Updated on 09/17/2011 9:43PM

Stewards put up Seeking Slew

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Seeking Slew wins the Grade 3, $500,000 Kent Breeders' Cup Stakes by a double DQ at Delaware Park on Saturday.

A double disqualification gave Seeking Slew the victory in the Grade 3, $500,000 Saturday afternoon at Delaware Park.

Seeking Slew, a maiden winner last time out at Belmont Park, was third under the wire following a roughly run stretch drive.

Touched by Madness finished first, followed by Spring House, but both were disqualified for separate incidents in the lane.

In the revised order of finish, Chattahoochee War, the 11-10 favorite, was moved from fourth to second. Spring House dropped a spot to third and Touched by Madness went all the way from first to fourth.

The trouble began when Spring House, ridden by Aaron Gryder, forced his way clear in the lane. The stewards took his number down for impeding Seeking Slew and Chattahoochee War.

In deep stretch, a tiring Touched by Madness, who set the pace under Frankie Pennington, bore out badly into Spring House and Seeking Slew.

Both Gryder and Ramon Dominguez, aboard Seeking Slew, filed objections against Touched by Madness.

Breaking from post 9, Dominguez hustled Seeking Slew into a stalking position behind Touched by Madness. Seeking Slew fought gamely to the finish despite involvement in both stretch incidents.

Touched by Madness was clocked over firm turf in 1:47.32 for the 1 1/8 miles, breaking the course record of 1:47.44 set by Foufa's Warrior last year.

Seeking Slew ($14.80) was making only his third career start. A Live Oak Plantation homebred son of Seeking the Gold, Seeking Slew is trained by Hall of Famer Bill Mott.

The Kent purse was doubled this year to stay competitive with the $500,000 Colonial Turf Cup, run on the same afternoon at Colonial Downs.

Six horses were cross-entered in both races: Interpatation, Spring House, Touched by Madness, Crown Point, Wallstreet Scandal, and El Viaje. Only Interpatation defected to the Colonial Turf Cup.