Sign Of Corona Bests Track Record in BofA Pocatello Challenge Championship
The 6-year-old gelding earns his sixth stakes win on Monday.
May 28, 2017
Third-fastest qualifier Sign Of Corona, a 6-year-old Coronas Fast Dash gelding campaigned by RTM Stables LLC and Carol McKinney, sprinted to his sixth stakes win in Monday's 440-yard, $40,000 Bank of America Pocatello Downs Challenge Championship at Pocatello Downs.
Prepped by Ryan Hanson and ridden by Eddie Aceves, Sign of Corona negotiated his quarter-mile trip in :21.124 while defeating stablemate Rtm Mr Caccia by 1 1/4 lengths. The gelding earned a 122 speed index and broke by 8/1000ths of a second the previous track record set by Time For Jesse Lee in one of three Challenge Championship trials on May 14.
Sign Of Corona also landed a spot in the October 14, $330,000 Bank of America Challenge Championship (G1) at Prairie Meadows near Des Moines, Iowa. The gelding was bred in New Mexico by Greg Creager, and he has won eight of 16 starts. The $18,400 winner's share of the purse from Monday's victory pushed his career bankroll to $118,253.
Katies Easy Moves finished third, 1 1/2 lengths behind Sign Of Corona, and was followed by Tic Tac Attack, James First Affair, fastest qualifier Time For Jesse Lee, Unshackled Secret, Had To Be Giggles, Ferarri Prize Jive, and Magic Moment Blues.
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