Tuesday, January 21, 2014 |
Divine Oath backed-up his recent training with a game 1/2 length victory over a tough customer in Ring Weekend (10) in yesterday's maiden special weight race, going 7 1/2 furlongs on the turf at Gulfstream Park.
Breaking sharply from the the seven-hole, jockey Javier Castellano secured a front-running spot just outside of the early pacesetter, Rocboo (1) as they raced around the first turn. Traveling well through a half mile in :49.10, Divine Oath was engaged by Abundio (8) from the outside who was making a bold but premature move prompting Castellanoto ask Divine Oath for run as they raced around the far turn.
Easily disposing Adundio (8), Divine Oath looked in control coming out of the turn, yet anotherchallenger, Ring Weekend (10), quickly found room off the rail and was closing fast. So fast in fact, that he stuck a head in front at the top of the lane. However, Castellano and Divine Oath would re-rally and prevail in the end.
This was an impressive first run from this colt as he was forced to make multiple moves during the race and had enough courage to fight on to the end. We're thrilled with the win and look forward to his next start at Gulftsream.
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