Stage is Set for Monday's $3-Million All American Futurity

A field of nine 2-year-olds is set to race for big money at Ruidoso Downs.

Q-Racing Journal

Charles E. Robinson's Imperial Eagle is the fastest qualifier to Monday's 440-yard, $3-million All American Futurity at Ruidoso Downs. PHOTO: Gay Harris

A field of 10 juveniles, topped by fastest qualifier Imperial Eagle and graded stakes winners Apolltical Chad and Coronas First Diva, has been entered back in Monday's 440-yard, $3-million All American Futurity -- the American Quarter Horse racing's richest and most prestigious race -- at Ruidoso Downs.

And fans who are not at the track will have plenty of options when it comes to watching the race, which will be telecast live on RideTV and on KASA-TV Channel 2, the Fox affiliate in Albuquerque.  RideTV can be seen on Dish Network (Channel 248) and other outlets throughout the country, and KASA-TV is available on most cable systems throughout New Mexico.

Estimated post time for the All American Futurity is 5:20 p.m. (MDT). The KASA-TV telecast will begin at 5.

Imperial Eagle is a gelded son of One Famous Eagle trained by Tony Sedillo for owner Charles E. Robinson, and he has won his last three starts, including the last of 15 All American Futurity trials on August 19. The gelding, whose dam Jenuine Joy is a multiple graded stakes winning daughter of Genuine Strawfly, drew post 7 and will be ridden by Esgar Ramirez.

The 5-2 morning-line favorite, Apolltical Chad is trained by Wes Giles for the nine-member Nueve Racing partnership. The Apollitical Jess gelding has earned $426,226 from four outs, and his two wins include a head victory in the June 12, $1-million Ruidoso Futurity (G1).

Apolltical Chad drew post 8 and will be ridden by Adrian Ramos.

Sara Leann Morgan's Coronas First Diva, a graded stakes winning Corona Cartel filly trained by Charles "Duke" Shults, drew post 6 and will be ridden by James Flores. Coronas First Diva won the 14th All American trial on August 20 off of a Remington Park spring campaign during which the filly scored a three-quarter length win in the 300-yard, $440,000 Oklahoma Futurity (G3) on March 26.

The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments and morning-line odds:
One Hot Habit (Eduardo Nicasio), 5-1
One Famous Beau (Cody Jensen), 10-1
Magical Jess (Jaime Leos), 15-1
Koolnfamous (G.R. Carter Jr.), 15-1
The Marfa Lights (Larry Payne), 8-1
Coronas First Diva (James Flores), 7-2
Imperial Eagle (Esgar Ramirez), 9-2
Apolltical Chad (Adrian Ramos), 5-2
Volcoms Lady (Cesar Gomez), 20-1
Gamey Tee Cos (Manuel Gutierrez), 30-1

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