Trainer Bob Baffert believes Arrogate just had “one of those days” Saturday.
“It happens,” Baffert said Sunday of his 4-year-old colt’s monumental upset loss in the San Diego Handicap. “It’s happened to me before.
“Physically, he is good. If he puts out another effort like that, I think you’d have to ask questions. Chalk this up to a bad race.”
Baffert said he watched video of the race “over and over,” as well as discussing it with jockey Mike Smith. He even questioned how he prepared Arrogate for the 11/16-mile race on the dirt — the colt’s first start since winning the Dubai World Cup in late March.
“I didn’t have him as sharp as I wanted,” said Baffert. “But...