06/20/2007 11:00PM

Distance the key for Who's Happy


Stretching out was the key to unlocking the talent in Who's Happy.

After three straight sprints where she never finished closer than 10 3/4 lengths to the winner, Who's Happy won her next three - all at one mile.

Who's Happy carries that winning streak into Saturday's $60,000 Foxy J.G. Stakes for Pennsylvania-bred 3-year-old fillies at one mile and 70 yards at Philadelphia Park.

"We wanted to stretch her out earlier, but it was hard to find races for straight 3-year-olds going long," said trainer Tim Woolley. "Our long-term goal was to get her into races like this.

"She's come along really well, and we've been able to space her races perfectly. Hopefully, she's still got a bit of room for improvement."

Although all six of her races have come at Philadelphia Park, Who's Happy is making her first start against statebred rivals. That success against open company makes her a top contender.

Tale of the Diva makes her second start following a rallying victory at six furlongs. She earned a 71 Beyer Speed Figure, the best last-race number in the race.

Completing the field are Blushing Skier, Syd N Carly's Rose, Athena's Flight, Grand in Grey, Dinner to Boot, and Holy Christmas.

The scheduled Saturday feature at Philadelphia Park, the $100,000 Donald LeVine Memorial Handicap at seven furlongs, did not fill and will not be rescheduled.