Grade 1 Leo Headlines Saturday Stakes Doubleheader at Remington

Q-Racing Journal

Bodacious Eagle and jockey Ricky Ramirez will reunite in Saturday's Grade 1, $100,000 Leo Stakes at Remington Park.

Bodacious Eagle, a graded stakes winner during the current Remington Park meet, headlines a full field of aged sprinters entered in Saturday's 400-yard, $100,000 Leo Stakes (G1) at Remington Park.

A 5-year-old One Famous Eagle gelding trained by Trey Wood for owner Johnny Trotter of Hereford, Texas, Bodacious Eagle made his season debut with a clear 1 1/2-length win in the 350-yard, $50,000 Eastex Stakes (G3) on March 12. All told, the gelding has won nine of 21 starts and has banked $709,819.

Ricky Ramirez will ride Bodacious Eagle from post 9.

Reliance Ranches LLC's Big Lew drew post 6 and will be ridden by Stormy Smith for trainer Mike Robbins. Racing in California last fall, the 4-year-old Corona Cartel stallion won two of his three outs, including the 400-yard, $768,000 Los Alamitos Super Derby (G1) on November 6, and he ended his sophomore campaign with a third-place finish, a half of a length behind champion Zoomin For Spuds, in the 440-yard, $600,000 Champion of Champions (G1).

The Leo Stakes honors the memory of Leo, one of the sport's most influential sires in the 1940s.  A son of Joe Reed II, Leo was inducted in the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame in 1989.

The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments:
Fly Thru The Fire (no rider named)
Apollitical Ok (Sergio Becerra Jr.)
Apollitical Man (James Flores)
Zoomin Effortlessly (Santos Carrizales)
Mr Jo Eagle (Agustin Silva)
Big Lew (Stormy Smith)
Wahoo Raider (Raul Herrera)
Tres Friends (Larry Payne)
Bodacious Eagle (Ricky Ramirez)
Boogies Special Dash (Cesar Gomez)

Decketta Stakes
Miss Feet Down First, a Grade 1-winning 4-year-old Dominyum mare racing for Esequiel Porras, is one of 10 fillies and mares entered in Saturday’s 350-yard, $50,000 Decketta Stakes (G3) at Remington Park.

Miss Feet Down First is trained by Ruben Soto, and she will be making her first official start since July 23, when she ran fifth, 2 1/2 lengths behind winner Valiant Rogue, in the 440-yard, $1,224,000 Rainbow Derby (G1) at Ruidoso Downs. The mare has won five of 11 starts and has banked $296,871, and her resume includes a 1 1/4-length victory in the 2015 Southwest Juvenile Championship (G1) at Zia Park.

Miss Feet Down First drew post 8 and will be ridden by Oscar Cordova. Her nine opponents include Memphis D Nasty, a graded stakes winning 4-year-old Fdd Dynasty mare trained by Mario Sanchez for owner Esteban Sanchez Ruiz. Memphis D Nasty is coming off of a neck victory at odds of 36-1 in the 350-yard, $50,000 KOFX-FM Handicap (G3) at Sunland Park.

Memphis D Nasty drew post 6 and will be ridden by Ricky Ramirez.

The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments:
Southern Lulu (Mario Delgado)
Sudden Separation (Berkley Packer)
Send Me Good Candy (G.R. Carter Jr.)
Cautionsly (Edwuin Lujan)
Cb Come Fly With Me (Oscar Delgado)
Memphis D Nasty (Ricky Ramirez)
First Prize Diamonds (James Flores)
Miss Feet Down First (Oscar Cordova)
Miss Aguilar (Agustin Silva)
Rvaliant Chick (Alonso Rivera)

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