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Skipping Town Wins Sunday Feature

Daniel Family Farms’ Skipping Town proved to be no disappointment to those who backed her down to even money favoritism in Sunday’s $44,000 feature for fillies and mares at about seven and a half furlongs over the Stall Wilson turf course when she drew clear in the final furlong to post a 2 1/4-length victory.

The accredited Louisiana-bred daughter of Leestown, trained by Sam Ishaq and ridden by Shaun Bridgmohan, pressed the early pace, took command in upper stretch and increased her margin the rest of the way.

Skipping Town returned mutuels of $4, $3 and $2.60, accomplished the distance over the course rated firm in 1:34.15 and increased her career earnings to $101,400 with her fourth victory in 10 lifetime starts.

Brittlyn Stable’s Miss Bean Wah, void of early foot, rallied late to gain the place finishing three-quarters of a length to the good of Bellamy Stable’s Jami Baby.

Miss Bean Wah paid $5.60 and $3.60, while Jami Baby returned $7.60 to show.

Oakwood Stable’s Dominic’s Dancer made the pace with splits of 25.79 and 49.69 before tiring to finish eighth.

Racing resumes Monday at Fair Grounds with a nine-race program beginning at 1:10 p.m.