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BOSSIER CITY, LA—MARCH 18, 2017—Multiple stakes winner Jess Bein The Hero got his fourth win in five starts on Saturday after defeated A Kool Secret by a neck in the $15,000 Streakin La Jolla Stakes at Louisiana Downs. Apollitical Wave finished 4 ˝ lengths behind the field in third place.
Ridden by jockey Santiago Mendez, Jess Bein The Hero dueled A Kool Secret to the wire while completing the 400 yards in a quick :19.499 clocking, a 107 speed index into a 10 mph crosswind.
Trainer Miguel Rodriguez saddled the Valiant Hero 4-year-old for owner Juan Martinez-Labastida. The $9,000 winner's purse boosted black colt's earnings total to $51,533.
Mr Jess Perry mare Jess Braggin. He is 2-for-2 this season after winning the Swift Stakes at Louisiana Downs in his last start.
Runner-up in the 2015 Grade 3 Harrah's Futurity, A Kool Secret picked up $3,000 for his second place effort. Santiago Riojas, Jr. trains the No Secrets Here 4-year-old for owner/breeders Cynthia Cruz and Norma Guerrero. Lucas Constantin had the riding call on the colt out of A Kool Zoom, by Shazoom.
Owned-and-trained by Scott Hamilton, Apollitical Wave earned $1,650 for third. Rene Gutierrez rode the Apollitical Jess 4-year-old out of Wave Running by Wave Carver. Bred by Francisco Javier Garza, Apollotical Wave has earned nearly $17,500.
Louisiana Legends and Rebas Tres Seis completed the field. Tm Dees Prize was scratched.