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Watts, Kensington Court roll to victory in steeplechase opener at Saratoga
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CAMDENS MARK WATTS rode Kensington Court to an impressive 14 1/4-length victory in Wednesdays first jump race of the 2016 season at Saratoga. The win was the fifth in 20 starts over fence for the native of Ireland this year. - photo by Lindsay Jennings/C-I photo
Oakwood Stable’s Kensington Court went to the lead at the start of Saratoga Race Course’s $65,000 allowance hurdle, opened a 20-length lead in midrace, and rolled home to an overwhelming 14 1/4-length victory last Wednesday in the fist jump race at the Spa this summer. Help From Heaven closed ground on the final backstretch run to finish second, and favored All for Us was 2 3/4 lengths farther back in third in a field of seven for Saratoga’s opening steeplechase race. Trained by Julie Gomena, Kensington Court is a confirmed front-runner and set all the fractions in winning a Fair Hill maiden hurdle on May 28.