Strawfinders Jessee is 126-Pound Highweight in Miss Princess

The 5-year-old One Sweet Jess mare heads a field of eight distaffers in Sunday's Los Alamitos feature.

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Strawfinders Jessee is the 5-2 morning-line favorite for Sunday's Grade 3, $50,000 Miss Princess Handicap. PHOTO: Los Alamitos Racecourse

Strawfinders Jessee, a 5-year-old One Sweet Jess mare owned by C.K. and Laurel Allen, heads a field of eight fillies and mares entered in Sunday's 350-yard, $50,000 Miss Princess Handicap (G3) at Los Alamitos.

Trained by John Cooper, Strawfinders Jessee has been assigned top weight of 126 pounds and has been made the 5-2 morning-line favorite by track linemaker Ed Burgart. The homebred mare is coming off of a nose victory in the 350-yard, $18,000 Mini Rock Handicap on April 7, and her season resume includes a third-place finish, a neck behind winner Kiddy Up Cowgirl, in the 400-yard, $100,000 Charger Bar Handicap (G1) on January 7.

Strawfinders Jessee drew post 5 and will be ridden by Cesar DeAlba.

Other contenders include EG High Desert Farms' Jess Hawk, a homebred 4-year-old daughter of One Sweet Jess trained by Jesus Nunez. Jess Hawk ran second to Strawfinders Jessee in the Mini Rock, and her season race record includes a third-place run, a neck behind Bh Lisas Boy, in the 400-yard, $157,000 Brad McKinzie Los Alamitos Winter Championship (G1) in February.

Jess Hawk drew post 8 and will be ridden by Cruz Mendez.

The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey and weight assignments and morning-line odds:
Jess Mas (Juan Carlos Ramirez, 123), 8-1
Tough To Figure (Jesus Rios Ayala, 123), 8-1
Zendaya (Alejandro Luna, 121), 20-1
Still Friends (Julio de la Torre, 119), 20-1
Strawfinders Jessee (Cesar DeAlba, 126), 5-2
Imaqtpie (Jose Nicasio, 125), 4-1
Designs By Dynasty (Eduardo Nicasio, 124), 3-1
Jess Hawk (Cruz Mendez, 125), 7-2

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