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Five Entered in Fair Grounds’ Esplanade Stakes

Jess Bein The Hero will look for his second consecutive stakes win in Saturday's $25,000 Esplanade Stakes at Fair Grounds Racecourse.

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NEW ORLEANS, LA—AUGUST 22, 2017—Five sprinters, headed by the 4-year-old Texas-bred stallion Jess Bein The Hero, have been entered in Saturday’s 350-yard, $25,000 Esplanade Stakes at Fair Grounds Racecourse.

Trained by Miguel Rodriguez for owner Juan F. Martinez-Labastida, Jess Bein The Hero will be making his first start since June 24, when the stallion scored a neck victory in the June 24, 400-yard Miss Polly Classic Stakes (G3) at Delta Downs. Jess Bein The Hero has earned $48,000 from four starts this year, and his season resume includes a pair of stakes victories at Louisiana Downs during that track’s winter meet.

Jess Bein The Hero drew post 4 and will be ridden by Santiago Mendez.

The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments:

  1. Jess Blue Intriguing (Eduardo Luviano)
  2. Cobalt Creek (Gilbert Ortiz)
  3. Cute Mic Jagger (Damian Martinez)
  4. Jess Bein The Hero (Santiago Mendez)
  5. Tf Little Bit Rowdy (John Hamilton).

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