Happyisashappydoes: a Martinez Festival

    The fifth race at Presque Isle Downs yesterday was a $34,000 allowance optional claimer at a mile and 70 yards on the all-weather track. The winner in wire-to-wire fashion was Happyisashappydoes, a 4-year-old First Dude gelding making just his 11th start. The race turned out to be a Martinez Festival.

    Happyisashappydoes was bred in Florida by Eddy and Linda Martinez. His owner is Linda Martinez. His jockey in this race was veteran Willie Martinez.

    Happyisashappydoes raced the distance in 1:40.17, a little over one second off the track record of 1:38.97, and he won by 2 1/2 lengths. The winner’s check was $20,400, raising his total to $120,600 on a record of 3-4-0 in his 11 starts. He’s 1-2-0 in six tries this year with earnings of $53,880, and seems to be reaching his peak.