Open Me A Corona Risks Win Streak in Louisiana Champions Day Classic

Stallion looks for another stakes win at Fair Grounds.

Open Me A Corona is the morning-line favorite for Saturday's $100,000 Louisiana Champions Day Classic Stakes (RG2) at Fair Grounds Racecourse in New Orleans.

Open Me A Corona will put his five-race win streak on the line in the 440-yard, $100,000 Louisiana Champions Day Classic Stakes (RG2), one of three Quarter Horse stakes scheduled for Fair Grounds Racecourse on Saturday.

A 5-year-old son of Coronas Leaving You trained by Bobby Martinez for owners Charles Forbes Jr. and Tommy Hays, Open Me A Corona has won all five of his starts -- all against state-bred stakes company -- and has banked $171,000 this season. The stallion is coming off of a convincing two-length victory as the 4-5 favorite in the 400-yard, $50,000 Opelousas Stakes (R) at Evangeline Downs on November 14.

Saul Ramirez Jr. will ride Open Me A Corona from post 6 on Saturday. The stallion’s six opponents include Heza Fast Rogue, a 4-year-old Heza Fast Dash stallion who has run second to Open Me A Corona in his last two outs. Kevin Broussard trains Heza Fast Rogue for owners Brock Broussard and Jacque Bourque.

Heza Fast Rogue drew post 5 and will be ridden by Donald Watson.

The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments:
Scooter Prize (David Alvarez)
LD Streakin N Leavin (Antonio Alberto)
JJs Black Lace (Alfonso Lujan)
Shesa Dashingromance (John Hamilton)
Heza Fast Rogue (Donald Watson)
Open Me A Corona (Saul Ramirez Jr.)
JLS Mr Bigtime (Raul Ramirez Jr.)

Also on Saturday, Douglas O. Traylor’s Telarosa is one of 16 state-bred 2-year-olds entered in the 350-yard, $100,000 Louisiana Champions Day Juvenile Stakes (RG2).

A sorrel daughter of Jet Black Patriot trained by Kenneth Roberts Sr., Telarosa put together a three-race win streak last summer that included the 350-yard, $304,000 LQHBA Sale Futurity (RG1) at Fair Grounds on September 5. The filly drew post 9 and will be ridden by Lucas Constantin.

The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments:
Shades Of Buck (Raul Ramirez Jr.)
Punctuality (Ray Mayo)
Cute Mic Jagger (David Alvarez)
Patriots Leaving You (Eddie Aceves)
Jess Zoom (Armando Ramirez)
Streakin Bye U (John Hamilton)
Heisa Hot Ticket (Donald Watson)
Fast Ladys Man (Saul Ramirez Jr.)
Telarosa (Lucas Constantin)
Carry On Game (Garrett L. Medina)
Micmac Warrior (Alfonso Lujan)
Jet Black Zoomer (Antonio Alberto)
AE-Brodie Beach (Patrick Watson)
AE-Swift 13 (Joe Badilla Jr.)
AE-Game On Vince (Gilbert Ortiz)
AE-Im All Out (Raul Ramirez Jr.)

TM Ranch’s Heza Louisiana Dash drew post 11 for Saturday’s 400-yard, $100,000 Louisiana Champions Day Derby (RG2) for state-bred sophomores.

Trained by Kenneth Roberts Sr., Heza Louisiana Dash is coming off of a three-quarter length win in the 400-yard, $267,000 LQHBA Derby (R) at Evangeline Downs on November 28. The gelded son of Heza Fast Dash has won four of six outs and has earned $165,044 this season.

Gilbert Ortiz will ride Heza Louisiana Dash on Saturday.

The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments--Heza Fast Wokatee (Saul Ramirez Jr.), Bellas Leaving You (Eddie Aceves), NL Boogie For Bux (John Hamilton), TF Hez Jess Rowdy (David Alvarez), B And G Fast Dash (Joe Badilla Jr.), Icanonlyemagine (Donald Watson), Strong Guns (Ray Mayo), Jes A Fast Dasher (Lucas Constantin), Running Game Patriot (Alfonso Lujan), Jess An Effort (Raul Ramirez Jr.), Heza Louisiana Dash (Gilbert Ortiz), Zoomin For Bugs (Armando Ramirez), AE-Sweet Okey Dokey (Everardo Rodriguez), and AE-Jeti Luke (Antonio Alberto).

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