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Yes This Time Notches First Career Graded Stakes Victory In Kent
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Yes This Time Notches First Career Graded Stakes Victory In Kent

WILMINGTON, DE – Edge Racing’s Yes This Time notched his first career graded stakes and his fifth straight victory in the $150,125 Kent Stakes (G3) at Delaware Park.

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With Joe Bravo astride, the 3-year-old son of Not This Time returned $4.20 as the favorite in the field of six. The Kentucky-bred trained by Kelly Breen won by a length and covered the 1 1/8 mile in 1:52.39 over a soft turf course.

Like the King set early fractions of :25.63 for the 1/4 mile, :51.21 for the 1/2 mile, and 1:16.32 for 3/4 before finishing second. It was another length farther back to Wootton Asset, with Victor Carrasco, in third. 

Previously, Yes This Time had won 4 straight at Gulfstream Park including a 3/4-length score in the $75,000 English Channel Stakes in his latest.

Trainer Kelly Breen was a little concerned with the early pace, especially since in the previous turf stake, the fractions were faster.

“I was concerned about the pace,” said winning trainer Kelly Breen.  “I was concerned about being towards the back early, but the rail opened up and he came running. We are schooling him for the Kentucky Downs race (the Dueling Grounds Derby on September 5) by getting him used to going up and down the hills and being able to rate. He is a pretty neat horse with a lot of guts. He is a nice horse to train and he is pretty cool. Other than his first race, everything has been basically win pictures. He is a pretty nice horse.”

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