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Awesome Again McKinzie Lead Up to Breeders' Cup
Bob Baffert-trained McKinzie (Street Sense-Runway Model, by Petionville) breezed over 1000m yesterday and his preparation for the Gr1 Awesome Again Stakes on September 28 is on target, reports horseracingnation.com. With one eye on the upcoming Breeders' Cup, Baffert said, "McKinzie looked unbelievable. He's just getting stronger and stronger. He's finally starting to fill out. Joe Talamo, he worked him and said he's getting better. I don't want to jinx myself, but I can tell he trains like the really top horses I've had." McKinzie won both his starts at 2, including the Gr1 Los Alamitos Futurity, and was a dual Gr1 winner at 3 with victories in the Gr1 Pennsylvania Derby and Gr1 Santa Anita Malibu Stakes. So far in 2019, McKinzie has netted two wins and three seconds from his five starts, including a last start victory in the Gr1 Saratoga Whitney Stakes over 1800m.