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Fastest Qualifier Corona Two Socks Headlines Rich Mardi Gras Futurity

Corona Two Socks (center) battles his way to the fatest qualifying time on day 1 of the $458,794 Mardi Gras Futurity (RG2) trials at Louisiana Downs.

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Mark G. Petry's Corona Two Socks, a bay son of Coronas Leaving You and the fastest overall qualifier, is one of 10 state-bred 2-year-olds entered back in Saturday's 300-yard, $458,794 Mardi Gras Futurity (RG2) at Louisiana Downs.

A $15,000 purchase at last year's LQHBA Yearling Sale, Corona Two Socks made his career debut with a nose victory in one of 18 Mardi Gras Futurity trials run March 9-10. Preston Jourdan trains the colt.

Corona Two Socks drew post 3 and will be ridden by Victor Urieta Jr.

Jockey Ubaldo Luna qualified three Mardi Gras Futurity qualifiers and will ride Uuzzii in the final. A son of Freighttrain B trained by Adrian Huitron for owner 2 Kings Racing LLC, Uuzzi is coming off of a three-quarter length victory in his trial.

Uuzzii drew post 6.

The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments:
  1. You Fly I Buy (Eleazar Hernandez)
  2. Pilot Perry (Arturo Alvarez)
  3. Corona Two Socks (Victor Urieta Jr.)
  4. This Ladys Leaving (Ricky Ramirez)
  5. Blues Train Too (Luis F. Ruiz)
  6. Uuzzii (Ubaldo Luna)
  7. Aniston TLC (Arnulfo Gutierrez)
  8. Hes Bold As Corona (Jorge J. Garcia)
  9. RF Imperial Choice (Juan F. Garcia Jr.)
  10. Lady Coco Piloto (Mario A. Trujillo)

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