$95,000 Ruidoso Sale Graduate Wins West Texas Juvenile
Flying Eagle 07, under jockey Manuel Gutierrez, drives to victory in the $50,000 West Texas Juvenile Invitational at Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino.

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$95,000 Ruidoso Sale Graduate Wins West Texas Juvenile

SUNLAND PARK, NM—APRIL 14, 2018—Flying Eagle 07, a $95,000 Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale graduate, picked up his second straight win on Saturday when he defeated Arizona Chrome by a half-a-length in the $50,000 West Texas Juvenile Invitational at Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino. Chicks A Moneymaker finished three-quarters back for third.

Under jockey Manuel Gutierrez, the John Cooper trainee dueled early and finished best to complete the 300-yard task in :15.167 seconds, a 95-speed index with a 10-mph crosswind.

Owner Jack Manning, of Odessa, Texas, purchased the son of leading sire One Famous Eagle from the 6666 Ranch, Agent for Burnett Ranches LLC and Tiffin. Bred in Texas by Quest Inc., Entrust and FBO Tiffin, the sorrel colt sold under the name of One Terrific Effort in the Ruidoso summer sale.

The winning connections of Flying Eagle 07 accept the West Texas Juvenile stakes trophy at at Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino. © Coady Photography
Out of the AQHA Racing Champion Filly Tiny First Effort, by First Down Dash, Flying Eagle 07 is a brother to Northlands Futurity winner Eagles Span and half-brother to six other black type runners.

Flying Eagle 07 broke his maiden in the West Texas Futurity(G1) trials on March 23rd. Today's $30,000 Juvenile winners' purse boosted his earnings total to $35,680.

Still a maiden from two starts, Arizona Chrome picked up $10,000 for his second-place effort. Jose Muela conditions the son of world champion sire FDD Dynasty for owner Maria Ramirez. Jose Enriquez was aboard the Arizona-bred gelding out of Flying Cookie by Strawfly Special. Bred by Allred Brothers Ranch LLC Arizona Chrome finished third in the West Texas trials, his only other start.

Also a maiden, third-place finishers Chicks A Moneymaker races for owner Daniel Ramirez and trainer Salvador Soto. Jose Enrique-Ortiz rode the New Mexico-bred daughter of Separatist from the Major Rime mare Rime Has A Chick. Bred by Cynthia Dick, Chicks A Moneymaker earned $5,000 for the effort. She was also third in her only other start, the West Texas Futurity trials.

Cd Rowdy James, Em Bodacious Chick, Cartel Star, Cds Temptress, C Breeze, Strydz and Pappas Lookin completed the field.