03/27/2007 11:00PM

Hebert has mounts in four stakes


Jockey Tracy Hebert, who leads the Delta Downs standings by more than 60 wins and earlier this month set a season record for mount earnings at the track, can pad his record Saturday night when he rides starters in each of the four rich stakes that make up the closing night card.

Entries for the stakes, worth a cumulative $400,000, were taken on Wednesday.

Hebert will ride top contender Plaid in the first stakes of the night, the $100,000 Goddess for fillies and mares. She will break from post 2 in the 1 1/16-mile race, which goes as the second. Plaid is a multiple stakes winner trained by Steve Asmussen.

Delicate Dynamite, who in her last two starts has won the Truly Bound and the Chou Croute at Fair Grounds, will break from post 3. Trainer Tom Amoss has given the mount to Gerard Melancon.

For the $100,000 Green Oaks (race 4), a one-mile race for 3-year-old fillies, Hebert has the mount on the Jim Hudson-trained stakes winner My Friend Bele. My Friend Bele drew post 2.

Beta Capo is Hebert's mount in the sixth race, the $100,000 Sportsman's Paradise. The one-mile race drew a field of eight 3-year-olds. Beta Capo will break from post 5 for Asmussen. The chief threat could be Wannabeincluded, who exits the Rebel at Oaklawn for trainer Cecil Borel. He will break from post 6, under Calvin Borel.

Hebert will be aboard recent Delta Mile winner Silent Pleasure in the final stakes of the night, the $100,000 Gulf Coast Classic. The 1 1/16-mile race for 4-year-olds and up will go as the eighth race. Silent Pleasure is trained by Howard Scarberry and will break from post 3.

The complete six-horse Gulf Coast field from the rail with riders is Middleweight, Curt Bourque; Always Noble, Borel; Silent Pleasure; High Strike Zone, Steve Bourque; More Than Regal, Gerard Melancon; and Marion's Man, Colby Hernandez.

Hebert's mounts have earned $2,115,145 this meet to surpass the previous record of $2,060,753 earned by Guy Smith in 2004-2005. Hebert has 112 wins through Tuesday. The second-leading rider is Curt Bourque with 51.