03/16/2011 10:08AM

Gulfstream: Lopez is back


Paco Lopez, who has not ridden since being involved in a nasty spill following the conclusion of the sixth race here on Feb. 18, will return to the saddle on Wednesday. Lopez is named on one mount, Dreamin of Rose for trainer Nick Canani in the ninth race.   Lopez is slated to ride seven horses on Thursday.

Lopez was far ahead in the jockey standings at the time of the spill in which he suffered a chip in his elbow and some ligament damage to his arm. Lopez returns in third place, six victories behind Javier Castellano who now sits atop the standings.

The main track is fast and the track firm for Wednesday's card.