Friday's Insights: 'Rising Star' Returns for Allowance Test at Keeneland


Carribean Caper | Hodges

4th-KEE, $81K, OC 75k/N1X, 3yo, f, 7f, 2:45 p.m. ET

CARRIBEAN CAPER (Speightstown) takes on winners for the first time following a 'TDN Rising Star' performance on debut on the  GII Risen Star S. undercard at Fair Grounds Feb. 13. The dark bay, a $250,000 KEESEP yearling purchase by Columbine Stable LLC, earned an 87 Beyer Speed Figure in that eight-length victory.

“She's very smart and does everything right,” trainer Al Stall, Jr. said in a recent column in TDN. “First, we'll just get a little bit more of a foundation underneath her, with hopefully another sprint with a gradual stretchout. Then, we'll see where things land after that.”

The four-time winner and stakes-placed Checkupfromzneckup (Dixie Union) was purchased by breeder WinStar Farm for $825,000 carrying Carribean Caper in utero at the 2017 KEENOV Sale. This is the extended female family of Broodmare of the Year Weekend Surprise, dam of the legendary A.P. Indy and Classic winner Summer Squall. TJCIS PPs

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