Blue Moonrise broke her maiden in emphatic style on Saturday evening, romping home in by just over 14 lengths in Race Two at Remington Park.
Owned by Phoenix Thoroughbreds, and making her first start for Steve Asmussen the Malibu Moon filly was sent to post as a heavy favourite, and she never looked likely to disappoint either punters or her connections with a dominant front running display.
Drawn in post position one under rider Richard Eramia she was the first to load and after a long wait was a step slow as the gates pinged back. Not to be hurried her jockey let his mount ease up the rail into an early lead. Travelling well within herself the pair soon had the field stretched out, and all Eramia had to do as they turned for home was to let out a little rein for Blue Moonrise to skip down the stretch for a smooth success.
A replay of the race can be found here.
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. She 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.