03/05/2008 12:00AM

Turf Paradise: Martinez red-out


Jockey Seth Martinez continues his torrid streak. During the last five racing days (last Friday through Tuesday) Martinez won with 12 of his 31 mounts here, a winning average of 38 percent. He won 4 of the 9 races on the Feb. 29 card and then won three races on two subsequent cards and two races on the other two programs.

The hot streak puts Martinez in second place in the rider standings through Tuesday with 82 victories, just four behind Chris Landeros.