Moondance Joy Wins at Saratoga
We hope you had a few bucks on Moondance Joy in 7th race on Thursday at Saratoga. Off as the longest shot on the board, the 3-year-old Tom Albertrani trainee was pinched back at the start and trailed the field in the early going. She swung six wide in the stretch, and closed fast to win going away under Luis Saez.
“It took this filly ten starts to break her maiden,” said WPT president Terry Finley. “She got her picture taken on June 16 at Belmont and it definitely boosted her confidence. It’s always tough going from maidens to winners, but she stepped up today to make it two in a row. We weren’t worried when the race come off the turf because she’d been training really well over the main track.”
Moondance Joy is a NY-bred by Catienus out of the Outofthebox mare Sydney’s Lexington. She was purchased by the West Point buying team at the 2014 OBS April Sale.