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 one-mile maiden in Rome.
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 two furlongs, 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. He stands at Kildangan Stud at a fee of €7,000 Oct 1, Special Live Foal.