Martha's Moon shines in $75,000 Blue Hen S.

Malibu Moon

Saturday, September 29, 2012
Fresh off her victory in the $62,000 Catcharisingstar S. last month at Calder, Martha's Moon made it two straight black-type wins with a 1 3/4-length score in the $75,000 Blue Hen S. Sept. 29 at Delaware Park (VIDEO).

Martha's Moon is one of three multiple stakes winners in 2012 by her sire Malibu Moon, led by Eden's Moon, winner of the Las Virgenes S. (G1) and San Clemente H. (G2). With $5.81 million in progeny earnings and five graded stakes winners this year, Malibu Moon ranks in the top 10 on the General Sire List in both categories.

Stretching out from five furlongs to a mile and 70 yards for the Blue Hen, 2-year-old Martha's Moon was making her debut for her new connections of trainer John Servis and Rick Porter's Fox Hill Farm, who purchased the filly privately following the Catcharisingstar.

Showing plenty of speed, Martha's Moon was up three lengths around the first turn and opened up a half-dozen down the backstretch. Javier Santiago let her relax a bit on the final turn, but roused his mount again in the stretch, and she was never seriously threatened in the final stages. She completed the distance in 1:43.93.

Martha’s Moon has now won 3 of 5 starts and $83,450. She was bred in Kentucky by Malibu Farm, LLC. She is out of Smolensk, a multiple Group stakes winner in France and a half-sister to Better Than Honour, winner of the Grade 2 Demoiselle S. at two and the dam of Belmont S. (G1) winners Jazil and Rags to Riches.
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