Unbridled Daddy holds on for third straight win
From a Maryland Jockey Club release
Red Oak Stable homebred Unbridled Daddy took the lead early and had something left late to fend off Final Prospect and earn his third straight victory in Friday’s featured eighth race at Laurel Park.
Ridden by Daniel Centeno for New York-based trainer Greg Sacco, Unbridled Daddy ($7.60) ran about 1 1/16 miles in 1:43.93 over a fast main track to edge Final Prospect by a nose. Late-running Ghost Bay, the 9-5 favorite, rallied between horses in deep stretch to get third.
Multiple stakes-placed during his sophomore season for trainer Todd Pletcher, 4-year-old Unbridled Daddy broke sharply and went straight to the front in the third-level $47,000 optional claiming allowance, setting fractions of 24.30 seconds, 47.56 and 1:12.16 tracked by Hickory Hill and Warrioroftheroses.