Fly So High (Malibu Moon), one of two rare purchases by the historic Phipps Stable bringing $675,000 at the 2016 KEESEP Sale, turned some heads going a one-turn mile at second asking at the Big A Thursday, earning 'TDN Rising Star' status.
Adding first-time Lasix here, the 3-1 favorite was ridden along from her rail draw to lead through fractions of :23.33 and :47.14. She began to slip away entering the far turn and leveled off nicely down the stretch to score by 7 3/4 promising lengths. South of the Shore (Union Rags) was second.
Fly So High got going late to finish third in her six-furlong Belmont debut Oct. 8.
Fly So High's dam Quiet Flight (Quiet American), winless in four career starts for owner/breeder Edward P. Evans, brought $600,000 from Mt. Brilliant at the 2011 KEENOV sale. She is also represented by a Malibu Moon filly of 2016.
6th-AQU, $60,000, Msw, 11-16, 2yo, f, 1m, 1:38.54, ft.
FLY SO HIGH, f, 2, by Malibu Moon
1st Dam: Quiet Flight, by Quiet American
2nd Dam: Misty Dancer, by Lyphard
3rd Dam: Flight Dancer, by Misty Flight
Sales History: $675,000 Ylg '16 KEESEP. Lifetime Record:
2-1-0-1, $43,500. Click for the Equibase.com chart, free Equineline.com catalogue-style pedigree or VIDEO, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.
O-Phipps Stable; B-Mt Brilliant Broodmares II LLC (KY); T-Claude R. McGaughey III.