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FAVORED ULTIMATE EAGLE ONE TO CATCH IN GRADE I BIG ’CAP
Mike Pender has ample respect for the 12 rivals of Ultimate Eagle in Saturday’s Santa Anita Handicap presented by San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino, in spite of the defection of defending champion Game On Dude from the Grade I, $750,000 race at a mile and a quarter.
“I don’t think it simplifies anything with Game On Dude out,”