A stakes victory continues to elude Red and Black Stable’s Weekend Hideaway during his sophomore campaign as the multiple stakes winner placed fifth Saturday in the 6-furlong $100,000 Fred Capossela Stakes over the inner track at Aqueduct. The chestnut colt was broken and trained by Todd Turner at W.C. and Iris Freeman’s Chime Bell Farm.
The son of the 2004 Eclipse Award winning sprinter Speightstown raced four wide off the early pace, and would finish 6 1/4-lengths back of the winner.
A 2-time stakes winner as a juvenile, the Phil Serpe charge won the David Stakes and Bertram F. Bongard Stakes, while placing third in the Grade 2 Futurity Stakes as a 2-year-old. Saturday’s Fred Capossela Stakes was Weekend Hideaway’s fifth stakes start and second as a 3-year-old. The New York-bred colt increased his lifetime bankroll to $210,500.