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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.