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January 19, 2014
Joe Allen and Dallas Blakley’s JA Jess Elegance, a 3-year-old daughter of Mr Jess Perry, broke well, ran strongly and finished best in winning Sunday’s featured $27,375 Biscayne Stakes at Hialeah Park.
JA Jess Elegance, trained by Judd Kearl, saddled by assistant Bradley Mason and ridden by Rodrigo Vallejo, bested PM Runaway Dash by half a length with First Prize Linda finishing another half-length back in third.
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Assistant trainer Mason said, “It was all in the break! She broke well and that made the difference. We knew she could run well at 250 yards after her second-place finish in the Mockingbird Stakes (December 1, 2013).”
JA Jess Elegance, bred in Texas by her owners, put up a respectable clocking of :13.091 for 250 yards. She earned the winner’s share of $16,425 for her effort and upper her career earnings to $38,821.
She registered her third victory in her seventh lifetime start and has now won races at three different tracks with her other wins coming at Remington Park and Lone Star Park. The filly was sent to the post as a 6-5 favorite and returned $4.40 for a $2 wager.
The Biscayne victory gave the winning trainer/jockey tandem their second consecutive Sunday stakes score at Hialeah Park. They visited the winner’s circle a week ago on January 12 after Sure Shot B won the City of Hialeah Stakes.
After the first three finishers, the remaining order of finish in the 2014 Biscayne Stakes was: Spittin Jessie, Supertanker, Blue Gene Harley, JA Gols Playboy, JA Gols Firebrand and Stellar Scenestealer.
For the eighth consecutive Sunday of the 2013-14 Quarter Horse season at Hialeah Park, there was not a single-ticket winner in the Flamingo Six. That means the progressive jackpot, which goes to a bettor holding a lone winning Flamingo Six ticket on a Sunday, climbs to $45,000 on Sunday, January 26.
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