November 1-6 Stakes Recap

A recap of non-graded stakes.

Q-Racing Journal

Floriberto Maldonado rode La Mos Corona to a three-quarter length victory in Wednesday's Billy Montgomery Stakes at Evangeline Downs. PHOTO: Coady Photography

Following is a recap of all official American Quarter Horse stakes for the week of November 1-5. For recaps of graded stakes, Bank of America Racing Challenge events, and stakes with purses of $100,000 or more, see the individual recaps in the Racing News section. This page will be updated throughout the week.

Evangeline Downs
Making her first start in more than two months, Manuel Alvarez's La Mos Corona scored an upset victory in Wednesday's 330-yard, $30,000 Billy Montgomery Stakes (R) for Louisiana-bred distaffers who have never won a stakes race.

La Mos Corona defeated RCV Sheza Classydash by three-quarters of a length in :16.589 on a sloppy and sealed track. Floriberto Maldonado rode the sophomore daughter of Coronas Leaving You for trainer Orlando Orozco.

La Mos Corona was sent to post at odds of 9-1 and returned a $21.80 win mutuel. The filly was bred by Oscar Rohne and is out of La Mos Chingono, a 10-year-old daughter of Heza Fast Dash who won seven stakes in Louisiana from 2010-14.

La Mos Corona has won four of her 15 races, and the $18,000 winner's share of the Billy Montgomery Stakes purse bumped her bankroll to $83,177.

Sassy Chic 3341 ran third and was followed by 11-10 favorite Punctuality, Jet Black Presence, Fast Dash Chicks, Ms Beauty Betty, and Jetz A Streakin.

 
B And G Fast Dash scored a wire-
to-wire victory in Saturday's Races
And Aces Stakes. PHOTO: Coady
Photography

On Saturday, Mo Racing's B And G Fast Dash extended his winning streak to three races in the 870-yard, $30,000 Races And Aces Stakes (R) for Louisiana-bred aged sprinters.

B And G Fast Dash led at every call and reached the wire 1 1/2 lengths in front of runner-up Im Mighty Fast in :46.839. Donald Watson rode the 5-year-old Heza Fast Dash gelding for trainer Kenneth Roberts Sr.

B And G Fast Dash was coming off of a victory in the September 2 870-yard Faubourg St. John Stakes at Fair Grounds Racecourse in New Orleans. The gelding was bred by B And G Group Investments Inc., and he has won nine of 23 starts, and his five stakes victories include the last two runnings of the Faubourg St. John Stakes and Live Oak Stakes (R) at Delta Downs. The $18,000 winner's share of the purse from Saturday's win pushed his bankroll to $219,870.

Seeyaontheotherside ran third and was followed by Dashing With Courage, Struttinmyjewelsoff, Agoutis Snowplow, and Streakin Holland.


Lone Star Park
RC Me Leaving You was a prompt 6-5 favorite in the $25,000 B.F. Phillips Jr. Stakes (R) for Texas-breds on Saturday.

Ridden by Rodrigo Vallejo and racing against a reported 8-mph head wind, RC Me Leaving You covered 400 yards in :19.796, and his winning margin was a neck from Dm La Jolla. Jimmy Padgett saddled the 5-year-old Coronas Leaving You stallion for owners Bennie and Terri Jeter.

 
Rodrigo Vallejo rode RC Me Leaving
You to victory in the B.F. Phillips Jr.
Stakes (R) on Saturday. PHOTO:
Dustin Orona

RC Me Leaving You was bred by RC Running Horses, and he was stretching out in distance off of his neck victory in the 350-yard, $20,000 Nevill Document Solutions Stakes (R) on September 23. The stallion has won seven of 24 starts, including four stakes, and he has banked $188,212.

Kid Can Dash, Big Tex, Tellereyematthebar, This Is A Deal, Apollitical Wave, and Kw Cowboy completed the order of finish.

Los Alamitos
Splendid Cause, a 38-1 longshot in a field of 10 2-year-olds, earned his first stakes win in Sunday's $30,000 Golden State Juvenile Stakes.

Campaigned by J. Garvan Kelly, Nancy Yearsley, and J. Lloyd Yother, Splendid Cause went 400 yards in :20.050. Carlos Huerta rode the homebred daughter of Apollitical Jess for trainer Juan Aleman.

Splendid Cause was bred in Oklahoma. The sorrel filly is out of Answer The Dream, a homebred 12-year-old daughter of champion Tres Seis who won the 2009 Junos Request Stakes (G3) at Remington Park.

Splendid Cause has won two of seven races and has banked $29,434.

The Cartel Runner finished second, a half of a length behind Splendid Cause. King Of Appeals Mv, Walk It Man, Perfect Az Can Be, Snedeker, Headed For Utah, Dont Foose With Me, One Sweet Barbie, and Rhemy Marko completed the order of finish.

Portland Meadows
The field has been set for the November 20, $17,000-est. Portland Meadows Fall Derby.

On Monday, Randy Dickerson's CM Partners In Crime set the fastest qualifying time with her neck victory in the second of two 400-yard trials. Ridden by David Martin for trainer Nick Lowe, the homebred daughter of Ivory James stopped the timer in :20.613 while scoring her fourth win in 16 starts.

Click here for a complete list of finalists.

Turf Paradise
Making his first start in more than four months, Ralph and Carolyn Fales' Sweet Babie James sprinted to a neck victory in Sunday's 350-yard, $20,900 Desert Classic Derby.

Sweet Babie James stopped the timer in :17.900 and posted a 90 speed index under jockey J. Martin Bourdieu. Matt Fales prepped the homebred son of One Sweet Jess, who banked the $10,450 winner's share of the purse from his first stakes win.

Sweet Babie James has won four of 11 starts and has earned $27,716, of which $21,596 has been pocketed this season. The sorrel gelding's resume includes a fifth-place finish in the AQRA President's Open Spring Derby at this track on April 8.

La Moneda finished second and was followed by Frozen Icon, Lt Manup, What Up Buttercup, 2-1 favorite Kronos, Shenanigans Regard, Volato, Volcano, and Fastest Texas Icon.

Will Rogers
Downs
Louis A. Malechek III's Hardtoget used a sharp break from post 6 to score a wire-to-wire victory in Saturday's $37,500 Jerry Jaggars Memorial Stakes.

Ridden by James Flores for trainer John Weghorst, Hardtoget defeated JA Big Bad Gol by a half of a length in :17.449 for 350 yards. The 4-year-old daughter of champion Foose earned a 98 speed index and the $22,230 winner's share of the purse.

Hardtoget was bred in Oklahoma by James and Marilyn Helzer of Arlington, Texas. A $15,000 claimer during the Remington Park spring season, the mare has won six of 14 races and has banked $72,755, of which $63,919 has been earned this season.

Gronkowski finished third, 1 3/4 lengths behind Hardtoget. Sexy And I Know It B, Llano Senator, VF Wheely Cute, Bye Byefreighttrain, Bout Tree Fiddy, Capshaw Capo, and Dicecapades completed the order of finish.

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