Destin Remains On Track for Jim Dandy
Monday, July 25, 2016

Twin Creeks Racing Stables and Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners' Destin, who fell a nose short of winning the Belmont Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets (gr. I), remains on target for the July 30 Jim Dandy Stakes (gr. II) at Saratoga Race Course.

Trainer Todd Pletcher told New York Racing Association media officials July 24 the 3-year-old Giant's Causeway colt came out of a July 22 workout in good order. Destin, who won the Sam F. Davis Stakes (gr. III) and Tampa Bay Derby (gr. II) before an even sixth-place finish in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), worked five furlongs in 1:00.87 on a fast main track at Saratoga.

The 1 1/8-mile Jim Dandy is the local prep for the Aug. 27 Travers Stakes (gr. I).

"He's doing excellent," Pletcher said of Destin. "I thought he worked very well and came out of it good, and if everybody stays on board for what they're supposed to be doing, I believe we're just going to stay here and run in the Jim Dandy."

  

Click Here for full article- BloodHorse Staff- July 24, 2016
Photo by Bud Morton/EquiSport Photos

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