Monday, August 24, 2020

GP: Reyes Rides Five Winners on Sunday; Zayas Reported as OK After Spill

Leonel Reyes rode five winners on Sunday’s ten-race program at Gulfstream Park while continuing to build momentum during the Spring/Summer Meet.

The victories raised his total for the meet to 44, putting him in fifth place.

Also on Sunday, the meet's leading rider Edgard Zayas was tossed from his mount Emma Rose while in the starting gate prior to the fourth race.

Emma Rose was vanned off, with no additional information readily available.

Zayas reported some pain in his left ankle. He took off his remaining Sunday mounts, but did not require hospitalization.

It is anticipated that Zayas will resume riding on Thursday, the next race day at Gulfstream.

Zayas rode one winner on Sunday, giving him 105 for the spring/summer meet.

Miguel Vasquez rode one winner on Sunday, and is in second place with 101.

Emisael Jaramillo is third with 97. On Sunday, he completed a four-day suspension for what stewards 
determined was a recent riding infraction.

Luis Saez is fourth with 49 wins in the summer meet, which began April 4. All of those victories
were in April and May, before he began riding at Belmont Park and later at Saratoga.

Gulfstream will be dark this Monday through Wednesday.

Thursday will be the 87th day of the 107-day spring/summer meet, which is scheduled to end Sept. 27.

First post on Thursday will be 12:00 p.m. for a nine-race card.

 Zayas and Vasquez are each scheduled to ride in six races. Jaramillo is scheduled to ride in seven races. and Reyes is scheduled for five races.

Reyes was a two-time riding  champion in his native Venezuela. Here are details on his Sunday victories, with $2 win prices in parentheses.

He scored back-to-back wins aboard So Long Chuck ($5) in Race 2 and Thunder Ride ($6.40) in Race 3. He also won aboard a pair of pick-up mounts, Pont Du Gard ($7.60) in Race 5 and Panarea ($3.40) in Race 8. He finished off his big day with a front-running score aboard Moon Pistol ($6) in Race 10.

Reyes’s third and fourth winners came aboard mounts that became available when Zayas stopped riding for the day following the fourth race incident.

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