Bodacious Eagle Keeps Streak Intact in Texas Classic Derby

The second-fastest qualifier, Bodacious Eagle sprinted to a half-length victory in Saturday's Grade 1, 440-yard stakes at Lone Star Park.

Q-Racing Journal

A sharp break from post 10 helped Bodacious Eagle score a half-length win in the 440-yard Texas Classic Derby at Lone Star Park on Saturday. PHOTO: Dustin Orona

Second-fastest qualifier Bodacious Eagle, a sorrel son of One Famous Eagle racing for Johnny Trotter of Hereford, Texas, extended his win streak to three in the 440-yard, $415,585 Texas Classic Derby (G1) at Lone Star Park on Saturday.

Ridden by Ricky Ramirez for trainer Trey Wood, Bodacious Eagle defeated Dutcher by a half of a length while making his quarter-mile trip in :21.298 and recording a 98 speed index. The $184,982 winner’s share of the purse pushed his earnings to $624,890 from 15 outs.

Bodacious Eagle was bred in Oklahoma by La Feliz Montana Ranch LLC. His sire, One Famous Eagle, is a multiple Grade 1-winning son of champion Mr Jess Perry. In ’08, One Famous Eagle was the sport’s champion sophomore colt.

Bodacious Eagle’s dam, Bodacious Dream, is a winning 11-year-old daughter of the Holland Ease stallion Corona Cartel. All told, Bodacious Eagle has won seven of 15 races, including four of seven this year, and his season resume includes a 1 1/4-length victory as the 3-1 choice in the 440-yard, $194,100 Dash For Cash Derby (G3) at Lone Star on October 10.

RC Me Leaving You finished third and was followed by Torts On Fire, Poker Chip 831, fastest qualifier and odds-on favorite Apollitical Blood, Our Mr Hero, The Big Time, Eyesa Good One, and Bigtime Connoisseur.

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