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Louisiana Stakes Double

Louisiana Downs hosts stakes double.

Q-Racing Journal
January 30, 2013

Oscar Rohne’s La Mos Chingono looks to keep her ultra-consistent stakes record intact when she heads the $35,000 Party Girl Stakes at 350 yards for Louisiana-bred fillies and mares on Friday at Louisiana Downs.

Supporting the Party Girl Stakes is the $15,000 Swift Stakes with Refrigerator Handicap (G1) winner Charal Kid and Louisiana Champions Day Classic (RG2) winner Martini Mountain.

La Mos Chingono (Heza Fast Dash-Rita Regent by Gold Regent (TB)) comes off a third-place run as the 1-2 favorite in an allowance race, however in her six previous starts – all stakes – she racked up three wins and a pair of second-place finishes. She wrapped up her 2012 season with wins in the Audobon Stakes and the Billy Montgomery Stakes before finishing second by a neck in the $100,000 Louisiana Champions Day Classic against males at 440 yards.

A year ago, the Kenneth Roberts-trained daughter of Heza Fast Dash won the Party Girl Stakes by a neck as the 2-5 favorite.

Patrick Huckman’s Unquestionable (Oak Tree Special-Real Or Imagined by Dash For Cash) was second in that January 12 allowance race ahead of La Mos Chingono and finished sixth in the Louisiana Champions Day Classic two starts ago.

The winner of that recent allowance race was Carroll and Evelyn Carnahan’s Game Patriots Delux (Game Patriot-Delux Is Streakin by Hesa Crazy Magic). It was the Robin Justice-trained mare’s second-straight allowance win after racing for a $10,000 claiming tag as recently as October.

Malinche Cattle Co.’s Charal Kid (Streakin La Jolla-The Special Feature by Strawfly Special) takes a huge class drop for the Swift Stakes after winning the Refrigerator Handicap at Remington Park and then racing in the Champion of Champions (G1) at Los Alamitos. In the Refrigerator, the gelding surprised at 16-1 odds with a head win over Mr Truly Uno. It was his third-straight win after taking the Miss Polly Stakes and a division of the Garlyn Shelton Stakes.

James Mitchell’s homebred Martini Mountain (Panther Mountain-Glitz Gator by Streakin La Jolla) scored the huge upset in the Louisiana Champions Day Classic when he won by a neck over La Mos Chingono. The Paul Rigdon-trained gelding was then a late-running fourth in the 250-yard Harrah’s Dash to Sparrow Contender (Contend-Taint Special by Streakin Six), who is also in the Swift Stakes.