Baron is back
Darley Stable’s Coronet of a Baron came back to his form in his third start after a ten-month layoff in an allowance event at Santa Anita going 6 ½ furlongs on the main track. With jockey Rafael Bejarano in the irons for the first time, the Pure Prize colt stalked just off the pace and made a four-wide move turning for home, collaring the leaders inside the eighth pole to win by a neck.
The 3-year-old chestnut was highly regarded as a juvenile. After his debut win at Arlington Park in July, 2008, he finished third in the Best Pal (GII) at Del Mar and second in the Del Mar Futurity (GI) before his third place finish in the Breeder’s Cup Juvenile Turf (GI). He did not race again until August of this year, but appears to be back to his top form.
Coronet of a Baron was bred in Florida by Edward and Hannah Poremba and was purchased at the 2008 Ocala Two Year Old in Training Sale in March for $550,000. He is out of the Time For a Change mare Time For a Crown.