TDN RISING STARS

October 27, 2017 - Keeneland, Race 5, Msw, USD $65,000, 1 1/8M

Daddy Is a Legend, F, 2, 2015 by Scat Daddy

1st Dam: Randie's Legend, by Benchmark
2nd Dam: Eternal Legend, by Gold Legend
3rd Dam: Eternal Search, by Northern Answer

Owner: Jim & Susan Hill
Breeder: HnR Nothhaft Horseracing LLC (PA)
Trainer: George Weaver

Daddy is a Legend (Scat Daddy) became the latest “TDN Rising Star” with a decisive victory going nine furlongs over the Keeneland lawn Friday afternoon. Fifth on debut at Saratoga Aug. 6 behind Chelsey Flower S. contender Golden Orb (Orb), the $160,000 KEESEP yearling checked in second next out Sept. 16 at Belmont behind a “TDN Rising Star” performance from Rushing Fall (More Than Ready), who captured Keeneland’s GIII Jessamine S. next out and is one of the likely favorites for next Friday’s GI Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf at Del Mar.

Running second last through a first half-mile in :49.73, the 3-5 chalk steadily advanced down the center of the course and ranged up outside the top three as they registered three-quarters in 1:16.19. The dark bay stuck her head in front rounding the far turn and the race was over from there as she cruised clear to win as she pleased. Gentle Ruler (Colonel John) ran on late, closing the gap to 2 3/4 lengths at the line.

Daddy is a Legend is out of the unraced mare Randie’s Legend (Benchmark), a half-sister to MSW Eternal Rule (Tribal Rule) and GSW Frumious (Grindstone). The 10-year-old mare did not produce a foal in 2016, but foaled a City Zip colt named Belleau Wood this term and was bred back to Tiznow.

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