Awesome Again Stakes winner Game On Dude, a leading contender for the
$5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita on Nov. 3, is scheduled
to work this weekend, Bob Baffert said Thursday morning.
“He’s doing well; he’s happy,” the Hall of Fame trainer said. “He’ll work either Saturday or Sunday.”
Defending Breeders’ Cup Sprint champion Amazombie, meanwhile,
remains en route to the $1.5 million XpressBet Breeders’ Cup Sprint on
Nov. 3. “We’re going to take more (precautionary blood) tests tomorrow,”
trainer and co-owner Bill Spawr said Thursday morning. “But so far, he
Amazombie finished fourth as the 4-5 favorite in last Saturday’s
Santa Anita Sprint Championship, beaten a length and a quarter. “Unless
something happens, he’s going to run,” Spawr said.
Breeders’ Cup Turf
candidate Slim Shadey, winner of the John Henry Turf Championship, will
work Saturday on Santa Anita’s main track, trainer Simon Callaghan said.