Hugh Robertson and Gregory Erwin’s Heart Full of Soul raced true to her name as she led gate-to-wire to win her stakes debut in the $50,000 Shakopee Juvenile Stakes at Canterbury Park Thursday, Sept. 17.

HeartFullofSoulStarting as the only filly in the field of six 2-year-olds, Heart Full of Soul broke quickly to the front and led the group through an opening quarter-mile in :21.83. The McLean Robertson trainee never wavered as Strong Rules moved up to challenge her from the outside as they turned for home, hitting the half-mile mark in :44.86. As they stormed down the stretch, Heart Full of Soul outlasted Strong Rules and a late inside drive from Edge to Edge to finish the six-furlong test in 1:10.16, winning by two lengths.

It was the filly’s second win in two starts after breaking her maiden in her career debut at Canterbury in early August. She now has earnings of $44,400.

Bred by Kingston Thoroughbreds LLC, the daughter of Violence was purchased as a yearling for $14,000 by Erwin and Hugh Robertson from the consignment of CandyLand at last year’s Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Eastern Fall sale.

Heart Full of Soul is the third foal and only starter out of Heart Seeker, a Maryland-bred daughter of Not For Love who has produced five foals. Heart Seeker’s bay colt by Holy Boss is catalogued to sell the first day of the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Fall Yearlings sale, which kicks off Oct. 5 in Timonium.

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