Multiple Grade I-winning sprinter Spiced Perfection (Smiling Tiger) has been privately purchased and transferred from trainer Peter Miller to Mark Casse and will target the GIII Winning Colors S. at Churchill Downs May 31, Casse told the Churchill notes team.
“She was privately purchased by Haruya Yoshida over the winter and she’s been a great addition to our barn,” Casse said. “I think we’re going to be on target for the Winning Colors and get her 5-year-old campaign going at Churchill.”
Spiced Perfection recorded a bullet half-mile move in :47 flat (1/134) Sunday morning at Churchill in preparation for the six-furlong race. The California-bred filly worked in an opening quarter-mile split of :22.60 and galloped out five furlongs in 1:02.
Previously owned by Pantofel Stable, Wachtel Stable and Peter Deutsch, Spiced Perfection captured the GI Vinery Madison S. last spring at Keeneland to follow up her GI La Brea S. triumph at the end of 2018. She was last seen running fourth in the GII Inside Information S. Jan. 25 at Gulfstream.