SONG Of Happiness looked like a nice prospect when she was touched off on her 1700m debut in October and she confirmed her promise with a fluent win over the same distance at the Vaal on Thursday.
Sing a Song Of Happiness!
Gavin Lerena had to do little more than steer her in the right direction and she stormed home 4.75-lengths clear in a competitive time on the day.
A R3,2-million purchase at the Cape Premier Yearling Sale in January 2014, Song Of Happiness races for the partnership of Newsells Stud (Mr G Coffey), Gaynor Rupert’s Drakenstein Stud and Mrs John Magnier.
“It’s a powerful partnership of owners and I think we’ll have a lot of fun with her,” commented Mike de Kock. “She’s a Giant’s Causeway and a little hot, but she has talent and she has scope, there is improvement to come.”
Song Of Happiness is a daughter of former champion filly Captain’s Lover, who won the Gr1 Cape Fillies Guineas for Barry Irwin’s Team Valor and also posted wins in France and the USA.