Go Stable’s Divine Oath, a hard-charging victor of yesterday’s second
leg of the MidAmerica Triple – the Grade III $200,000 American Derby –
could return for the final leg, the Grade I $500,000
Secretariat Stakes on Arlington Million Day, Aug. 16.
The Todd Pletcher trainee was the champion conditioners first win in
the race and earned the connections automatic entry and fees waived for
the third leg.
“He came out well,” reported Pletcher. “We are considering the Secretariat as his next race.”
The son Broken Vow was ridden by meet-leading rider Florent Geroux and
gamely passed five horses in the final three-sixteenths of a mile to
post the victory. “It was a good ride. He saved ground, guided him
through and rode a perfect turf race,” added Tristan
Berry, Pletcher’s assistant. “We were very happy with the win.”