11/24/2005 12:00AM

Charles Town: Caber's Cutie unbeaten


Caber's Cutie, unbeaten in two starts since adding Lasix, figures to be a heavy favorite in the inaugural running of the $40,000 Sylvia Bishop Memorial at Charles Town.

The seven-furlong race for West Virginia-bred 3-year-old fillies is named for the country's first black female trainer, a longtime regular at Charles Town.

Caber's Cutie, trained by Renee Schlesinger, finished ninth with a Beyer Figure of 32 in her career debut. In her first start on Lasix three weeks later, she produced an 83 Beyer in a 15 1/2-length win over maidens. Caber's Cutie then raced above her eligible conditions when she defeated nonwinners-of-three allowance runners as the even-money favorite.

Karate Kat, who will be racing with blinkers for the first time, appears to be the chief competition for Caber's Cutie. She is also making her first start since joining Dale Capuano's powerful stable.

The possibility of a wet track would enhance the chances of longshot Miss Angel. Two starts ago, racing over a sloppy surface on the West Virginia Breeders Classics card, Miss Angel rallied to finish second with a career-best 68 Beyer at 36-1.