Brilliant three-year-old filly Carribean Caper, whose fourth dam Lassie Dear also ranks as the third dam of Drakenstein Stud’s inform stallion Duke Of Marmalade, made it five wins from five starts when romping home to an easy win in Saturday’s G3 Dogwood Stakes at Churchill Downs.
A daughter of Speightstown, Carribean Caper swept three-wide on the turn to reel in the early leaders and drew away in the stretch for an easy six-length victory over Someone Said So and maintain her unbeaten record.
Carribean Caper ran seven furlongs in 1:22.57 over fast track under Colby Hernandez, who rode the winner for trainer Al Stall Jr.
“I was happy to see her leave the gate well and get to the outside,” Stall Jr. said. “She’s a really classy animal. I’m really proud to train her.”
This was the first graded stakes win for Carribean Caper, who previously won the $100,000 Audubon Oaks at Ellis Park in her stakes debut.
Carribean Caper and Duke Of Marmalade both hail from one of the very best families in the stud book, with their notable relatives headed by US Horse Of The Year and legendary sire A.P. Indy, G1 Preakness Stakes winner and successful sire Summer Squall, former champion South African sire Al Mufti, G1 Investec Derby winner Ruler Of The World, and US champion and top-class sire Lemon Drop Kid -to name but a few!
Original article written by Cape Breeders Club