Daddy Is A Legend Flies Late For Jimmy Durante Win

With an impressive burst of speed in the stretch, Daddy Is a Legend, the 5-2 favorite under jockey Joe Bravo, won the Grade III $100,000 Jimmy Durante Stakes for two-year-old fillies Saturday.

Outrun for most of the one-mile grass journey, Daddy Is a Legend was taken to the far outside by Bravo turning into the stretch, overhauled the leaders in the final sixteenth and won by a length in 1:36.06. Data Dependent, piloted by Javier Castellano, was second, three-quarters of a length in front of Raucous, with Lexington Grace fourth in the field of a dozen fillies. Withdrawn was One Fast Broad.

Daddy Is a Legend, a daughter of Scat Daddy owned by Jim and Susan Hill and trained by George Weaver, returned $7.40, $4.60 and $3.20 after her second success in four starts. She came into the Durante Stakes from an easy maiden win at Keeneland October 27. First prize of $60,000 increased her earnings to $107,910.

Runner-up Data Dependent, who ran well in defeat, paid $6.20 and $4.20, while Raucous returned $5 to show.

There were four perfect tickets in the Pick Six and each paid $128,201. With a two-day carryover of $148,562 and $631,444 bet into the pool Saturday, the total Pick Six pool was $780,006.

JOE BRAVO (Daddy Is a Legend, winner) – “She’s a big filly. She’s a special one, too. I was following Chad Brown’s horse (Data Dependent) around there and when she went I went right behind her. When we hit the stretch, I tipped her (Daddy Is a Legend) out and it was bye-bye. It was her race from there. She’s special.”

JAVIER CASTELLANO (Data Dependent, second) – “We had a good trip and she ran well. The winner was just much the best today.”

FLAVIEN PRAT (Raucous, third) – “She ran well. She just seemed to lose focus for a bit in the stretch when she was in front, but that really wasn’t going to affect her finish.”

AUSTIN TRITES, assistant to George Weaver (Daddy Is a Legend, winner) – “She gave us a couple of scares, but we’ll take it. For a split second, around the turn, I was very worried. But when he (Joe Bravo) tipped her out and she got in the clear, she came home very well.”

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