Trainer Bob Baffert won his 20th Grade I
race of 1999 on Monday at Santa Anita when Hookedonthefeelin and jockey David Flores overtook favored Kalookan Queen and held off Olympic Charmer in the $200,000 La Brea Stakes for 3-year-old fillies.
Among the possibilities: 3-year-old General Challenge, planning to use the July 18 Swaps Stakes at Hollywood Park as a springboard to the Pacific Classic; 2-year-old filly Chilukki, a brilliant 3 for 3 for Bob Baffert; 6-year-old Yagli, 2 for 2 in Grade I
turf races; 4-year-old filly Banshee Breeze, unbeaten in three starts; and 4-year-old filly Manistique, 4 for 5 but winless outside California in her career.
Of his seven consecutive wins, five of them were Grade I
stakes, one of them was a Grade II and the other was a Grade III.