Imperial Eagle Returns in Grade 1 Southwest Juvenile Championship
The All American winner draws post 5 for Sunday's 440-yard stakes at Zia Park.
November 28, 2016
Charles E. Robinson’s Imperial Eagle, a gray son of One Famous Eagle and the winner of this year’s All American Futurity (G1), is one of 12 2-year-olds entered in Sunday’s 440-yard, $200,000 Southwest Juvenile Championship (G1) at Zia Park.
A $48,000 purchase at last year’s Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale, Imperial Eagle has earned $1,548,387 from seven outs. The gelding drew post 5 and will be ridden by Esgar Ramirez for trainer Tony Sedillo.
Other contenders include Chainman, a bay son of champion Separatist trained by Harvey Baeza for owner Benito Brito Arenivas. Chainman has banked $152,463 from five outs, and his four wins include a 1 1/4-length victory in the 400-yard, $268,000 Hobbs America Futurity (G1) at Zia Park on October 9.
Chainman drew post 9 and will be ridden by Bonifacio Quiroz.
The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments:
Mahoney N Tacklebery (Daniel Amaya)
Valorus (Oscar Cordova)
Cr Game Changer (Brayan Velazquez)
Apollitical Scout (Omar Reyes)
Imperial Eagle (Esgar Ramirez)
Pv Eye Desire Candy (Ricky Ramirez)
Muddy Watters (Sergio Becerra Jr.)
Magnifico Dragon (Mauro Salcedo)
Chainman (Bonifacio Quiroz)
First Rate Return (James A. Flores)
Pyc Jess Bite Mydust (Larry Payne)
AE-One Sweet Jester (Santos Carrizales).
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