Tenfold wins the Jim Dandy Stakes at Saratoga
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Tenfold overcame a distraction heading down the stretch and won the 55th running of the Jim Dandy Stakes at Saratoga Race Course on Saturday.
Despite swinging far to the right while challenging for the lead, Tenfold recovered nicely and held off Flameaway by three-quarters of a length. Morning line favorite Vino Rosso finished third.
Tenfold, ridden by Ricardo Santana, Jr. and trained by Steve Asmussen, covered the 1 1/8 miles in 1:50.49 over a fast track and paid $5.50, $2.80 and $2.30. Flameaway returned $3.90 and $2.70, and Vino Rosso paid $2.10 to show.
Reride was fourth and Sporting Chance last after swinging wide at the top of the stretch and pulling up.
Despite its $600,000 purse, the Jim Dandy drew just five entrants for the second straight year. The Grade 2 race is a major prep for the $1.25 million Travers Stakes, a 1 1/4-mile race for 3-year-olds slated for Aug. 25.