Groupie Doll Returns In Gardenia

Champion Groupie Doll will make her much anticipated return to the races in the Saturday feature at Ellis Park, the $100,000 Gardenia S. (G3). Trained by ‘Buff’ Bradley, the mare was last seen missing by a nose in the Cigar Mile (G1) versus the boys and and has trained very fast leading up to this. The ultra-talented Kentucky-bred is 2-for-2 on this oval and will be the one if he runs even close to her best.

Recent stakes winner Awesome Flower, Grade 3 queen Ice Cream Silence, Grade 1-placed Dixie Strike, Wayward Lass S. queen Magic Hour, stakes victress Ciguaraya, and stakes winner Twice the Lady, look like the main threats to the favorite.