Oceanport, N.J. – Julian De Mora’s Daddy’s Honor took command out of the gate,
was passed in late stretch and came again just before the wire to capture the
$44,000 allowance/optional claiming feature at Monmouth Park on Friday afternoon
by a nose.
Trained by Jorge Navarro, Daddy’s Honor
covered the mile and a sixteenth over a fast main track in 1:45 4/5 and returned
$8.20, $4.80 and $3.60. Coco Ecolo, who poked her head in front inside the
sixteenth pole, had to settle for second, completing the $42.80 exacta and
paying $4.40 to place and $3 to show. It was another 11 ¼ lengths back to
Devilish Silver, who paid $3.20 to show.
“The trainer said when you make your move
she’ll respond, and she did,” said winning jockey Angel Serpa. “Around the turn
I knew someone was coming so I rode her hard and my filly really
Friday’s win was the second in five starts
this season for Daddy’s Honor, a 4-year-old daughter of The Daddy from the
Double Honor mare Road to Honor.
Live racing continues at Monmouth Park on Saturday, June 23 – gates open
11:30 a.m., first post 12:45 p.m.