Eyema Blue Wagon Draws Post 5 for $217,850 West Texas Futurity Final

The fastest qualifier from eight trials seeks his first stakes victory on Saturday.

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Eyema Blue Wagon, pictured here winning his trial on April 15, returns in Saturday's Grade 2, $217,850 West Texas Futurity at Sunland Park. PHOTO: Coady Photography

Fastest qualifier Eyema Blue Wagon drew post 5 for Saturday’s 300-yard, $217,850 West Texas Futurity (G2) at Sunland Park.

An Oklahoma-bred son of Pyc Paint Your Wagon trained by Albert Franco for Regal Racing Stables LLC, Eyema Blue Wagon made his debut with a one-length victory as the 2-1 favorite in the third of eight trials on April 15. Sergio Becerra Jr. will ride the colt in the final.

Jessica Meza’s Gamey Tee Cos drew post 4 and will be ridden by Manuel Gutierrez. A Louisiana-bred colt by Tee Cos trained by Juventino Ruiz, Gamey Tee Cos won the seventh trial by 1 1/4 lengths in his career debut.

The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments:
Stella Lou (Salvador Martinez)
Willie Be Fired (Adrian Ramos)
Lord Fa (Omar Reyes)
Gamey Tee Cos (Manuel Gutierrez)
Eyema Blue Wagon (Sergio Becerra Jr.)
Imperial Eagle (John R. Valenzuela)
Groupie James (Esgar Ramirez)
Valorus (Oscar Cordova)
Mojo Perry (Bonifacio Perez)
Jess Prize Me (Jesse Levario)

West Texas Juvenile Stakes
Tarrant, a sorrel son of Coronas Leaving You racing for David G. Valdez of Odessa, Texas, is one of 11 2-year-olds (including one also-eligible) entered back in Saturday’s 300-yard, $50,000 West Texas Juvenile Stakes.

Trained by Juan M. Gonzalez, Tarrant outran his 11-1 odds to win his West Texas Futurity trial by three-quarters of a length on April 15. The colt drew post 10 and will be ridden by Salvador Martinez.

The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments:
James Valiant (John R. Valenzuela)
BF Chasing Foose (Esgar Ramirez)
Borger Boy (Manuel Gutierrez)
JM Tacs First Prize (Sergio Becerra Jr.)
Sheza Tempting 10 (Raul Herrera)
De La Eagle (Adrian Ramos)
One Famous Dimple (Oscar Cordova)
Take The Cup (Jesse Levario)
Shezaliknthemselfies (Jose Enrique Ortiz)
Tarrant (Salvador Martinez)
AE-JQ Lucy On Top (Efrain Vigi)

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