Bing Cherry Racing and Leonard Liberto's Capo Kane is a breakthrough star who was a runner on the 2021 Road to the Kentucky Derby. The three-year-old Street Sense colt is trained by Harold Wyner.
2021 Road to the Kentucky Derby
Capo Kane was an initial contender on the 2021 Road to the Kentucky Derby, but faded away, only picking up 12 qualifying points to finish in 35th place in the Road to the Kentucky Derby standings.
The colt's first set of points came with his victory in the January 1 Jerome Stakes at Aqueduct, which awarded qualifying points on a 10-4-2-1 scale to the top four finishers. Capo Kane won the one-mile race by an impressive six-and-a-quarter lengths.
The colt's next set of points came in his third-place run in the February 6 Withers Stakes (G3) at Aqueduct, where he demonstrated a Speed Figure of 95. Despite coming in as the favourite, Capo Kane was not able to defeat the winner, Risk Taking.
Capo Kane led the nine-horse field through the first mile of the nine-furlong race before tiring in the stretch. Risk Taking broke strongly from the gate and settled mid-pack. He kept slowly moving up as the race progressed before rallying on the far turn. He ran ahead of Capo Kane to finish in first, with Overtook finishing second. With that performance, Capo Kane scored two more qualifying Derby points as Risk Taking took 10.
Capo Kane's career beginnings
Capo Kane's pedigree
Street Sense (pictured) was an impressive Thoroughbred racehorse and was named the Eclipse Award 2006 Champion Two-Year-Old Colt. Owned by Jim Tafel and trained by Carl Nafzger, he retired with a career record of 6-4-2 from 13 races and his total purse earnings were $4.4million.
Capo Kane is also the son of the mare Twirl Me, who was sired by Hard Spun, second to Street Sense in that 2007 Kentucky Derby. Twirl Me had one career race. That performance was a seventh-place run in a June 10, 2016, maiden special weight event at Arlington.
Capo Kane's connections
Capo Kane has a strong team of connections around him. The runner is trained by Harold Wyner, who has more than 200 victories to his name. The trainer's total earnings sit at more than $5.8million.
Capo Kane is owned by the partnership of Bing Cherry Racing and Leonard Liberto. The partnership has a career record of 2-1-1 from five races and total purse earnings of $147,500. Capo Kane is their only horse, meaning their top performances have come in the Jerome and Withers Stakes.