03/22/2017 8:44AM

McCarthy, Magee on hot streaks at Laurel

Jim McCue/Maryland Jockey Club
Jockey Trevor McCarthy won with nine of 21 mounts last week at Laurel Park.

Jockey Trevor McCarthy is coming off a huge week at Laurel Park during which he won with nine of his 21 mounts. A total of 27 races were run at Laurel last week.

On Friday, McCarthy won races 5, 6, and 7. He returned Saturday to win races 1, 2, and 3. The only race he lost during that span was race 8 on Friday, and you can’t blame him for that since he didn’t have a mount.

Not all of McCarthy's mounts were favorites, either. His three Sunday winners included Minor Legend ($12) in race 5 and Uncle Woodrow in race 6 ($18.80). The daily double on those two races returned $106.60.

McCarthy has 41 wins at the Laurel winter meet and leads runner-up Horacio Karamanos by 11 victories.

On the trainer’s side, Kieron Magee went 5 for 8 last weekend and now trails Claudio Gonzalez in the standings by a single win.

Larry Jones, who is in the process of moving his stable north to Delaware Park from Fair Grounds, won with his first two starters of the meet. Jones won the Caesar’s Wish Stakes on Saturday with Jenda’s Agenda, who is now 3 for 3 in her career. He came back Sunday to win a maiden-claiming race with She Is Special, who was claimed for $25,000 by King Leatherbury.

Following the Caesar’s Wish, Jones indicated that the spring goal for Jenda’s Agenda was the Grade 2, $250,000 Black-Eyed Susan at Pimlico on May 19, the day before the Preakness Stakes. Jones said Jenda’s Agenda could first start in the $125,000 Weber City Miss Stakes on April 22 at Laurel – a Win and You’re In race for the Black-Eyed Susan.