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Saratoga and Del Mar 2017

Daddy Nose Best Heads Eddie Logan

The $75,000 Eddie Logan Stakes at one mile on turf, attracted a cast of nine 2-year-olds headed by trainer Steve Asmussen’s Daddy Nose Best. Asmussen won last year’s Logan with the highly regarded Silver Medallion.

A son of Scat Daddy, Daddy Nose Best will be joined by regular rider Julien Leparoux as he makes his West Coast debut following a 3 ¼-length allowance race victory on Nov. 26 at one mile over Churchill Downs’ turf course.


The colt, owned by Bob and Cathy Zollars, previously turned in a creditable effort in the Grade I Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf at Churchill Downs on Nov. 5. He finished sixth, 3 ¾ lengths behind the winner, Wrote, despite being rank early, racing wide and getting bumped in the stretch. He will carry 120 pounds and break from post position No. 8.


High weight in the field at 122 pounds is Stoney Fleece, who is being wheeled back by Sadler following a fifth-place finish as the 2-1 favorite in the $100,000 California Breeders’ Champion Stakes on Santa Anita’s opening day, Dec. 26. Corey Nakatani was named to replace Rosario in the saddle. Stoney Fleece broke awkwardly on Monday and flattened out late in the seven-furlong event. He previously had won Hollywood Park’s Grade III Generous Stakes at one-mile on turf in late November.


The complete field for the Eddie Logan Stakes, with jockeys and weights in post position order: Sheer Talent, Gomez, 116; Devil in Disguise, Mario Gutierrez, 116; Smart Ellis, Espinoza, 116; Champions Gate, Rosario, 118; Stoney Fleece, Corey Nakatani, 122; Chips All In, Alonso Quinonez, 118; Fear the Beard, Berrios, 116; Daddy Nose Best, Julien Leparoux, 120, and The Black, Brice Blanc, 116.

 

 

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