Lily filly! Excess Capacity is a promising 3-year-old filly WPT purchased this week in partnership with Robert Masiello and Sol Kumin (owner of the 2018 Kentucky Oaks winner Monomoy Girl). She sold out just hours after West Point Partners got word the pretty grey would campaign for the black and gold.
After breaking her maiden on January 4 at Aqueduct (beating highly regarded WPT filly Paynterbynumbers), this daughter of prolific sire Malibu Moon is now being pointed for a Kentucky Oaks prep — the $250,000 Busher Invitational on March 9 at Aqueduct.
This filly has held all the right form lines in New York. All three of her previous races have become “key races” with several next out winners. These include classy stakes fillies such as Enliven, recent MSW winners Off Topic and Introspection, and even our own Paynterbynumbers (who we know from her morning works and first two starts has the potential to become a stakes level filly herself).
The Aqueduct main track has proven to be a unique course that some horses relish and others disdain. Aqueduct holds both 50 point, (Busher Invitational) and 100 point (Gazelle Stakes) races on the road to the Kentucky Oaks which gives Excess Capacity a tremendous opportunity to secure a place in the starting gate on the first Friday in May.
The morning of January 16, Excess Capacity made her way over to new trainer Steve Asmussen’s barn. Asmussen has two Kentucky Oaks wins to his name — 2005 with Summerly and 2014 with super filly Rachel Alexandra. He knows what it takes to wear the lilies, and his success is countless as he is 2nd ALL TIME for trainers in both wins (8,285) and earnings ($269,407,718). He has trained 44 Grade 1 winners since 1999.
This filly simply could not be moving into more capable hands and we thank all the Partners who jumped in on her! We also thank Sol Kumin and Brad Weisbord for the opportunity to Partner on an exciting Oaks prospect.