News - Racing October  17, 2021

Jess Blue Lips Steps Up In Louisiana Downs' Tuesday Allowance

Jess Blue Lips (outside), under jockey Bobby Ransom, nails Tk Struttin Majestic (#3) at the wire in Tuesday's feature allowance at Louisiana Downs.

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BOSSIER CITY, LA—FEBRUARY 2, 2021—Coming off a maiden win for a $10,000-tag on December 16th at Evangeline Downs, Jess Blue Lips out-dueled Tk Struttin Majestic to get a head win in Tuesday's $7,780 feature Allowance at Louisiana Downs.

Under jockey Bobby Ransom, Jess Blue Lips completed the 300 yards in :15.672 seconds, equaling 90 speed index over the "fast" racing surface. It was the second consecutive win for the newly turned 3-year-old son of multiple stakes sire Jess Louisiana Blue.

Trainer Guadalupe Garza, Jr. conditions the Oklahoma-bred gelding for owner Craig Lauger. Bred by Michael Pohl and Randy Hill, Jess Blue Lips is out of the Red Storm Cat mare Paint Your Lips Red. He has earned $9,037 in six starts.

Owner-trainer and breeder Lanny Keith sent out runner-up Tk Struttin Majestic, a 4-year-old son of Struttinthedayaway from the Jess Louisiana Blue mare LRH Royalmajesticblu. The brown gelding earned $2,060 for the effort. Everardo Rodriguez had the call aboard the $11,810 earner.

Kates Game finished a length back to take third for owner-trainer Isidro Flores. David Álvarez rode the royally bred daughter of Game Patriot out of Grade 3 winner and multiple stakes producer XO Kate by Stoli. Bred in Louisiana by Noel Balderas, the 8-year-old mare has earned $16,882.

Magicspatrioticlady and Heza Fast Pyc completed the field. Aj Another Cutiepie and Dd Cricket were both scratched.

About Louisiana Downs
Located near Shreveport in Bossier City, Louisiana, Louisiana Downs opened in 1974 and was purchased by Caesars Entertainment in December 2002. With annual Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing seasons, the track is committed to presenting the highest quality racing programs paired with its 150,000 square foot entertainment complex offering casino gambling, dining and plasma screen televisions for sports and simulcast racing.

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