08/23/2013 5:01PM

Saratoga notes: Java's War headed to Pennsylvania Derby


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SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. - Java's War, winner of the Blue Grass Stakes who was at one time under consideration for the Travers, will make his next start in the Grade 1, $1 million Pennsylvania Derby at Parx on Sept 21, trainer Barclay Tagg said.

Tagg recently took over the training of Java's War when owner Charles Fipke moved him from Ken McPeek's barn.

Since Fipke had Golden Soul, the Kentucky Derby runner-up, to run in the Travers, it made waiting for the Pennsylvania Derby a tad easier.

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"It gives him a little more time between now and then," Tagg said Friday. "He had some issues. I'd rather have a little better handle on him. The Pennsylvania Derby is a better spot."