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Miss Sam Houston Stakes

Ten state-bred distaffers entered in Friday's feature at Sam Houston Race Park.
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A full field of 10 Texas-bred fillies and mares has been entered in Friday’s 330-yard, $25,000 Miss Sam Houston Stakes (R) at Sam Houston Race Park.

Juan M. Lozano Jr.’s Mystical Jess, a 4-year-old daughter of world champion Apollitical Jess trained by Josue Ponce, drew post 3 and will be ridden by Jesse Levario. Mystical Jess has earned $44,488 from 16 starts, and the mare’s stakes resume includes second-place finishes in last year’s 400-yard, $46,000 AQHA Retama Derby Challenge Stakes and 400-yard, $39,000 AQHA Lone Star Distaff Challenge Stakes.

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

Classy Seis (Nestor Duran)
Gianni Moons U (Julio A. Rodriguez)
Mystical Jess (Jesse Levario)
Shake Em Rocks (Ramon A. Huerta)
First Lady Eleanor (Ricardo Garza-Cruz)
Lilac (Luis F. Ruiz)
Runaway Heroine (Jose I. Martinez)
Saved By Jesus JM (Ubaldo Luna)
Shapeshifer (Claudio P. Aguilar)
Alinas War Princess (Francisco A. Mendez)

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