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Streaking Open Me A Corona Draws Rail for Evangeline’s Opelousas Stakes


Open Me A Corona will start in Saturday’s 400-yard, $50,000 Opelousas Stakes (R) for Louisiana-breds at Evangeline Downs.

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BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI

OPELOUSAS, LA—NOVEMBER 10, 2015—Open Me A Corona, a 5-year-old son of Coronas Leaving You with a four-race win streak, drew post 1 for Saturday’s 400-yard, $50,000 Opelousas Stakes (R) for Louisiana-breds at Evangeline Downs.

Trained by Bobby Martinez for owners Charles Forbes Jr. and Tommy Hays, Open Me A Corona will be making his first start since July 11, when the stallion scored a neck victory in the 440-yard, $100,000 Louisiana Classic (RG1) at Delta Downs. Open Me A Corona has won all four of his starts this season, all against state-bred stakes company, and he has earned $141,000.

Saul Ramirez Jr. has once again been named to ride Open Me A Corona in the Opelousas Stakes. Other contenders include Heza Fast Rogue, a stakes winner during the current Evangeline Downs fall meet. Trained by Kevin Broussard for Brock Broussard and Bourque J. Broussard, the bay 4-year-old son of Heza Fast Dash is coming off of a half-length win in the 350-yard, $35,000 Amelia Belle Stakes (R) on October 3.

Heza Fast Rogue drew post 7 and will be ridden by Donald Watson.

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

  1. Open Me A Corona (Saul Ramirez Jr.)
  2. Bradys March Madness (Antonio Alberto)
  3. JJs Black Lace (Everardo Rodriguez)
  4. JLS Mr Bigtime (Raul Ramirez Jr.)
  5. Shesa Dashingromance (John Hamilton)
  6. Runaway Dove (David Alvarez)
  7. Heza Fast Rogue (Donald Watson).

The Opelousas Stakes, and all Evangeline Downs races, can be seen at Q-RacingVideo.com.


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