Malika Moon becomes winner number 20 for Epaulette

Two-year-old filly cruises to four-length maiden victory

First-season sire Epaulette added a 20th individual winner to his record on Tuesday, 14 November when his daughter Malika Moon ran out the impressive winner of the 1600m maiden in Rome, Italy.

Settled off the early pace, Melika Moon began to make headway once the field entered the home straight and taking the lead inside the final 400m, she soon moved clear and ran on well to win by four lengths.

Melika Moon was bred in Ireland by Michael Joyce and becomes the fourth winner out of She Runs, herself a half-sister to Black Type winner Troque.

Epaulette is also sire of Group-placed colt McMunigal plus Listed St Hugh’s Stakes second Sankari Royale