2nd-Belmont, $87,300, Msw, 5-13, 2yo, f, 5f, :58.02, ft, 11 3/4 lengths.
HAPPY SOUL (f, 2, Runhappy–Cowgirl Lucky, by Stephen Got Even) was hammered down to 2-5 favoritism for a barn known for its prowess with early season juveniles and ran to the money with a dominant performance. Away alertly, the bay took command and never looked back, blitzing through splits of :22.16 and :45.46. She crossed the line a good 10 lengths clear of 8-5 shot Lemieux (Nyquist) in a field scratched down to five. In her prior start, the $50,000 KEESEP buy finished second in a sloppy event at Keeneland Apr. 14. The winner is a half to Calgary Caper (El Corredor), GSW, $335,895. Happy Soul is the most recent foal out of Cowgirl Lucky, who visited Good Magic last season. Sales history: $50,000 Ylg '20 KEESEP. Lifetime Record: 2-1-1-0, $61,500. Click for the Equibase.com chart or VIDEO, sponsored by TVG.
O-Gayla Rankin; B-Harris Training Center, LLC (KY); T-Wesley A. Ward.