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King's Bishop: Capo Bastone wins in stretch

Sunday, August 25, 2013
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From an inside post in a 14-horse field, Todd Pletcher’s trainee avoided traffic and found another gear in the stretch to win the King’s Bishop on Saturday. No, it wasn’t Forty Tales. The favorite came off wins in the Woody Stephens and the Amsterdam, but had a slow start from post position 2 and no energy early. Meanwhile, 28-1 Capo Bastone found space to avoid traffic while remaining in striking distance, then put the pedal down in the stretch to win the Grade I $500,000 seven-furlong race at Saratoga Race Course by two lengths over Mentor Cane....

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