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Moonlight Salsa Scores by Daylight at Gulfstream West

Moonlight Salsa was virtually ignored at the windows at Gulfstream West yesterday, but the 6-year-old mare ignored the bettors and came from off the pace under Richard Mitchell to become Two Step Salsa's 45th winner of 2017. Despite her age, Moonlight Salsa is still owned by her breeder, Joseph R. Waugh, and she rewarded him with a check for $9,400 plus a breeder's award. Mitchell sent her after the leaders three wide on the turn, she fanned even wider in the stretch, then blew by to win going away by 2 1/4 lengths at odds of 16-1.