12/02/2003 12:00AM

Portland rider has 6-for-9 card

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Juan Gutierrez, the leading rider at Portland Meadows, enjoyed the best afternoon of his career there on Monday, winning six of the nine races on the card.

Gutierrez won aboard Nick's Gladiator ($6.20) in the third race and Zoot Scootin Hurli ($13.20) in the fourth. He closed out the day with four straight scores. He was aboard From Mars ($6.40) in the sixth, Cascade Lace ($6.40) in the seventh, Nomoreskoal ($5.80) in the eighth, and Copelan's Choice ($4.20) in the ninth-race nightcap.

Gutierrez, who won the Portland riding title with 94 wins in the 2002-2003 meet, has won aboard 41 of his 125 mounts through the first 20 days of the current 80-day stand.