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Derby, Preakness Winners Square Off in Saratoga

By Derek Simon

Always Dreaming and jockey John Velazquez celebrate winning Kentucky Derby 143 at Churchill Downs, 5/6/17. Photo: Jordan Sigmon

Always Dreaming and jockey John Velazquez celebrate winning Kentucky Derby 143 at Churchill Downs, 5/6/17. Photo: Jordan Sigmon

Always Dreaming, who won the Kentucky Derby, and Cloud Computing, who shocked that one in the Preakness Stakes, will settle the score — at least for the time being — in the Jim Dandy Stakes at Saratoga on Saturday.

Off the strength of four impressive victories prior to his rude awakening in Baltimore, Always Dreaming has been made the even-odds morning line favorite in the Jim Dandy, a race that was named after the horse that beat Triple Crown champ Gallant Fox in the 1930 Travers.

In fact, it was largely due to Jim Dandy, who bookmakers (there was no pari-mutuel wagering at the time) listed at odds ranging from 100-1 to 500-1 in the Travers, that Saratoga… (more)

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