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San Lorenzo Corona Takes The Vals Fortune Stakes At Delta Downs

San Lorenzo Corona held off Featuring Fast Jess (#5) and Dlj Imma B Famous (#3) in the $60,000 Vals Fortune Stakes (RG3) at Delta Downs Friday night.

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VINTON, LA—JUNE 7, 2019—Delta Downs hosted the $60,000 Vals Fortune Stakes (RG3) as well as three trials for this year’s Firecracker Derby on Friday night. The Vals Fortune was taken by Rogelio Marquez, Jr.’s San Lorenzo Corona and Lester Colomb, Jr.’s Mia Jet In recorded the fastest qualifying time for the Firecracker Derby (see related story).

San Lorenzo Corona proved best in the 400-yard Vals Fortune under jockey Victory Urieta, Jr. by defeating Featuring Fast Jess by 1-1/2 lengths.Dlj Imma B Famous wound up third, another head behind the top pair.

The winner, who is trained by Josue Ponce, covered the distance over a fast track in :19.592 seconds, which equaled a speed index of 95.

The win by San Lorenzo Corona marked the seventh of his 15-race career and he earned $36,000 for the effort. He now owns a lifetime bankroll of $194,889. Bred in Louisiana by Jim & Natalie Montgomery, San Lorenzo Corona is a 5-year-old gray horse by Coronas Leaving You, out of the Mr Eye Opener mare In the Open. He is a brother to AQHA Racing Champion Open Me A Corona.

Runner-up Featuring Fast Jess races for owner Fernando Ramos and trainer Jorge Gonzalez. The multiple stakes winning son of leading sire Heza Fast Dash was ridden by jockey Noe Castaneda. Jumonville Farms and Burnett Ranch bred the 4-year-old from Featuringmissjess by Mr Jess Perry. The $12,000 Vals Fortune payday boosted Featuring Fast Jess earnings mark to $280,192.

Jockey Luis Vivanco rode Dlj Imma B Famous to third for owner Myron McKinnon and tariner Alberto Solis. Donald Henderson bred the Coronas Leaving You 6-year-old in Louisiana from the Strawflyin Buds mare Yugo Buds. He earned $6,600 for the effort.

Sent to the gate as the race favorite at odds of 6-5, San Lorenzo Corona paid $4.60 to win, $2.80 to place and $2.20 to show. Featuring Fast Jess returned $3.40 to place and $2.60 to show. Dlj Imma B Famous was worth $3.40 to show.

Lightemupwithcharm, Ho Lotta Game, Eye Am Sizzlin, Fast Dashin Perry, Ww Showtime and Jls Dash N Fire completed the field.

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