Santa Anita’s 12th race today is the $5,000,000
Gr. I Breeders’ Cup Classic. This race
will consist of males three years old and upward running nothing shorter than 1
¼ over the dirt.
#5 – Game on Dude (9/5) is your morning line favorite and
will be looking to go gate to wire for trainer Bob Baffert. The Awesome Again gelding is five for five
over the Santa Anita dirt and will have Rafael Bejarano in the saddle. Strong
Next on my list is the ten horse Ron the Greek (6-1). Trainer Bill Mott took the Ladies Classic yesterday with Royal Delta and will be looking for the double here sending out
three contenders (Flat Out, To Honor and Serve, and Ron the Greek). The Full Mandate horse won the Santa Anita
Handicap back here in March and has had some nice works since his last
race. Jose Lezcano will take the irons
once again here.
#9 – Richard’s Kid (12-1) was last seen coming in a distant
third in the Gr. I Awesome Again behind Game on Dude and Nonios. Since returning to the United States Richard’s
Kid has yet to finish off the board.
Garrett Gomez will get the nod here!
$20 win, $35 place on 5
$2 Exacta 5 - 10/9/11
$2 Exacta 10/9/11 – 5