04/07/2008 12:00AM

Orseno wins five on Gulfstream card


]Trainer Joe Orseno capped off a dream day when his Mean Demand rallied to victory in Monday's eighth race at Gulfstream Park to give the veteran trainer his fifth victory on the card.

Orseno swept the first three races on Monday's nine-race program with Royal Goliath, Wyatt's Appeal, and Wild Ones Event. Wyatt's Appeal was part of an entry in the second event with stablemate Reata's Tsavo. Orseno continued his streak with the favorite Collie Z. in the sixth race before completing his five-bagger with Mean Demand.

Jorge Chavez rode three of Orseno's five winners. Joe Bravo was aboard Mean Demand, while Mario Madrid rode Wyatt's Appeal.

"What a great day," a jubilant Orseno said while being greeted by a pack of well-wishers following Mean Demand's tally. "I know this sounds crazy, but going in I knew all the horses were alive, although to have a day like this you always need a little racing luck like we had in the third race."

Wild Ones Event won the third race after withstanding a stretch-long bumping duel and tight photo with the runner-up, Our Tia Dia.

Orseno is no stranger to big days. He won two Breeders' Cup races at Churchill Downs in 2000 with Perfect Sting and Macho Uno.

"The Breeders' Cup was worth more money, but this might have been more fun," he said.

Orseno became the first trainer to win five races on a single card at Gulfstream since Todd Pletcher turned the trick on the March 3, 2007 Fountain of Youth card.