Easy Munny: Munnings Filly a 'Rising Star' on the Jersey Shore

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Munnys Gold | Equi-Photo

Munnys Gold (f, 2, Munnings–Haraawa, by Medaglia d'Oro) powered away from the gate and never gave her seven rivals a chance, running away to 'TDN Rising Star' status for Hall of Famer Todd Pletcher on debut at Monmouth Park Friday.

Sent off as the 8-5 second choice, the Lawana L. and Robert E. Low colorbearer shot out to the front and sped through an opening quarter in :22.41. The $300,000 FTKJUL purchase hugged the rail around the far turn and made sure it was a one-horse race from there, rolling home completely unchallenged while widening her margin at every call. Munnys Gold hit the wire 14 1/2 lengths ahead of Alma Rose (Sharp Azteca) while stopping the clock for five furlongs in a razor sharp :56.60.

The second winner from as many to make the races for her dam, Munnys Gold has a newborn half-sister by Frosted. This is the extended female family of champion 2-year-old colt Anees. The Munnings over Medaglia d'Oro cross is also responsible for GIII Longacres Mile H. winner Barkley. Munnys Gold is the 10th 'TDN Rising Star' for her sire.

3rd-Monmouth, $56,925, Msw, 6-17, 2yo, f, 5f, :56.60, ft,
14 1/2 lengths.
MUNNYS GOLD, f, 2, by Munnings
1st Dam: Haraawa, by Medaglia d'Oro
2nd Dam: Alseera, by Distorted Humor
3rd Dam: Unbridled Idol, by Unbridled
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O-Lawana L. & Robert E. Low; B-Nicksar Farms (FL); T-Todd A. Pletcher.

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