Training hours on Tuesday were typical for Southern California in November, with clear skies, a light wind, and temperatures in the 50's rapidly climbing to the 80's, with fast main and training tracks and firm turf.
Game On Dude was on the racetrack shortly after 8 a.m. Tuesday for a light 1m jog under regular exercise rider Dana Barnes in preparation for the Classic. “Look at him,” said trainer Bob Baffert. “He looks like a copper penny. He’s a different horse this year. He’s stronger. He’s filled out. He was always a good horse, but he’s even better now. He’s got that high cruising speed. He’ll save a length right to start from there. All the speed is outside in the race and Raffie (Bejarano) should be able to pick a good spot from where he is."