Checkinuponyou Speeds To Impressive Victory At GGF

Checkinuponyou Speeds To Impressive Victory At GGF

     Checkinuponyou sped to the lead immediately after leaving the gate and then held off Southern California invader Position A through the stretch to earn a hard-fought victory in the $31,660  sprint feature at Golden Gate Fields Thursday.

     Checkinuponyou, ridden by Frank Alvarado, defeated Position A by a neck in the
5 1/2-furlong dash for older horses while clocking an impressive time of 1:03.23.  Gold Aly finished third, five lengths behind Position A.

     Jerry Hollendorfer trains Checkinuponyou, a 5-year-old gelding who has three wins in seven starts on Golden Gate Fields’ synthetic Tapeta racing surface.  Checkinuponyou was a slight favorite over Position A in the wagering and paid $6.00

     Owned in partnership by Hollendorfer and Mark DeDomenico, Checkinuponyou earned $20,160.

     Checkinuponyou’s victory in the seventh race completed a riding double for Alvarado and a training double for Hollendorfer.  Alvarado won the first race with Saintly Spirit ($4.20) and Hollendorfer captured the fourth with Fu Peg He Rat ($5.20).

     Racing continues Friday at Golden Gate Fields.  Post time is 12:45 p.m.