News - Racing April  1, 2020

Cant Catchacorona Best In Scoopies Leaving You Stakes


Cant Catchacorona, under jockey Everardo Rodriguez, winning the $30,000 Scoopies Leaving You Stakes Saturday night at Evangeline Downs.

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OPELOUSAS, LA—DECEMBER 7, 2019—Cant Catchacorona was sent off at even-money in the $30,000 Evangeline Downs' Scoopies Leaving You Stakes and did not disappoint his backers Saturday night, winning by a half-length over fast-closing The Cazador. He covered the 220-yard distance in a sparkling final time of :11.688 seconds for a speed index of 99.

Cant Catchacorona was bred in Louisiana by Jim and Natalie Montgomery. The 4-year-old gelding is owned by TM Ranch, trained by Kenneth Roberts, Sr. and was ridden to victory by Everardo Rodriguez.

He is by Coronas Leaving You and is out of the Mr. Eye Opener mare, In The Open. The full brother to champion Open Me A Corona is now 6-for-16 in his career and the $18,000 first-place purse increases his lifetime earnings to $123,721.

The winning connections of Cant Catchacorona accept the Scoopies Leaving You Stakes trophy on Saturday night at Evangeline Downs. © Coady Photography
Multiple stakes winner The Cazador races for owner Rayne Knight and is conditioned by trainer Michael Zingelmann. John Hamilton rode the 4-year-old Sir Runaway Dash gelding out of Told Ya by Toast To Dash. Bred by Zingelmann and Curtis Crewnwelge, The Cazador has picked up $6,000 to bring his earnings mark to $151,925.

Trainer Santiago Riojas, Jr. saddled Jj Chris S Angel to third place for owner Roberto Morales. Ricardo Hernandez, Jr. finished a neck back to earn $3,300. Jackie and Jim Berard bred the gray daughter of Jet Black Patriot in Louisiana from the Oak Tree Special mare J J Special Tree. The 3-year-old has earned nearly $50,000.

Corona Down Perry, Flamin Hot Fortune, Cajun Cos, High And Celiente, Hot Prize and Logans Fast Dasher completed the field.

Live racing at Evangeline Downs will resume on Wednesday night with an eight-race program. Post time on Wednesday will be 5:35 pm Central Time.

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