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Game On Dude set to run in TVG $1m Pacific Classic at Del Mar

DEL MAR, Calif. – Ever since he arrived at Del Mar this summer, Game On Dude has worked every six days. You could set your clock by it. On Monday, six days since his last work and six days in front of the Pacific Classic, he completed his serious training for the Grade 1, $1 million race with his sharpest drill of the summer, officially five furlongs in 59.60 seconds, but with a powerhouse gallop-out of another three furlongs.

“He needed that,” trainer Bob Baffert said. “He was getting fresh on me.”

Game On Dude was fourth in the Pacific Classic two years ago and was a close runner-up last year. Throughout his career, he has performed better on dirt than the Polytrack surface here, but this summer Del Mar’s surface has been tighter than in years past, highlighted by a track-record performance by the filly Reneesgotzip going 6 1/2 furlongs Sunday. 

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