Eagle Gets First Winner, Stakes Winner at Lone Star

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Eagle | Coady Photo

Eagle Express became the first winner and stakes winner in one fell swoop from just eight first-crop foals for 2016 GIII Ben Ali S. winner Eagle (Candy Ride {Arg}). Second on debut here May 14, the 2-1 favorite broke on top before chasing Texas Thunder through a :22.67 opening quarter. Forced to go wide into the stretch when floated by the pacesetter, Eagle Express soared home from there much the best. The winner has a yearling ful-brother and a foal half-brother by Moonshine Mullin.

TEXAS STALLION PAN ZARETA DIVISION S., $75,000, Lone Star, 6-13, (C), 2yo, f, 5f, :58.82, ft.
1–EAGLE EXPRESS, 118, f, 2, by Eagle
                1st Dam: My Girl Bess, by More Than Ready
                2nd Dam: Rapunzel Runz, by Explodent
                3rd Dam: Fortune's Favour, by Sir Ivor
($6,500 RNA Ylg '20 TTAYHR). 1ST BLACK-TYPE WIN. O/B-W. S.
Farish (TX); T-Steven M. Asmussen; J-Stewart Elliott. $45,000.
Lifetime Record: 2-1-1-0, $51,760. First winner & stakes
winner for freshman sire (by Candy Ride {Arg}).
2–Its a Gee Thing, 118, f, 2, Early Flyer–Gucci Brown, by Big
Brown. ($10,000 Ylg '20 TTAYHR). O-GFB Racing LLC & Danny
Pish; B-Ashley Hiller (TX); T-Danny Pish. $15,000.
3–Texas Thunder, 118, f, 2, Bradester–Bronxgirl, by Corinthian.
($5,000 Ylg '20 TTAYHR; $112,000 2yo '21 TTAAPR). O-Carl R.
Moore Management LLC; B-Robert C. Francis (TX); T-Karen E.
Jacks. $8,250.
Margins: 5, 8 3/4, 3/4. Odds: 2.00, 2.30, 8.40.
Also Ran: Wicked Song, Mysterious Star, Sea of Life, Pow Pow, Jan's Turn to Win.
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