Daddy Is a Legend fresh for Keeneland's Valley View

Daddy Is a Legend fresh for Keeneland's Valley View
Photo: Bruce Dudek/Eclipse Sportswire

She has spent the better part of 2018 campaigning against the best in her division, and now Susan and Jim Hill’s Daddy Is a Legend is back at Keeneland seeking a third graded stakes victory.

Trained by George Weaver, Daddy Is a Legend looms as the filly to beat in Friday’s Grade 3, $150,000 Pin Oak Valley View. The race is run over the course where she broke her maiden last fall.


“We decided to wait for Keeneland following her last race,” Weaver said of Daddy Is a Legend, who finished third behind
Rushing Fall
in the Lake Placid (G2) on Aug. 18 at Saratoga. “She has had a busy campaign and we wanted her fresh for her race here.”

The two-month break from the races is the longest the daughter of Scat Daddy has had in 2018, a year in which she has compiled a record of 5-1-0-2, all in graded stakes company. Her victory came in the Lake George (G3) in July at Saratoga going the Pin Oak Valley View distance of 1 1/16 miles.

A good performance Friday could send Daddy Is a Legend back to Del Mar where she won the Jimmy Durante (G3) last fall. Weaver said the $300,000 Matriarch (G1) at a mile on Dec. 2 is under consideration for the filly.

Manny Franco, who has been aboard Daddy Is a Legend in her past three starts, has the mount Friday.

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