7th-GP, $43,000, Msw, 1-13, 3yo, 6f, 1:10.03, ft.
MAGNUM MOON (c, 3, Malibu Moon–Dazzling Song, by Unbridled’s Song), let go at a relatively generous 7-2 for a pricey Todd Pletcher-trained firster, pressed the pace out into the clear before being joined at the top of the lane by well-supported fellow newcomer Under a Spell (Tale of the Cat). He stiff-armed that foe in the run to the line, and kicked home a convincing 4 1/2-length winner. The winner’s second dam is GSW Win McCool (Giant’s Causeway), and his third dam is GSW Win Crafty Lady (Crafty Prospector), who in turn produced Grade I winner Harmony Lodge (Hennessy) and millionaire Graeme Hall (Dehere). Dazzling Song, an unraced $825,000 KEESEP yearling purchase, had a filly by Uncle Mo last year and was bred back to War Front. Sales history: $380,000 Ylg ’16 KEESEP. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $25,800. Click for the Equibase.com chart or VIDEO, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.
O-Lawana L. & Robert E. Low; B-Ramona S. Bass, LLC (KY); T-Todd A. Pletcher.