Scat Daddy Colt Wins Grade Two

El Kabeir (Scat Daddy) winning the $233,000 Grade II Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes at Churchill Downs

Talented colt El Kabeir (2c Scat Daddy x Great Venue by Unbridled’s Song) scored a tenacious victory in the $233,000 Grade II Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes at Churchill Downs on the weekend.

Earning TDN Rising Star status at Saratoga back on August 30 when winning by more than 10 lengths at his second run, El Kabeir has taken a couple of starts since then to confirm his potential, but did so in emphatic fashion.

The John Terranova trained colt found the front for Calvin Borel and led throughout, fighting on with dogged determination to win the 1 and 1/16th mile contest by a head.

“At the finish I knew it was getting tight because he had never been this far and the track is a little heavy,” said Calvin Borel.

“With everything put together, it was a matter of who could out-grind the other one.”

A $250,000 OBS August Yearling purchase, El Kabeir runs for the Zayat Stable and has the overall record of two wins and two placings from five starts with prizemoney nearing $270,000.

The 36th stakes-winner for Scat Daddy, El Kabeir is the first winner for unraced Great Venue, a half-sister to Grade II winner Too Much Bling.

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