Moonshine Memories Remembers Winning In Del Mar Debutante
By Margaret Ransom
Bridlewood, Magnier, Tabor and Smith’s Moonshine Memories rose to the top of the Southern California juvenile fillies division with her impressive wire-to-wire score by a half-length in the $300,690 Del Mar Debutante (GI) on the closing Saturday of the seaside oval’s signature summer meet. The daughter of Malibu Moon is trained by Simon Callaghan and was ridden to victory by Flavien Prat, who surged to be leading rider with four wins on the day and only two racing days left.
At odds of nearly 6-1, Moonshine Memories was worth $13.40, $6.40, $4.20, keying a generous $74 exacta when near 19-1 chance Piedi Bianchi finished second and returned $14.20 and $6. Sorrento Stakes (GII) winner Spectator was another 5 ¼ lengths back in third and paid $3, closing off a generous $133.85 trifecta for $.50.
Dancing Belle, the 9-5 favored Just A Smidge, Poetic and Gabrielleelizabeth completed the order of finish. (more)