08/28/2010 5:12PM

Saratoga: Afleet Express beats Fly Down a nose in Travers


  Afleet Express (12th, $16.00) saved ground on the far turn, caught pacesetter Miner's Reserve coming to midstretch and staved off a wide late rally from Fly Down to win the Travers by a nose. It was another 6 3/4 lengths back to First Dude, who had 1 1/2 lengths on fourth-place finisher Afleet Again. A Little Warm, the Jim Dandy winner and morning-line choice, finished fifth.

  Trappe Shot, the 7-2 favorite in the field of 11 3-year-olds, was ninth. Super Saver was next-to-last, beating only second-time starter Admiral Alex.

  Afleet Express, trained by Jimmy Jerkens and ridden by Javier Castellano, ran 1 1/4 miles in 2:03.28.