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Friday, August 18, 2017

Mental Toughness and Preparedness

Today's Skidmore is a skullbuster. It's a 5-1/2 furlong sprint for juvenile turfers and there's one very interesting entrant in the group.

Mentality (3-1) was entered against her own kind Wednesday, was scratched, and is reentered here vs. males. Running fillies against colts is nothing new for trainer Wesley Ward.

The replay is worth checking. Taking pressure every step of the way, she refused to be passed in the lane despite several challenges. Santana rode her then, he re-rides here, and Ward once again is spotting the New York bred miss vs. open rivals.

Taking Mentality to win at 5-2 or greater and exacta key-boxes with Todd's uncoupled pair, Dial One (7-2) and EL Dulce (5-2).

IF ON DIRT: Taking Main Track Only mate Nuclear Option (4-1) to win,m no price restrictions


Number of Selections since 2007: 2349

Number of Win and Place Finishes: 704-468

Amount Wagered: $4,698 [$2 to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $4,800.80

Exacta Finishes All Selections since 2007: .498%

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Written by John Pricci


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