jaycito

Barbara D. Livingston
A bruised foot will keep Jaycito from starting in the Kentucky Derby.

Jaycito, the second-place finisher in the San Felipe Stakes in his 3-year-old debut, will “probably” make his next start in the Grade 1, $1 million Wood Memorial at Aqueduct on April 9, trainer Bob Baffert said Monday.

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Baffert said the other option for Jaycito is the Santa Anita Derby, also Grade 1, also worth $1 million, also on April 9. But Baffert said he was leaning toward the Wood Memorial.

The Wood Memorial will be the final Kentucky Derby prep for unbeaten champion Uncle Mo, the current Derby favorite.Baffert won the Wood Memorial in 2006 with Bob and John and in 2001 with Congaree.