09/23/2006 12:00AM

Malibu Mint too classy in Weekend Delight


Dipping down into ungraded stakes company, Malibu Mint ($5) got a perfect trip in the $63,750 Weekend Delight Stakes at Turfway Park.

Ridden by Kyle Kaenel, Malibu Mint rallied from fifth in a field of nine fillies and mares and drew off to a 3 1/4-length victory over Morner in the six-furlong Weekend Delight. Hot Storm, the 2-1 second choice, finished another length back in third.

Malibu Mint, a 4-year-old filly, finished in a swift 1:08.40 over the Polytrack surface. Jim Chapman trains Malibu Mint for John and Martha Mulholland.

The Weekend Delight followed three straight attempts in Grade 1 or Grade 2 company for Malibu Mint, who tallied her most notable career triumph three starts back in the Grade 1 Princess Rooney at Calder.