Moonlit Song heads trio of WV-bred allowance winners
by Frank Vespe
Moonlit Song, Cuttin Edge Tech, and Lies and Scandals ran into each other in a February 15 allowance test, a race that looks awfully productive today.
While Moonlit Song left no doubt who was best that day, cruising to a seven-length win in a sharp 51.87 seconds for 4 1/2 furlongs, all three West Virginia-breds returned to action last night at Charles Town Races.
All three were favored in allowance tests. And all three won.
With Christian Hiraldo up, Moonlit Song stalked the early pace in a 6 1/2 furlong for three-year-old fillies that had never won three, took over at the three-eighths pole, and went on to win by more than three lengths in 1:20.61.
The Tim Grams trainee, also bred and owned by him and his wife Judy, was sent off as the 2-5 favorite in the 10-horse field. She now has won two straight and three of five overall and likely will run back April 22 on the undercard of the Grade 2, $1.25 million Charles Town Classic.
One race prior to Moonlit Song’s victory, Cuttin Edge Tech, second to that runner February 15, opened a long lead with Wesley Ho up and then held on to win by a half-length. The sophomore filly, also by Fiber Sonde, now has two wins and a runner-up finish from three starts for trainer Crystal Pickett. Running time for the 4 1/2 furlongs was 52.72 seconds.
Lies and Scandals, fourth back on February 15, also returned running. Making it a clean sweep for Fiber Sonde fillies, Lies and Scandals romped to a seven-length win in 52.51 seconds for the 4 1/2 furlongs with Arnaldo Bocachica up. Bred, owned and trained by John McKee, Lies and Scandals has two wins and two other placings from six career starts.