10/23/2003 11:00PM

Solis notches victory 4,000


Jockey Alex Solis registered his 4,000th career victory in style Friday afternoon, guiding King Robyn to a gate-to-wire head victory over Medecis in the Grade 3, $100,000 Morvich Handicap at Santa Anita. It was three-quarters of a length back to Geronimo in third.

Breaking from post 3, Solis sent King Robyn immediately to the front and carved out fractions of 21.91 seconds, 43.82, and 1:06.85, and covered the about 6 1/2 furlongs in 1:13.22 over the firm turf course. King Robyn returned $7.20 as the favorite in the nine-horse field.

King Robyn, a 3-year-old gelded son of Robyn Dancer, won for the third straight time and 10th time in 18 career starts. He is owned by Cornejo Racing Inc. and trained by Jeff Mullins.