06/16/2004 11:00PM

Charles Town: Capuanos have aces


It's hard to go wrong in the feature race at Charles Town if you stick to a horse trained by one of the Capuano brothers.

Gary and Dale Capuano will each saddle a two-horse entry in the $50,000 Summer Distaff, a 1 1/16-mile race for fillies and mares. All four of their horses look like contenders in a field of 10.

Although Dale Capuano's duo of Grace Bay and Point Lily are favored on the track's morning line at 7-5, brother Gary's entry of Redoubled Miss and Ribbon Cane might be more formidable.

Redoubled Miss, cross-entered in Saturday's Obeah Handicap at Delaware Park, was good enough to run second to Sightseek in the Grade 2 Rampart at Gulfstream in March. Redoubled Miss's form has soured in her two most recent starts, however, in which she finished ahead of only four of 17 opponents.

Ribbon Cane, a front-runner who is 4 for 4 at the distance, earned a career-best 95 Beyer in a nine-furlong stakes at Charles Town last October. She will be making only her second start since then in the Summer Distaff.