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Game On Dude to Tote 126 Pounds in Clark

Game On Dude and Will Take Charge were assigned high weights for next Friday’s 140th running of the Clark Handicap at Churchill Downs.

The Bob Baffert-trained Game On Dude, a three-time Grade I winner this year, was assigned high weight of 126 pounds by Churchill Downs Racing Secretary Ben Huffman, three pounds more than the 3-year-old Will Take Charge, winner of the Travers (GI) and runner-up in the Breeders’ Cup Classic (GI). Because he’s a 3-year-old facing older males, Will Take Charge received a three-pound break in the weights, according to Huffman.

Baffert said Game On Dude would work over the weekend at Santa Anita. He’ll consider that work and the weight assignments in making a final decision on the trip to Churchill Downs for the Clark.

“They’ve weighted him like he’s Horse of the Year, so I guess that’s a compliment,” Baffert said by telephone. “I’m glad Huffman isn’t down on the horse like everyone else is.”

Baffert said that if all goes well in coming days, Game On Dude would ship to Kentucky on Wednesday. Baffert plans to be in attendance on race day.

Assigned weights for other likely or possible starters in the Clark include: Golden Ticket, 120; Prayer for Relief, 118, Bourbon Courage, 117; Easter Gift, 116; Finnegans Wake, 116 and Jaguar Paw, 115.



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Older Comments about Game On Dude to Tote 126 Pounds in Clark...

All that stuff will probably freeze overnight.
126 is a JOKE!
Field is a bit disappointing after the top two.
Bob u have only one horse to beat...BUT u have the pace setter and NOTHING can go with him... But I hate weight it can break a horse down...
Can't wait for this race! Always love the Clark

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