Couton And Frey Dominate Saturday Card

Couton And Frey Dominate Saturday Card

     Jockeys Julien Couton and Kyle Frey won the bulk of the races Saturday at Golden Gate Fields as Couton recorded a riding hat trick and Frey a riding double during the nine-race program.

     Couton won the first race with Sandor ($8.60), the third with Crocker’s Corner ($3.20) and the seventh with Siberian Laughter ($10.00).  Frey scored in back-to-back races, taking the fourth with Royal Stormer ($6.20) and the fifth with Incisive ($5.20).

     Trainer John F. Martin also posted back-to-back victories.  Martin won the fifth race with Incisive and the sixth with Gatheratthealter ($3.00).

     In Saturday’s featured eighth race, a six-furlong allowance sprint for 4-year-olds and up, Chapman’s Peak got up in the final stride to defeat front-running longshot Coach Bob by a nose in an impressive 1:10.01.  

     Chapman’s Peak, trained by John Sadler and ridden by William Antongeorgi III, paid $7.20 as the 5-2 second choice in the wagering.  Coach Bob, who came inches short of stealing the race at 12-1, took second by a half-length over 8-5 favorite Morning Fog.

     Owned and bred by Keith Abrahams, Chapman’s Peak is a 6-year-old horse by Chapel Royal who has five wins, four seconds and a third in 15 career starts.   Saturday’s win was worth $18,600 and increased Chapman’s Peak earnings to $167,750.

     Racing continues at Golden Gate Fields Sunday.  Post time is 12:45 p.m. and the track is offering $1 general parking, $1 general admission, $1 hot dogs, $1 beers, and $1 sodas.

     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.