San Lorenzo Corona Wins The Vals Fortune Stakes
FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 2019
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SAN LORENZO CORONA TAKES
THE VALS FORTUNE STAKES AT DELTA DOWNS
- MIA JET IN POSTS THE FASTEST TIME FOR THE $186,925 FIRECRACKER DERBY (G3) -
VINTON, LA. – Delta Downs hosted the $60,000 Vals Fortune Stakes (RG3) as well as three trials for this year’s Firecracker Derby on Friday night. The Vals Fortune was taken by Rogelio Marquez, Jr.’s San Lorenzo Corona and Lester Colomb, Jr.’s Mia Jet In recorded the fastest qualifying time for the Firecracker Derby.
San Lorenzo Corona proved best in the 400-yard Vals Fortune under jockey Victory Urieta, Jr. by defeating Featuring Fast Jess by a half-length. Dlj Imma B Famous wound up third, another head behind the top pair. The winner, who is trained by Josue Ponce, covered the distance over a fast track in 19.592 seconds, which equaled a speed index of 95.
The win by San Lorenzo Corona marked the seventh of his 15-race career and he earned $36,000 for the effort. He now owns a lifetime bankroll of $194,889.
Bred in Louisiana by Jim & Natalie Montgomery, San Lorenzo Corona is a 5-year-old gray horse by Coronas Leaving You, out of the Mr Eye Opener mare In the Open.
Sent to the gate as the race favorite at odds of 6-5, San Lorenzo Corona paid $4.60 to win, $2.80 to place and $2.20 to show. Featuring Fast Jess returned $3.40 to place and $2.60 to show. Dlj Imma B Famous was worth $3.40 to show.
In the Firecracker Derby trials Mia Jet In won the first of three trials for the $186,925 final, which will be held on July 3. The Kenneth Weeks covered 400 yards over a fast track in a time of 19.746, which equaled a speed index of 91. The 3-year-old filly was ridden to victory by Luciano Duenez. The win was the sixth of Mia Jet In’s 11-race career.
Listed below are the 10 qualifiers for this year’s Firecracker Derby (G3) from the fastest time down. The final will take place on Wednesday, July 3.
Horse Jockey Trainer Time
1 Mia Jet In Luciano Duenz Kenneth Weeks 19.746
2 Santander Francisco Calderon Heath Taylor 19.775
3 Fm Im a Zatanaz Too Antonio Alberto Robi Meche 19.804
4 Unstopable Moment Everardo Rodriguez Lanny Keith 19.836
5 Diamond G Bee Antonio Alberto James Padgett, II 19.844
6 Parti Wagon Rolando Pina Nason Eschete 19.861
7 Anasttasia Luis Vivanco Kenneth Roberts, Sr. 19.903
8 Boldt Gilbert Ortiz John Stinebaugh 19.913
9 Sallvatore Luis Vivanco Heath Taylor 19.960
10 Iam Pascual Cartel Victor Urieta, Jr. Fernando Lopez 20.046
For more information about the current season visit the track’s website at www.deltadownsracing.com.
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