Winners Circle Church Stakes

Winners Circle Church Stakes

Nine state-breds are entered in Friday's state-bred feature at Louisiana Downs.

Denalia Sweet Jess. Coady Photography

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Nine state-bred sprinters, headed by morning-line choice Dianetoseparatefromu, are entered in Friday's 350-yard, $25,000 Winners Circle Church Stakes (R) at Louisiana Downs.

A 4-year-old son of champion Inseperable trained by Leonel Hernandez for owner Angel Juarez Corona, Dianetoseparatefromu is coming off of a second-place finish, a head behind winner Hezaa Fast Boy, in the 350-yard, $25,000 Mr Jess Perry Stakes (R) on February 11. The bay gelding has won three of 16 races and has earned $86,344 while racing exclusively in Louisiana.

Dianetoseparatefromu drew post 9 and will be ridden by Eleazar Hernandez.

Other contenders include Jose H. Rodriguez's Denalia Sweet Jess, a 5-year-old One Sweet Jess stallion and a stakes winner during the Evangeline Downs fall meet. Denalia Sweet Jess banked $29,670 from six outs last season, and he scored a nose victory as the 11-10 favorite in the 350-yard, $25,000 Sam's Town Stakes on December 16.

Denalia Sweet Jess drew post 6 and will be ridden by Ali Rivera for trainer Fernando Valdez.

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