Shared Belief, with Mike Smith up showed some tactical racing smarts today sitting mid-pack early on letting Game On Dude and the argentine bred Mystery Train, duke it out early, then came 3w off the far turn for a going away 2 3/4 lengths win in today’s $1,000,000, GI TVG Pacific Classic Stakes, for 3yo’s and up, going 1 1/4 mile over the Del Mar main track as he earned a starting gate in the Nov 1st Breeders’ Cup Classic dust-up and stayed undefeated in the process!
2nd – went to another top 3yo in Toast of New York winner of last March’s Grp 2 UAE Derby over at Meydan in Dubai!.
3rd – to Imperative, who nipped ….
4th – went to the front-running and defending champ Game On Dude !
Payouts and Winning Time
Winning Time was – 2:00.38
|Shared Belief||Mike E. Smith||4.40||3.20||2.80|
|Toast of New York||Victor Espinoza||5.20||4.60|
|Imperative||Kent J. Desormeaux||8.40|
5 – Game On Dude , 2 – Irish Surf , 7 – Majestic Harbor , 4 – Ice Cream Truck , 6 – You Know I Know , 10 – Mystery Train (ARG) , 9 – Clubhouse Ride Scratched horses:
Frac Daddy (Trainer)