Dude in the game for Del Mar
Game on Dude has reportedly pleased connections in his preparations for the Pacific Classic at Del Mar.
Bob Baffert's six-year-old has some unfinished business with the $1 million event having finished fourth in the 2011 renewal and second last year, but he will head into this year's renewal off the back of a five race winning streak.
Although better known for his performances on the dirt, the race is held on the Polytrack and work watchers reported him as handling the surface much better than he had in previous years.
Following his penultimate workout for the race on Tuesday, he could well go off as favourite on the day.
Baffert told DRF: "He was cruising. Did it the right way. I'm very happy with him. He didn't do anything fast. We already know he's fast."