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                Mr Jess Perry Stakes-RG3 DIV. 1
by Michael Compton
Corona Down Perry notched the second stakes win of her career, proving best over four others in a compact first division of the $25,000
Mr Jess Perry Stakes-RG3 at Louisiana Downs on Feb. 15.
Piloted by David Alvarez, Corona Down Perry broke sharply in the 350-yard event. She dueled for command throughout, edging away late to score a 1/2-length victory over Fabulously Black and jockey Donald Watson. Corona Down Perry stopped the timer in :17.844, earning an 87 speed index.
Owned by Carlos Acuna and trained by Martin Trejo, Corona Down Perry has now won five of
18 starts. The $15,000 winner’s share of the purse increased her bankroll to $77,093. Corona Down Perry’s previous stakes win came in the Billy Montgomery Stakes at Evangeline Downs last Sept.
Grant Farms LLC bred Corona Down Perry out of winner Second Down Perry. She has produced 100% money earners from six starters, including top earner Runaway Second Down, who won the Lee Berwick Futurity-RG1, Louisiana Champions Day Juvenile Stakes-RG2 and Billy Montgomery Stakes. Corona Down Perry is her third stakes winner.
Fabulously Black (Game Patriot-Fabulously Fast) finished second under Donald Watson for owner Pete A. Scarmardo and trainer Kenneth Roberts Sr.
The Cazador (Sir Runaway Dash-Told Ya), rid- den by John Hamilton, held third after dueling with the winner through the early stages. The multiple stakes winner races for Rayne Knight and is trained by Michael Zingelmann.
Race favorite Lightmeupwithcharm (Sizzlin Cartel-Grace Filled Charm) hopped in the air at the start under Noe Castaneda and had to settle for fourth. Dash By Junior (Junior June Bug-Jen Tilly) rounded out the field, finishing fifth. Tuckers Prize was scratched.
Mr Jess Perry Stakes-RG3 DIV. 2
by Michael Compton
Follow My Wagon scored his second stakes win in a row, crossing the wire first after leading his rivals from start to finish in the second division of
the $25,000 Mr Jess Perry Stakes-RG3 at Louisiana Downs on Feb. 15.
Making his first start since capturing the Evangeline Downs Derby on Dec. 14, the 4-year-old colt burst from the gate and immediately opened a 1/4-length advantage in the early stages of the 350- yard test. Ridden by Luis Vivanco, he maintained
his advantage through the lane and held on to score by a neck over a fast-closing DLJ Imma B Famous. Trained by Fernando Lopez, Follow My Wagon stopped the clock in :17.715, earning a 91 speed index.
Now a 4-time winner from 18 outs, Follow My Wagon increased his career earnings to $135,045. A $5,000 claim back in 2018, Follow My Wagon has raced in allowance and stakes company ever since. Julio Rodriguez owns the colt.
“We expected him to run a good race,” said Lopez. “He’s matured nicely and had two months off since his stakes win at Evangeline.”
Karen Darling Falgoust bred Follow My Wagon out of winner Come An Get Me. She has produced 100% winners from two starters, including 2017 Mardi Gras Futurity-G2 runner-up Cos I Get It. Follow My Wagon is her first stakes winner and top money earner.
Ricardo Hernandez rode DLJ Imma B Famous (Coronas Leaving You-Yugo Buds) to second for owner Myron McKinnon and trainer Eduardo Morales. Game Overtime (Fast Prize Jordan-Good Game Meg) and jockey Rolando Pina were third for owner Rosendo Valdez and trainer Ray Mayo.
RF Fast Dash N Blue (Jess Louisiana Blue-Fast Dash N Deb), LI Tee Boug (Tee Cos-Darlin Eyes), My Favorite Blue (Jess Louisiana Blue-Dasha Effort) and Little Toy Guns (First Prize Doc-Strikeabye) completed the order of finish.
Blink Of An Eye Handicap
by Tracy Gantz
Rite Quick lives up to his name, thriving on the shortest of races. He captured his second con- secutive Blink Of An Eye Handicap at Los Alamitos,
traveling 110 yards successfully this year after win- ning the race at 100 yards in 2019. Six of his eight wins have come at 100 or 110 yards, the other two at 330 yards.
Jesus Ayala piloted Rite Quick in this year’s $15,000 Blink Of An Eye Handicap for trainer Yanet Rodriguez and owner Alberto Rosiles.
The entire five-horse field sped to the wire and reached it virtually together, with three necks and a head separating them.
Rite Quick emerged the winner, completing the 110 yards in :07.056. The gelding now holds a record of 23-8(2)-5(2)-0 and the $8,250 winner’s share from this purse takes his bank to $69,960. Rite Quick was also second in this year’s Cypress Handicap and in the 2019 Super Sound Charge Handicap.
Dr. Steve Burns bred Rite Quick in California and sold him for $30,000 at the 2016 Los Alamitos Equine Sale to Valentin Zamudio. Early in the geld- ing’s career, Zamudio trained Rite Quick for Rosiles.
Rite Quick is out of the Chicks Beduino mare IBA Quick Chick, who won the 1999 Dashing Folly Handicap and is a full sister to multiple stakes win- ner IB Chick Quick. IBA Quick Chick has produced six winners from seven starters, including multiple graded stakes-placed Mental Error.
Oscar Andrade Jr. rode Jimbosecret (No
Secrets Here-Rare Encore) to second place for trainer Roberto Dominguez and owner Kolleen Ledgerwood. K & R Allred Ranch LLC’s homebred The Cartel Hawk (Corona Cartel-Hawk Three) finished third for jockey Cruz Mendez and trainer Hector Magallanes. Spirit Foose (Foose-Beauty Secrets) and My Favorite Cartel (Favorite Cartel- Chicks Tell) completed the field.
         Louisiana Downs • $25,000 350 yards • :17.844 • si 87
Corona Cartel
Coronas Leaving You
Lil Bit Rusty
Mr Jess Perry
Second Down Perry
     Royal Down Dash
  Louisiana Downs • $25,000 350 yards • :17.715 • si 91
PYC Paint Your Wagon
JLS Party Wagon
Dancing Tonight
First Comment
Come An Get Me
   FOLLOW MY WAGON, ‘16-c.
  Miss La Jolla
  Los Alamitos • $15,000 110 yards • :07.056
Favorite Trick TB
Favorite Cartel
RITE QUICK, ‘15, g.
IBA Quick Chick
   Shenoshercorona Chicks Beduino
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