Daddy's Honor Earns Hard Fought Victory in Friday Feature

Friday, June 22, 2012

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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 responded.” 

            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.