Foley Eyeing BC Filly & Mare Sprint For Sconsin After Open Mind Win

Trainer Greg Foley’s Barn 11 was buzzing with excitement Sunday morning following Sconsin’s hard-fought victory over Bell’s the One in Saturday’s $300,000 Open Mind (Listed) at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. Now, Foley and his team are eyeing a trip to Del Mar and the $1 million Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint.

“She’s just a classy filly,” Foley said. “Neil (Pessin)’s mare (Bell’s the One) is a really solid horse and they really battled last night. You get a little worried when the field is short about what the pace will be. They went quick last night and that helped us. In her two starts this year against Gamine they went almost two seconds slower for the opening quarter-mile.”

Sconsin improved her overall record to 15-5-4-1—$783,362. The 4-year-old Include filly is out of the former Foley-trained mare Sconnie.

“The guys with Lloyd Madison (Farms IV) have a really solid broodmare band going and it’s really exciting for this filly to now have three stakes wins. I’m thrilled for those guys.”

The winner’s circle was filled with about 30 members of Foley’s friends and family. However, one family member was missing and that was his son and assistant trainer Travis, who was out of town on his bachelor party ahead of his Oct. 2 wedding.

“We would’ve loved to be there but we definitely had a good celebration after she won,” Travis Foley said.

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