Gary and Mary West homebred Slumber Party (Malibu Moon) showed off a high cruising speed Sunday to easily best a well-bred group of fillies at Gulfstream and earn the 'TDN Rising Star' distinction. With an upbeat worktab at Palm Meadows on display, the 5-1 shot broke on top and quickly opened up on her competition down the backside. She posted splits of :22.50 and :45.33, and rounded the bend five or six lengths clear. Showing no signs of stopping from there, the chestnut cantered home a geared-down 7 1/2-length winner, stopping the clock in 1:23.05 for seven panels. Fellow firster Pass the Champagne (Flatter), well backed herself at 3-1 off a 12-1 morning line for the typically patient Rusty Arnold barn, got up for second. The winner's dam Devilish Lady (Sweetsouthernsaint) flashed South Florida speed herself, annexing the 2011 GIII Azalea S. at Calder. She has a 2-year-old colt by Pioneerof the Nile and a yearling filly by Uncle Mo. Devilish Lady was bred to former West colorbearer West Coast for 2021.
5th-Gulfstream, $43,000, Msw, 1-24, 3yo, f, 7f, 1:23.05, ft, 7 1/2 lengths.
SLUMBER PARTY, f, 3, Malibu Moon
1st Dam: Devilish Lady (GSW, $400,318), by Sweetsouthernsaint
2nd Dam: Devilish Brunette, by Diablo
3rd Dam: Appealing Brunette, by Valid Appeal
Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $25,800. Click for the Equibase.com chart or VIDEO, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton. Free Equineline.com catalog-style pedigree.
O-Gary & Mary West; B-Gary & Mary West Stables Inc. (KY); T-Kelly J. Breen.