08/10/2009 12:00AM

Walcott wins 12 over weekend


Jockey Rickey Walcott extended his lead in the jockey standings at Northlands Park with a remarkable performance over the weekend, winning 12 races from 17 mounts.

On Saturday Walcott won six races in a row, including an upset with I'm the Guy ($10.30) in the $50,000 Westerner Handicap. In the fifth race on Saturday he finished second with Kennington, but was moved up to first when King Kwai was disqualified and placed fourth.

Only two of the horses he won with were favored, Happy's Afleet, $4.60, and Kennington, $6.50. The longest priced of the 12 winners was Regal Chimara, who won the fourth race on Sunday and paid $21.10.

Walcott has 88 wins at the meet, 23 more than second leading rider Quincy Welch.