The Morning Line: Colorado Springs, Day 3

By: Slade Long May 04, 2014@ 08:05:00 AM

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. ― Here is a look at some of the Round 3 matchups for the final day of the Built Ford Tough Rumble in the Rockies.

Fabiano Vieira on 34X Dirty Stray:

This bull is a son of the Page’s 327 Commotion – a notorious bull who bucked off nearly all of the best riders of his day. Dirty Stray’s record isn’t as impressive as his sire’s yet. He’s only been ridden twice in 14 career outs. He’s also prone to having a weak trip now and then. He hasn’t allowed a left-handed rider to score on him yet, but Vieira will be the highest ranked lefty he’s faced.

Harve Stewart on 02 Beaver Creek Beau:

Ryan Dirteater earned 88 points on this bull at a Touring Pro Division event in Archdale, North Carolina, last August, and he is the only one to make the 8-second mark in 15 attempts. Stewart is in a good position with two qualified rides this weekend, but he’s got his work cut out for him here.

Silvano Alves on 1037 Cooper Tires Brown Sugar:

Cody Nance became the first man to get a score on Brown Sugar in Billings, Montana. Six riders had tried previously and none made it. Alves will be the best rider this young bull has ever faced.

Ty Pozzobon on 68 Remember When:

Remember When is unridden in six outs. Stormy Wing had him in Round 1 and made it to 4.96 seconds before coming down. This being his Built Ford Tough Series debut, Wing and Pozzobon are the two best riders he’s run up against.

L.J. Jenkins on 257

This bull has given up just two rides in 20 career outs. He’s seen some tough competition and is 9-1 against top tier riders. Jenkins has two scores in Colorado Springs, but he has two relatively low scores. He needs a good one here, but he’ll have to beat the odds to get it. bucks off J.B. Mauney in 2.28 seconds, earning a bull score of 44.75 points in Round 1 of the Invitational in Springfield, Mo.

Eduardo Aparecido on 84U Buck Dynasty:

Aparecido has two low scores during the Rumble in the Rockies that he kept rather than taking his two re-ride options, and this matchup is an excellent example of why declining re-rides isn’t a great long-term strategy. You need to be incredibly lucky to draw enough weak bulls to keep it going. Some of the time you have to face bulls like this one. Buck Dynasty is almost a guaranteed no score for every rider here. He has been ridden, but only a couple of times in 56 career outs. There are ample opportunities to pick up great scores and every rider needs the good scores they can get to make up for times like this.

Buck Dynasty throws Ben Jones in Round 2 of the 2013 PBR Built Ford Tough World Finals in Las Vegas.

Stormy Wing on C02 Cheap Trick:

We don’t know much about this bull. He threw J.W. Harris Round 1, but World Champions Mike Lee (88.5 points) and Guilherme Marchi (84.25) both earned scores on him last season.

Matt Triplett on W012 Little Stinger:

This is a debut bull. He’s seen action at the TPD level, but it’s been nearly a year since we’ve heard from him. Markus Mariluch rode him at a TPD event in Cedar Park, Texas, in June of last year for 82.5 points. Little Stinger has a rather unusual family tree – he is both a son and a grandson of Little Yellow Jacket. You could lose some brain cells figuring out how that happened.

Gage Gay on 041 Hard Times:

Hard Times is unridden in six career outs. He threw Brady Sims in Round 1. He also threw Sims in Billings and has bested Dirteater and Alves this season as well.

J.W. Harris on T29 Josey Wales:

Harris is likely to pick up a second score here. Josey Wales is a stout bull with plenty of action, but he does what he does within the space of about four bucking chutes. He doesn’t venture far from the chute he comes out of. Bulls that spend a lot of time bucking in their own tracks tend to be rider friendly, and this bull’s record bears that out. He’s ridden fairly often for a bull that earns the kind of scores that he does.

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