Songs and Laughter matched his solid turf pedigree while scoring comfortably in the $125,000 Bold...
Songs and Laughter matched his solid turf pedigree while scoring comfortably in the $125,000 Bold Ruckus Stakes at Woodbine on Saturday.
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The unbeaten favorite, Aaronic Blessing, dueled with Beliveau through the turn in the six-furlong dash as Songs and Laughter saved ground in a stalking position.
A son of the unbeaten El Prado stallion Singing Saint, Songs and Laughter angled wide for the drive and then collared the leaders inside the eighth pole before drawing clear for a two-length tally in 1:09.62 over the firm ground.
Songs and Laughter earned $75,000 in his first stakes triumph for owner/breeder Rolph Davis, upping his career bankroll to $142,617. The gelding was coming off a runner-up performance in the May 21 Queenston Stakes and has yet to finish off the board in his seven lifetime starts.
“I talked with Bob, and there was a lot of speed in the race,” jockey Eurico Rosa Da Silva said. “He broke really sharp, and I just took him back. He’s a very easy horse to [rate]. He was running very relaxed. When I turned for home with lots of horse, he just went by them.”
-edited from www.drf.com