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Vallerro Out-Nods Jess Leaving Fast To Win Gentilly Dash

Vallerro, under jockey Heriberto Aguilar-Orozco, winning the $35,000 Gentilly Dash Stakes at Fair Grounds Racecourse on Saturday.

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NEW ORLEANS, LA—AUGUST 16, 2019—Vallerro, under jockey Heriberto Aguilar-Orozco, out-nodded Jess Leaving Fast at the wire to win the $35,000 Gentilly Dash Stakes at Fair Grounds Racecourse on Saturday.

Saddled by Hector Alcala, Vallerro raced over the 250 yards in :13.147 seconds, a 95-speed index into a 10 mph crosswind. It was the fifth career win in 16 starts for the multiple stakes winning son of Valiant Hero.

Ascencion Cepeda owns the Colorado-bred out of Perrys Queen Bug by Mr Jess Perry. Bred by George Seward, Vallerro picked up $15,000 to boost his lifetime bankroll to $91,897.

Double H Racing Investment LLC's Jess Leaving Fast earned $5,000 for second. Katie Carlos trains the Heza Fast Dash colt out of Jess Leaving You by Mr Jess Perry. Bob and Jerry Gaston bred the 3-year-old colt in Texas. He has earned $80,461.

Raul Rubalcava's Jess A Boy finished a nose back to earn $2,750 . Martin Trejo conditions the Mr Jess Perry 4-year-old out of Aquafina by First Down Dash. Jockey Everardo Rodriguez had the riding call on the McColee Land & Livestock LLC Utah bred.

The Cazador, Gunna Be Alright, Fast N Famous Eagle, A Fast Ram, Jls Tee Cos Jr and Hot Prize completed the field.

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