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Stay Thirsty, second in the Belmont Stakes in June, headlines the Grade 2 Jim Dandy Stakes at Saratoga on Saturday.
Stay Thirsty, second in the Belmont Stakes in June, headlines the Grade 2 Jim Dandy Stakes at Saratoga on Saturday.

Brilliant Speed, Stay Thirsty and Alternation will line up against four other rivals in Saturday's Grade 2 Jim Dandy Stakes at Saratoga.  The nine furlong event for three-year-olds is the tenth race on the card with a post time of 5:45 Eastern.

Stay Thirsty and Brilliant Speed are making their first starts since finishing 2nd and 3rd to Ruler On Ice at the Belmont Stakes. (Ruler on Ice is expected to run in the Haskell on Sunday.)  Alternation is making his first start since winning the Grade 2 Peter Pan way back on May 14th. Of the horses with a recent race under their belt, Dominus won the Grade 2 Dwyer on July 2nd over Adios Charlie, and Scotus took home the Grade 3 Matt Winn at Churchill on June 18th.

Woodbine shipper Moonshine Mullin will make his debut on dirt after winning the ungraded Victoria Park Stakes last time out on Polytrack.

Will's Wildcat finished 4th last time out at Monmouth Park in the Long Branch.

Saturday's Saratoga card will also feature the Grade 1 Diana Stakes, a nine furlong race for fillies and mares on the turf course.  A very competitive field of ten has drawn into the race.

Below are the entries and post positions for the Jim Dandy.

PP Horse Jockey Trainer ML
1 Moonshine Mullin E. Wilson R. Baker 15/1
2 Dominus J. Leparoux S. Asmussen 3/1
3 Brilliant Speed J. Velazquez T. Albertrani 7/2
4 Scotus A. Garcia K. McPeek 8/1
5 Will's Wildcat R. Albarado J. Baker 15/1
6 Stay Thirsty J. Castellano T. Pletcher 5/2
7 Alternation R. Dominguez D. Von Hemel 7/2