Big Upset in Gordon Mobley at Hoosier

Indiana-bred stakes produces big payoffs.

September 15, 2012

Maurice Locklear’s homebred Ball Ball Corona picked an opportune time to break her maiden in his seventh career start as she scored by a half-length in the $112,400 Gordon Mobley Futurity (R) for Indiana-breds on Saturday at Hoosier Park. With Harold Collins in the saddle for trainer Ron Raper, the filly stopped the timer at :18.278 for 350 yards.

Ball Ball Corona has gradually improved this year after finishing off the board in her first three starts. In her fourth outing, she finished third against maiden company and then took second in another maiden race before again finishing second in her Gordon Mobley trial. Out of the SC Payoff mare She My Payoff, Ball Ball Corona became the first stakes winner sired by Mito Corona, a 7-year-old Grade 2-placed stallion by Corona Cartel. This victory was worth $61,820 for the 13-1 longshot.

Roy Moore’s Chilled Too The Bone, also a maiden, took second at odds of 8-1. Another longshot who entered the race as a maiden, Dash Ta Win, crossed the wire third.

Even-money favorite Kitticelli had trouble at the break and finished last.