06/23/2009 11:00PM

Gorham dominates the standings at Pinnacle


Trainer Robert Gorham continued his domination of the trainers' race when he saddled three winners on Tuesday's eight-race card. The Kalamazoo veterinarian now has 11 wins, including one stakes, from 48 starts in nine days of racing. Mary Anne Barron and Richard Rettele stand tied at second with five wins each.

On Tuesday, Gorham won the opener with Little Diddy No ($7.80) with Jeffrey Skerrett aboard. Little Diddy No is owned by Dr. Marion Gorham, Gorham's sister and partner at the West Main Animal Hospital.

Freddie Mata urged Western Jane ($10.60) to get up late and win the fourth race by a half-length for Gorham. Gorham owns Western Jane, whom he bred in partnership with longtime friends Ron Bieke and Henry Mast, the meet's leading owner.

The Mast-owned Supercell ($8.60) completed the triple for Gorham when he survived a stretch duel in the seventh race for a head victory. Leading rider Ricardo Barrios rode Supercell.

Barrios had a riding double to keep his lead in the jockey standings. After winning on Supercell, he completed the daily double aboard Clancey ($14.60) in the eighth and final race for trainer Frank Prainito and owners Robert Huth Jr. and Matthew Richey.

Barrios has won 13 races at the meet. Skerrett has 10 wins, and Jose Delgado checks in third with nine. Delgado had a double on the card, winning the second with Great Facts ($3.20) for owner/trainer Karl Waters and the fifth with Its Binalong Time ($36.40). Rettele trains Its Binalong Time for Thomas Barnes.