There is very little surprise when trainer Bob Baffert wins a big race. After all, he has the best horse in the world in Arrogate, was the last trainer to win the Triple Crown and has so much talent in his barn that it’s as crowded as an airport runway after a weather delay. So there was concern in the voice of the Los Alamitos track announcer Bobby Neuman when 2-5 favorite West Coast wasn’t moving to the lead in Saturday’s $200,000 Los Alamitos Derby.
Expectations were high for the 2-year-old colt named for an Austrian painter. Five races into his career he had a win and place in Grade 1 races and a win in a Grade 2. Then came the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile and a disappointing eighth-place finish in the 11-horse race in early November. That was the last time we saw Klimt run for real. But now as a 3-year-old, he will make his return Saturday in the very competitive $200,000 Los Alamitos Derby over 1 1/8 miles.
About 1 p.m. on Monday afternoon, for the 91st time since Santa Anita started its racing season the day after Christmas, a group of horses will break from the gate and run on the most unique racecourse in the United States. They will start gaining velocity as they head downhill on the grass, flatten out for a few strides before heading slightly uphill for a couple jumps and then make the only right-hand turn in American racing.
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