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Dalton, African Oil go from last to first in Kiser
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AFRICAN OIL CARRIES CAMDENS Bernie Dalton over the last fence with the lead and never gave it up in winning Mondays $75,000 Jonathan Kiser Novice Stakes at Saratoga. - photo by Adam Mooshian photo/NYRA
Trained by Camden’s Kate Dalton and ridden by her husband Bernie, African Oil established himself as a rising star over fences when he overhauled a quality field on the final turn in Saratoga Race Course’s $75,000 Jonathan Kiser Novice Stakes and drew away Monday to his third straight victory. Owned by Gary Barber, African Oil went off as the 4.10-to-1 second pick in the Kiser, which was postponed from Thursday when a downpour drenched the upstate New York track and quickly turned a firm turf course to yielding. Undeterred by the delay, the five-year-old French-bred gelding by Royal Applause (GB) galloped to the finish line as Selection Sunday drove through the stretch to get second money.

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