Open Me A Corona is Prompt Favorite in Alleman Memorial
The 6-year-old stallion ran his Louisiana win streak to seven at Delta Downs on Friday.
April 21, 2016
Open Me A Corona's return to his home state was a triumphant one, as the 6-year-old stallion scored a wire-to-wire victory in Friday's $50,000 John Alleman Memorial Stakes (RG3) at Delta Downs.
Ridden by David Alvarez and sent to post as the 3-5 favorite, Open Me A Corona covered 350 yards in :17.466, and his winning margin was a clear 1 1/2 lengths from Heza Louisiana Dash. Bobby Martinez prepped the Coronas Leaving You stallion for owners Charles Forbes Jr. and Tommy Hays.
Open Me A Corona was bred in Louisiana by Natalie Montgomery. The stallion was returning to Louisiana following a third-place finish in the March 13, 350-yard Eastex Stakes (G3) at Remington Park in Oklahoma.
All told, Open Me A Corona has won 13 of 16 outs, including 10 stakes, and the $30,000 winner's share of the purse from the John Alleman Memorial Stakes pushed his bankroll to $782,758, of which $465,033 was earned during a 2-year-old campaign in which he won the 400-yard, $1-million LQHBA Futurity (RG1) at Evangeline Downs, Louisiana's richest horse race for any breed.
Scoopies Leaving You finished third and was followed by LD Streakin N Leavin, Zoominforgrady, Louisiana Jambalaya, Firefly Fortune, My Favorite Blue, and Strong Guns.
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