08/25/2013 9:32AM

Remington Park: Daddy Nose Best wins DeBartolo Memorial Handicap


Daddy Nose Best ran down pacesetter Dakota Gypsy for a one-length win in Saturday night’s $75,000 DeBartolo Memorial Handicap at Remington Park. Dakota Gypsy held second by a head over third-place finisher Ol Winedrinker Who in the 1 1/8-mile turf race.

Daddy Nose Best ($3.80) raced in fourth early as Dakota Gypsy scooted clear through fractions of 24.42 seconds for the opening quarter, 48.76 for the half-mile, and 1:13.28 for six furlongs. Daddy Nose Best began his windup on the final turn and took after the leader in the stretch, catching him and going on to win on firm ground in 1:48.45.

“My horse gave me everything,” said Ramon Vazquez, who rode the winner for trainer Steve Asmussen.

Asmussen has won four editions of the DeBartolo Memorial, including the last three. His streak began in 2011 with Skip a Smile, and Don Dulce won it last year. Daddy Nose Best was picking up his third career stakes win in this season’s renewal. Daddy Nose Best’s other major victories have come in the Grade 3 El Camino Real Derby and the Grade 3 Sunland Park Derby, both in 2012.

Bob and Cathy Zollars own Daddy Nose Best, who was winning for the sixth time from 20 starts. The horse has earned $758,989. Bob Zollars said Daddy Nose Best will he considered for the $100,000 Remington Green on the Oklahoma Derby undercard Sept. 29.

Daddy Nose Best is a son of Scat Daddy who was bred in Kentucky by the Patricia Ann Elia Trust.