Classic Empire's Capital Idea Graduates Impressively at the Big A

Capital Idea gives sire Classic Empire (pictured) a win at Aqueduct Sunday | Sarah Andrew

5th-Aqueduct, $80,000, Msw, 1-28, 3yo, 1m, 1:40.42, sy, 8 1/4 lengths.
CAPITAL IDEA (c, 3, Classic Empire–Rever de Vous {SP}, by Distorted Humor), a close-up third in his debut over this track and trip Dec. 31, went off the 2-1 second choice to take a step forward while getting Lasix for this soggy return. Settled in a stalking third by Trevor McCarthy as favored J D Factor (The Factor) led through :24.16 and :48.95 opening splits, the bay mounted his challenge three wide approaching the quarter pole, took over in early stretch and strode clear to triumph by 8 1/4 lengths over Sardis (Into Mischief). Rever de Vous, a daughter of GSW Dreaming of Liz (El Prado {Ire}), produced a colt by McKinzie last term and was bred back to Mandaloun. Sales history: $260,000 Ylg '22 KEESEP. Lifetime Record: 2-1-0-1, $54,200. Click for the chart or VIDEO, sponsored by FanDuel TV.
O-Reeves Thoroughbred Racing; B-Steven & Brandi Nicholson (KY); T-Christophe Clement.


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