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The Eagle Express Seeks First Stakes Victory in Swift Stakes


Louisiana Downs will host the $15,000 Swift Stakes at Louisiana Downs on Saturday's race card.

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BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI

BOSSIER CITY, LA—-JANUARY 25, 2015—The Eagle Express, a gray gelded son of champion One Famous Eagle racing for Mary G. Thompson, will make the first start of his 4-year-old campaign in the 350-yard, $15,000 Swift Stakes at Louisiana Downs on Saturday.

The Eagle Express is coming off of a 3-year-old season in which he won three of nine races and earned $49,840 while racing exclusively in Louisiana. Trained by Larry Kopycinski, the gelding ran second, 1 1/4 lengths behind winner Separatist Firstdown, in the 400-yard, $138,000 Firecracker Derby (G3) at Delta Downs.

Lucas Constantin will ride The Eagle Express in the Swift.

Other contenders include Ana Alvidrez’s T Boy G. A 4-year-old son of Sir Runaway Dash trained by Martin Trejo, the gelding will be making his first start since December 20, when he ran third, three-quarters of a length behind winner Cartels Fortune, in the 400-yard, $126,000 Evangeline Downs Derby.

David Alvarez has been named to ride T Boy G on Saturday.

The complete lineup, including jockey assignments--

  1. Imkeepingscore (Martin Rubalcava)
  2. The Lizzard King (Raul Ramirez Jr.)
  3. Ronnie James (John Hamilton)
  4. The Eagle Express (Lucas Constantin)
  5. BJs Shining Jess (Jorge Linares)
  6. Waking Up In Vegas (Randy Edison)
  7. T Boy G (David Alvarez)
  8. Heza Fast Rogue (Donald Watson)
  9. MM Paul Revere (Eddi Martinez).

All Louisiana Downs can be seen at Q-RacingVideo.com.


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