Bob Baffert will look to extend his record Haskell win count to five when he sends Coil to the post in this Sunday’s $1 million Resorts Casino Hotel Haskell Invitational.
“I’m looking for a breakout effort in the Haskell,” said Baffert about the chestnut son of 2001 Haskell winner Point Given. “He ships in Thursday. His last work was awesome. All systems go.”
Coil, who worked a bullet six furlongs in 1:11 1/5 on Monday over the polytrack at Del Mar, will be piloted by his regular rider Martin Garcia Sunday afternoon. He will be racing over conventional dirt for the first time in Sunday’s contest.
A plane carrying Coil is expected to depart from California Thursday morning and arrive in New Jersey later that afternoon.