Caressing, winning the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies.

Caressing, winning the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies.

Alexander Barkoff

Caressing Returns to Winner's Circle in Singapore Plate

Carl F. Pollard's Caressing beat Gal on the Go by a length Saturday to win the $125,000 Singapore Plate (gr. III) at Arlington Park.

Caressing, took the lead around the second turn and held off a late challenge by Gal on the Go. The winner, ridden by Rene Douglas, covered the 1 1/8 miles in 1:50.74 and paid $4.60, $2.80, and $2.40. The winning exacta combination paid $13.40.

"She was very focused," Douglas said. "(Trainer David Vance) told me to try and keep her on the outside, but when I took her inside at one point she didn't hesitate at all."

Gal on the Go paid $3.00 and $2.40. She finished 3 1/2 lengths ahead of Scoop, who paid $3.40. Morning Sun, Northwest Colors, Supreme Song, Dancin Emi, and C Millie completed the order of finish on a fast track.

The win is the first for last year's champion 2-year-old filly since she won her sophomore debut. She earned $75,000 for her fifth win in nine career starts. Caressing (Honour and Glory--Lovin Touch, by Majestic Prince) was bred in Kentucky by Brereton C. Jones. (Chart, Equibase)