Bodacious Eagle to Make Season Debut in Eastex Stakes

The Grade 1 winner drew post 8 for Sunday's Grade 2, 350-yard stakes at Remington Park.

Johnny Trotter's Bodacious Eagle will make his 4-year-old debut in Sunday's Eastex Stakes at Remington Park.

Johnny Trotter’s Bodacious Eagle, a Grade 1-winning son of One Famous Eagle, will make his 4-year-old debut in Sunday’s 350-yard, $50,000 Eastex Stakes (G2) at Remington Park.

Bodacious Eagle will be making his first start since November 15, when the gelding scored a wire-to-wire, half-length win in the 440-yard, $416,000 Texas Classic Derby (G1) at Lone Star Park. He won three of his four starts during the Lone Star fall meet, including the 440-yard, $194,000 Dash For Cash Derby (G3) in October.

Bodacious Eagle drew post 8 and will be ridden by Ricky Ramirez for trainer Trey Wood. The gelding’s nine opponents include Open Me A Corona, a 6-year-old son of Coronas Leaving You trained by Bobby Martinez for owners Charles Forbes Jr. and Tommy Hays. Open Me A Corona will bring a six-race win streak into the Eastex as the gelding makes his first start outside Louisiana.

Open Me A Corona drew post 6 and will be ridden by Damian Martinez.

The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments:
Nash Wagon Special (Larry Payne)
Mr Jo Eagle (Agustin Silva)
Last Man Standin (Joe Badilla Jr.)
AJs High (Stormy Smith)
Im Beau Brown (Juan Pulido)
Open Me A Corona (Damian Martinez)
Rock You (Jimmy D. Brooks)
Bodacious Eagle (Ricky Ramirez)
BP Southern Dynasty (Jorge Torres)
Rockin Disco (Omar Reyes)

Also on Sunday, a full field of 10 Oklahoma-breds has been entered in the 250-yard, $70,000 Mighty Deck Three Stakes (R).

PV Quarterhorses LLC’s This Candys Awesome, the runner-up to BP Wagon Train in last year’s Mighty Deck Three, has drawn post 4 and will be ridden by Ivan Carnero for trainer Clinton Crawford. A homebred 5-year-old mare by Pyc Paint Your Wagon, This Candys Awesome has won 10 of her 18 outs -- including five of nine at Remington Park -- and she has banked $360,723.

This Candys Awesome’s opponents include Duane Murphy’s Sudden Separation, a Grade 1-winning 5-year-old daughter of champion Inseperable trained by Larry Sharp, and Terry Baber’s Sam Crow, a 4-year-old gray son of Valiant Hero trained by Trey Wood.

Sudden Separation ended her 2015 campaign with a four-race win streak that included a half-length victory as the 7-10 favorite in the November 7, 400-yard Merial Distaff Challenge Championship (G1) at Lone Star Park. The mare drew post 10 and will be ridden by James Flores.

Sam Crow is coming off of a sophomore campaign in which the gelding ran second in both the All American (G1) and Rainbow (G1) derbies at Ruidoso Downs. Ricky Ramirez will ride Sam Crow from post 7.

The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments:
Load Your Guns (Mario Delgado)
Llano Cartel (Raul Gutierrez)
Win Rabbits Fly (Daniel Torres)
This Candys Awesome (Ivan Carnero)
BP Cartels Policy (Stormy Smith)
The Charm Of Corona (Jimmy D. Brooks)
Sam Crow (Ricky Ramirez)
This Wagons Okay (Jorge Torres)
Bye Byefreighttrain (Cesar Gomez)
Sudden Separation (James Flores)

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