LEXINGTON, KY (April 12, 2017) – Gary and Mary West’s West Coast, a recent maiden winner at Santa Anita, will try to give trainer Bob Baffert back-to-back triumphs in the $200,000 Stonestreet Lexington (G3) when he faces nine rivals in the 1 1/16-mile race for 3-year-olds on the main track.
The Stonestreet Lexington will go as the ninth race on Saturday’s 11-race program with a 5:34 p.m. ET post time.
West Coast was second in his debut Feb. 18 before breaking his maiden by 3¼ lengths three weeks later at 1 1/16 miles.
Baffert won the race last year with Collected.
Flavien Prat has the mount on West Coast and will break from post position 10.
Favoritism in the race, however, might go to Lael Stables’ No Dozing.
Trained by Arnaud Delacour, No Dozing comes into the Stonestreet Lexington off a fourth-place finish in the Tampa Bay Derby (G2). No Dozing was fourth to champion Classic Empire in last fall’s Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity (G1) here and closed 2016 with a runner-up finish in the Remsen (G2).
Lael Stables has won this race twice, most recently in 2015 with Delacour trainee Divining Rod. Lael also won the 2006 race with Showing Up.
Joel Rosario has the mount on No Dozing and will break from post position four.
The field for the Stonestreet Lexington, from the rail out, is: Resiliency (Florent Geroux, 118 pounds), Souper Tapit (Robby Albarado, 118), Senior Investment (Channing Hill, 118), No Dozing (Rosario, 118), Time to Travel (Edgar Prado, 118), Convict Pike (Angel Cruz, 118), Capt. Grider (Jesus Castanon, 118), He’s Munnie (Miguel Mena, 118), Lookin At Blessing (Nik Juarez, 118) and West Coast (Prat, 118).