ERIE, Pa.--Caravel, bred, owned and trained by Elizabeth M. (Liz) Merryman and ridden by Pablo Morales, won the $80,000, 6 1/2 furlong Malvern Rose Stakes for 3-year-old Pa-bred fillies at Presque Isle on Oct. 22.
This was her second Stakes win, both at Presque Isle and both under Morales, and her fourth win from five starts, running her earnings to $140,872 and contributing to Morales' Leading Jockey title at Presque Isle.
Caravel sprinted to the lead from the start, setting fractions of 23.28, 45.85, 1:09.15 and drew off to win by 4 3/4 lengths in 1:15.40..
"She shot out of the gate at the start when she broke, so it was clear we'd take the lead," said Morales. "I was nursing her all the way, and I had a ton of horse left in the tank when I hit the stretch, and when I asked her she just took off."
"I love this horse," said Morales. "She's so fast but does it so easily. The quarter in .23 wasn't fast for her, she did it last time in .21."