VA-BRED CODE WEST TACKLES JIM DANDY GR.2 TODAY AT SARATOGA

CodeWest

CODE WEST (Churchill Downs Photo)

Another Ned Evans-bred three-year-old will try for a little better luck today at Saratoga when Gary and Mary West’s Code West takes on nine other top three-year-olds in the $600,000 Jim Dandy Stakes Gr.2.  Belmont Stakes Gr.1 winner Palace Malice has the role of morning line favorite for Travers prep  at 9 furlongs.

By Lemon Drop Kid, out of Charitabledonation by Saint Ballado, Code West has won his last two starts – an allowance race at Pimlico in May and most recently the  $100,000 Matt Winn Stakes Gr.3 at Churchill Downs on June 15th.  Prior to that he was second in the Risen Star Gr. 2 at the Fairgrounds.

Code West broke his maiden last October at Santa Anita.  He now has a bankroll of $260,476. The $340,000 2011 Sept Yearling will be ridden by Joel Rosario for trainer Bob Baffert.

To see the entries for the Jim Dandy, click here.

Post time for the Jim Dandy is 5:45 pm.

In other stakes action Two Notch Road (bred by James M. Hackman) is entered in the $150,000 Oceanport Handicap Gr.3 at Monmouth on the Haskell card.

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