In a performance that can only be described as “a romp” Blue Moonrise made it back-to-back victories at Remington Park on Saturday.
The Phoenix Thoroughbreds owned filly took out the Allowance contest by over 13 lengths, taking her record to two from two since joining Steve Asmussen. Moreover, her two victories, both at the Oklahoma track, have been won by an astonishing aggregate of 27 and a half lengths.
As he was for her maiden success, Richard Eramia was in the plate on Saturday night. Half a beat slow from the gates the pair found themselves with plenty of horses in front of them in the first 50 yards. Showing her class, under the unflustered rider Blue Moonrise soon eased up the rail to take up the running into the first turn. In what was an almost carbon copy of her first win, there she would stay setting some comfortable sectionals while travelling powerfully. Midway through the turn back towards the stretch, Eramia gave his mount a little rein and she took off. Under an almost motionless jockey, she continued to move away from the field with Eramia allowing himself a long glance behind to check on his rivals. They remained a long way back as Blue Moonrise crossed the line in splendid isolation.
A replay of the race can be found here. (Race 5 Saturday, October 19th)
Purchased at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale in 2017 the three-year-old is out of winning Unbridled’s Song mare Dawn Chorus and a half-sister to winner The Sandman. Blue Moonrise has a page full of black-type winners including her 2nd Dam Dawn Princess, who also placed at Grade Three level, while other close relatives to note are Fighting Countess and Lotsa Mischief.