Backsideofthemoon triumphs in thrilling Jazil S.

Malibu Moon

Saturday, January 20, 2018
Backsideofthemoon nosed out Doyouknowsomething to give the son of Malibu Moon his first career stakes win in Saturday's $100,000 Jazil S. at Aqueduct.

The 6-year-old had made only one previous stakes start, finishing second in the Seattle Slew S. last September at Belmont Park. 

The 1 1/8-mile Jazil went postward with just four runners. Backsideofthemoon, placed along the rail was last of the quartet for the first seven furlongs. At the head of the stretch, Doyouknowsomething, who had the lead, put away Turco Bravo, but Backsideofthemoon swung to the outside and took on the pacesetter. The duo were side by side the rest of the way, with Backsideofthemoon getting the nod on the wire.

The winner is owned by Lake Lonely Racing and has now banked $314,480. He was bred by Doug Branham and is out of the stakes-winner Ballado's Thunder.

Consistently a top-10 sire each year in North America, Malibu Moon had his best year ever in terms of progeny earnings in 2017, with $11.2 million. This year, Farrell has won the $125,000 Pippin S. at Oaklawn and High Security has stakes placed prior to Backsideofthemoon's black type win.
View All News

Top Stories

Sunday, May 13, 2018
Engage out-dueled Forced in a spirited stretch-long battle to win the $100,000 Gold Fever S. by a nose on Sunday afternoon at Belmont Park...
Saturday, May 12, 2018
Jimmy Creed's star 3-year-old colt Kanthaka chalked up his second graded stakes win of 2018 on Saturday at Santa Anita Park with a three-quarter length score in the $100,000 Laz Barrera S. (G3)...
Saturday, May 12, 2018
Sly Beauty overcame trouble on the backstretch to rally to a half-length win in the $100,000 Star Shoot S. at Woodbine on Saturday...
Login