Mark Valentine’s FLUX CAPACITOR thoroughly dominated eight rivals in a two-turn Finger Lakes maiden special at a mile and 40 yards on Memorial Day, May 29, as the MISSION IMPAZIBLE colt advanced from fourth entering the second turn and quickly took command, winning by 7½ lengths as “clearly best.” The 3-year-old colt is the 12th winner from multiple Grade 2-winning millionaire Mission Impazible’s first crop and is his sire’s fifth winner at four different tracks in 2017. Mission Impazible’s first-crop runners have won 15 races – 13 on dirt and two on turf – at distances ranging from 4½ furlongs (twice) to 5½ furlongs to six furlongs (six times) to a mile (three times) to a mile and 70 yards (twice). Their efforts have produced a stakes victory for open 2-year-olds at Belmont plus four stakes-placed performances.
Mission Impazible was the leading New York-based first-crop sire of 2016 by a wide margin and continues to lead decisively as the leading New York-based second-crop sire for 2017.
By Rab Hagin