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Game On Dude beat an over-matched field in the Grade 1 Awesome Again and is on his way to the 2012 Breeders' Cup Classic at Santa Anita.
Game On Dude racing early in a perfect stalking position right off of Winning Machine, went by the long shot frontrunner with ease at the top of the stretch and then held off Nonios inside the final furlong to win the Grade 1 Awesome Again Stakes by three lengths at the wire. Richard's Kid ran on well to grab the third spot while Rail Trip finished fourth.
The victory in the Aweseom Again is Game On Dude's second win in a Grade 1 race in 2012 following wins in the G1-Hollywood Gold Cup on July 7th.
Game On Dude is a five-year-old gelding by Awesome Again out of a Devil His Due mare (Wordly Pleasure), trained by Bob Baffert and ridden by Rafael Bejarano
Below are the payouts, fractions and internal splits for the Grade 1 Awesome Again Stakes.
WIN: 1-Game On Dude ($2.60, $2.20, $2.10)
PLACE: 3-Nonios ($4.80, $3.00)
SHOW: 7-Richard's Kid ($2.80)
$1.00 EXACTA: (1/3) $5.70
$1.00 TRIFECTA: (1/3/7) $18.80
$0.10 SUPERFECTA: (1/3/7/9) $4.74
$2.00 DAILY DOUBLE: (11/1) $5.20
$1.00 PICK 3: (7/11/1) $14.90