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Drill's 7th Winner Posts an Eye-Catcher

All Sweet Kayden needed to record his initial victory yesterday was a switch from Penn National to Gulfstream West. After notching a pair of seconds in his last two starts in Pennsylvania, the colt bred by Golden Legacy Stable rewarded Drill with his seventh winner via an eye-catching 5 1/2-furlong performance. With Edgard Zayas aboard, Sweet Kayden left from the No. 9 post, but took a left turn out of the gate and bumped the horse to his inside. Zayas was able to straighten him out and quickly move him up behind the leaders, then swung him wide on the turn, and the colt sailed into the lead as if in cruise control. With his rider standing in the irons nearing the wire, Sweet Kayden won by three lengths and earned a check for $11,600 . . . At Laurel Park, two of Drill's previous winners competed in the eighth race, a $50,000 claimer. In a thrilling finish, Olive Kat missed by a neck and collected a check for $8,820, and Destiny Over Fate was another nose behind in third and banked $6,006. With the three paychecks, Drill moved up to 14th place on the North American freshman sire list with earnings of $392,816.