Favored Bodacious Eagle is Best in Dash For Cash Derby

The son of champion One Famous Eagle scores his first stakes win.

Q-Racing Journal

Bodacious Eagle was a 1 1/4-length winner of Saturday's Dash For Cash Derby. PHOTO: Dustin Orona

Sent to post as the 3-1 choice in a field of nine sophomores, Johnny Trotter’s Bodacious Eagle sprinted to a wire-to-wire, 1 1/4-length win in the $194,100 Dash For Cash Derby (G3) on Saturday at Lone Star Park.

Bodacious Eagle covered 440 yards in :21.386 for his fifth victory in 13 starts and first stakes score. Ricky Ramirez rode the sorrel gelding for trainer Gilbert Aguirre III.

Bodacious Eagle was bred in Oklahoma by La Feliz Montana Ranch LLC. The gelding’s sire, One Famous Eagle, was the sport’s champion 3-year-old colt in 2008. His dam, the winning 11-year-old Corona Cartel mare Bodacious Dream, is a full sister to Grade 3 winner Furyofthewind, and a half sister to champions Heartswideopen and Dashing Phoebe.

Trotter is a resident of Hereford, Texas, and a past AQHA president. The $77,641 winner’s share of the Dash For Cash Derby purse pushed the geldings’ earnings to $437,208.

Bodacious Eagle was coming off of a Ruidoso Downs summer campaign in which he was a finalist in the July 18 Rainbow Derby (G1).

TF Cajun Cartel, Tempting Destiny, Candy Cartels Cat, Paint Me Perry, Ipolito, Volcoms Thunder, Redemption Star, and Jess Dance completed the order of finish. Fastest qualifier Marys Coronitas was scratched.

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