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Streak Of Music Returns in Magnolia Stakes


Faubourg St. Johns Stakes winner Streak Of Music will make his 2016 debut in the $25,000 Magnolia Stakes (R) for state-breds at Louisiana Downs.

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BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI

BOSSIER CITY, LA—FEBRUARY 1, 2016—Kevin Nobles’ Streak Of Music will make his first start in five months in Saturday’s 870-yard, $25,000 Magnolia Stakes (R) for state-breds at Louisiana Downs.

A $10,000 claim at Delta Downs on June 13, Streak Of Music has won both of his subsequent starts, including the 870-yard, $30,000 Faubourg St. Johns Stakes at Fair Grounds on September 5. The 5-year-old gray son of Miracle Streak drew post 4 and will be ridden by Edgar Baca for trainer Ray Robbins.

Robbins will also send out KR Jess Hopeful, a 5-year-old gelding by champion Jess Louisiana Blue racing for Lindsey Mendenhall’s R & R Racing Inc. A $10,000 claimer in 2014, KR Jess Hopeful is coming off of a 4-year-old campaign during which he won three of five outs, including the 870-yard Races and Aces Stakes (R) at Evangeline Downs on December 19.

Donell Blake will ride KR Jess Hopeful from post 6.

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

  1. Rakin In the Jax (Alfonso Lujan)
  2. First Corona Prize (Antonio Alberto)
  3. Sheza Gamer (Randy Edison)
  4. Streak of Music (Edgar Baca)
  5. Chicks Saint Patriot (Donald Watson)
  6. KR Jess Hopeful (Donell Blake)
  7. Heza Fast Corridor (Ray Mayo)
  8. Cosino Winner (Juan C. Garcia).

The Magnolia Stakes, and all Louisiana Downs races, can be seen at Q-RacingVideo.com.


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