10/06/2012 8:39PM

Fresno: Fury Kapcori handles two turns in Charlie Palmer Futurity


Even-money favorite Fury Kapcori  was content to stalk multiple stakes-winning Anytime Magic early and proved best in the stretch as he scored a solid victory in the $75,250 Charlie Palmer Futurity at the Big Fresno Fair on Saturday.

Coming off a six-length wire-to-wire maiden victory at Golden Gate Fields, Fury Kapcori ($4), a son of two-time Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Tiznow,  turned in a professional performance in his stakes debut and first race around two turns. It was the first race at the distance for all five 2-year-olds.

Fury Kapcori sat just off Anytime Magic through reasonable fractions of 24:30 seconds, 48.96, and 1:12.66 before jockey Russell Baze asked him to make his move.

He quickly put away Anytime Magic as the field headed for home and held off a determined challenge by Condiment to win the one-mile race by 1 1/4  lengths in 1:37.63.

Condiment, second in the Cavonnier Juvenile in his debut, finished 5 1/2  lengths ahead of My Best Bet, who was third in the Cavonnier.

Fury Kapcori, a $100,000 yearling purchase at last September’s Keeneland sale, earned $45,050 for owners Rick Awtrey, George Todaro,  and Jerry Hollendorfer, who also trains him. He has earned $61,000 with 2 wins in 3 starts.