MENDED Places in Third Graded Stakes of the Year
The consistent MENDED has now placed in all three starts of 2018, all graded stakes, after her effort in Santa Anita’s Adoration S.-G3. The 5-year-old mare by BROKEN VOW, as is her usual custom, went to the lead soon after the break and pushed her lead out to two lengths down the backstretch. MENDED was headed midway around the far turn but fought back to edge away again turning for home. She then battled between foes from midstretch to the wire and finished just 1 1/2 lengths back of the win. Earlier this year she was runner-up in the G1 Santa Margarita and the G2 La Canada S., where she was only beaten a head. And in 2017, MENDED held the record for the longest winning streak at 10. Lifetime record: 29-13-4-5, $363,690. O-Troy and Maritza Onorato. B-Sheltowee Farm, Mariah Thoroughbreds LLC & Pin Oak Stud LLC. T-John F. Martin.