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Eye N Capo Closes Perfect Season With Evangeline Downs Futurity Victory


Eye N Capo, under jockey Damian Martinez, holds off Accountably in the $312,370 Evangeline Downs Futurity Saturday night at Evangeline Downs.

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OPELOUSAS, LA—DECEMBER 17, 2016—Graded stakes winner Eye N Capo kept his record a perfect 4-for-4 Saturday night after defeated Accountably by a neck in the $312,370 Evangeline Downs Futurity at Evangeline Downs. One Sweet Picky finished 1 ˝ lengths off the leaders in the show position.

Ridden by jockey Damian Martinez, Eye N Capo completed the 400 yards in :19.962 seconds, a 90-seed index into a 12-mph headwind. It was the second futurity win of the year for the gelding by second crop sire Capo de Capi.

Martinez was asked if Saturday’s race was his best performance and said, ''He always runs big. He is truly the real deal.''

Adrian Huitron conditions the Oklahoma-bred for owner Ruben Garcia Montemayor. Winner of the Grade 2 Dash For Cash Futurity at Lone Star Park last October, Eye N Capo picked up $153,122 for his win in the EVD Futurity to boost his seasonal earnings mark to $312,668.

When asked about plans for 2017 Huitron said, ''I expect him to go to Oklahoma and run there and would like to bring him back to try the Evangeline Downs Derby next year.''

Dee and Betty Raper bred the $8,500 Heritage Place September Yearling Sale graduate from the Mr Eye Opener mare Satisfeyen.

Claudio Gonzalez' Accountably put in a late run on the inside to pick up $52,061 for second. Carlos Saldivar trains the American Runaway gelding out of Check The Account, by Separatist.

Yordanis Amaro was aboard the aboard the Grade 3 Speedhorse Futurity winner who was also third in the Grade 1 Texas Classic Futurity in November and a finalist in the Grade 1 Heritage Place Futurity last summer.

Bred in Texas by Bobby D. Cox, Accountably has compiled a (7) 2-2-2 record while earning more than $169,000 this season. The gray gelding is a $6,500 Heritage Place Mixed Sale graduate.

Graded stakes-placed One Sweet Picky races for owner Ricardo Barrera and trainer Rodolfo Sanchez. Scarlett Hill Farm, Inc. bred the One Sweet Jess filly in Texas from the Sticks An Stones mare Sticky N Picky.

Ridden by jockey Luis Vivanco One Sweet Picky increased her earnings total to $85,360 after pocketing $30,624 tonight. She was also third in the RG2 TQHA Sale Futurity at Retama Park last July. She is a $21,000 TQHA Yearling Sale graduate.

Dash Quick Perry, Platinum Fdd, Pyc Disco, Gronkowski, Maine Seis and Jess Kicked A Gear completed the field.

Live racing will resume on April 12 at Evangeline Downs when the 2017 Thoroughbred season begins. Racing will be conducted on a Wednesday through Saturday schedule through Saturday, September 2. Post time will be 5:40 pm Central Time for the Thoroughbred season.

For more information on the upcoming Thoroughbred season at Evangeline Downs, visit the track’s website at www.evdracing.com. Evangeline Downs is also accessible on Facebook at www.facebook.com/EvangelineDownsRacing and on Twitter @EVDRacing.

For more information on the American Quarter Horse season at Evangeline Downs, visit the track’s website at evdracing.com. Evangeline Downs’ Twitter handle is @EVDRacing and the racetrack is also accessible on Facebook at www.facebook.com/EvanglineDownsRacing.

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