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TF Corona N Passion Returns in Magnolia Stakes, Heza No Bay Heads Maiden Stakes


Coming off a win in the Marathon Stakes, TF Corona N Passion will head a field of eight in Saturday's Magnolia Stakes at Lousiana Downs.

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BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI

BOSSIER CITY, LA—FEBRUARY 2, 2015—Renato Contreras’ TF Corona N Passion drew post 5 for Saturday’s 870-yard, $25,000 Magnolia Stakes (R) for state-breds at Louisiana Downs.

A 5-year-old gelding by Too Tough To Catch trained by Steven Salazar, TF Corona N Passion is coming off of a wire-to-wire 2 3/4-length victory in the 870-yard, $15,000 Marathon Stakes at Louisiana Downs on January 10. The gelding has won five of his 15 starts, including two of three at this 870 distance.

John Hamilton has been named to ride TF Corona N Passion in the Magnolia Stakes.

Downtown Forrest, the runner-up in the Marathon Stakes, drew post 7 for the Magnolia. Racing for Walter E. Alford from the barn of trainer Carl Crawford, the 6-year-old Beau Brummel SA gelding won three of nine starts last season, including the 870-yard, $60,000 Live Oak Stakes (R) at Delta Downs.

Josh Dearmon has been named to ride Downtown Forrest on Saturday.

The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments--

  1. MDT Backstreet Bully (Randy Edison)
  2. Worlds On High (Dennis Means)
  3. Mista JB (Donald Watson)
  4. Wakeup N Dash (Donell Blake)
  5. TF Corona N Passion (John Hamilton)
  6. Dash N Kool (Eddi Martinez)
  7. Downtown Forrest (Josh Dearmon)
  8. Mr Perrys Blue (Zacharie Kelsey).

Louisiana Downs Maiden Stakes

Also on Saturday, a full field of 10 Louisiana-breds has bee entered back in the 350-yard, $15,000 Louisiana Downs Maiden Stakes (R).

Fastest qualifier Heza No Bay will head a full field of 10 in Saturday's Louisiana Downs Maiden Stakes.
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Fastest qualifier Heza No Bay will be ridden by Donald Watson from post 6. A sorrel daughter of Heza Fast Dash owned by Michael K. Richard and trained by Kevin Broussard, the filly broke her maiden with a neck victory in the first of three trials on January 17.

The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments--

  1. JLA Struttin Solo (John Hamilton)
  2. Drinkin And Swingin (Armando Ramirez)
  3. Alexas Fast Dash (Manuel Garcia)
  4. Louisiana Bling (Raul Ramirez Jr.)
  5. Sheza Gamer (Gilbert Ortiz)
  6. Heza No Bay (Donald Watson)
  7. Miss Midnite Jet (Josh Dearmon)
  8. Shining Corona (David Alvarez)
  9. Miss Fine Jetpatriot (Martin Rubalcava)
  10. Sugarshaker B (Lucas Constantin).

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