It was a MASTERY exacta on Tuesday when Skerrett became his newest winner, followed in by Twodogsfourcats, in a Parx Maiden Special Weight.
Making her second start, Skerrett jumped out of the gate quickly in the 6 1/2 furlong race and was ready for battle from the start. She fought for the lead until the field hit stretch then it was game over. As her former rival tried to keep Twodogsfourcats at bay behind her, Skerrett focused on running away from the field – something she did extremely successfully.
Skerrett was 6 ½ lengths in front at the line with Twodogsfourcats finishing a neck in front of Reid’s Fangirl for second. Only those two were within eight lengths of Skerrett at the line.
Bred by Eico Ventures, Skerrett is trained by Robert E. Reid, Jr. for Cash Is King and LC Racing.
Out of the stakes winning, Grade 2-placed Salary Drive, Skerrett is a half-sister to multiple stakes winner Francatelli and the stakes winning Saranya, who also has a Grade 2 fourth on her record.
Salary Drive herself is one of two stakes winners for Sporty Card, who has seen three of her daughters produce stakes performers.
MASTERY’s first crop has hit the ground running early in 2022 with five winners. That is the same amount of 2022 winners as Connect and Practical Joke, with both standing for over twice his stud fee this year.