Trainer Dennis Manning and jockey Roberto Alvarado Jr. combined for two victories on Monday at the Gulfstream Park West meet.
The wins were the first of the meet for each and came on its third day. Gulfstream Park is holding the GP West meet at Calder, under a lease with that track.
The winners, with $2 win prices, for Manning and Alvarado were Regal Force ($17.00) in the third race and Lady Lydie ($6.60) in the ninth race. Manning also owns Regal Force. Flea Market Racing owns Lady Lydie.
Manning’s victories moved him into a four-way tie for first place after its first three days. David Fawkes, Jena Antonucci and David Braddy also have two wins each.
Antonio Sano, who led in trainer wins at last year’s GP West meet, has one victory in thirteen starts.
What looms as a tight three-way race for jockey wins is already heating up among Emisael Jaramillo, Tyler Gaffalione and Edgard Zayas.
Jaramillo and Gaffalione each rode two winners and Zayas rode one winner on Sunday.
Jaramillo leads after three days with seven wins in fifteen starts. Gaffalione is second with five wins, followed by Zayas with four wins.
Zayas led the GP West meet in wins in 2015. This year, Jaramillo led in wins at the Gulfstream spring meet and Gaffalione led in wins at the Gulfstream summer meet.
*The GP West meet will resume Wednesday with eight races and first post of 1:15 p.m.
There is a carryover of $8,329.26 on the Rainbow 6, on races three through eight.
On the first race, there is a Super Hi-5 carryover of $6,039.18.
Wednesday will be the first of a five-day Wednesday through Sunday racing week at GP West, with first post of 1:15 p.m. each day.
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