Mastery Filly Dazzles at Laurel

7th-Laurel, $54,810, Alw (NW1X)/Opt. Clm ($50,000-$62,500), 4-29, 3yo, f, 7f, 1:24.47, gd, 10 1/4 lengths.

GOODGIRL BADHABITS (f, 3, Mastery–Dazzler, by Vindication), in a near carbon copy of her Mar. 10 debut over this surface, remained undefeated and proved a handy, open-daylight winner. The 1-5 choice swerved right at the break but shot immediately to the front and never let anyone close as she established a comfortable pace. After a first quarter in :23.18, a half in :46.53, and with her ears flicking on the turn, Goodgirl Badhabits kept rolling in the stretch as rider Jevian Toledo took a peek under his arm at the competition. There was none. He gave only the mildest of encouragement through the stretch to the dark bay as she cantered home a 10 1/4-length victress in the easiest of wins. Major Houlihan (Army Mule) finished best of the rest.

Goodgirl Badhabits broke her maiden last month, recovering from a bobbled break to set all the pace and power home 12 3/4 lengths the best at 5 1/2 furlongs. From the same extended family as champion and blue hen Serena’s Song (Rahy), the winner is a half to Dazzling Gem (Misremembered), SW-PR, MGSP-USA, $508,303. Her dam has a 2-year-old filly by Palace Malice, who sold for $190,000 to Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners at this week’s OBS Spring sale, and a yearling filly by Global Campaign. She was bred to Knicks Go for this spring. Sales History: $135,000 Ylg ’21 KEESEP. Lifetime Record: 2-2-0-0, $63,600. Click for the chart or VIDEO, sponsored by TVG.

O-Jim Bakkeim and Gerald Isbister; B-Lisa Reynolds, Jennifer Feiner & Woods Edge Farm, LLC (KY); T-Brittany T. Russell.

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