08/18/2011 5:34PM

Del Mar: Game On Dude works for Pacific Classic

Benoit & Associates
Game On Dude and Chantal Sutherland come back victorious in the Santa Anita Handicap.

DEL MAR, Calif. - Game On Dude, the winner of the Santa Anita Handicap in March, worked a mile in 1:38 on Thursday, preparing for a start in the $1 million Pacific Classic on Aug. 28.

Game On Dude was ridden by Martin Garcia in the workout, but the mount is expected to go to Chantal Sutherland, who was aboard in the Big Cap and a second-place finish in the Hollywood Gold Cup last month.

Game On Dude will be Baffert’s only entrant in the Pacific Classic. He said that the stakes-placed Spurrier will skip the race. Aside from Game On Dude, Twirling Candy, third in the Hollywood Gold Cup, is another leading contender.

The Pacific Classic is part of the Breeders' Cup Challenge series, with its winner getting a fees-paid berth in the Breeders' Cup Classic this November at Churchill Downs.

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