Minister of Soul earned the fourth black-type performance of his career with a gutty second place finish in the $75,000 Phoenix Gold Cup. The son of Ministers Wild Cat pressed the early pacesetter through an opening quarter of 21.64. He out his head in front with the half-mile in 43.95 and a five furlongs in a blazing 55.55. He held all but the multiple stakes winner Mr. Jagaermeister at bay, grudgingly giving way
late to miss the win by three-quarters of a length.
Minister of Soul takes his lifetime earnings to $203,396.