Shatto Stoli Sets Top Mark in Mardi Gras Derby Trials, Coronas Leaving Your Sires' Four Finalists
Shatto Stoli, under jockey David Alvarez, defeating La Mos Corona in the first Mardi Gras Derby trial Sunday afternoon at Louisiana Downs.
© Ann Switalski / Lou Hodges Photography
BOSSIER CITY, LA—FEBRUARY 26, 2017—Despite getting bumped out of the gate Shatto Stoli rolled to a three-quarter length win and the fastest qualifying time for the $93,898 Mardi Gras Derby on Sunday at Louisiana Downs.

The 10 fastest state-bred 3-year-olds, from three trial races contested today, will return to the Bossier City racecourse on Saturday, March 18th to vie for a $42,254 payday while going 400 yards.

Coming off a win in the Billy Montgomery LAD Stakes on January 14th, Shatto Stoli completed the 400 yards in :19.926 seconds, into 15 mph headwind, to post the top qualifying time. Jockey David Alvarez had the riding assignment aboard the son of world champion sire STOLI.

Trainer Rosendo Valdez, Jr. conditions the sorrel gelding for owner Rosendo Valdez. Juan San Miguel Jr. bred Shatto Stoli from the Mr Jess Perry mare Scoopie Coochie. The multiple stakes winner has compiled a (12) 4-2-1 record and earned $65,925.

Champion sire CORONAS LEAVING YOU dominated the trials with four qualifiers including La Mos Corona, 3rd fastest, Zoobbo, 5th fastest, Jrs Coronas Shadow 7th fastest and Coronaoro 9th fastest.

For the complete list of Mardi Gras Derby qualifiers, their times, sires, dams, owners, breeders, trainers and jockeys CLICK HERE.