Legacy Bloodstock Keeneland September Grad Killybegs Captain Best in G3 DeFrancis Memorial Dash

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Jockey Eric Cancel's instructions prior to Saturday's $250,000 Xpressbet Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash (G3) at Laurel Park couldn't have been simpler.

Given the call on Curragh Stables' Killybegs Captain, a horse he rode to a pair of third-place finishes in graded-stakes earlier this summer for trainer John Terranova, Cancel followed his orders perfectly.

Settled in behind runaway pacesetter Old Time Revival for more than a half-mile, Killybegs Captain ($7.80) came with a steady run once straightened for home and fought off multiple stakes winner Altissimo for a three-quarter-length victory in the De Francis.

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