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Three winners shine for WPT Saturday / Monday, February 24, 2020

Two wins at Aqueduct and another in New Orleans highlighted a big Saturday across the country for the West Point Thoroughbreds black and gold.

Desbordes and Septimius Severus led the charge in New York for the combination of trainer George Weaver and red-hot jockey Manny Franco. Desbordes broke through emphatically, drawing off to an 11 1/2-length maiden score.

In Louisiana, Room to Finish rallied through the stretch to secure her fifth career win for trainer Wayne Catalano. Colby Hernandez guided the dark bay filly, who now has finished first or second in 13 of her 15 races and earned $204,705.

West Point also had a couple close second-place finishes Saturday with promising three-year-old colts:

Divine Armor came up a neck short in a mile maiden race at Santa Anita while improving to an 89 Beyer speed figure, continuing a steady ascent for trainer John Sadler;

and Voodoo Zip made a nice step forward on the turf at Gulfstream, beaten less than a length in a two-turn maiden special weight for trainer Danny Gargan.



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