OZONE PARK, N.Y. &ndash; Using a sharp break from the gate that was lacking in his loss to Royal Currier at Parx Racing last month, Fort Hughes rolled to an eye-catching 4 3/4-length victory in Monday&rsquo;s $65,000 Jimmy Winkfield Stakes at Aqueduct.\r\nRoyal Currier, who defeated Fort Hughes by a head in the Southampton Stakes on Dec. 21, chased Fort Hughes all the way around the track but had to settle for second, 2 3/4 lengths ahead of Rift. Bravo Romeo, Running Tap, and Bambi Bound completed the order of finish. Fort Hughes paid $4.80.\r\nFort Hughes&rsquo;s final time of 1:08.33 was a stakes record, eclipsing the mark of 1:08.88 set by Farmonthefreeway when this race was known as the Best Turn in 1993. The final time also was the fastest six furlongs run at the inner-track meeting, besting Calibrachoa&rsquo;s 1:08.85 in last month&rsquo;s Gravesend Stakes.\r\n&ldquo;Wow, nice colt,&rdquo; said Arthur Magnuson, assistant to winning trainer Kiaran McLaughlin. &ldquo;That was what we were thinking after his first start. This is a nice animal.&rdquo;\r\nFort Hughes, a son of Henny Hughes owned and bred by Sheikh Mohammed&rsquo;s Darley Stable, won his debut at Belmont on Oct. 10, running 5 1/2 furlongs in 1:02.98. Sent off at 2-5 in the Southampton, Fort Hughes broke a little flat-footed and found himself fourth early. His late rally fell just short to Royal Currier.\r\nOn Monday, under Eddie Castro, Fort Hughes broke sharp from the gate and maintained a length lead over Royal Currier through a quarter in 22.21 seconds and a half in 44.67. Turning for home, Castro shook Fort Hughes up and he ran away from Royal Currier under a vigorous hand ride.\r\n&ldquo;He broke really sharp, and I knew the other horse had speed,&rdquo; Castro said, referring to Royal Currier. &ldquo;I put him right there and in the stretch he ran away.&rdquo;\r\nMagnuson said the quick break from the gate &ldquo;for sure helped today and Rift didn&rsquo;t break as well as they thought he probably could. It worked out very well today, and he&rsquo;s also improving all the time. He&rsquo;s trained very well in the morning. We were not really disappointed at Philly, just kind of green maybe, but he&rsquo;s really coming into his own.&rdquo;\r\nIf Fort Hughes stays in New York, he could make his next start in the Fred &ldquo;Cappy&rdquo; Capossela Stakes here March 5.