Amid a rain-filled sky, 38-1 longshot Dreaming of Snow (Jess’s Dream–Snow Fashion, by Old Fashioned) earned 20 points towards the Kentucky Oaks in the 43rd running of the Suncoast S. at Tampa Bay Downs on Saturday. Facing a short-priced Wonder Wheel (Into Mischief), the GI Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies heroine, the blinkered filly took control early, as the chalk was involved in some traffic rounding the clubhouse turn. Commanding the fractions throughout, the Gerald Bennett trainee found more at the top of the lane, and dueled with Wonder Wheel past the eighth pole. In the end, though Dreaming of Snow outlasted that filly to win by less than half-a-length with a final running time of 1:40.18. Lifetime Record: 5-3-0-0.
O-Team Equistaff, LLC. and Winning Stables, Inc.; B-Karyn Philipp (Fla); T-Gerald Bennett.