Another Star Filly for Scat Daddy

Progressive filly Harmonize (2f Scat Daddy x Mesa Fresca, by Sky Mesa) scored a determined win in the $150,000 JP Morgan Jessamine Stakes at Keeneland.

A last start stakes-winner, the Bill Mott trained filly charged home from a long way back to snatch a neck win in the 1 and 1/16th mile contest on turf.

“It’s nice to see that she’s versatile enough to come from back in the pack like she did,” Mott said.

“She struggled with ground early and once she got down the backside, she got a little better, a little better. When [Alvarado] turned for home, she turned on the after-burners and was good enough to run them down. I thought we could be laying third or fourth in the race. There looked like there were two obvious speed horses. I thought we would be laying right behind them. It didn’t work out that way, but I’m glad the filly took care of it.”

An $80,000 Keeneland September yearling purchase, Harmonize runs for Larkin Armstrong and has now won two of three starts earning $166,600 in prizemoney.

Likely to run next in the Grade I Breeders Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf, Harmonize is the first winner for Mesa Fresca, a grand-daughter of Grade I winner and influential producer Chic Shrine.

This is the family of dual Grade I winner Verrazano and Keen Ice, who defeated American Pharoah to win the Grade I Travers Stakes.

Harmonize is one of six juvenile stakes-winners this year for Scat Daddy, who leads the North American 2YO Sires List by winners, earnings and stakes-winners.

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