Martha’s Moon springs upset in Blue Hen Stakes
In first start around two-turns and outside the state of Florida, Fox Hill Farm’s Martha’s Moon pulled off the upset victory in the $75,000 Blue Hen Stakes at Delaware Park today.
With Javier Santiago aboard, the 2-year-old daughter of Malibu Moon notched a 1 ¾-length front running win and returned $13.00 as the third-choice in the field of six. The Kentucky-bred conditioned by John Servis cut early fractions of :47.69 for the half mile and 1:12.84 for the three-quarters mile before completing the mile and seventy yards in 1:43.93 over a fast main track.
Danalake, with Jose Caraballo, finished second a neck in front of the 4-to-5 favorite Kimono, with Jeremy Rose, in third.
In her four previous outings, Martha’s Moon posted a record of two wins from four starts all at Calder Race Course in sprints. With the Blue Hen victory, her career record is three win