04/04/2006 11:00PM

Fairmount track report


The hottest trainer at Fairmount this past week was Tom Trione Jr., who catapulted into third place in the standings after saddling six winners in a three-day span. Trione, who was 2 for 24 to start the meet, won four races last Friday and notched two more victories on Tuesday.

Three of Trione's six winners had something in common - they were making their second starts following a layoff of between 45 and 180 days. Bettors looking to cash with Trione have found that to be a highly productive angle the last couple of seasons, and the three winners who fit the profile paid nicely: Smarkey's Girl ($8.80), General George S ($23.60), and Runaway Warrior ($19.60).

* Jockeys Roberto Villafan and Rafael Hernandez, the leading riders through the first 10 days of the meet, both had four-win days this past week. Villafan had his on Friday, while Hernandez accomplished the feat on Tuesday. Villafan leads Hernandez 20-14 through Tuesday's program.

* Friday's featured fourth-level allowance, with a $14,500 claiming option, features a rematch between Goldfellow and Peace and Joy, the one-two finishers at the same condition on March 24. The speedy Peace and Joy, who faded late that day after getting pressured early, might have an easier time of it Friday as he appears to be the lone speed.