TDN RISING STARS

July 31, 2020 - Del Mar, Race 5, Msw, USD $55,000, 7F, .0000

Happier, F, 3, 2017 by Street Sense

1st Dam: On My Way, by Giant's Causeway
2nd Dam: It's Our Time, by Seeking the Gold
3rd Dam: , by

Owner: Baoma Corporation
Breeder: Waymore, LLC (KY)
Trainer: Bob Baffert

Happier (f, 3, Street Sense-On My Way, by Giant's Causeway), a $800,000 KEESEP yearling graduate, ran to the money in her unveiling for Hall of Famer Bob Baffert at Del Mar Friday evening, earning 'TDN Rising Star' honors.

The 6-5 favorite shot out to the front from her inside draw and led through fractions of :22.71 and :45.89. She widened the margin as they turned for home and kept on rolling down the stretch to graduate by 3 1/4 lengths over stablemate Himiko (American Pharoah).

Happier was the most expensive of 61 yearlings by Street Sense to change hands in 2018. Baffert, of course, also trains Street Sense's four-time GISW and fellow 'Rising Star' McKinzie.

On My Way, a $32,000 KEENOV purchase by Waymore's F. Thomas Conway in foal to Cape Blanco (Ire) in 2012, also produced King Zachary (Curlin), GSW, $366,120; and has a yearling colt by Frosted. She was bred to Vino Rosso for 2021.

The winner's granddam is a half-sister to the dam of recent Hong Kong champion Golden Sixty (Aus) (Medaglia d'Oro) and her great-granddam is a half-sister to the mighty Korveya (Riverman), whose foals included European champions Bosra Sham (Woodman) and Hector Protector (Woodman), as well as additional G1 winner Shanghai (Procida).

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