07/15/2009 11:00PM

Shippers tough in Day Lilly

Alyssa Spakowski/EquiPhotos
Reata's Quik Punch will look to stay perfect at Penn National in Friday's Day Lilly Stakes.

Reata's Quik Punch and Casanova Killer, who are a collective 3 for 3 shipping into Penn National, clash for the first time in Friday night's $60,000 Day Lilly Stakes there.

The six-furlong sprint, which drew a field of eight fillies and mares, goes as race 3 on a 10-race card that begins at 6:45 p.m. Eastern.

The 4-year-old Reata's Quik Punch has never been headed in two previous trips to Penn National, including a restricted stakes in May 2008, and comes off a wire-to-wire 4 1/4-length score in the off-the-turf Candy Eclair at her home track of Monmouth Park. Still, Casanova Killer owns the best last-race Beyer Speed Figure in the Day Lilly field.

A Delaware Park-based 4-year-old trained and partially owned by Steve Klesaris, Casanova Killer comes off a five-length win locally in which she earned a 93 Beyer.

In addition to getting a four-pound break in the weights from Reata's Quik Punch, Casanova Killer has a hot trainer-jockey combination going for her. Klesaris has won with 11 of 31 starters at Penn National this season. Jockey David Cohen owns an impressive 15-for-42 record riding locally.

The biggest threat to the two logical favorites is the Philadelphia Park shipper Cammy's Choice. In three of her last five starts dating back to October, the 5-year-old Cammy's Choice has earned Beyers in the narrow range of 95 to 97. In one of those races, she finished 13 lengths in front of Reata's Quik Punch.

All Giving, a winner of 11 of 32 starts, also merits respect. She finished just 1 1/4 lengths behind Cammy's Choice in the Primonetta at Laurel Park in April.