11/18/2006 1:00AM

Apprentice wins with first mount

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Eulices Gomez, 22, guided Neiman the Saint to a three-length victory in Saturday's first race at Bay Meadows, winning aboard the first mount of his career.

A Los Angeles native, Gomez has been galloping horses for three years, including runners for trainer Keith Craigmyle, who saddled Neiman the Saint ($6.40) in the $16,000 claimer for 3-year-olds at six furlongs.