Game On Dude made a successful return to the races in his four year old debut by winning an optional claimer under jockey Rafael Bejarano in the 7th race on Thursday at Santa Anita Park. He completed the 1 mile and 1/16 distance in 1:40.77 and won by 1 1/4 lengths. The race was his first start since finishing fourth in the Belmont Stakes last June. Prior to the Belmont, Game One Dude highlighted his three year old campaign with a win in the Grade III Lone Star Derby at Lone Star Park in Texas. His connections are pointing towards the Grade I Santa Anita Handicap on March 5th, 2011 as his next possible start.
Times in 100ths: :22.92 :46.19 1:09.74 1:34.48 1:40.77
Winning Trainer: Baffert Bob | Owner: Lanni Family Trust, Mercedes Stable, LLC and Schiappa, Bernard C.