News - Preview October  23, 2017

Brave Heart Won Returns in Delta’s Develop A Plan Stakes


Brave Heart Won will make his season debut in Saturday’s 350-yard, $25,000 Develop A Plan Stakes (G3) at Delta Downs.

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BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI

VINTON, LA—MAY 23, 2017—Brave Heart Won, a 4-year-old son of Apollitical Jess campaigned by Dwayne Saucier and trainer Michael Taylor, will make his season debut in Saturday’s 350-yard, $25,000 Develop A Plan Stakes (G3) at Delta Downs.

Brave Heart Won is coming off of a sophomore season during which the sorrel gelding earned $303,410 from seven outs and ran third in both the $2.415-million All American Derby (G1) at Ruidoso Downs and $363,000 Texas Classic Derby (G1) at Lone Star Park. Brave Heart Won drew post 7 and will be ridden by John Hamilton.

Juan F. Martinez-Labastida’s Jess Bein The Hero has won four of his five outs, including two stakes during the Louisiana Downs winter meet, and has banked $51,553. A 4-year-old Valiant Hero stallion trained by Miguel Rodriguez, Jess Bein The Hero drew post 5 and will be ridden by Santiago Mendez.

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

  1. One Dimple (Alfonso Lujan)
  2. Senator Tamale (J.R. Ramirez)
  3. Johnsonengine (Edgar Baca)
  4. Kraken Black (Damien Martinez)
  5. Jess Bein The Hero (Santiago Mendez)
  6. Cobalt Creek (Gilbert Ortiz)
  7. Brave Heart Won (John Hamilton)
  8. Wild Tycoon (Everardo Rodriguez).

All Delta Downs races can be seen at Q-RacingVideo.com.

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