Battle Heats Up in Tempted Stakes

Tempted Stakes

October 24, 2013

The 2012 winner of the Tempted Stakes, My Happy Face, won her first stakes after two tries when she won the Tempted Stakes (gr. III) at Aqueduct with jockey Ramon Dominguez. The 2-year-old filly by Tiz Wonderful went off at odds of 1-4 for the win.

My Happy Face battled with Cue the Moon for most of the race and the winning decision came within a head. Ruby Lips finished third with Unabashed in fourth.

The filly won in a time of 1:36.32. She was trained by Rudy Rodriguez and owned by Michael Dubb. She is out of the Siberian Summer mare Summer Star and was bred by Spendthrift Farm and Shawhan Place.

My Happy Face is the 9-to-5 morning line choice for teh 2013 Charles Town Oaks. She made her seasonal debut in January’s Forward Gal (G2) at Gulfstream where she finished second to Kauai Katie, then won the listed Lotka Stakes at Belmont Park before posting a runner-up effort behind divisional leader Princess of Sylmar in the Coaching Club American Oaks (G1). Most recently, she endured a wide trip and came up a neck short as the 2.00-to-1 second choice in the Test (G1) at Saratoga.

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Stakes Race Details

Location Aqueduct Racetrack
Distance 1 mile (8 furlongs)
Track Dirt, left-handed
Qualification Two-year-old fillies


Past Winners

2012 My Happy Face 01:36.3
2011 Believe You Can 01:11.2
2010 Full Moon Blues 01:38.6
2009 Ailalea 01:36.8
2008 Livin Lovin 01:36.9
2007 Elusive Lady 01:38.4
2006 Successful Outlook 01:37.4
2005 Better Now 01:38.4
2004 Summer Raven 01:36.1
2003 La Reina 01:36.2
2002 Chimichurri 01:37.5
2001 Smok'n Frolic 01:37.8
2000 Two Item Limit 01:38.5

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