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Bank of America Remington Championship Challenge

Eye N Capo earns a berth in the October 26, $250,000 Bank of America Challenge Championship.
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Ruben Garcia Montemayor's Eye N Capo, the 7-10 favorite in a field of 10, parlayed a sharp break from his rail post into a three-quarter length victory in Sunday's $68,442 Bank of America Remington Park Championship Challenge (G2).

Ridden by Jesse Levario for trainer Josue Ponce, Eye N Capo covered 440 yards in :21.145 while aided by a reported 7-mph tail wind. The 5-year-old Capo de Capi gelding earned a 104 speed index and a starting spot in the $250,000 Bank of America Challenge Championship (G1) at Albuquerque Downs on October 26.

Eye N Capo was bred in Oklahoma by Dee and Betty Raper. The sorrel gelding was making his first start since January 26, when he scored wire-to-wire, neck victory in the 350-yard, $50,000 Rio Grande Stakes at Sunland Park in New Mexico.

Raced in four states, including Louisiana and Texas, Eye N Capo has won 11 of 18 starts and has banked $527,393, and his seven stakes wins include  last year's 440-yard Sam Houston Classic (G2) at Sam Houston Race Park and 400-yard Miss Polly Classic (G3) at Delta Downs. The gelding began his career with a five-race win streak that included the Dash For Cash Futurity (G2) at Lone Star Park and Evangeline Downs Futurity in Louisiana.

"He's really a good horse," said Ponce of Eye N Capo. "He travels well, hauls well, and we'll just wait for him to come back from this race to see what's next."

Mi Amor Secreto, a 14-1 longshot, finished second to complete a $28.20 ($2) exacta. DF AJ Green Leaves, Fenian Faith, Kowboy Jim, Rock About It, Damn Strait, Intense Fire, AJs High, and Three Olives N Smoke completed the order of finish.

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