Trainer Bob Baffert told Daily Racing Form that THE FACTOR (War Front) is now likely to ship to Oaklawn Park for the March 19 Rebel S. (G2). The 1 1/16-mile test would mark his two-turn debut.
"If he works well next week, and I'm happy with him, we'll go to the Rebel," Baffert said Sunday.
"If I'm not happy, we'll go to the next one. That's my plan."
A track record-setting winner of a six-furlong maiden at Santa Anita on December 26, The Factor captured the seven-furlong San Vicente S. (G2) last time out on February 20.
The highly-regarded gray returned to the worktab Saturday, scorching six furlongs in a bullet 1:10 3/5 at Santa Anita.
If The Factor doesn't end up going to the Rebel, his alternative engagement is probably the March 27 Sunland Derby (G3).