Senor Buscador Breezes Ahead of Saudi Cup

Senor Buscador, who finished a neck behind National Treasure while running second in the $3 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) Jan. 27, breezed four furlongs Feb. 11 at Gulfstream Park. The 6-year-old son of Mineshaft has remained at Gulfstream before shipping to the Middle East for a start in the $20 million Saudi Cup (G1) Feb. 24. Junior Alvarado was aboard for Sunday morning's breeze, his final local workout, which was timed in :50.14. "It went just the way (trainer Todd Fincher) and I wanted. He went out there and stretched his legs. We wanted to keep him happy. He went around the track very happy, enjoying his workout and galloped out on his own," said Alvarado, who is scheduled to ride Senor Buscador in the Saudi Cup. Alvarado was aboard for the Fincher trainee's impressive rally from 11th in the Pegasus World Cup. "It was a race I knew I had a very good chance to win, my only concern was making up that much ground on this track," Alvarado said. "He showed up. He came down the lane running hard. He just came up a couple jumps short. He showed up. He proved he was at the same level with those horses." Senor Buscador is a multiple grade 1 stakes-placed, multiple graded-stakes winner with nearly $1.5 million in career earnings.