Captain Bombastic Takes The Polynesian Stakes

Horse Racing Radar
Valerie Mellema
Valerie Mellema is a Staff writer for Horse Racing Radar
Monday, September 20, 2021

The New York-bred son of FORTY TALES trained by Steve Asmussen beat Grade 1 winner ROADSTER in the stretch to win the $100,000 Polynesian Stakes at Laurel Park. 

The victory was the first for CAPTAIN BOMBASTIC, the 10-1 longshot, in his first start for trainer Steve Asmussen. The colt was last trained by Chad Brown and Jeremiah Englehart. 

The colt covered the mile distance in 1:36.11, winning by a length ahead of CORDMAKER, who was DQ'd to sixth for interference in the stretch. PHAT MAN finished third was moved up to second. 

CAPTAIN BOMBASTIC'S last victory was in the August 2020 running of the New York Stallion Stakes. He was fourth in last year's Grade 1 H. Allen Jerkens at Saratoga Race Course. 

Asmussen also won the $200,000 Grade 3 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash with JALEN JOURNEY after WONDRWHERECRAIGIS was DQ'd from first for interference in the stretch. 


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