Big 'Cap workout for Game On Dude
Arcadia, CA (Sports Network) - Game On Dude, winner of the recent San Antonio Stakes, put in a Sunday morning workout at Santa Anita in preparation for the Santa Anita Handicap (Big 'Cap) on March 2.
The 6-year-old gelding, trained by Bob Baffert, covered a half-mile in 48 2/5 seconds and five-furlongs in 1:00 4/5.
"He went nice," said the Hall of Fame trainer of Game On Dude, who won the Big 'Cap in 2011. "He just cruised around there."
Should last year's Big 'Cap champ Ron the Greek also start it would be the first time in the race's 76 runnings that two previous Big 'Cap winners meet in the race.
Baffert is also thinking about starting Strub Stakes winner Guilt Trip in the Big 'Cap along with Sky Kingdom.
"Thinking about it, but I don't know if I'm going to run them yet," noted Baffert.
Probables for the Santa Anita Handicap: Game On Dude, Ron the Greek, Called to Serve, Guilt Trip, Stephanoatsee, Handsome Mike, John Scott, Sky Kingdom, Clubhouse Ride and Tritap.
02/17 17:08:03 ET