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Couton Has Riding Hat Trick at GGF
Jockey Julien Couton rode three winners and jockey Inoel Beato won a pair of races Friday at Golden Gate Fields.
Couton, who vaulted into second place in the rider standings with his hat trick, won the third race with Image of Super ($4.80), the fifth with Diablo Run ($41.40) and the sixth with Phenomenal Gold ($17.20).
Couton has nine victories through the first eight days of racing at the 2010-2011 winter/spring meeting and trails only Russell Baze in the jockey standings. Baze has 11 victories.
Beato, third in the standings with eight victories, captured the second race with Taylor Jean ($6.60) and the fourth with Yankee Romance ($5.00).
Racing continues at Golden Gate Fields Saturday. Post time is 12:45 p.m. and there is a carryover of $13,104 in the Pick Six.
GGF NOTES: Couton will be a guest on the horse racing radio show “At The Track” this Sunday. Hosted by Sam Spear, “At The Track” airs from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. every Sunday on KNBR (680 AM).