Jessies First Down Returns in Grade 1 Leo Stakes

The two-time world champion is the morning-line choice for Remington Park's Saturday feature.

Q-Racing Journal

Ted G. Abrams' Jessies First Down, pictured here winning last year's Albuquerque Fall Championship, will make his 7-year-old debut in Saturday's Leo Stakes. PHOTO: Coady Photography

Jessies First Down, a 7-year-old son of champion Fdd Dynasty owned by Ted G. Abrams of Houston, will make his season debut in Saturday's 400-yard, $100,000 Leo Stakes (G1) at Remington Park.

The sport's world champion the past two years, Jessies First Down is coming off of a 6-year-old campaign during which he earned $493,257 from seven starts and scored two Grade 1 wins. The homebred gelding drew post 6 and will be ridden by Rodrigo Vallejo.

Bodacious Eagle, last year's Leo winner, drew post 2 and will be ridden by Ricky Ramirez. A 6-year-old One Famous Eagle gelding trained by Trey Wood for owner Johnny Trotter of Hereford, Texas, Bodacious Eagle won two stakes during the 2017 Remington meet, including the 350-yard, $50,000 Eastex Stakes (G2).

The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments:
Koolnfamous (Agustin Silva), 20-1
Bodacious Eagle (Ricky Ramirez), 7-2
Rock About It (Benito Baca), 5-1
Tommy The Train (Berkley Packer), 15-1
Bye Byefreighttrain (Larry D. Payne), 15-1
Jessies First Down (Rodrigo Vallejo), 7-5
TF Cajun Cartel (G.R. Carter Jr.), 6-1
Firing Tools (Stormy Smith), 15-1
FDP Rock Solid (Edwuin Lujan), 20-1
Fast N Famous Jeans (Juan Pulido), 20-1

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