Kent Stakes 2013 Contenders at Delaware Park

Dave Bond | OTB Writer

Las Vegas, NV - Delaware Park in Stanton, Delaware will play host to the Grade 3 Kent Stakes this Saturday, September 7. A purse of $200,000 will be on the line for a group of three year olds willing to go 1 1/8 miles on Delaware Park's turf track.

A field of eight three year olds has been confirmed for the Kent Stakes - race 7 on Delaware Park's Saturday cared. Post time is 4:15 PM. Here is a glance into the credentials of all eight combatants for this Grade 3 stakes.

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Majestic Jess - marked just his third career start on North American soil Saturday after 12 starts in Ireland netted two wins, a second and five third place finishes - respectable indeed. Since shipping he has a fourth in a Claiming in July and a third last time out in a Starter Optional Claiming August 8 - both results at Saratoga.

Are You Kidding Me - raced to a very good second in the Grade 2 Summer Stakes at Woodbine a year ago for his best career result but has been up and down since. Last time out was a second in the minor Toronto Cup after a fifth in the minor Charlie Barley Stakes and a sixth in the minor Penn Mile in June. His last graded stakes action came in March - a disappointing eighth in the Grade 1 Florida Derby. He has placed in three of six starts in 2013 and enters the Kent in so-so form

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Michael With Us - has 10 career starts with two wins, four seconds and two third place finishes. He stepped up in graded stakes company two back and finished an ugly eighth in the Grade 3 Hill Prince Stakes but bounced back last time out with a respectable second in the minor Restoration Stakes at Monmouth August 17. He won the OBS Championship Stakes at Ocala Training Center in March but followed that with a disappointing sixth in the minor Calder Derby April 6. His last win came in May - an Allowance Optional Claiming May 26 at Monmouth Park.

Readyshakego - has six career starts for trainer Jessica J. Campitelli with two wins and a third place finish. Last time out was a sixth in the minor Stroll Stakes after a seventh in the Grade 2 Virginia Derby - his stakes debut. Before that was an Allowance Optional Claiming score for his first win since a MSW in his career debut.

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Grand Tito - Antonio Sano trained colt became a stakes winner in July - the minor Showing Up Stakes at Gulfstream but followed that with a disappointing fifth last time out in the minor Naked Green Stakes at Calder August 3. He has two wins and a second place finish in five career start - the other win being a MSW in his third career start at Calder in June.

Fear The Kitten - Michael Maker trained colt has 11 race career with two wins, a second and a third place finish. He had a pair of fifth place finishes in the spring - in the Grade 1 Blue Grass Stakes and in the Grade 3 Spiral Stakes at Turfway Park March 23 He followed that with a sixth in the Grade 2 Peter Pan in May and a fourth in the minor Springfield Stakes at Arlington Park June 1. Last time out was a fifth in the minor Stroll Stakes at Saratoga August 14 after an unflattering sixth in the Grade 2 Virginia Derby July 13. Good results include a second in the Grade 3 Southwest Stakes to Super Ninety Nine at Oaklawn Park February 18 after a third in the Grade 3 LeComte January 19 at Fair Grounds. It's been a while since we saw good form from Fear The Kitten - hopes are he changes that trend Saturday.

Hard Enough - races in graded stakes company for the first time Saturday but is coming off two nice minor stakes scores - both at Monmouth Park. Last time out was in the Restoration Stakes August 17 after the Jersey Derby in July. Before that was three straight third place finishes. He only has four wins and three thirds in 15 career starts so it is easy to see that Hard enough is in the best form of his career

Saint Vigeur - Chad Brown trained colt (an Allowance Optional Claiming score at Aqueduct April 11 after breaking maiden at Gulfstream January 8) was followed by a pair of good seconds in graded stakes action. Last time out was in the Grade 2 Dwyer Stakes hat Belmont Park July 6 after the Grade 2 Peter Pan Stakes also at Belmont Park im May. His only other stakes action came in October - a fifth in the Grade 3 Pilgrim Stakes on this track October 8.


2013 Kent Stakes Entries & Odds

Race 7 on Delaware Park's Saturday card with a Post Time of 4:15 PM.

Entry Horse Jockey Trainer ML Odds
1 Majestic Jess (IRE) T. McCarthy N. Saville
10-1
2 Are You Kidding Me R. Maragh R. Attfield
6-1
3 Michael With Us G. Saez S. DiMauro
4-1
4 Readyshakego F. Boyce J. Campitelli
15-1
5 Grand Tito J. Rios A. Sano
15-1
6 Fear the Kitten J. Pimentel M. Maker
8-1
7 Hard Enough D. Centeno B. Dibona
5-1
8 Saint Vigeur A. Castellano, Jr. C. Brown
7-5

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