(c, 3, Broken Vow--Rejoicing, by Forestry)--a well-beaten second behind last weekend's GI Belmont Derby upsetter Mr Speaker (Pulpit) in the GIII Coolmore Lexington S. over the Keeneland Polytrack Apr. 19--lined up as a 7-2 chance in Saturday's GIII American Derby at Arlington Park after finishing fourth in the grassy $500,000 Penn Mile S. May 31. Settled in midpack while receiving a ground-saving trip through fractions of :23.60 and :48.54, Divine Oath awaited racing room on the far turn. With Florent Geroux in the irons, Divine Oath found a seam in mid-stretch and punched home nicely from along the inside to nail European invader Our Channel
(English Channel) by a half length. Highball
(Lemon Drop Kid) was third. The final time for 1 3/16 miles was 1:56.50. Divine Oath kicked off his career with two straight wins over the Gulfstream lawn earlier this term prior to his two aforementioned stakes tries. Sales History: $200,000 yrl '12 KEESEP. Lifetime Record: 5-3-1-0. O-Lets Go Stable; B-Sanford R. Robertson (Ky); T-Todd Pletcher.Saturday, Arlington ParkAMERICAN DERBY-GIII
, $200,000, APX, 7-12, 3yo, 1 3/16mT, 1:56 2/5, fm.
1--#@DIVINE OATH, 119, c, 3, by Broken Vow
1st Dam: Rejoicing, by Forestry
2nd Dam: Pennant Champion, by Mr. Prospector
3rd Dam: Personal Ensign, by Private Account
($200,000 yrl '12 KEESEP). O-Let's Go Stable; B-Sanford R Robertson (KY); T-Todd A Pletcher; J-Florent Geroux. $114,000. Lifetime Record: 5-3-1-0, $235,950. Werk Nick Rating: A+. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
, 121, c, 3, English Channel
--Raw Gold, by Rahy. ($30,000 yrl '12 KEESEP; £33,000 2yo ‘13 GOFMAR). O-Rabbah Bloodstock; B-Bluegrass Hall LLC (KY); T-William J Haggas. $38,000.
, 119, c, 3, Lemon Drop Kid
--Cayuga's Waters, by Langfuhr. ($250,000 yrl '12 KEESEP). O-Gary & Mary West; B-Brant Laue (KY); T-Wayne M Catalano. $20,900.
Margins: HF, 3/4, HF. Odds: 3.60, 6.40, 8.80.
Also Ran: Schoolofhardrocks, Afortable, Big Tom Prado, Giacallure, Hesinfront, Ghostly Wonder, Chief Barker (Ire). Click for the brisnet.com chart or the brisnet.com PPs. VIDEO.
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