Capo Bastone

Street Boss - Fight to Love, by Fit to Fight , 16.2 hands   ·   $4,000 S&N

Saratoga Grade 1 Winner

  • Perfect start: 3 starters, 3 winners!
  • Sire of multiple Stakes-placed Starship Nala ($155,500) at Gulfstream Park
  • Won G1 King's Bishop S. at 7 furlongs
  • Past King's Bishop winners include More Than Ready, Hard Spun, Tale of the Cat + 2 Champion First Crop sires
  • Exceptional G1 juvenile; placed in Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1) & FrontRunner S. (G1)
  • Weighted 119 on Experimental Free Handicap 
  • Ultra-impressive 2YO debut winner at Del Mar going 5 1/2 furlongs
  • Named TDN 'Rising Star' on debut: "Proved worthy of the hype"
  • A son of speedy G1 sprinter & rising sire Street Boss
  • Grandson of the great Street Cry "(whose) contribution to the breed has been significant.” - John Ferguson
  • Earner of $731,756

Pedigree
Capo Bastone Street Boss Street Cry Machiavellian
Helen Street
Blushing Ogygian Ogygian
Fruhlingshochzeit
Fight to Love
(1993)
Fit to Fight Chieftain
Hasty Queen
Love is Love Secretariat
Stephanie Leigh
Video
Capo Bastone - King's Bishop S. (G1)
Capo Bastone Filly - OBS Spring Hip #1041, Breezed in :9.4
Hargus - Impressive First Winner
Capo Bastone Filly - OBS Spring Hip #1173, Breezed in :9.4
Race Record
Age Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings
2 4 1 0 2 $288,000
3 7 2 1 0 $374,608
4 6 0 1 0 $69,148
Totals 17 3 2 2 $731,756

At 2

3rd

  • Breeders' Cup Juvenile -G1
  • FrontRunner S. -G1

At 3

Won
  • King's Bishop S.-G1

2nd

  • Derby Trial S.-G3
News

07.28.2018

Perfect Start: 3 Starters, 3 Winners for Capo Bastone

Cruman Tapote, sent off as the 9-5 favorite in this debut run, broke like a shot from post two in...

Cruman Tapote, sent off as the 9-5 favorite in this debut run, broke like a shot from post two in a 5-furlong Maiden Special at Indiana Grand. He was on the engine through an opening quarter in :22.74, enjoyed a 3 1/2-length advantage in the stretch and kept finding more while racing on his left lead to graduate by 1 3/4 lengths over nine other rivals. 

The victory made him the third debut Maiden Special winner from as many starters for his sire, Capo Bastone.

Cruman Tapote was bred by his owner, Bad Boy Racing. Trainer Brad Cox gave the leg up to Fernando De La Cruz for the victory.

Capo Bastone got off the mark at the Keeneland Spring meeting when his first starter, Hargus, sped to victory in a 4 1/2-furlong Maiden Special contest. Next came Starship Nala, who debuted a winner in a 5-furlong Maiden Special at Gulfstream Park in early July.

Capo Bastone was an impressive juvenile debut winner himself, earning 'TDN Rising Star' status when unveiled at Del Mar. He culminated his juvenile season with placings in the Grade 1 FrontRunner S. and Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1). His signature win came the following season in the sire-making King's Bishop S. (G1) at Saratoga, a race won by the likes of Hard Spun, Tale of the Cat and More Than Ready.

- portions edited from www.thoroughbreddailynews.com



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Capo Bastone has sired:
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Capo Bastone's first crop are 2YOs of 2018. He has sired:
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Starship Nala - $155,500
(dam by Forest Wildcat)
2nd My Dear Girl S. (8.5F, Dirt)
2nd Susan's Girl S. (7F, Dirt)

Progeny Photo Gallery Mating Recommendations

Updated October 8, 2018

Capo Bastone is by multiple Grade 1 winner Street Boss, a son of the late sire-of-sires, Street Cry. With Mr. Prospector, Northern Dancer and Bold Ruler back in his fourth generation, Capo Bastone should work well with mares from all of North America’s most prominent broodmare lines.

From just a handful of starters both Street Boss and another Street Cry son, Street Sense, have sired SWs out mares by the Storm Cat stallion Forest Wildcat. This cross has also proven effective for Capo Bastone as his best early runner, the multiple SP Starship Nala, is also out of a Forest Wildcat daughter.

Overall, there are at least 19 stakes winners bred Street Cry over Storm Cat. Among the other damsires represented are Stormy Atlantic & Stormin Fever (both of whom are bred Storm Cat over Seattle Slew), Hennessy (sire of Johannesburg), Tale of the Cat, and Harlan (sire of Harlan’s Holiday and grandsire of Into Mischief).

Four of Street Boss’ Grade 1 winners are out of mares returning Mr. Prospector and reinforcing this influence may also prove beneficial for Capo Bastone. Street Boss has sired stakes winners out of daughters of Mutakddim (by Seeking the Gold), Lemon Drop Kid (by Kingmambo), Not For Love and out of a granddaughter of Woodman

Street Boss’ Kentucky Oaks (G1) heroine Cathryn Sophia is out of a dam by Mineshaft, who’s bred A. P. Indy over Mr. Prospector. The Street Boss GSW Hence is out of a mare bred on the same cross, opening the door for mares from the broodmare lines of other similarly-bred stallions like Pulpit, Malibu Moon, Congrats and Girolamo. The broader Street Cry/Seattle Slew cross has yielded at least 17 stakes winners, 10 of them graded winners. The second dam of Hargus, Capo Bastone's impressive first winner, is by Mineshaft.

Street Cry and his sons have done good work with Deputy Minister-line mares to the tune of 10 stakes winners, over half of them graded. Among the group are a pair of Street Cry stakes winners out of daughters of Awesome Again (2nd dam by Mr. Prospector) and another GSW out of a mare by Awesome Again’s son Ghostzapper. Street Boss’ Arkansas Derby (G1) winner Danza is out of a mare by another Deputy Minister son, French Deputy (with a second dam by the Mr. Prospector son Tank’s Prospect). 

Dixieland Band-line mares also deserve strong consideration for Capo Bastone. Street Cry sired Kentucky Derby (G1) hero Street Sense and a G3W out of daughters of Dixieland Band as well as Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) champ New Year’s Day out of a mare by Dixie Union. Dixie Union is also the damsire of a multiple stakes winner by Street Boss. Daughters of his son Union Rags (who shows both Seattle Slew and Mr. Prospector in his pedigree) should also be considered.

The Street Boss Grade 1 winner Decked Out is out of a mare by the Roberto grandson You and I (by Kris S.). This is the same cross that produced the great Street Cry mare Zenyatta.

There are nearly 50 stakes winners now bred Street Cry over Danzig and Street Boss is the sire of four of those, including two group/graded winners. 

Mares carrying Meadowlake are also intriguing for Capo Bastone. Street Cry sired G1W Seventh Street and G3W Street Magician from only six starters out of daughters of Meadowlake, who is also the damsire of a Street Boss stakes winner.

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