Stay Thirsty gets the edge in Travers

Stay Thirsty has been made the 5-2 favorite over the winners of the Preakness, Belmont Stakes and Haskell Invitational for the Travers Stakes at Saratoga Race Course on Saturday.

A field of 10 was entered Wednesday for the 1-1/4 -mile ”Mid-Summer Derby,” a race that could determine the leader of the 3-year-old division.

Haskell winner Coil is the second choice at 3-1, with Preakness winner Shackleford next at 9-2 and Belmont winner Ruler On Ice at 6-1.

Stay Thirsty, winner of the Jim Dandy on July 30, drew the No. 9 post and will be ridden by Javier Castellano. Coil, trained by Bob Baffert, leaves from the No. 7 post.

The rest of the field is Bowman’s Causeway, J W Blue, Malibu Glow, Moonshine Mullin, Raison d’Etat and Rattlesnake Bridge.

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