West Texas Maturity Preview

West Texas Maturity Preview

Fastest Qualifier Valiant Charm headlines Saturday's Grade 3 feature at Sunland Park.

Valiant Charm. PHOTO: Coady Photography

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Valiant Charm, a 4-year-old Valiant Hero gelding and the fastest qualifier, is the 3-1 morning-line favorite for Saturday's 400-yard, $91,475 West Texas Maturity (G3) at Sunland Park.

Valiant Charm has won both of his races this season, including the first of three West Texas Maturity trials on March 4. Juan Esquivel owns and trains the brown gelding and earner of $140,034 from 16 outs in New Mexico and Oklahoma.

Valiant Charm drew post 4 and will be ridden by Emilio Tapia.

The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments and morning-line odds:

    Mighty Revenant (Adrian Ramos), 10-1
    Gym N Jam (Sergio Becerra Jr.), 12-1
    Shakers No Secret (Christian Ramos), 5-1
    Valiant Charm (Emilio Tapia), 3-1
    Dr Tool (Jacob Enriquez), 8-1
    Sassy Harmony (Esgar Ramirez), 8-1
    Mahomes (Jorge Nieto-Saenz), 8-1
    B The One (Hector Aldrete), 12-1
    Bregman (Juan Pulido), 4-1
    Mitey Political (Gerardo Vera), 10-1
    AE-Apollicartel (Sergio Becerra Jr.), 20-1
    AE-KJ Wildthang (Adrian Ramos), 20-1

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