Monday, September 22, 2014 |
With a patient and confident ride from jockey Jose Caraballo, Divine Oath hugged the rail throughout, and spurted clear late to win the $150,000 Kent S. (G3) on Saturday, September 20th at Delaware - Race Replay.
Our good-looking son of Broken Vow was content rating off the pace down on the inside as Lafontaine (7) led the field through splits of :23 3/5, :47 3/5 and 1:12 1/5.
Divine Oath started to move in on the leaders coming around the far turn, surged through an opening along the rail turning for home and took control at the top of the stretch. Eventual runner-up, Bashart (6) attempted to challenge in mid-stretch, but Divine Oath was too game, as he pulled clear late to prevail by 3/4 of a length - Chart.
Divine Oath covered 1 1/8 miles over the firm turf in 1:47.78, which was .51 off the course record set by Optimzer in September of 2012.
“We had a great trip,” said winning jockey Jose Caraballo. “He broke right there with them without me asking him. From there on, it was just about waiting and finding room and he took over.”
This was a nice rebound win for Divine Oath marking his second graded stakes win of the season for Let's Go.