02/17/2015 2:58PM

Training delay for Moonshine Mullin

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Tom Keyser
Moonshine Mullin won the Grade 1 Stephen Foster Handicap last out in June.

Moonshine Mullin, a Grade 1 winner who has been in training at Oaklawn, recently had a splint bone removed, trainer Randy Morse said on Saturday.

There is an outside chance that the horse could be ready for the Grade 2, $600,000 Oaklawn Handicap on April 11, but Morse said he will not rush Moonshine Mullin.

“It’s a long year,” said Morse.

Moonshine Mullin won the Stephen Foster Handicap at Churchill Downs in his last start June 14. He also captured the track’s Grade 2 Alysheba in May. The races are part of the horse’s current five-race winning streak that started last season at Oaklawn. Moonshine Mullin races for Randy Patterson.

• Kenny Smith, a past title winner at Oaklawn who trained Silver Goblin, is approaching a career milestone, according to a release issued by Equibase. Smith heads into Thursday’s card at Oaklawn with 994 career training wins in North America.