10/12/2008 11:00PM

Baze misses two days with strained back

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Leading rider Russell Baze strained his back while guiding Rummysecret War to victory in Saturday’s first race at Golden Gate Fields and had to take off the rest of his mounts.

Although listed as day-to-day, he wound up missing Sunday’s seven mounts as Frank Alvarado, second in the standings with 15 wins behind Baze’s 23, rode three winners: Galinda ($5.20) in the second, Bradford Falls ($3.80) in the third, and Win to Win ($6.20) in the seventh.

Baze returned to action Monday at Golden Gate, where he had six scheduled mounts.