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Game On Dude Gearing Up For Pacific Classic Defence
Top-class US galloper Game On Dude (Awesome Again-Worldly Pleasure, by Devil His Due) put in a workout Wednesday morning at Del Mar in preparation for his title defence of the Gr1 Pacific Classic Stakes (10 furlongs) on 24 August, reports kentucky.com. The Bob Baffert-trained 7YO worked seven furlongs in 1:24 3/5 with Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith riding. Game On Dude is coming off a fourth placed effort behind Majestic Harbor in the Gr1 Santa Anita Gold Cup in June when shooting for his third consecutive win in the race. The 8-time Gr1-winning son of Awesome Again will be seeking his second victory in the Pacific Classic after landing last year's edition of the $1 million Del Mar feature.