Posted: 8:38 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013
By Matt Gardner
Game On Dude, the 6/5 favorite at post time, took command right from the moment the gates opened en route to an unexpectedly easy and dominating victory in the Grade 1 Pacific Classic at Del Mar. Kettle Corn,You Know I Know and Richard's Kid rounded out the top three, but Game On Dude essentially ran this race all on his own as none of his rivals offered up even a token challenge over the final half mile. In fact, the rest of the field finished in a tight pack with little to know separation among the thoroughly beaten challengers.
The victory by Game On Dude is his sixth straight since his hugely disappointing seventh place finish in the Breeders' Cup Classic at Santa Anita last November.
Game On Dude is a six-year-old gelding by Awesome Again out of a Devil His Due mare (Wordly Pleasure), trained by the White Knight, Bob Baffert, and ridden by Martin Garcia. His 9 1/2 length victory in this year's Pacific Classic is the largest margin of victory in the history of the race.
Below are the payouts for the Pacific Classic:
|11-Game On Dude||$5.40||$3.80||$3.20|
|5-You Know I Know||$9.00|
|Base||Bet||Combo||Payout||Pays to -|