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Posted: 8/26/2006 6:09:00 PM ET

Henny Hughes rolls to resounding length romp in King's Bishop
Zabeel Racing International's Henny Hughes streaked to a clear lead leaving the turn and powered to a convincing 5 1/4-length romp Saturday in the $250,000 King's Bishop Stakes (G1) at Saratoga Race Course.
Jockey John Velazquez positioned the three-year-old Hennessy colt in an ideal stalking position outside of pacesetter Quietly Go entering the turn of the seven-furlong race, and Henny Hughes seized command approaching the stretch.

Trained by Kiaran McLaughlin, Henny Hughes accelerated away from the field at the top of the stretch and cruised to the wire under a hand ride in 1:21.96.

Runner-up Star Dabbler edged fast-closing Court Folly for second by three-quarters of a length.

Placed three times in Grade 1 races as a juvenile, Henny Hughes's King's Bishop score marked his first Grade 1 win triumph. With the win, he improves to five wins and three seconds from eight career starts.