MAGNUM MOON (c, Malibu Moon–Dazzling Song, by Unbridled’s Song)
‘TDN Rising Star’ O-Robert E. & Lawana L. Low. B-Ramona S. Bass, LLC (KY). T-Todd Pletcher. Sales history: $380,000 yrl KEESEP ’16. Lifetime Record: GISW, 5-4-0-0, $1,177,800.
http://www.thoroughbreddailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Magnum-Moon-PPs.pdfCaulfield on Magnum Moon.
‘TDN Rising Star’ Magnum Moon’s Derby fate was pretty much sealed after the first furlong. He veered in at the start, was soon blocked and boxed, and had to check back off heels before attempting to settle near the back. This $380,000 KEESEP Malibu Moon colt never gained a launching spot to blast into contention, and was definitively out of the hunt by the time the field hit the half mile pole. “He broke and put his ears back. A couple of jumps after the start, everyone was on top of me and I couldn’t get the spot I wanted,” jockey Luis Saez said. “I didn’t think liked the track either.” As a May 9 foal, he can be expected to mature some prior to embarking upon a campaign for the rest of the season.