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Clubhouse Ride Targets Big 'Cap

Clubhouse Ride finished 6 ½ lengths behind Game On Dude in the Grade II San Antonio Stakes at 1 1/8 miles on Feb. 3. Only four horses started in that otherwise paceless race, giving Game On Dude yet another advantage, as if he needed it, being the favorite at five cents on the dollar.

“We’re hoping to get a more favorable scenario for Clubhouse Ride in the Big ’Cap than we did when Game On Dude beat us in the San Antonio,” Lewis said, “but it might help a couple other good horses, too, like Ron the Greek.”

Ron the Greek won the Big ’Cap last year from well off the pace, and if he runs against Game On Dude, it would mark the first time in the race’s 76-year history that two Santa Anita Handicap winners ran in the same Big ’Cap.

Clubhouse Ride, owned by the Six-S Racing Stable headed by Murrey Seidner of Glendora and Nikolas Petralia, already has earned more than 20 times his purchase price of $22,000 at the 2010 Barretts January mixed sale, with $469,620 in the coffers, this despite winning only three of 25 starts.

“He’s a nice horse, a cool horse,” Lewis said. “He does everything well. He’s a fun horse to be around. He’s got a very good way about him; good temperament, good behavior, a nice horse in every way, and he makes money.”

Aaron Gryder, who has ridden Clubhouse Ride in his last seven starts, winning once, retains the mount in the Big ’Cap. “He rode him great in the San Antonio,” Lewis said. “Game On Dude was just too good and things went his way.

“With a bigger field, better horses and a longer distance in the Santa Anita Handicap, it’s either going to hurt us or help us. That’s what we’re going to find out. Clubhouse Ride isn’t in a league with Larry the Legend or Cutlass Reality yet, but we almost got the money in the 2001 Santa Anita Handicap with Quindici Man, (who finished third to Game On Dude, beaten a half-length at 69-1).”

Probable for the Grade I, $750,000 Santa Anita Handicap at 1 ¼ miles presented by San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino: Game On Dude, Ron the Greek, Called to Serve, Guilt Trip, Stephanoatsee, Handsome Mike, Clubhouse Ride, Richard’s Kid and Tritap.

 

 

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