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Skippylongstocking scores in Oaklawn Handicap

Skippylongstocking SV photography

Daniel Alonso’s Skippylongstocking (Exaggerator – Twinkling) passed the $2-million mark in earnings with an authoritative victory in Saturday’s $1,250,000 Oaklawn Handicap (G2). Pressing the pace from the start, he went for the lead on the turn, took over in the stretch and eased away to a two-length victory. Trained by Saffie A. Joseph, Jr., the 4-year-old son of Exaggerator has posted six graded stakes wins, compiled a 23-8-2-4 career record and earned $2,291,685. At the 2021 OBS Spring Sale, he turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5 and was purchased for $37,000 out of the Top Line Sales consignment.  watch his under tack video

Patriot Spirit SV photography

Mellon Patch, Inc.’s Patriot Spirit (Constitution – Mistical Plan) took the lead shortly after the break in Sunday’s $200,000 Illinois Derby at Hawthorne and never looked back, en route to an effortless 5-3/4 length victory.  It’s the second stakes win for the 3-year-old colt by Constitution, trained by Michael B. Campbell, now 7-3-0-1 with $208,300 in earnings. He was purchased for $80,000 out of the Clary Bloodstock consignment at the 2023 OBS March Sale after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. watch his under tack video   March Sale walking video