Daddy Is A Legend Tops Friday’s Pin Oak Valley View

by | 10.14.2018 | 5:28pm
Daddy Is a Legend, shown winning the Lake George under Manny Franco

Susan and Jim Hill's two-time Grade 3 turf winner Daddy Is a Legend heads a field of 14 3-year-old fillies and one also-eligible entered Sunday for the 28th running of the $150,000 Pin Oak Valley View (G3) going 1 1/16 miles on the turf Friday at Keeneland.

The Pin Oak Valley View will go as the ninth race on Friday's 10-race program with a 5:30 p.m. ET post time. First post time Friday is 1:05 p.m.

Trained by George Weaver, Daddy Is a Legend has spent much of the past year chasing Rushing Fall, winner of Saturday's Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Presented by Lane's End (G1).

A maiden winner here last fall, Daddy Is a Legend closed 2017 with a victory in the Jimmy Durante (G3) at Del Mar. At Saratoga this summer, she won the Lake George (G3) and in her most recent start finished third in the Lake Placid (G2) behind Rushing Fall.

Manny Franco will have the mount Friday and break from post position three.

The field for the Pin Oak Valley View, with riders and weights from the inside, is: Reversethedecision (Javier Castellano, 118 pounds), Kabella (James Graham, 118), Daddy Is a Legend (Franco, 120), Mighty Scarlett (Jose Ortiz, 118), Cool Beans (Florent Geroux, 118), Beach Waltz (Tyler Gaffalione, 118), Colonia (FR) (Joe Bravo, 118), Goodthingstaketime (IRE) (Ricardo Santana Jr., 118), More Fun Again (Feargal Lynch, 120), High Tech (Chris Landeros, 118), Sirenusa (Adam Beschizza, 120), Get Explicit (Shaun Bridgmohan, 118), Poetic Charm (GB) (Mike Smith, 118) and Chipolata (FR) (Julien Leparoux, 118). Also-eligible: Mutabaahyia (Mitchell Murrill, 118).

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