Ima Fearless Hero Returns in $177,000 PCQHRA Breeders' Derby
The 2015 champion 2-year-old gelding drew post 6 for Friday's 400-yard stakes at Los Alamitos.
September 28, 2016
S-Quarter K LLC's Ima Fearless Hero, last year's champion 2-year-old gelding, is one of 10 sophomores entered back in Friday's 400-yard, $177,000 PCQHRA Breeders' Derby (G3) at Los Alamitos.
A homebred son of Valiant Hero trained by Jose Flores, Ima Fearless Hero made his 3-year-old debut with a nose victory in the first of four trials on September 10. Last year, the gelding earned $982,699 from eight outs, and he ended his juvenile campaign with a victory in the 400-yard, $1.957-million Los Alamitos Two-Million Futurity (G1).
Ima Fearless Hero drew post 6 and will be ridden by Cruz Mendez. His nine opponents in the PCQHRA Breeders' Derby include Little Talks, a homebred Favorite Cartel filly racing for Steve Burns and the fastest qualifier. Little Talks is coming off of a half-length victory in her trial.
Little Talks drew post 3 and will be ridden by Cesar DeAlba for trainer Mike Casselman.
The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments and morning-line odds:
My Favorite Check (Ramon Sanchez), 15-1
Royaltys Authority (Alejandro Luna), 20-1
Little Talks (Cesar DeAlba), 3-1
You Can Fly (Cody Jensen), 4-1
Uno Corona Mas (G. Jairo Rangel), 20-1
Ima Fearless Hero (Cruz Mendez), 7-2
Stel Easy (Carlos Huerta), 10-1
Unclaimed Dividend (Jesus Rios Ayala), 15-1
Docs Best Card (Oscar Peinado), 5-1
Thermonuclear Energy (Rodrigo Aceves), 6-1
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