Freshman Brody's Cause Gets First Career Winner


Gospel Way | Michael Burns

William Thompson Jr.'s Gospel Way (Brody's Cause) came from off the pace to graduate in his career unveiling at Woodbine Sunday afternoon. Sent off at 24-1 in the five-furlong main track test, the homebred settled in the second flight third early as Dancing Dragon (Old Forestor) established early fractions. Improving his position while two paths wide turning for home, the gelding bore down on the frontrunner through the lane, took over with relative ease and drew off to win by 1 1/4 lengths. The victory represented the first winner for his freshman sire Brody's Cause (Giant's Causeway), who won the GI Breeders' Futurity and GI Blue Grass S. during his racing career. The victor's dam Bible Belt (Pulpit), a full sister to graded-placed Angel on Watch, is also responsible for Grade III-placed Hardworkcleanlivin (Colonel John) and a pair of Runhappy colts produced over the past two seasons.

5th-Woodbine, C$81,088, Msw, 6-28, 2yo, 5f (AWT), :58.37, ft.
GOSPEL WAY (g, 2, Brody's Cause–Bible Belt, by Pulpit) Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $31,549. Click for the chart or VIDEO, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton. O/B-William B. Thompson (VA); T-Nathan Squires.

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