Eagle Cry is Morning-Line Choice for Dash For Cash Derby

Ten sophomores have been entered back in Saturday's Grade 3, $150,000 final.


Eagle Cry, pictured here winning his trial, is the morning-line favorite for Saturday's $150,000 Dash For Cash Derby at Lone Star Park. PHOTO: Dustin Orona

Eagle Cry, a gelded son of champion One Famous Eagle racing for Irma Z. Vargas and Giovanni Vargas, is the 5-2 morning-line favorite for Saturday’s 440-yard, $150,000 Dash For Cash Derby (G3) at Lone Star Park.

Trained by Rolando Almanza, Eagle Cry set the fastest qualifying time when he won the fifth of seven trials by two lengths in :21.693 on September 15. The gelding drew post 6 and will be ridden by Jesse Lee Levario.

Double A Ranch Inc.’s Paint My Pilot drew post 5 and will be ridden by Yordanis Amaro for trainer Jorge L. Gonzalez. A colt by Pyc Paint Your Wagon, Paint My Pilot has banked $234,008 from nine outs, and his resume includes a second-place finish, a neck behind winner A Revenant, in last year’s 400-yard, $1-million Rainbow Futurity (G1) at Ruidoso Downs.

The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments and morning-line odds:
Like A Denali (Jose A. Alvarez), 12-1
JA Big Bad Gol (Daniel Torres), 10-1
Rock About It (Benito Baca), 7-2
Mia Kine (Esgar Ramirez), 12-1
Paint My Pilot (Yordanis Amaro), 3-1
Eagle Cry (Jesse Lee Levario), 5-2
Koolnfamous (Agustin Silva), 5-1
Immortal Saboteur (Nestor Duran), 20-1
Gianni Que (Francisco Calderon), 15-1
Carmel Diamond (Manuel Gutierrez), 20-1

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