The Morning Line: Albuquerque, Day 3

Event Leaders:

J.W. Harris on 24Y Backstage:

This bull is unridden in a very short career. He really hasn’t faced any serious talent, but as it happens, Harris was the last guy we have on record to get on him. Harris had him at the San Antonio Rodeo in February, but the bull fouled him coming out of the chute, so he got a reride.

Guilherme Marchi on 913 Walter Pepper

Stetson Lawrence had this bull in Round 1 and didn’t get to the whistle. Walter Pepper has been around for a while, he’s got a number of outs on record, and he isn’t ridden very often. However, He also hasn’t faced a lot of top-tier riders, and when he has his buckoff percentage doesn’t look as impressive.

Cooper Davis on 9311 Honey Hush:

Davis drew one of the tougher bulls in the round here. Honey Hush is usually used in the short rounds, but he was out in the first round here, and now today. He’s a quality bull that is very hard to ride. He mixes things up just enough so that he is pretty unpredictable, and he can spin either way or both ways. Davis has his work cut out for him, but there’s a payoff here. He’ll likely be 90 or more points if he can stay on.

Nathan Schaper on 95X DaNutso:

This bull is a little short of an ideal draw, but he’s not a bad fit for Schaper. DaNutso will spin to the left, he can have some backup, and he can drift across the arena a lot. He’s a lesser version of Julio Moreno’s Roy. He’s got more flash than power, and he looks better than other bulls of the same degree of difficulty. This is a bull guys can steal points on, because he’s a little easier to ride than he looks.

Stormy Wing on 60X No Regrets:

No Regrets is another bull we see in short rounds a lot. He’s only been ridden a couple of times in 26 career outs. He’s got a lot of action, and at times he can throw some power at a rider too. He’s thrown off some of the better guys. When the gate opens he should get it on to the right, which will be away from Wing’s hand.

Robson Aragao on 908 Americana:

Americana carried Valdiron de Oliveira to an 83.25-point score in Round 1. That won’t help Aragao win any points, But getting out of this round with three qualified rides on the board would be huge for him.

Renato Nunes on 53 Easy Money:

Of the guys who have two qualified rides, Nunes probably drew the easiest bull. Easy Money has lived up to his name on tour — he’s produced some round points this year. But, there a lot of bulls here that could beat him, so If Nunes gets it done here, he’ll still be the bottom man with two score because he kept a lower score in one of the other rounds.


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