FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MOONIN THE EAGLE SCORES DOMINATING TRIALS WIN, POSTS FASTEST HIALEAH DERBY QUALIFYING TIME OF 19.445 FOR 400 YARDS
The gray colt Moonin the Eagle, ridden by Yordanis Amaro and saddled by Rolando Almanza for owner Jesus Andrade, Jr., led throughout his heat and remained clear to the wire in a dominating victory in the 5th of 8 trials contested Saturday for the rich Hialeah Derby on Sunday January 18, 2015.
Moonin the Eagle stopped the timer in 19.445 seconds for 400 yrds, easily the fastest clocking of the afternoon and .169 of a second better than the 19.614 time of #2 qualifier Bp Run Cartel Run.
The 5th race produced 4 of the 10 qualifiers for the final as runner-up Kitty Kat Galore B (19.676), show horse Denim Jeans (19.678), and fourth-place finisher Allazoom (19.688) made the cut.
Trainer Almanza qualified two runners for the derby, Moonin the Eagle and Bp Run Cartel Run, while jockeys Omar Reyes –riding Bp Run Cartel Run and Denim Jeans– and Gerardo Garrido –piloting Allazoom and Red Corona Warrior– qualified two each.
The top ten qualifiers, including trainers and jockeys, are: 1) Moonin the Eagle (Almanza/Amaro) 19.445 (5th), 2) Bp Run Cartel Run (Almanza/Reyes) 19.614 (1st), 3) Kitty Kat Galore B (Kearl/Vallejo) 19.676 (5th), 4) Denim Jeans (Stinebaugh/Reyes) 19.678 (5th), 5) Seize The Win (Frazier/Jackson) 19.678 (4th), 6) Allazoom (Welch/Garrido) 19.688 (5th), 7) Red Corona Warrior (Garrido/Garrido) 19.696 (6th), 8) The Moonshine Wagon (Walker/Delgado) 19.737 (3rd), 9) Mr El R 15 (Banuelos/Torres) 19.745 (8th), 10) A Black Zipper (Neff/Smith) 19.751 (1st).
Photos by: Coady Photography
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