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Baze Rides Four Winners At Golden Gate Fields
Leading jockey Russell Baze rode four winners Friday afternoon at Golden Gate Fields.
Baze won the first race with 4-5 favorite Apollo Ten ($3.80), the fourth with 9-5 second choice Massimo ($5.60), the seventh with 2-1 second choice Our Cognac Kid ($6.20) and the eighth with 3-2 favorite Cool Toddy ($5.00).
Baze, who leads his colleagues with 26 victories through 15 days of racing at the 2012-2013 winter/spring meeting, has six mounts on Saturday’s nine-race card. Three of Baze’s horses are favored on the morning line – Forbidden City (6-5) in the third race, Good Mojo (8-5) in the fourth, and Russdiculous (4-5) in the eighth.
Trainer Jedd Josephson and jockey Julien Couton both won back-to-back races Friday.
Josephson saddled the early Daily Double, winning the first race with Apollo Ten and the second with Divas and Diamonds ($5.60). The $2 Josephson Double paid $16.40.
Couton, sixth in the jockey standings with eight victories, won the fifth race with Alberta Breeze ($8.20) and the sixth with Imblendednotshaken ($6.00).
Racing continues at Golden Gate Fields Saturday, Sunday and Monday, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Post time is 12:45 p.m. each day.