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Rain, rain go away at Churchill Downs

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The weather forecast wouldn't change, no matter how long Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert sat in front of the television.

"The only time I got away from the Weather Channel was when Obama came on last night," Baffert said, referring to President Barack Obama's announcement that Osama bin Laden had been killed in Pakistan.

Slop and all, Baffert had no choice but to sent out Midnight Interlude on Monday for the final workout before Saturday's Kentucky Derby.

"I really can't do anything about it," Baffert said of the wet track after the upset winner of the Santa Anita Derby went five furlongs in 1:00.80 in the company of a stablemate. "We just have to deal with it. If it rains for the race, at least he's been over a wet track."

That's something the colt rarely encounters at Baffert's home base in Southern California.

"He was happy. He handled it very well. So far, so good," he said. "When you work in the mud or the slop like this, the only thing you get out of it is that he went well. You can't grade the work because it's slop."

The biggest concern for Baffert, a three-time Derby winner, is the horse's lack of overall experience evident in the workout.


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