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Joltin Jess Returns at Hialeah

Joltin Jess, Call Me Sundown highlight contentious stakes at Hialeah.

Q-Racing Journal
January 30, 2013

Glen Graff’s Joltin Jess in the $20,000 Sawgrass Stakes at 440 yards and Lazaro Gonzalez’s Call Me Sundown in the $20,000 Moonstone Stakes over 660 yards highlight the two contentious stakes on Sunday at Hialeah Park.

Joltin Jess (Take Off Jess-Jettin Home by Pine’s Easter Jet) won the 550-yard Orange Blossom Stakes by a neck on December 23 at Hialeah and then came back to finish third in the City of Hialeah Stakes in his most recent start.

The Matt Frazier-trained gelding was a very close second in the All American Quarter Horse Congress Maturity in his start before shipping to Hialeah.

Bennie and E. Teresa Jeter’s Executive Prince (Executive Menace-Sticky N Picky by Sticks An Stones) fits well after being awarded the win through disqualification in the Bienvenido De Nuevo Stakes on December 23. The Judd Kearl-trained gelding won the Live Oak Handicap (R) and was second in the Classic Chevrolet Stakes in successive starts back in August and September.

Moonstone Stakes hopeful Call Me Sundown (Call Me Together-Sundown Lucy by Hooked On Sun) raced to his first win from 10 starts at Hialeah Park when he won the Crystal River Stakes at 660 yards on January 20. The Darlon Mesa-trained gelding made his stakes debut in the Crystal River Stakes and has moved up from running against $5,000-claiming company a year ago at Hialeah.

Rachel L. Stephens’ Doyles Dashing Star (Heza Fast Dash-Georgia Wildcat by Groovy (TB)) could gain the favorites role in the Moonstone after finishing second by a neck behind Call Me Sundown in the Crystal River Stakes as the 3-5 favorite. She was a close second behind Joltin Jess in the Orange Blossom Stakes in her first start for the meet and then handily won a 660-yard allowance race.