Eastex Headlines Sunday Stakes Doubleheader at Remington

Grade 1-winner Bodacious Eagle will make his 5-year-old debut on Sunday.


Bodacious Eagle heads a field of 10 in Sunday's Eastex Stakes at Remington Park.

Johnny Trotter’s Bodacious Eagle, a Grade 1-winning son of One Famous Eagle, is one of 10 sprinters entered in Sunday’s 350-yard, $50,000 Eastex Stakes (G3) at Remington Park.

A 5-year-old gelding trained by Trey Wood, Bodacious Eagle will be making his season debut and his first start since September 4, when he placed fourth in the 440-yard, $200,000 All American Gold Cup (G1) at Ruidoso Downs. Bodacious Eagle’s resume includes a second-place finish, a head behind winner AJs High, in last year’s Eastex Stakes.

Bodacious Eagle drew post 10 and will be ridden by Ricky Ramirez. His nine opponents include The Fiscal Cliff, a homebred 4-year-old Pyc Paint Your Wagon stallion trained by Kasey Willis for owner Tom Lepic of Iowa City, Iowa. The Fiscal Cliff ended his sophomore campaign with a clear two-length victory in the 400-yard, $126,000 Polk County Derby (R) for Iowa-bred 3-year-olds at Prairie Meadows on October 15.

Cesar Gomez will ride The Fiscal Cliff from post 9.

The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments:
Tee Chic (Agustin Silva)
Fly Thru The Fire (Rodrigo Vallejo)
Politicaly Correct (Manuel Gutierrez)
Jess Iam First Royal (Francisco Ramirez Jr.)
Notavailableinstores (Esgar Ramirez)
Parti Favor (Rolando Pina)
I V Gone (Cody Wainscott)
Bv Midnite Express (Cody Smith)
The Fiscal Cliff (Cesar Gomez)
Bodacious Eagle (Ricky Ramirez)

Also on Sunday, a full field of 10 Oklahoma-breds has been entered in the 250-yard, $61,800 Mighty Deck Three Stakes (R).

Reigning AQHA champion trainer Judd Kearl will send out Wyok Ranch LLC’s Valiant Rogue, a Grade 1-winning son of Valiant Hero who will be making his first start against older runners on Sunday. The gelding is coming off of a 3-year-old campaign during which he scored a 1 3/4-length win as the fastest qualifier in the 440-yard, $1,224,000 Rainbow Derby (G1) at Ruidoso Downs.

Valiant Rogue drew the rail post and will be ridden by Rodrigo Vallejo.

Tempting Valor, a 5-year-old Tempting Dash gelding trained by Stacy Charette-Hill for owner Brenda Flores, returns to Oklahoma off of his fifth-place finish, one length behind winner AJs High, in the 440-yard, $354,000 Bank of America Challenge Championship (G1) at Los Alamitos in October. A stakes winner during the Canterbury Park meet in Minnesota, the gelding drew post 10 and will be ridden by Jorge Torres.

The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments:
Valiant Rogue (Rodrigo Vallejo)
Bye Byefreighttrain (Cesar Gomez)
Sam Crow (Ricky Ramirez)
Knockemout Capi (Edgar Martinez)
Win Rabbits Fly (Daniel Torres)
B Double U (G.R. Carter Jr.)
As And Js (Gerard Garido)
Llano Cartel (Omar Reyes)
Load Your Guns (Cesar Esqueda)
Tempting Valor (Jorge Torres)

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