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Dr. Skip does not miss a beat in Parx win
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JODY PETTY ... rides winner at Parx
Clorevia Farm’s Dr. Skip confirmed the promise of his maiden steeplechase victory when he made a big move on Parx’s final turn, jumped the last fence with a six-length lead, and drew clear to a seven-length win in the Philadelphia area track’s $30,000 featured optional allowance claimer last Tuesday.Dr. Skip, an impressive maiden winner at the Radnor Hunt Races on May 18 in Malvern, Pa., marked himself as a horse to watch in this year’s competition for the novice championship with a second noteworthy performance. Jody Petty again was in the saddle for trainer Edward Graham.Allowed to settle early in midpack, the 5-year-old Maryland-bred Eddington gelding launched his bid at pacesetter Pleasant Woodman on Parx’s turn for home and quickly gained a clear advantage. Owner-trainer Michael Moran’s Staying On, who had attended the early pace, held on for second under Camden’s Bernie Dalton.