News - Racing October  22, 2017

Open Me A Corona Kicks Off Season With Mr Jess Perry Victory


Open Me A Corona with Saul Ramirez, Jr. up holds off the rest of the field to win the 10th running of the Mr. Jess Perry Stakes at Louisiana Downs.

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BOSSIER, CITY, LA—FEBRUARY 28, 2105—Multiple stakes winner Open Me A Corona kicked off his 5-year-old season with an easy victory in the $25,000 Mr Jess Perry stakes at Louisiana Downs on Saturday. It was the seventh career win in nine starts for the son of Coronas Leaving You, as well as back-to-back wins in the Mr Jess Perry.

Ridden by jockey Saul Ramirez, Jr., Open Me A Corona put in a mild drive then held well to defeat post-time favorite Scooter Prize by half-a-length. He completed the 350 yards in a quick :17.478 seconds to earn a 102 speed index.

Bobby Martinez conditions Open Me A Corona for owners Tommy Hays and Charles Forbes, Jr. Natalie Montgomery, DVM bred the former LQHBA Breeders' Futurity winner from the Me Eye Opener mare In The Open. The $15,000 Mr Jess Perry winner's purse boosted Open Me A Corona's earnings mark to more than $540,000.

Coming off back-to-back stakes wins, including the Party Girl on January 31st, Scooter Prize slow drifted as she closed well to earn $5,000 for finishing second. David Alvarez rode the 4-year-old First Prize Perry filly for owner Ana Alvidrez and trainer Martin Trejo. John Leger bred the graded multiple stakes winner, of nearly $240,000, from the A Royale High mare Royal Baby Scooter.

Multiple stakes-placed T Boy G finished a neck back in third place. Also owned by Ana Alvidrez and trained by Martin Trejo, the Sir Runaway Dash 4-year-old earned $2,750 for his effort. Martin Rubalcava had the riding assignment. Gerald Patin bred To Boy G from the Special Project mare Got A Project. He has earned $103,461.

Heza Fast Rouge, Ld Streakin N Leavin, Jethro Almitey, Heasablackmagic, Jjs Black Lace, Blue Louisiana Jolla and Rumblling Knight completed the field.


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