Carribean Caper looks to go 5-0 in Dogwood at Churchill Downs

Carribean Caper looks to go 5-0 in Dogwood at Churchill Downs
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Undefeated 3-year-old filly Carribean Caper will attempt to land her fifth consecutive victory Saturday as the likely favorite in the 46th running of the listed, $275,000 Dogwood Stakes at Churchill Downs.

The seven-furlong Dogwood drew a compact field of seven 3-year-old fillies and was carded as Race 8 with a post time of 4:22 p.m. EDT. Saturday’s 11-race card features a stakes trio that includes the inaugural runnings of the $275,000 Bourbon Trail and $275,000 Harrods Creek, both for 3-year-olds. First post is 12:45 p.m. EDT

Trained by Al Stall Jr. and owned by Columbine Stable, Carribean Caper began her career at Fair Grounds with a scintillating eight-length score. The daughter of Speightstown then cruised to a 4 1/2-length first-level allowance victory at Keeneland. After three months away from the races, Carribean Caper returned in a conditioned allowance event at Ellis Park where she dominated four rivals by 4 1/2 lengths. In her most recent start, the Kentucky-bred defeated Magic Quest by one length in the $100,000 Audubon Oaks at Ellis.

Colby Hernandez, who has been aboard Carribean Caper for all four of her lifetime starts, will ride from post No. 2.

Saturday’s Dogwood field also includes Joel Politi’s Li’l Tootsie and Let It Ride Stables’ Shesa Mystery, who are both graded-stakes-placed in their young careers.

2021 Dogwood Stakes (LS)

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