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Baze Goes 4-For-6 At Golden Gate Fields
Jockey Russell Baze kicked off the racing week at Golden Gate Fields by riding four winners Thursday.
Baze swept the first two races on the card with Soul in One ($4.40) and Piano Kitty ($8.00). The $2 Baze Daily Double paid $18.20.
Baze finished third aboard odds-on favorite Undeniable Fact in the third race but then bounced back to win the fourth and fifth races with Funi Act ($6.60) and City Route ($7.60). The Baze Daily Double covering races four and five returned a healthy $39.80.
Baze, who tops the jockey standings with 133 victories at the 2010-2011 winter/spring meeting, teamed with leading trainer Jerry Hollendorfer for the wins with Funi Act and City Route. Hollendorfer has 75 victories at the meeting.
Golden Gate Fields will present an eight-race card Friday and simulcast races five through 13 from the Black-Eyed Susan Day card at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. Post time at Golden Gate Fields is 12:45 p.m. Post time for the fifth race at Pimlico is 11:02 a.m. Post time for the Black-Eyed Susan, the 10th race, is 1:46 p.m.