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Fury Kapcori Impresses at Santa Anita

Fury Kapcori wins at Santa Anita (2-7-14).
Despite being pressed through blistering fractions of 21.94, 44.22, 1:08.48 and 1:21.45, even money favorite Fury Kapcori shook loose from longshot Batti Man turning for home and held off the late charge of Midnight Transfer to win Santa Anita’s sixth race on Friday, a $60,000 third condition allowance, by 2 ¼ lengths while getting a flat mile in 1:34.50.

Breaking from post position three, Fury Kapcori, ridden by Rafael Bejarano, cut to the rail and was immediately engaged by Batti Man and Tyler Baze into the Club House turn and the pair raced as a team to the top of the lane.

“I didn’t think they would go that fast today,” said winning trainer Jerry Hollendorfer, who registered his 17th win of the meet, good for a tie atop the trainer standings with Bob Baffert.  “This horse is doing real good right now, any distance will suit him.  You saw it, he drew off today.”

An impressive second condition allowance winner going 1 1/16 miles Jan. 1, the 4-year-old Tiznow colt, who was second in the Grade I CashCall Futurity in 2012, made it two-in-a-row on Friday and appears poised for a return to stakes competition.  

Heavily favored in a field of seven older horses, Fury Kapcori paid $4.00, $2.60 and $2.20.

Owned by Rick Awtrey, George Todaro and Hollendorfer, Fury Kapcori won his fourth race from 12 career starts and picked up $36,000 for the win, boosting his earnings to $373,080.             

The second choice at 7-2, Midnight Transfer, ridden by Victor Espinoza, was well off the leaders in fifth position turning down the backside.  Although the pace seemingly set up for a closer, he was unable to seriously menace the winner through the drive.

Midnight Transfer finished second, a length and a quarter in front of the late finishing Majestic City,  and paid $3.60 and $2.60.

The “other Hollendorfer” in the field at 23-1, Longview Drive raced as a team with Midnight Transfer around the far turn but was out-run by the runner-up late, and was just nipped on the wire by early trailer Majestic City.

Off at 5-1 with Mike Smith aboard, Majestic City finished a head in front of Longview Drive and paid $2.80 to show.

Batti Man, off at 10-1, tired badly and finished next to last.



 

 

 

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