Quick Action, Team Lukas Take 'Cappy' for Overbrook

(from Aqueduct report)
It certainly wasn't the biggest race of the season, but Monday's $81,225 Fred "Cappy" Capossela had to be special to Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas' New York operation. The winner, Quick Action is owned by longtime client Overbrook Farm, whose founder, William T. Young, died last week.

Quick Action, dismissed at better than 6-1 by the Martin Luther King Jr. Day crowd of 3,736, led at every call and sauntered to a 7 ¾-length victory in this six-furlong sprint for 3-year-olds. The final time was 1:13 4/5 on a track listed "good."

"All the credit goes to Peter (Lukas' assistant trainer Peter Hutton) and the whole crew for Lukas. They've done a great job," said jockey Heberto Castillo Jr., who took his mount through splits of :23 1/5; :47 1/5 and 1:00 1/5. "This is a nice, talented 3-year-old and he's just coming to himself at the right time. Last time, we found out that he had a little lung infection. I was really high on him, so I'm glad we had an excuse last time. The lung infection cleared up, and we were just hoping we wouldn't get into a suicidal pace battle. They let me dictate the pace and he ran great.

"Unfortunately, I went to twirl my stick and it flew out of my hand, but I didn't need it."

Quick Action, a son of Carson City, paid $15.40, $8.30 and $5.40 for his second victory in three starts. He earned $48,735 for the win. Risky Trick returned $8.10 and $5.30. Scary Bob's show was $4.20. The $2 exacta was worth $70.50.

Ottawa Chief, the 9-5 favorite, finished sixth.

(Chart, Equibase)