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Del Mar: Rosario injury could impact Game On Dude mount
By Jay Privman
DEL MAR, Calif. – The broken foot bone suffered by jockey Joel Rosario at Saratoga on Friday jeopardizes not only his mounts Saturday at Saratoga, including Orb in the Travers Stakes, but a full slate of races Sunday at Del Mar, including Game On Dude in the Pacific Classic and Goldencents in the Pat O'Brien.
Bernie Schiappa, a co-owner of Game On Dude, said he would find out Saturday morning from Rosario’s agent, Ron Anderson, if Rosario will be able to ride here Sunday. Bob Baffert, who trains Game On Dude, said if Rosario can't make it, he has “till Sunday to think about it” in terms of finding a replacement.
A field of 13 is entered in the Pacific Classic, so most big-name riders already have mounts. Among those open are David Flores, Mario Gutierrez, and Patrick Valenzuela.
Rosario was named to replace Mike Smith, who rode Game On Dude in his last five starts, all wins, but chose to go to Saratoga on Sunday to ride Royal Delta in the Personal Ensign.
Probably not easy to take Garcia off Liasion. Since its different owners, they may not agree to this. Why would they? I would love to see PVal get the mount since I'm pulling for him. But I thnk Flores gets it. Years ago, he rode many winners for BB.
What a whirlwind scenario! Okay lets get back to earth most logical step.....Martin Garcia on the Dude and David Flores on Liason..problem solved, cause there is no way any jockey with a broken foot can give 100 percent.
put Chantel on him, she rode the horse to several wins
Pat Val........ Why not go with the best !!!!
Why wouldn't they take Garcia, who works the Dude regularly, off Liaison, let him ride The Dude, and put someone else on that horse.
I want Game on Dude to win this very much, but if Valenzuela is on him, I just might find myself rooting for another. He shouldn't even be allowed on a race track.
Why can't that POS Bejarano go down instead of so many other jockeys as he is totally willing to cause an accident on the track at any time if it improves his chance of winning a race even slightly. He cares only about himself and its time for him to go down.
Valenzuela...hands down,,,, now you got yourself a race.
Maybe if Avila scratches, he can get that Chantal Kruse girl......he had luck with that other Chantal rider last year.....I'm just sayin.....
Bob should suit up that way there's no one to blame.
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