Divine Oath faces 6 in the Kent Stakes.

Divine Oath faces 6 in the Kent Stakes.

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Divine Oath Needs Kent to Get Back on Track

American Derby winner seeks rebound Sept. 20 at Delaware Park.

Let's Go Stable's Divine Oath looks to get back on track Sept. 20 in the $150,000 Kent Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Delaware Park, coming off a sixth-place finish in the Aug. 16 Secretariat Stakes (gr. IT) at Arlington International Racecourse

The lackluster effort from the 3-year-old son of Broken Vow  came after he took the July 12 American Derby (gr. IIIT) at Arlington with a good late move. The American Derby was his third score this year along with a maiden and allowance win garnered earlier in the season for trainer Todd Pletcher.

Jose Caraballo gets the mount from the inside aboard Divine Oath, who carries 120 pounds in the 1 1/8-mile turf test.

Others who should factor in the field of seven sophomores include Cabo Cat and Bashart

Lee Lewis' Cabo Cat, a homebred son of Kitten's Joy  trained by Mark Hennig, comes off a third in the Sept. 1 Saranac Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Saratoga Race Course. Winner of the June 28 Manila Stakes going a mile at Belmont Park, he seeks his first graded victory.

Bashart, Rosedown Racing's War Front  homebred, was fourth in the Saranac in his first start for trainer Michael Matz. His most recent victory came as a 2-year-old when he notched the With Anticipation (gr. IIT) at Saratoga while trained by Pletcher.

Completing the field are minor stakes winners Lafontaine and Craftsman, along with allowance winner Gadget Man and maiden winner Other Cheek.

Entries: Kent S. (G3T)

Delaware Park, Saturday, September 20, 2014, Race 5

  • Grade IIIT
  • 1 1/8m
  • Turf
  • $150,000
  • 3 yo
  • 3:07 PM (local)
11Divine Oath (KY)Keeneland Sales GraduateJose C. Caraballo120Todd A. Pletcher-
22Other Cheek (KY)Forest Boyce116Arnaud Delacour-
33Cabo Cat (KY)Alex Cintron120Mark A. Hennig-
44Lafontaine (KY)Steven Ronald Bahen120Elizabeth R. Charalambous-
55Craftsman (IRE)Michael Ritvo116H. Graham Motion-
66Bashart (KY)Keeneland Sales GraduateJoshua Navarro116Michael R. Matz-
77Gadget Man (NJ)Javier Santiago116Joseph H. Pierce, Jr.-