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Bruised Jockey Cedillo Bounces Back With Riding Double
Jockey Abel Cedillo, bruised in a fall last Saturday at Golden Gate Fields, returned to the saddle Thursday and rode a pair of winners.
Cedillo went down in the seventh race last Saturday when his mount, Deraptor, clipped heels and fell in the stretch. While Deraptor picked himself up and walked back to the barn, Cedillo needed assistance from medical personnel.
Cedillo was taken off his remaining mounts Saturday and sent to a hospital for precautionary X-rays, which proved negative. The rider voluntarily took off all his mounts Sunday due to body soreness.
Cedillo wasted no time getting back to the winner’s circle as he won the first race Thursday with 7-1 outsider Elinda ($16.00). He later secured a riding double when he captured the fifth race with Mahalo Princess ($8.80).
Racing continues at Golden Gate Fields Friday and Cedillo has three mounts on the eight-race program – Unbridled Bounty in the fifth race, Power of Nine in the sixth, and No Slippahs in the seventh. Post time is 12:45 p.m.
Golden Gate Fields is a Stronach Group company, North America's leading Thoroughbred racetrack owner/operator. The Stronach Group racetracks include Santa Anita Park, Gulfstream Park & Casino, Golden Gate Fields, Portland Meadows, Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course, home of the world-famous Preakness. The company is one of North America's top race horse breeders through its Adena Springs operation. The company owns and operates AmTote, a global leader in wagering technology, and XpressBet, an Internet and telephone account wagering service. The Stronach Group is also a major producer of televised horseracing programming through its HRTV cable and satellite network and is North America's premier supplier of virtual online horseracing games, as well as a leading producer of social media content for the horseracing industry.