Day At The Track

Happy Becky smiles her way to Mohawk victory

01:50 PM 01 Aug 2014 NZST
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Happy Becky and Chris Christoforou win at Mohawk
New Image Media photo/Lisa Grecco

CAMPBELLVILLE, July 31 - Happy Becky improved to three for three capturing the second leg of the Whenuwishuponastar Series Thursday night at Mohawk.

Leg one winner The Show Returns elected to sit out the $12,000 second leg and Happy Becky, who did not race in leg one, stepped in as the 3/5 favourite and cruised to victory in 1:53.

Happy Becky and driver Chris Christoforou got away fifth around the first turn, but made a powerful backside brush to the lead in the second quarter.

After overtaking the lead at the half in :57.2, Happy Becky posted a :28. third-quarter, followed by an easy looking :27.3 final panel to win by a length and a half over Our Hot Majorette.

Float On By finished just ahead of Macarena Mama in a show photograph, but eight lengths back of the winner.

Happy Becky remains undefeated at three for three with the leg two victory and dropped more than a second off her previous career best for trainer Casie Coleman.

The daughter of Cams Card Shark - Happy Doris now has earnings of $18,000 for owners West Win Stables, J Robert Darrow, Ron Broadstone and David Miller.

Happy Becky paid $3.50.

Leg one winner The Show Returns is expected to return for next week's final setting up a potential showdown between the two winners.

The final of the Whenuwishuponastar Series goes next Thursday night (August 7) at Mohawk for a purse of $37,800.

by Mark McKelvie, for WEG 

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