Mavara Vegas is Morning-Line Choice for Indiana Grand Classic

The stakes-winning mare draws post 2 at Indiana Grand on Saturday.

Alejandro Medina's Mavara Vegas is one of 14 distaffers entered in Saturday's Indiana Grand Classic Stakes.

Alejandro Medina’s Mavara Vegas, a 4-year-old daughter of FDD Dynasty trained by Sacramento Chavez, is the 6-5 morning-line favorite for Saturday’s 400-yard, $49,680 Indiana Grand Classic Stakes for fillies and mares at Indiana Grand.

Mavara Vegas returns to Indiana from Remington Park, where the mare ran third, a neck behind winner Candy Cartels Cat, in the 350-yard, $50,000 Decketta Stakes (G3) for distaffers on April 2. Mavara Vegas drew post 2 and will be ridden by Alejandro Luna.

The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments and morning-line odds:
Scandalia (Rolando Pina), 8-1
Mavara Vegas (Alejandro Luna), 6-5
Streaker Bar Special (Smitty L. Oxendine), 30-1
A Royal Fling (Omar Reyes), 15-1
Last Universal Baby (Leonel Bolanos), 20-1
Beach Birde (Jose Beltran), 4-1
Beach Runner (Cesar Esqueda), 15-1
Dna Dales Quick Cat (Berkley Packer), 8-1
Fyre Fly (Santiago Mendez), 8-1
This Wagon Is Mine (Shanley Jackson), 8-1
AE-Shes Da One On Fire (Jose L. Davila), 8-1
AE-Love To Beatcha (Berkley Packer), 12-1
AE-Fierce Runaway (Jose M. Ruiz), 10-1
AE-Beach Meter (Smitty L. Oxendine), 8-1

Also on Saturday, a total of 26 sophomores has been entered in three 400-yard Indiana Grand QHRAI Derby trials.

Who Jack, a sorrel son of Jumpn trained by Ricardo Martinez for owner Eulice Pujol, drew post 7 and will be ridden by Osdany Leal in the third heat. The gelding has won two of his three starts since he was claimed for $5,000 at Fair Grounds Racecourse in September, including the January 17, 350-yard FQHRA Derby (R) at Hialeah Park.

The 10 fastest qualifiers will meet in the $50,000-added Indiana Grand QHRAI Derby final on July 9.

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