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Aged to Perfection

Vineyard Haven captures De Francis Dash.
Godolphin's big year continued Oct. 24 when odds-on choice Vineyard Haven burst through along the inside in deep stretch to capture the $300,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash (gr. I) over a sloppy track at Laurel Park.

With Alan Garcia aboard, Vineyard Haven atoned for his disqualification after winning Saratoga's King's Bishop (gr. I) in his last start.
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I saw the King's Bishop Stakes, waiting in preparation for the Travers. I know the stewards had no choice but to disqualify Vineyard Haven in the race because the contact was so flagrant. But even if no contact had occurred in the race, I'm not sure that Captain Candyman Can was going to quite get up to beat Vineyard Haven. I think Vineyard Haven was going to win the race.

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