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Jess Adalida Scores Back-to-Back Stakes Victories With French Quarter Win


Jess Adalida, under jockey Antonio Alberto, easily winning the $35,000 French Quarter Stakes Saturday afternoon at Fair Grounds Race Course.

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NEW ORLEANS, LA—SEPTEMBER 7, 2019—Jess Adalida was speed all the way under jockey Antonio Alberto to defeat Mia Jet In by half-a-length in the $35,000 French Quarter Stakes Saturday afternoon at Fair Grounds Race Course in New Orleans. Ajs Corona Chicks finished three-quarter back in third.

The Josue Ponce conditioned 4-year-old filly raced over the 330 yards in :16.158 seconds, equaling a 103 speed index into a 5 mph crosswind. It was the ninth career win in 17 starts for the daughter of multiple stakes sire Jess Louisiana Blue. The $15,000 winner's purse increased her bankroll to over $170,000.

Ruben Garcia Montemayor owns the California-bred filly out of Wortherweightingold by First Down Dash. Double Bar S Ranch LLC is the breeder. She entered the race off a win in the Selma Stakes at Retama Park on July 4.

Lester Colomb's Alabama homebred Mia Jet In earned $5,000 for second. Kenneth Weeks trains the multiple stakes-placed daughter of Jet Black Patriot from the Pyc Paint Your Wagon mare Pyc First Prize Mia. Luciano Duenez had the riding call aboard the $96,103 earner.

Trey Willis saddled third-place finisher Ajs Corona Chick for owner/breeder Arnold Trahan. The daughter of Ajs Fast Dash, from the Valiant Hero mare Sheza Valiant Chick, was ridden by jockey Benito Baca. She earned $3,50 for the effort.

Fastdashing Lassie, Amending The Bar, Shonuff Mvp, Jess Run Corona and First Game Chick completed the field.


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