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Blue Moonrise brave at Will Rogers Downs.

Blue Moonrise brave at Will Rogers Downs.

Blue Moonrise took her record to four wins in her last seven starts thanks to a brave front running performance at Will Rogers Downs on Monday, April 27.

The Phoenix Thoroughbreds owned runner made every yard a winning one over the mile trip, giving the Dubai based owners their second winner of the week in the US.

The Malibu Moon filly is never happier than when in front so much of the credit for the victory has to go to jockey Lane Luzzi. Despite a tardy start from the gates he gave his partner every chance of winning, hustling her up the inside to demand the rail and an early lead. After these initial efforts, Luzzi had Blue Moonrise in a nice rhythm out on the front end and one by one their rivals cried enough.

At the top of the stretch and with the customary swish of her tail Luzzi asked his Steve Asmussen trained mount to go and win her race. Quickly putting daylight between herself and her rivals, she moved into a commanding lead. Perhaps tiring late on rival Fools Paradise rapidly closed the gap but the race was already effectively over.

The victory was her second of four starts in 2020 and Phoenix Thoroughbreds first ever at Will Rogers Downs.