Knockemout Capi Wins Mr Jet Moore Stakes
The gelding outruns his 9-1 odds to win Thursday's co-feature at Remington Park.
April 5, 2018
Francisco Vega's Knockemout Capi sprinted to a head victory in Thursday's $65,500 Mr Jet Moore Stakes (RG2) for Oklahoma-breds at Remington Park.
Racing against a reported 10-mph head wind, Knockemout Capi covered 350 yards in :17.582. Omar Reyes rode the 4-year-old Capo de Capi stallion for trainer Alfredo Gomez.
Knockemout Capi was helped by some commotion in the starting gate before the race, as 6-5 favorite AJs High and 37-1 longshot Double Down were fractious.
"It benefitted me because when the horses moved, my horse got squared up and stood perfect," Reyes said. "He broke really good and had a great start. He kind of wanted to lug in a little bit, but he was running his race. When this horse is running his race, get out of his way."
Knockemout Capi was bred by Dee and Betty Raper of Norman, Oklahoma. Raced in Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Texsa, the sorrel stallion has won five of 21 starts, and the $37,500 winner's share of the purse from his first stakes victory bumped his bankroll to $171,318.
Gypsys Last Hero finished second and was followed by Valiant Rogue, Double Down, Tough To Bee, Rarin, Ferrari James and AJs High, who reared at the start and unseated his rider, Stormy Smith.
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