(Last week - 10) He reportedly is okay physically after back-to-back disappointments in the Metropolitan Handicap and Alysheba, and is now being pointed for the July 25 San Diego Handicap at Del Mar as a prep for the Pacific Classic. Last year’s Classic winner was always better with the early lead, but now he seems to need it. Other parts of his mental game may need work, too: he is developing a disruptive habit of making left turns after leaving the starting gate. That nearly got him disqualified in the controversial aftermath of the Classic, and he did it again in the Met Mile, veering sideways to wipe out several rivals to his inside. Bayern’s reputation has taken a hit, but perhaps this low ranking is too pessimistic. On the brighter side, he should have an easier time getting to the front in softer-paced two-turn races like the San Diego than in races like the Met Mile.