Two-time Santa Anita Handicap winner Game On Dude, prepping for a
likely run in the $1.5 million Charles Town Classic on April 20, worked
four furlongs on Santa Anita’s fast main track on a picture-perfect
Saturday morning in 48.40, breezing, under jockey Martin Garcia.
It was one of 148 recorded works Saturday, including 24 on turf
and one on the training track. “Game On Dude is as professional as a
race horse can be,” said Tom Mitchell, a member of Santa Anita’s crack
Next up? “It’s either the Charles Town race or the Oaklawn
Handicap,” Baffert said, the latter reference to the race in Arkansas on
Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint winner Mizdirection, ticketed for the
Grade III Las Cienegas Stakes on April 13, worked five furlongs on a
firm turf course in 1:00.60 for trainer Mike Puype.
Suggestive Boy, winner of the Grade I Frank E. Kilroe Mile, went the same distance on grass in 1:02.40 for Ron McAnally.
Strub Stakes winner Guilt Trip went five furlongs in company
with 2012 Southwest Stakes (division) winner Castaway for Baffert. Each
was timed in 59.80. Garcia rode Guilt Trip, while Erick Lopez was aboard