First Prize Bourban is Prompt Choice in Treme Stakes

The gelding earns his first graded stakes win on Saturday.

Q-Racing Journal

First Prize Bourban earned his first stakes win in Saturday's $40,000 Treme Stakes for Louisiana-bred 3-year-olds at Fair Grounds. PHOTO: Lou Hodges Photography

Sent to post as the 13-10 favorite in a full field of 10 Louisiana-bred 3-year-olds, Charles J. Boudreaux Jr.'s First Prize Bourban sprinted to a half-length win in the $40,000 Treme Stakes (RG3) at Fair Grounds Racecourse on Saturday.

First Prize Bourban went 350 yards in :17.430 under jockey Donald Watson and earned the $24,000 winner's share of the purse. Kenneth Roberts Sr. saddled the brown son of Coronas Leaving You.

A $45,000 buy at the 2015 Louisiana QHBA Yearling Sale, First Prize Bourban was bred by Weetona Stanley of Madill, Oklahoma. The gelding was shortening in distance off of his second-place finish, a half of a length behind winner Jrs Coronas Shadow, in the 400-yard, $257,000 Delta Downs Derby (RG2) on July 8.

First Prize Bourban has won four of nine starts and has banked $153,156.

Bankin On Bux, a 13-1 longshot, finished second to complete a $44.40 ($2) exacta. Hez Kwik, Royal Quick Patriot, Zooboo, Swinginstar, Lil Bro Big Streak, One Hot Flame, San Lorenzo Corona, and Blue Eyed Cartel completed the order of finish.

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