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Fury Kapcori out of Bob Lewis

  • Fury Kapcori will miss training time because of an undisclosed issue (Benoit Photos)

Grade 1 CashCall Futurity runner-up Fury Kapcori has suffered a setback that will rule him out of his scheduled reappearance in Saturday's Grade 2 Robert B. Lewis Stakes at Santa Anita, according to a report in Daily Racing Form.

"He's got a little problem," Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer told DRF Sunday. "It might cost him a little time."

Fury Kapcori, a son of Hall of Famer Tiznow, showed more speed and precocity than his pedigree implied. A six-length maiden winner sprinting 5 1/2 furlongs at Golden Gate Fields in August, he captured his stakes debut in the Charlie Palmer Futurity at Fresno before heading south to Hollywood Park. Fury Kapcori battled throughout en route to his half-length loss in the Real Quiet, and attracted attention with his commendable second to Violence in the CashCall on December 15.

In his absence, the remaining top contenders in the 1 1/16-mile Bob Lewis are Bob Baffert's hotshot debut winner Flashback, who is scheduled to work Monday, and Breeders' Cup Juvenile runner-up He's Had Enough, who is still on the learning curve for trainer Doug O'Neill.

He's Had Enough worked six furlongs in company with older Grade 2 winner Handsome Mike on Friday under Mario Gutierrez in 1:10 4/5, but the time was deceptive because the gray son of Tapit had to persevere to keep up with the four-year-old Handsome Mike.

"Mario's gotten to know the horse," O'Neill said, alluding to two races in which the jockey rode the gray son of Tapit, a second by a head to champion Shanghai Bobby in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile, and an eventful fifth in the CashCall Futurity.

"He's a horse that doesn't apply himself," O'Neill said of the colt owned by J. Paul Reddam. "You have to stay after him to keep him to his task. About mid-work Friday, Mario said he could feel him coming off the bridle and stop trying.

"So he got after him, he finished up good and came out of it great. I think the more Mario gets to know him, the better we're going to see him."