07/15/2008 11:00PM

Who's Happy defends title

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Who's Happy takes on seven other fillies and mares in her bid for a repeat in the the $75,000 First Approach over 1 1/16 miles at Presque Isle Downs on Friday evening.

Trained by Tim Woolley, Who's Happy is making her third start of the year. In her first out, in the $75,000 Robellino against Pennsylvania-breds at Penn National on May 30, Who's Happy made a nice middle move to take the lead on the far turn of the 1 1/16-mile race, only to weaken in the stretch and run third, beaten 3 1/2 lengths. In her most recent out against open company, which came on June 23 in an optional allowance race, she ran fifth, beaten 15 lengths at Philadelphia Park. The 4-year-old daughter of Caller I.D. has the benefit of training over the Tapeta Footings surface at the Fair Hill training center, the same surface as Presque Isle Downs.

In 2007, her 3-year-old season, Who's Happy won 5 of 10 races and banked more than $217,000 for her owner and breeder, Fiasco Farm.

Victor Molina retains the mount.

Just Hoping comes off a second-place finish in the $75,000 Caught in the Rain for Pennsylvania-breds at Philadelphia Park on June 28. In that 1 1/16-mile turf event, Just Hoping came from far back in the field of 12 and was closing well to get beat by only a half-length under Rosemary Homeister Jr.

In her second start of the year for trainer Jonathan Sheppard, Just Hoping won a 1 1/16-mile allowance race against open company at Delaware Park on May 31 by 4 1/4 lengths.

Homeister retains the mount.

Others in the field include Glitzen Glory, Souper Butterfly, So Much Ease, Hailie's Girl, Got a Dime, and Brindle Bug. Glitzen Glory and Souper Butterfly are both cross-entered in the $75,000 Dear Jane, the first race at Penn National on Friday evening, and Got a Dime is entered in the first race at Presque Isle on Thursday, a maiden race.