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Gulfstream Park: Capo Bastone transferred from Sadler to Pletcher
Todd Pletcher’s roster of soon-to-be 3-year-olds grew deeper Friday night when Capo Bastone, the third-place finisher in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, arrived in the trainer’s barn at the Palm Meadows training center in south Florida.
Previously with John Sadler in Southern California, Capo Bastone went 1 for 4 on that circuit with a maiden win at Del Mar, followed by a fourth-place finish in the Grade 1 Del Mar Futurity and a third in the Grade 1 FrontRunner at Santa Anita prior to his third in the Juvenile.
Aron Wellman, president of Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, which owns Capo Bastone, said the 2013 schedule of stakes restricted to 3-year-olds on the East Coast was more appealing to him than that on the West Coast. Wellman said his first objective for Capo Bastone would be the Grade 2, $150,000 Hutcheson Stakes, a seven-furlong race at Gulfstream on Feb. 2.
“We really wanted to run him in early February and we wanted a one-turn race to get him going,” Wellman said.
Further, Wellman said the schedule at Gulfstream offers “better timing, better spacing and a better progression to give him a legitimate chance to hop on the Derby trail and then prove whether he’s a legitimate Derby prospect.”
Capo Bastone, a son of Street Boss, bled when third, beaten 2 1/2 lengths by the Pletcher-trained Shanghai Bobby in the Juvenile. Horses competing in races restricted to 2-year-olds were not permitted to race on Lasix in the Breeders’ Cup.
Wellman said that a few days after the Juvenile, Capo Bastone was sent to the Alamo Pintado Equine Medical Center in Santa Ynez, Calif., where he was under the care of Dr. Doug Herthel.
Wellman said that Capo Bastone spent significant time in a hyperbaric oxygen chamber to help with any “minor scarring of the lung tissue as a result of the bleeding episode in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile.”
Capo Bastone adds to a strong roster of potential Kentucky Derby candidates for Pletcher led by stakes winners Shanghai Bobby, Overanalyze, and Violence.
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Big mistake Wellman, Pletcher is the worst trainer you could send your horse to, he does-not have the best intrest for the horse's well being, just look at his track record. Sadler always give's his horse's opportunity to develope and mature so they can become Graded winners. Say goodbye to your Capo Bastone for he won't be around for the Triple Crown trail much less the Triple Crown or any other race by the time Pletcher is done with him.
I heard Gulfstream was using more than one finish line .Look at the 4th race on dec 1st ,the jockey on # 10 stops riding 100yds out and lost the race.
Lets remember that the owners are responsible for the well being of their horse. Most of them that are successful give their horses the time they need to mature and become a graded stakes horse. The racing industry often talks about safety , yet they too often overlook how some top trainers run their racing stable.
It's quite apparent that Aron Welman, either doesn't read DRF, or is so stupid, he is oblivious to facts. Aron, have you ever heard of these colts before: Eskandreya, Uncle Mo, Algorithms ? How about El Padrino,Gemoligist and Super Saver ? Where are they Aron? You're sending a bleeder to "THEE WORST "Caretaker of horses ever! You had a chance with Sadler....you got zero with the "Butcher"! Kiss your horse Capo Bastone goodbye. I will certainly be disapointed if the owners of Delhomme return their colt to "Butcher". Now that they have him away from "Butcher" they should keep him away and find a better trainer. Hope they do ! The horse will race longer,maybe till he's four?
Poor Capo Bastone......unknowing owner.....ruined horse,,,,,,maybe his team should take a course in pulmonary disorders in race horses.....
At least there are no plans for Dubai...yet.
And they want to ban lasix, so we can pay for hyperbaric chamber rehabs? Stupidity is a real problem in this business
You also got to remember that the horse did bleed severely in the BC with out lasix and he bobbled and went four wide in the frontrunner (norfolk). I want to see him get a clean race with lasix around 2 turns. I'm not in favor of the trainer change all i know is that he won't win a TC event with Pletcher and the fact there taking him to gulfstream, unless there going to send him to lead he's going to have a hard time getting to the derby there. Just because Street Boss was a sprinter doesn't mean he can't route. Street Boss never raced beyond 7 furlongs and being by street cry he could have went longer, IMHO we never saw the best of Street Boss. His mother Fight To Love won races from 7 to 1 1/16 . I don't know her produce record, but that will tell us a lot. The fact that his broodmare sires are Fit To Fight, Secretariat, Northern Dancer and Fleet Nasrullah doesn't hurt his chances either. Like i said before not saying he will win a TC event but you shouldn't overlook him just because his sire was a sprinter and never raced beyond 7 furlongs. He still has a lot of potential, he only made four starts.
Lets start a complete BOYCOTT of next years Breeders Cup, we have to teach them a lesson the betting public needs to be considered in these decisions, or there is no racing ! Keep your $$$ in your pockets next November gang, lets show them the lowest handle in racing history !
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