08/22/2014 2:20PM

Upstart back off short rest for Funny Cide

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SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – Trainer Rick Violette spent plenty of time educating the talented New York-bred 2-year-old Upstart prior to his first start, working him behind and between horses and letting him take dirt. That schooling paid big dividends after Upstart had to overcome a tough trip in traffic en route to an impressive 5 1/2-length victory in his debut.