Dual Grade 1 victor SCAT DADDY (Johannesburg) was represented by his first
winner as a sire on Friday when Little Miss Muffet captured the 9TH race at
Churchill Downs in front-running fashion. With Shaun Bridgmohan aboard, the Tom
Amoss pupil carved out fractions of :22 3/5 and :46 before finishing the
five-furlong, fast track test in :58 1/5. The dark bay juvenile miss was three
parts of a length clear of her closest pursuer while making her career bow in
Scat Daddy also won in his initial start, taking a maiden special weight at
Belmont Park in June 2006 by 5 1/4 lengths. Trainer Todd Pletcher immediately
stepped his charge up and the dark bay colt responded with a neck score in the
Sanford S. (G2) at Saratoga. Scat Daddy suffered his first loss when second in
the Hopeful S. (G1) but rebounded with a nice win in the Champagne S. (G1) next
out. He closed out his juvenile season with a fourth-place run in the Breeders'
Cup Juvenile (G1).