01/16/2014 1:49PM

Oaklawn Park: Don't Tell Sophia starts familiar path in Pippin

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HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – Don’t Tell Sophia swept into Oaklawn Park a year ago and quickly established herself as one of the best mares on the grounds by virtue of daylight wins in the Pippin and Bayakoa, and a third-place finish in the Grade  1, $500,000 Apple Blossom. She’s back in town for the new meet, and on Saturday will be a strong favorite to defend her Pippin title against five others in the 1 1/16-mile race that also drew millionaire Dixie Strike.