Thoroughbred Racing

 
           === Game On Dude versus Richard's Kid in Native Diver ===
 
 Inglewood,  CA  (Sports  Network)  -  Former  stablemates  Game  On  Dude  and
 Richard's  Kid will  face each other for  a fifth time this year in Saturday's
 $250,000  Native  Diver Handicap at Hollywood  Park. The 1 1/8-mile stakes has
 attracted a solid field of five.
 
 Game  On Dude and Richard's Kid previously met this year in the Hollywood Gold
 Cup,  Pacific Classic, Awesome Again and Breeders' Cup Classic. The 'Dude' won
 the  Gold Cup and Awesome Again Stakes, and was second in the Pacific Classic,
 while  Richard's Kid was  second in the Gold Cup and third in both the Pacific
 Classic  and  Awesome Again.  Game On  Dude was seventh  and Richard's Kid was
 fifth in the Breeders' Cup Classic.
 
 Game On Dude, trained by Bob Baffert who previously conditioned Richard's Kid,
 will  start from the  inside post in the Native Diver with Hall of Fame jockey
 Mike Smith getting the mount. Smith is seeking his first Native Diver victory.
 
 Co-owned  by Joe Torre's Diamond Pride Stable, the 5-year-old gelding also won
 the  Californian this  year at Hollywood Park. In seven starts this year, Game
 On  Dude has  won  four for  $860,000  and  in 21  career  starts he's  earned
 $2,994,658 with nine wins.
 
 Richard's  Kid, a  two-time Pacific Classic winner, is trained by Doug O'Neill
 and  will be ridden  by Rafael Bejarano from post two. Bejarano won the Native
 Diver in 2009 with Mast Track.
 
 Richard's  Kid, co-owned by Triple B Stable, has earned more than $2.2 million
 with 11 wins in 38 lifetime starts.
 
 "He's  definitely running,"  said O'Neill. "He's doing super. I can't wait for
 Saturday."
 
 Kettle  Corn  is back  to defend is  2011 Native Diver  crown. Trained by John
 Sadler,  the  5-year-old will  start from  the outside  post in the five-horse
 field  with  Garrett Gomez again riding.  Gomez was aboard for last year's win
 and has two other victories in the stakes.
 
 Owned  by C R  K Stable, Kettle Corn notched his first win of the year with an
 allowance victory at Hollywood Park on Nov. 8. He won last year's Native Diver
 at  better  than 8-1 odds with  a half-length victory over 17-10 favorite Tres
 Borrachos. In 19 career starts he has seven wins for $364,111.
 
 Make  Music  for  Me  and  Nonios  will  break  from  posts  three  and  four,
 respectively.  Nonios, who will be ridden by Martin Pedroza, earlier this year
 won  the  Affirmed Handicap  at Hollywood  Park and was  runner-up in both the
 Swaps  Stakes  and Haskell Invitational.  Make Music for  Me will be guided by
 Tyler Baze.
 
 Post-time for the 35th Native Diver will be 5:01 p.m. (ET).
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 11/28 16:44:15 ET

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