Imperial Eagle Returns in Sunland Juvenile Championship

The All American winner drew post 5 for Saturday's stakes at Sunland Park.

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Multiple Grade 1 winner Imperial Eagle headlines a field of 11 2-year-olds in Saturday's Sunland Park Juvenile Championship.

Charles E. Robinson’s Imperial Eagle, a gray son of One Famous Eagle and the winner of this year’s All American Futurity (G1), drew post 5 for Saturday’s 400-yard, $200,000 Sunland Park Juvenile Championship at Sunland Park.

Imperial Eagle has won five of eight starts and has earned $1,641,507, and he will be shortening in distance off of his one-length victory in the 440-yard, $200,000 Southwest Juvenile Championship (G1) at Zia Park on December 4. Esgar Ramirez will ride the gelding for trainer Tony Sedillo.

Other contenders include Jm Mister Destiny and Chainman. A gelded son of Mr Jess Perry trained by Paul Jones for owner J & M Racing and Farm of Monahans, Texas, Jm Mister Destiny will be making his first start since September 5, when he scored a wire-to-wire, 1 1/4-length win in the 440-yard, $500,000 All American Juvenile Invitational Stakes at Ruidoso Downs.

Manuel Gutierrez will ride Jm Mister Destiny from post 7.

Chainman is a Separatist colt trained by Harvey Baeza for owner Benito Brito Arenivas. An earner of $166,043 from six outs, Chainman is coming off of a Zia Park fall campaign during which he won the 400-yard, $268,000 Hobbs America Futurity (G2) on October 9.

Chainman drew post 6 and will be ridden by Bonifacio Quiroz.

The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments:
Silk On Fire V (Sergio Rodriguez)
Dash Ta Desirio (Adrian Ramos)
Mojo Perry (Sergio Becerra Jr.)
Jess Prize Me (Larry Gamez)
Imperial Eagle (Esgar Ramirez)
Chainman (Bonifacio Quiroz)
Jm Mister Destiny (Manuel Gutierrez)
Apollitical Dreaming (Raul Herrera)
Mahoney N Tacklebery (Daniel R. Amaya)
A Fancy La Jolla (J.R. Valenzuela)
Valorus (Oscar Cordova)

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