$600,000 Jim Dandy Stakes Draws Loaded Field of Seven

$600,000 Jim Dandy Stakes Draws Loaded Field of Seven

Category : News - Fri 31/07/2015 - 23:05 EDT

Frosted has been installed as the morning line favorite at odds of 2-1 for trainer Kiaran McLaughlin. A gray son of Tapit owned by Godolphin, he has won two of his nine starts and was last seen finishing second behind Triple Crown champion American Pharoah in the Belmont Stakes (G1). In the spring, he won the Wood Memorial (G1) before finishing fifth in the Kentucky Derby (G1). Joel Rosario will be in the irons and they will break from the outside post.

Upstart training forwardly for his comeback race

Second choice at 3-1 on the morning line is Upstart for trainer Rick Violette.  A dark bay son of Flatter, he will be making his first start since being eased in a last-place finish in the Kentucky Derby (G1). He has been on the board in seven of his eight starts and is a three-time winner. He clocked a recent bullet workout in preparation to his return to the races and will have Joe Bravo aboard from post position four.

Texas Red aiming for first win of the year

Also in the field at morning line odds 7-2 is Texas Red for trainer Keith Desormeaux. A bay son of Afleet Alex, he has won two of his seven starts and won the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) last fall. Last time out, he returned off of a five month layoff and finished second in the Dwyer Stakes(G2). Since that race, he has turned in a bullet workout at Saratoga and will have jockey Kent Desormeaux aboard from post three.

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