'TDN Rising Star' Carribean Caper (Speightstown) looks to keep her perfect record in tact Saturday and score her first graded victory in Churchill's GIII Dogwood S. Donning cap and gown by eight lengths in her Fair Grounds unveiling Feb. 13, the $250,000 KEESEP acquisition captured a Keeneland optional claimer Apr. 2 and an Ellis Park test July 10. She passed her first black-type test with ease in the Audobon Oaks last out there Aug. 15.
Li'l Tootsie (Tapiture) seeks her black-type badge in this event. Capturing a Churchill optional claimer May 31, she finished ninth in both the July 7 GIII Indiana Oaks and the grassy Galway S. at Saratoga Aug. 15. The bay rallied to be third last time when getting back on dirt at the Spa in the GII Prioress S. Sept. 4.
Patty H (Flatter) makes her first start off the claim here. She was haltered by Mike Miceli for $40,000 out of a winning effort at Saratoga July 16. GIII Iowa Oaks runner-up Shesa Mystery (Verrazano) also runs in this spot.