05/15/2017 12:16PM

Gaffalione opens up in jockey race


HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. – Tyler Gaffalione widened his lead over Edgard Zayas in the jockey standings to 46-38 with a pair of victories on Sunday’s card. Emisael Jaramillo also had a double on Mother’s Day to increase his lock on third place to 28-20 over Luca Panici. Miguel Vasquez rounds out the top five ahead of Wednesday’s card.

Marco Meneses also rode a pair of winners Sunday – Hold That Kitten and Bella Sunrise, both trained by Luis Duco.

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Jockey Ariosto Delgado registered his first victory in the United States when guiding That Charlie home on top in Saturday’s second race. Delgado is a native of Panama.

◗ The next two stakes here are restricted to Florida-breds: the $100,000 Big Drama on Saturday and its filly counterpart, the $100,000 Musical Romance, the following Saturday. Both races will be run at seven furlongs.

◗ Friday’s main event is a good one, a one-mile turf test for older fillies and mares to be decided under second-level optional-claiming conditions. The seven-horse field includes Sigue Regaloncita, a Group 2 winner in her native Chile; Grade 3 winner Mizz Money; and King’s Ghost and the multiple stakes winner Lori’s Store, both trained by Marty Wolfson.

◗ There is a carryover of $218,820 in the Rainbow 6 jackpot, which begins with the fourth event on Wednesday’s nine-race program.