SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. &ndash; John Kimmel knows Friend or Foe has a lot to overcome when he makes his graded stakes debut in Saturday&rsquo;s Grade 2, $500,000 Jim Dandy at Saratoga.\r\nBut in Friend or Foe, Kimmel also knows he has a lot of horse.\r\nFriend or Foe, undefeated in three starts, is one of several intriguing 3-year-olds set to contest the Jim Dandy, the local prep for the $1 million Travers Stakes here Aug. 28. The Jim Dandy is run at 1 1/8 miles.\r\nA field of nine was entered in the Jim Dandy, but Winslow Homer would only run if Sunday&rsquo;s $75,000 Curlin Stakes fails to fill, trainer Tony Dutrow said Wednesday. Entries for the Curlin were to be taken Thursday.\r\nWith the top-two finishers from the Kentucky Derby and Preakness headed for Sunday&rsquo;s $1 million Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park, the Jim Dandy drew an eclectic field of 3-year-olds trying to make an impact in the division.\r\nAfleet Express, who won the Grade 3 Pegasus at Monmouth in June, Fly Down, who won the Grade 2 Dwyer at Belmont in May and was second in the Belmont Stakes, and A Little Warm, the Louisiana Derby runner-up, will likely vie for favoritism.\r\nFriend or Foe, who won the seven-furlong Mike Lee for New York-breds at Belmont on June 20, will not only be making his graded stakes debut in the Jim Dandy, he also will be making his first start around two turns.\r\n&ldquo;How can you not be concerned about running two turns for the first time?&rdquo; Kimmel said. &ldquo;And you don&rsquo;t get to run two turns at a mile or a mile and a sixteenth, you got to do it at a mile and an eighth, but that&rsquo;s the way we have to play this one. I talked to the track guy, and he wasn&rsquo;t going to change the size of the track or the length of the race.&rdquo;\r\nKimmel believes Friend or Foe is a natural two-turn horse. He is a son of Friends Lake, a New York-bred who won the Grade 1 Florida Derby in his second start around two turns.\r\n&ldquo;The key to getting horses to run long is their ability to relax, and really I think that&rsquo;s one of the things this horse can do,&rdquo; said Kimmel, whose horse will break from post 8 under Rajiv Maragh.\r\nKimmel said he does not want to see Friend or Foe on the lead.\r\n&ldquo;I think that&rsquo;s a really tough assignment to be the pursued horse first time going two turns, because now you&rsquo;re trying to slow your horse down then it becomes one of those situations where everybody&rsquo;s taking shots at you,&rdquo; Kimmel said.\r\nThe Jim Dandy field, from the rail out, is: Steinbeck (Garrett Gomez), Afleet Express (Javier Castellano), Stormy&rsquo;s Majesty (Edgar Prado), Aikenite (David Cohen), A Little Warm (John Velazquez), Miner&rsquo;s Reserve (Calvin Borel), Winslow Homer (Ramon Dominguez), Friend or Foe (Maragh), and Fly Down (Jose Lezcano).\r\nThe Jim Dandy goes as the 10th of an 11-race card. The Grade 1 Diana, featuring Forever Together, precedes it.