White Moonlight took the lead at the start and was never threatened on her way to posting a one-and-a-half-length victory in the Listed Queen Charlotte Fillies’ Stakes at Chelmsford on Sunday, 9 July.
The Queen Charlotte was the second Stakes win for the six-year-old Medaglia d’Oro mare, who captured the Listed Queen of Scots Stakes at Musselburgh in early June. White Moonlight also has a second-place finish in the G2 Cape Verdi Stakes at Meydan earlier this year.
A homebred for Godolphin, White Moonlight was bred in Kentucky and is the first foal out of the Dubawi mare, Fitful Skies. Named Champion Older Mare in Germany, Fitful Skies was also placed in the G1 E.P. Taylor Stakes at Woodbine during her racing career. In addition to White Moonlight, Fitful Skies has also produced Rainband, a Stakes-placed full sister to the Queen Charlotte winner, and also has a yearling filly by Medaglia d'Oro.
Medaglia d’Oro has now sired 173 Stakes winners including 91 that have struck at Group or Graded level. They include Hong Kong’s two-time Horse of the Year, Golden Sixty, Australian G3 winner Kallos, and recent Stakes winners Ticker Tape Home and Monaasib.