10/02/2010 3:11PM

Belmont: Ave noses Changing Skies in Flower Bowl


    Ave (7th, $23.00) rallied from off the pace to edge Changing Skies by a nose in the Grade 1 Flower Bowl Invitational under Javier Castellano. Red Desire, an invader from Japan who was sent off as the 9-5 favorite, finished third. Keertana was fourth in the field of seven fillies and mares.

  Ave, trained by Roger Attfield, won for the first time in five U.S. starts. She ran 1 1/4 miles in 2:08.54 over an inner turf course rendered yielding by rain Thursday & Friday.