Arlington Heights, IL – June 2, 2017 | Dare To Dream Stable’s 3 year old filly, She’s Got The Mojo sure had “the mojo”, easily dispatching her 8 rivals and breaking her maiden in her 7th career start in race #6 at Arlington Park today. The 3 year-old daughter of Hold Me Back was coming off a tough loss in her last outing where she easily ran her best race, only to finish second losing to a big class dropper from the Rivelli barn. On this glorious sunny afternoon at beautiful Arlington Park, Mojo would be sent off as the overwhelming betting favorite in this 1 1/16 event on the polytrack. As the gates sprung open, jockey Santo Sanjur immediately put Mojo in a perfect stalking position sitting in second, right off the pacesetter. The gorgeous bay filly maintained that position on the backside with Sanjur confidently just waiting for the right moment to push the button and ask Mojo for her run. Right before they reached the bend, Sanjur gave Mojo the que and she immediately swallowed up the pacesetter and drew off. By the time she reached the top of the stretch, the race was essentially over with only the final margin of victory in question. In the end it was an easy 4 3/4 length tally with plenty left in the tank.
Congratulations to all the partners and a special shout out to first time wining owners with Dare To Dream Stable, Luke Bowton and Michael Zawitaj. Congratulations to trainer Mike Stidham, Hilary Pridham, Rigo Rosas and the entire team on a superb job keeping Mojo sharp and ready for back to back top performances. Finally to Jockey Santo Sanjur who had Mojo in the perfect spot from the get go and rode her with supreme confidence.