Caravel extends her win streak to four in the Unbridled Sidney (Daniella Ricci/Past The Wire)
Churchill Downs Press Release
LOUISVILLE, Ky.— Qatar Racing, Marc Detampel and Madaket Stables’ Caravel extended her win streak to four by cruising to a 1 1/2-length victory in the 13th running of the $300,000 Unbridled Sidney (Listed) presented by Turfway Park Racing & Gaming for fillies and mares.
Trained by Brad Cox and ridden by Tyler Gaffalione, Caravel covered the 5 ½ furlongs over a firm Matt Winn Turf Course in a stakes-record 1:02.47.
Miner’s Queen was first out of the gate but was quickly headed by Caravel, who led the field through an opening quarter-mile in :21.67.
On the far turn, Caravel was challenged by Oeuvre and Little Jewel, a challenge she quickly dismissed as she spurted clear and dashed to victory without being challenged.
Winner over males in her past two starts in the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (GI) and the Shakertown (GII) at Keeneland, Caravel is a 6-year-old Pennsylvania-bred daughter of Mizzen Mast out of the Congrats mare Zeezee Zoomzoom.
Friday’s victory was worth $176,700 and increased her earnings to $1,677,577 with a record of 22-14-0-3.
Caravel returned $3.48, $2.82 and $2.66. Bay Storm rallied for second under John Velazquez to pay $3.90 and $3.36 with Sarah Harper finishing a head back in third under Joel Rosario and returning $11.04 to show.
New Boss finished another 1 ¼ lengths back in fourth and was followed in by Oeuvre, Little Jewel, Salvaje, Miner’s Queen, Majestic d’Oro and Margie’s Kitchen.
UNBRIDLED SIDNEY QUOTES
Tyler Gaffalione, jockey, Caravel, winner: “She’s been breaking better the last four or five starts and she’s putting herself in good spots. She gets comfortable and it’s all easy for her. She’s just a very fast filly. The second you ask her, she turns on the jets. She finishes the job well.”
Brad Cox, trainer, Caravel, winner: “Big run from this filly. She’s become very consistent. You can tell when she’s ready to run and she’s been on ‘go’ for a while since the month of March training up at Turfway and continuing on through April.”
(on if she will run on Royal Ascot next) “That’s the plan. We will how she comes out of this race first and foremost but that was one reason we brought her back at the age of six. We took her out of the November sale and that’s been the goal.”