03/05/2016 9:17AM

Jet Black Magic wins Azalea Stakes

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Jet Black Magic and jockey Colby Hernandez win the Azalea Stakes by three lengths Friday night.

Jet Black Magic won her second stakes race of the Delta Downs meet on Friday night, rallying for a three-length win over Smittys Cougar in the $100,000 Azalea. Earlier in the meet, Jet Black Magic captured the Grade 3, $400,000 Delta Downs Princess.

The Azalea, a 7 1/2-furlong race run around two turns, was restricted to 3-year-old fillies bred in Louisiana.

Jet Black Magic ($6) settled off the pace set by Smittys Cougar, who took the field through an opening quarter in 23.85 seconds, a half-mile in 48.61, and six furlongs in 1:14.12. Jet Black Magic started to pick off rivals after a half-mile and went on to cover the distance on a track rated fast in 1:34.01.

Colby Hernandez was aboard the winner for Carl Moore Management and trainer Bret Calhoun.

Jet Black Magic earned $60,000 for the win, her third victory from seven starts. She has earned $373,380. Jet Black Magic is a daughter of Hold Me Back and was bred by Clear Creek Stud. Her dam, the winner Rhodelia, is a half-sister to Superior Storm, a 13-time stakes winner who earned $1,066,873.