Global Campaign rerouted to Saratoga's Jim Dandy Stakes

June 25, 2019 10:46am
Global Campaign rerouted to Saratoga's Jim Dandy Stakes
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Global Campaign, who scratched from last Saturday's Ohio Derby (G3) due to a quarter crack, will take a bit more time away from the races before facing tougher competition in Saratoga's Grade 2, $600,000 Jim Dandy on July 27.

Hunter Rankin, president of co-owner Sagamore Farm, said Tuesday that the son of Curlin will train up to the Jim Dandy after connections also considered the July 6 Dwyer (G3) at Belmont Park and the July 13 Indiana Derby (G3).

Global Campaign is 3-for-4, last time out beating the eventual Belmont Stakes winner Sir Winston in the May 11 Peter Pan Stakes (G3). But two starts back in the Fountain of Youth (G2), the colt grabbed a quarter en route to his only defeat, and has since experienced multiple foot issues.

“The main thing is, he’s already proven he’s a nice horse,” Rankin said last week. “When we take him over there in the afternoons, we’ve got to make sure he’s at his best."

Stanley Hough trains Global Campaign, who's based at Churchill Downs and also campaigned by WinStar Farm.

Rankin said that while a team of blacksmiths will continue working to make Global Campaign's foot comfortable, the Allen Jerkens (G1) going seven furlongs on Aug. 24 could come into play if he's not ready for the Jim Dandy. Ideally, however, Global Campaign could leverage a Jim Dandy run into a try at the original summer goal, the Travers Stakes (G1).

Longer-term, Global Campaign is expected to run at age 4, Rankin said.

Horse Racing Nation's Jeffrey Byrnes contributed to this report.


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