Game On Dude Wins Santa Anita Handicap at Santa Anita Park
Las Vegas, NV - The main event on a busy weekend of graded stakes action - the $750,000 Grade 1 Santa Anita Handicap went down Saturday, March 8. Game On Dude shrugged off claims that he had lost a step and posted his record third win in the Big Cap - this time by 1 3/4 lengths at 7-2 odds. Sophomore male champion Will Take Charge finished second while Blingo was third - another eight lengths back. 6-5 favorite Mucho Macho Man faded and finished a somewhat disappointing fourth while Hear the Ghost, Rousing Sermon, Imperative, and American Blend completed the order of finish.
Santa Anita H. Race Results & Payouts
Times in 5ths: :224 :451 1:091 1:322 1:58
Times in 100ths: :22.91 :45.39 1:09.39 1:32.57 1:58.17
Winning Trainer: Baffert Bob | Owner: Diamond Pride LLC, Lanni Family Trust, Mercedes Stable LLC and Schiappa, B.
|Unplaced horses listed in order of finish.|
|Also ran: Mucho Macho Man, Hear the Ghost, Rousing Sermon, Imperative and American Blend|
|$1 Exacta (7-1) Paid: $14.60, $1 Trifecta (7-1-3) Paid: $95.80, $1 Superfecta (7-1-3-2) Paid: $217.10, $1 Pick 3 (1-6-7) 3 Correct Paid: $134.40 Pick 3 Pool $240,290.00|