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Bob Moore Memorial Stakes

Longshot Eye Eye Captain scores her first graded stakes victory.
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Eye Eye Captain, a 31-1 longshot, earned her first graded stakes win in Saturday's 300-yard, $56,400 Bob Moore Memorial Stakes at Remington Park.

Ridden by Rolando Raudales, Eye Eye Captain broke sharply from post 12 and reached the wire in :15.387. Guillermo Valdivia prepped the homebred 5-year-old daughter of Captain Courage for owner David N. Clonts of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.

Eye Eye Captain was coming off of an eighth-place finish in the March 23, 350-yard Decketta Stakes (G3) for fillies and mares.

"She just needed to break, because I knew she could run," said Raudales.

"She's a nice mare," said Clonts. "She (just) had some trouble earlier this year."

Campaigned in Oklahoma and Iowa, Eye Eye Captain has won six of 26 starts, and the $34,422 winner's share of the purse from her third career stakes victory pushed her earnings to $141,617.

Painted Dynasty finished second, a half of a length behind Eye Eye Captain. Kowboy Jim, Siximoons, Born To B Bad, Despain GL, The Polar Vortex, Long Wagon Ho, Tommy The Train, Percyjones, Peighnt Your Fate, and PV Queen Bee Candy completed the official order of finish.

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