Saratoga Mischief to Return in Capossela
Photo: Coglianese Photos/Arianna Spadoni
Saratoga Mischief (left) finished 2nd in the 2015 Saratoga Special Stakes.

Last year's Saratoga Special Stakes (gr. II) runner-up Saratoga Mischief is entered for his 3-year-old debut Feb. 14 in the $100,000 Fred "Cappy" Capossela Stakes at Aqueduct Racetrack.

The Capossela is for 3-year-olds sprinting six furlongs on the Aqueduct inner track and has attracted six entries.

Twin Creeks Racing Stables' Saratoga Mischief won his maiden debut July 25 at Saratoga Race Course before he finished second by three-quarters of a length to Exaggerator   in the 6 1/2-furlong Saratoga Special. Exaggerator closed his juvenile season with a victory in the Delta Downs Jackpot Stakes (gr. III).

Saratoga Mischief, a son of Into Mischief  , has not raced since that Aug. 16 Saratoga Special effort, but has been working regularly toward his 2016 debut, registering four works since Jan. 17 at Palm Beach Downs for trainer Todd Pletcher.

While Saratoga Mischief will open his season sprinting, Zayat Stables' King Kranz will return to sprinting after a sixth-place finish in the 1 1/16-mile Withers Stakes (gr. III) Jan. 30 at Aqueduct. Prior to that effort the son of Munnings   registered a clear victory in the Lost In The Fog Stakes, like the Capossela a six-furlong race on the Aqueduct inner dirt track.

Fred " Cappy" Capossela S.

Aqueduct Racetrack, Sunday, February 14, 2016, Race 3
  • STK
  • 6f
  • Inner track
  • $100,000
  • 3 yo
  • 1:50 PM (local)
11Saratoga Mischief (KY)Keeneland Sales GraduateJohn R. Velazquez116Todd A. Pletcher2/1
22Zen Papa (KY)Keeneland Sales GraduateIrad Ortiz, Jr.116Rudy R. Rodriguez10/1
33Moon Over a Beauty (KY)Aaron T. Gryder116Richard A. Violette, Jr.15/1
44Awesome Gent (NY)Manuel Franco118Todd A. Pletcher4/1
55Condo King (KY)Keeneland Sales GraduateJose L. Ortiz116Rudy R. Rodriguez3/1
66King Kranz (KY)Keeneland Sales GraduateCornelio H. Velasquez122John P. Terranova, II5/2

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