Eye N Capo Stays Perfect

The gelding scores a neck victory in Saturday's Evangeline Downs Futurity.

Q-Racing Journal

Eye N Capo is now four-for-four following his victory in Saturday's Evangeline Downs Futurity. PHOTO: Coady Photography

Ruben Garcia Montemayor's Eye N Capo kept his perfect record intact with a neck victory in the $306,245 Evangeline Downs Futurity on Saturday.

Trained by Adrian Huitron, Eye N Capo covered 400 yards in :19.962 under jockey Damian Martinez. The gelded son of freshman sire Capo de Capi was winning for the fourth time in as many outs, and the $153,122 winner's share of the purse increased his bankroll to $312,668.

"He always runs big," said Martinez, who has ridden Eye N Capo in all four of his starts. "He is truly the real deal."

Eye N Capo was bred by Dee and Betty Raper of Norman, Oklahoma, owners of Belle Mere Farms. The gelding was acquired for $8,500 at last year's Heritage Place Yearling Sale in Oklahoma City.

Eye N Capo's resume includes a one-length victory in the October 8, 400-yard Dash For Cash Futurity (G2) at Lone Star Park. Huitron indicated that Eye N Capo would be pointed toward the 2017 spring meet at Remington Park, then return to Evangeline Downs for that track's 3-year-old stakes program.

"I would like to bring him back and try the Evangeline Downs Derby next year," the trainer said.

Sent to post as the 3-10 favorite, Eye N Capo returned a $2.60 win mutuel and teamed with runner-up Accountably, a 23-1 longshot, for a $25.20 ($2) exacta. One Sweet Picky, Dash Quick Perry, Platinum Fdd, Pyc Disco, Gronkowski, Main Seis, and Jess Kicked A Gear completed the order of finish.

Fastest qualifier Maxx was scratched.

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