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Stay Thirsty Wins The Jim Dandy; Zagora (FR) Takes The Diana

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Stay Thirsty
Stay Thirsty

Stay Thirsty used a strong move on the far turn to gain ground on early leaders Will's Wildcat, Moonshine Mullin, and Dominus on his way to a fairly easy win in the Grade 2 Jim Dandy Stakes at Saratoga. Moonshine Mullin held on to 2nd and paid a fat $23.40 for the place and keyed a $2 Exacta of $163.00. Dominus rounded out a Trifecta that came back at $558.00 for $2.

Prior to the Jim Dandy, Zagora (FR) finally got the North American monkey off her back when she powered home late to win the Grade 1 Diana Stakes over Aruna and Bay to Bay.  Zagora was content to sit mid-pack through the early stages as Unbridled Humor set opening fractions of 50.31 and 1:14.02. Over the course of the card the turf course had played well for horses coming from off-the-pace and that trend continued in the Diana when the early leaders failed to find an extra gear inside the final 3/8ths. 

Jim Dandy Splits:
1/4: 24.00
1/2: 47.66
3/4: 1:11.30
Mile: 1:35.81
Finish: 1:48.78

Stay Thirsty Internal Splits:
1/4: 24.51
1/2: 23.49
3/4: 23.41
Mile: 24.40
Finish: 12.97

Diana Splits:
1/4: 25.20
1/2: 50.31
3/4: 1:14.02
Mile: 1:37.52
Finish: 1:39.19

Zagora Internal Splits:
1/4: 25.81
1/2: 25.09
3/4: 23.80
Mile: 22.82
Finish: 11.67