BERNARDINI ADDS A GROUP 2
Aug 01, 2011
Triple Gr1-winning shuttler & US Eclipse Award-winning stallion Bernardini (A.P.Indy-Cara Rafaela, by Quiet American) added a US graded-stakes success when his colt Stay Thirsty (Bernardini-Marozia, by Storm Bird) scored a 4-lengths victory in the US$500,000 Gr2 Jim Dandy Stakes (9 furlongs) for 3YOs at Saratoga. Stay Thirsty (ridden by Javier Castellano for trainer Todd Pletcher) defeated fellow colt Moonshine Mullin (Albert The Great-Mullen Road, by Distant View) & the ridgeling Dominus (Smart Strike-Cuando, by Lord At War). Stay Thirsty (a US$160,000 yearling at the 2009 Keeneland September Sale & subsequently a US$500,000 2YO at the 2010 Fasig-Tipton February Sale) took his record to 3 wins (also including March’s Gr3 Gotham Stakes over 8.5 furlongs at Aqueduct) & 3 runners-up (including June’s Gr1 Belmont Stakes over 12 furlongs at Belmont Park & 2010’s Gr1 Hopeful Stakes over 7 furlongs at Saratoga) from 9 starts for US$800,000 earnings.
Delbridge Racing has a promising 2-y-old colt by Bernardini with one 10% share still available.