Malibu Moon Filly Scores in NOLA Debut

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7th at FG , $41,000Msw (6f)Winner: Idle Hour, f, 2 by Malibu Moon

Malibu Moon | Joy Gilbert

7th-Fair Grounds, $41,000, Msw, 11-23, 2yo, f, 6f, 1:11.05, ft.

IDLE HOUR (f, 2, Malibu Moon–Downthedustyroad {GISW, $291,708}, by Storm and a Half) defied her 10-1 odds in this unveiling with a decisive graduation at Churchill Downs Friday afternoon. Shooting straight to the front, the $100,000 KEESEP buy ticked off opening splits of :22.15 and :46.42 and cruised clear in the stretch to win by 4 1/2 lengths over Eskendar (Eskendereya). The winner’s dam Downthedustyroad, winner of the 2006 GI La Brea S., was purchased by Fleetwood Bloodstock for $1.5 million at the 2007 Keeneland January Sale. The 15-year-old mare’s most recent produce is a yearling filly by Curlin and she was bred to American Pharoah earlier this term. Sales history: $100,000 Ylg ’17 KEESEP. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $24,600. Click for the Equibase.com chart.

O-Stonestreet Stables LLC; B-Grousemont Farm (KY); T-Brendan Walsh.

 

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