Malibu Moon filly kicks off '19 with stakes win

Malibu Moon

Saturday, January 5, 2019
Sunset Wish swept to the lead at the top of the stretch before drawing off to a commanding victory in the $75,000 Take Charge Brandi S. on Friday evening at Delta Downs [WATCH RACE].

The win also marked the first stakes start for the 3-year-old Malibu Moon filly, owned and bred by Godolphin. She has now won her last three consecutive starts and upped her bankroll to $90,680.

The gray filly stalked the pace along the rail until moving off the fence to roll past Taylor's Spirit with a quarter-mile to run. The official winning margin was 2 3/4-lengths in the 7 1/2-furlong, two-turn affair.

Sunset Wish is out of Burgundy Ice, who is a half-sister to the 3-year-old champion colt and classic winner Bernardini.

Malibu Moon wrapped up a stellar 2018 with five graded stakes winners, including Grade 1 horses Ransom the Moon and Magnum. His progeny earnings topped the $10 million mark for the second consecutive year, while his lifetime earnings topped the $110 million milestone.

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