Jakarta to Run for Purse Money Only in Caress


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Jakarta wins the 2020 Claiming Crown Distaff Dash Stakes at Gulfstream Park

Three Diamonds Farm's Jakarta  will run for purse money only in the $200,000 Caress Stakes (G3T) July 24 at Saratoga Race Course after being inadvertently scratched, according to a statement from the New York Racing Association's senior director of communications Pat McKenna.

"Jakarta was inadvertently scratched out of the Grade 3, $200,000 Caress (Race 10). As a result, Jakarta will run for purse money only," McKenna said.

There will be no betting on Jakarta in the Caress, a 5 1/2-furlong turf sprint for older fillies and mares. Should the Mike Maker trainee win the race, the runner-up will pay off for the win in mutuel returns. Similarly, other types of wagers could be affected. 

The inadvertent scratch reduces already-limited choices for bettors in the Caress. Jakarta had been the 6-1 third choice on the morning line in a six-horse race. She will break from the outside post under jockey Luis Saez. Post time for the Caress is 6:13 p.m. ET.