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Malibu Moon’s Bowie Holds Under Pressure In Debut Score

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6th at SAR, Msw, $83,000 (5 1/2f)Winner: Bowie, f, 2 by Malibu Moon

Malibu Moon | Spendthrift Farm

6th-SAR, $83,000, Msw, 7-22, 2yo, f, 5 1/2f, 1:05.64, ft.
+BOWIE (f, 2, Malibu Moon–Life Lesson {MSP, $153,127}, by Unbridled’s Song), a $750,000 weanling buy at the 2014 KEENOV sale, was bet to 5-2 co-favoritism for this debut and rocketed away from the gate under Florent Geroux, quickly opening up several lengths. Blitzing through a :21.97 quarter-mile, the LNJ Foxwoods chestnut appeared well on her way to a dominant win passing the sixteenth pole, but shortened stride soon thereafter and just held on to prevail by a neck over Special Risk (Eskendereya) and a host of other closers. The winner’s second dam is GSW/GISP Wander Mom (Maria’s Mon). Multiple stakes-placed Life Lesson has a yearling colt by Union Rags and foaled a full-brother to the victress this term. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $49,800. Click for the Equibase.com chart or VIDEO, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.
O-LNJ Foxwoods; B-T. F. VanMeter & Ricky Stivers (KY); T-Steven M. Asmussen.

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