SANTA ANITA HANDICAP (Grade 1)
Santa Anita Park, Dirt, 2000m
8 March 2014
Game On Dude (Awesome Again), who turned back Will Take Charge (Unbridled’s Song), to win his third Grade I Santa Anita Handicap by open lengths Saturday, exited the race in good form.
Jockey Mike Smith said of the race, “He needed to run like that to beat them. When you’re dealing with that kind of talent, if you’re off your game just a half a step, these horses will beat each other. So you’ve got to be really ‘on’ to compete with horses of that quality. Game On Dude was that and a little more yesterday.”
Extract from Thoroughbred Daily News