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Jockey Mike Smith goes with Shared Belief for Pacific Classic
Jockey Mike Smith goes with Shared Belief for Pacific Classic

Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith has ridden the top handicap horse Game On Dude in his last six races, but on Sunday for the $1-million Pacific Classic at Del Mar, Smith has called an audible. "It was a very hard decision," he said. "Game On Dude has been very good to me, but I'm on an up-and-coming young star who could be the franchise player for a while." Smith will ride Shared Belief, an undefeated 3-year-old gelding who has won all five of his races, none by margins of less than 4 1/4 lengths. Shared Belief is a son of Candy Ride, who won the 2003 Pacific Classic after winning his first five races. Trained by Jerry Hollendorfer and co-owned by radio host...

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