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Remington Park Futurity

Longshot Johnny De Capo wires the field in Saturday's $825,210 feature.
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Johnny De Capo, an 11-1 longshot and the fifth-overall fastest qualifier, led at every call en route to a head victory in Saturday's $825,210 Remington Park Futurity (RG1) for Oklahoma-bred juveniles at Remington Park.

Prepped by Oscar Nunes for owner Juan Jose Contreras of Irving, Texas, Johnny de Capo went 330 yards in :16.954. Gaspar Garcia rode the homebred Capo de Capi colt, who banked $330,084 from his second win in three starts.

“He broke out a little bit at the start, but he picked up ground very quickly,” said Garcia, “He then started drifting out some, but by that point we were too far in front.”

Johnny De Capo was coming off of a two-length victory in his trial on April 5. The colt is out of Dash For Ted, a 12-year-old daughter of the First Down Dash stallion Make It Anywhere.

Johnny De Capo made his debut with a eighth-place finish in a 300-yard Harrah's Futurity (G3) trial at Louisiana Downs on March 2.

“He was a little green in Louisiana, but he had a good training race there and looked good training up to his Remington Park races," said Contreras.

Johnny De Capo's win increased his career earnings to $338,922.

Lota Shakin Goin On ran second and was followed by fastest overall qualifier and 2-1 favorite Uptowne Babe, A Tres Of Sign, Celebriti, Chilitos, Liarliar Hocksonfire and Relentless Jessie.

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