06/13/2009 12:00AM

Happy Humor takes first stakes at Ruidoso

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Happy Humor became a stakes winner on Saturday when he stalked and pounced his way to a 1 3/4-length win over Cajun Gent in the $50,000 Free Spirits Handicap at Ruidoso Downs. It was another three-quarters of a length back in third to Vital Force.

Wind Water, the favorite and a front-runner, never made the lead and finished seventh.

Happy Humor ($5.80) covered six furlongs in 1:10. Ken Tohill was aboard for Gary Thompson and trainer Jon Arnett. Happy Humor has now won 5 of 11 starts and $129,025.