San Antonio not likely for Bayern

Arcadia, CA ( – Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Bayern is
unlikely to start in next week’s $500,000 San Antonio Stakes at Santa Anita.

Trainer Bob Baffert confirmed that the 4-year-old colt is not ready to begin
his 4-year-old campaign after suffering from an abscess on a hind foot.

“I had to get a work into him last week (but didn’t),” Baffert said. “Right
now it’s pretty doubtful he’s going to make the race. I don’t want to rush him
into it.

“He looks good now, but you can’t run against those horses unless you’re at
least 90 percent.”

Bayern, owned by Kaleem Shah, would have taken on Horse of the Year
California Chrome and 2013 Eclipse Award winner Shared Belief in the 1 1/8-
mile San Antonio.

Bayern won the 2014 Breeders’ Cup Classic on Nov. 1 at Santa Anita and earlier
captured the Woody Stephens Stakes, Haskell Invitational and Pennsylvania
Derby, The colt has earned $4,389,680 with six wins from 10 career races, all
in 2014.