Fritz McTamahan’s My Happiness, allowed to settle
three paths off the inner rail in Monday’s $43,000 11-furlong grass feature at
Fair Grounds, rallied boldly outside the leaders under jockey Miguel Mena
when set down for the drive and drew off steadily for a 2 1/2-length tally.
Trained by Bobby Barnett, the 9-year-old entire
horse bred in Argentina
returned mutuels of $19.60, $8 and $5.60, toured the distance in 2:24.43 over
the firm Stall-Wilson turf course and increased his career earnings to
$145,406 with his sixth victory in 48 career starts. He finished fourth in last
summer’s Grade III Arlington Handicap, beaten a length and a half for all the
money in the Chicago oval’s local prep for the Grade I Arlington Million.
William Farish’s Hidden Glance, also without speed,
rallied late to gain the place finishing a half-length to the good of Carl
Moore’s Antrim County, who made the pace with hobby-horse fractions of
27.97 and 53.80 before weakening against the top two.