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Afleet Express Works for Jim Dandy

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Afleet Express, winner of the Grade 3 Pegasus in his most recent start, worked seven furlongs Friday morning in his final serious move for next Saturday’s Jim Dandy.

 

With exercise rider Kelvin Pahal aboard, the son of Afleet Alex went out after the renovation break on the main track and covered the distance in 1:25.62.

 

“I didn’t pick him up right at the beginning from where I was standing, but when I did I thought he was going at the right pace, and finished up well,” said trainer Jimmy Jerkens. “I thought it was perfect.”

 

Afleet Express, a 3-year-old son of Afleet Alex owned by Gainesway Stable, is 3-1-0 from five starts including a 7 ¾-length win going seven furlongs at Belmont Park on May 22 and the 1 1/16th mile Pegasus, in which he came from just off to pace to win by 1 ¾ lengths.

 

“His last race told us a lot,” said Jerkens. “It was his first time around two turns on a very, very slow track against some nice, seasoned horses, and he handled them pretty well.”

 

Jerkens said the colt will most likely gallop into the 1 1/8th mile Jim Dandy.

 

 

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