Eye N Capo Makes Debut with Dash For Cash Futurity Trial Win
The Oklahoma-bred colt is the fastest qualifier to the October 8, $427,350 final at Lone Star Park.
September 24, 2016
Eye N Capo made his debut in an auspicious fashion, as the Oklahoma-bred son of the Corona Cartel stallion Capo de Capi won the last of 12 Dash For Cash Futurity (G2) trials at Lone Star Park on Saturday.
Ridden by Damian Martinez, Eye N Capo covered 400 yards in :19.758 to set the fastest qualifying time to the $427,350 final on October 8. Adrian Huitron prepped the colt for owner Ruben Garcia Montemayor.
Eye N Capo was bred by Dee and Betty Raper. The colt is out of A Shot At Glory, an unraced 12-year-old daughter of Strawfly Special, and he was an $8,500 buy at last year's Heritage Place Yearling Sale in Oklahoma City.
Other prominent Dash For Cash Futurity qualifiers include Duponte. The second-fastest qualifier and a homebred American Runaway colt, Duponte won the 11th trial by 1 1/2 lengths in :19.759. Manuel Gutierrez rode Duponte for owners Bobby D. Cox, Homero Paredes and Kristin Ashley Paredes, and trainer Josue Ponce.
Duponte has earned $581,379 from just six outs, and his three wins include the June 4, 350-yard Heritage Place Futurity (G1) at Remington Park, and the March 23, 300-yard Harrah's Entertainment Futurity (G3) at Louisiana Downs.
All of the trials were contested on a track officially labeled "good" and against reported head winds ranging from 8-13 miles per hour.
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