Exaggerator favored in Travers Stakes

LEXINGTON, Ky (WKYT) - Exaggerator, this year's Preakness and Haskell winner and Kentucky Derby runner-up is the 3-1 morning line favorite in Saturday's Travers Stakes at Saratoga. Exaggerator drew post No. 7 in the middle of the gate.

The field also includes Connect, which comes off a win at Saratoga in The Curlin Stakes. At 4-1 Connect is second in the morning line.

Trainer Bob Baffert has the third choice in the morning line in American Freedom, which comes off a second in The Haskell behind Exaggerator. Baffert went into the Travers last year with Triple Crown Winner American Pharoah and was upset.

The Travers also includes this year's Belmont winner Creator and Gun Runner, which was third in The Kentucky Derby, both trained by Steve Asmussen.

With 14 starters the Travers has its first full field since 1977.

1. Arrogate 10-1

2. American Freedom 6-1

3. My Man Sam 20-1

4. Governor Malibu 12-1

5. Forever d'Oro 30-1

6. Anaximandros 50-1

7. Exaggerator 3-1

8. Destin 10-1

9. Gift Box 12-1

10. Connect 4-1

11. Majesto 30-1

12. Creator 15-1

13. Laoban 15-1

14. Gun Runner 10-1



 
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