Bad news for this year’s Hcp. division runners, as Game On Dude , took them gate to wire in winning the $750,000, GI Santa Anita Hcp., for 4YO and up, at 1 1/4 mile (dirt), by almost 2 lengths in a mind-numbing 1:58.17, as “The Dude” is back!
Will Take Charge , was 2nd tried in vain to close on Game On Dude in the stretch but “the Dude” would have none of it, Blingo , came 3rd to cotify that GII San Antonio Stakes win here last out but was back 8 lengths more with Mucho Macho Man , filling out today’s super and just didn’t have “it” today was back 3/4 of a length further!
Payouts and Winning Time
|Age Restriction: Four Year Old and Upward|
|Distance: One And One Fourth Miles On The Dirt|
|Track Condition: Fast|
|Winning Time: 1:58.17|
|7.||Game On Dude||Mike E. Smith||9.60||3.60||3.60|
|1.||Will Take Charge||Luis Saez||3.00||2.60|
|3.||Blingo||Aaron T. Gryder||5.40|
|Also ran: 2. – Mucho Macho Man , 8. – Hear the Ghost , 5. – Rousing Sermon , 4. – Imperative , 6. – American Blend|