I’ve been lucky enough to follow Moonshine Mullin’s rise from $40K claimer to Grade I winner this past Saturday. By happy coincidence, I’ve handicapped and watched his entire five race winning streak. His emergence — providing value in every single start — is a testament to the handicapping factor known as “form,” or sometimes “condition.” And it’s also just a great story!
Amazing Fact: Moonshine Mullin has not been favored in any race during his five-race winning streak!
Watch and enjoy this horse. His last two stakes wins are embedded. His three earlier wins are well worth watching and links are provided. Quotes are hints of how good this horse was running from the excellent track announcers, Frank Mirahmadi and Larry Collmus.
Race 5: Churchill Downs, June 14, 2014, Stephen Foster Handicap, Grade I
“Oh! Moonshine Mullin is battling!”
Race 4: Churchill Downs, May 2, 2014, Alysheba Stakes, Grade II
“They came back to win!”
Race 3: Oaklawn Park, April 11, 2014, Allowance Optional Claiming $40K
“This is a razor sharp animal”
Race 2: Oaklawn Park, Race 6, March 27, 2014, Claiming $80K
“Always traveling best today”
Watch the replay here (requires Windows Media/Flip4Mac)
Race 1: Oaklawn Park, Race 8, February 13, 2014, Allowance Optional Claiming $40K
“A dominant, front-running score”