BOB Baffert strengthened his hand for the Kentucky Derby when his colt Authentic came out of the latest trial in last Saturday’s Grade 2 San Felipe Stakes with a still-unbeaten record.

The well-regarded Honor A. P. and the champion two-year-old Storm The Court were second and third, respectively, while Authentic’s stablemate Thousand Words was fourth. The winner is by Into Mischief who was also responsible for Saturday’s Gotham Stakes winning favourite Mischievious Alex at Aqueduct.