‘We’ll See How Good She Is’: Moonlight d’Oro To Make Stakes Debut In Las Virgenes

Moonlight d’Oro makes her stakes debut in Saturday’s Grade 3 Las Virgenes Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at one mile, a major steppingstone to the G2 Santa Anita Oaks on April 3 at Santa Anita in Arcadia, Calif.

The bay Medaglia d’Oro filly owned by MyRacehorse and Spendthrift Farm LLC is coming off an impressive maiden win at one mile, sashaying home first by three lengths as the 9-10 favorite last Dec. 13 under Flavien Prat, who will be back up in the $200,000 Las Virgenes.

“We’ll see how good she is,” said Hall of Fame trainer Richard Mandella, who won his first Las Virgenes in 1993 with Likeable Style ridden by Gary Stevens and his second in 2013 with champion Beholder under the late Garrett Gomez.

Moonlight d’Oro worked six furlongs Wednesday in a bullet 1:12.60.

Mandella said Border Town is likely for this Saturday’s G3 Thunder Road at a mile on grass, while Extra Hope “is nominated in case it looks like rain and it ends up a dirt race.”

Border Town also is nominated to the San Marcos Stakes at 1 ¼ miles on grass which had been scheduled to be run Sunday but was moved back a week when nearly 2 ½ inches of rain inundated the area Friday.

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