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Hernandez Has Riding Hat Trick At GGF; Tribesman Looms Heavy Favorite Sunday
Jockey Juan Hernandez followed up his riding double on Friday at Golden Gate Fields with a riding triple Saturday at the East Bay racetrack.
Hernandez scored with two price horses and a favorite. He won the second race with Distant Image ($24.00), the seventh with Gotnaceupersleeve ($12.80), and the eighth with Dancing Yodeler ($5.20).
Hernandez has ridden 19 winners at the summer meeting and is tied for second in the jockey standings with Abel Cedillo. Aaron Gryder tops the standings with 24 victories heading into the final four days of the season.
Golden Gate Fields will present a 10-race card Sunday and the main event, a six-furlong allowance event for 3-year-olds and up, attracted a strong cast of six. The field is headed by Tribesman, a 7-year-old gelding who has won half of his 24 starts and $522,583.
Tribesman, trained by Roger Hansen, is a multiple stakes-winner who races for Kjell H. Qvale of San Francisco. Hall of Fame jockey Russell Baze will ride Tribesman, the
3-to-5 favorite on the morning-line.
The field for Sunday’s featured fourth race, in post position order, is as follows: Skipshot, Gryder rides at 118 pounds, 5-to-1; Shudacudawudya, Francisco Duran, 118,
3-to-1; Unbridled Endeavor, Inoel Beato, 113, 12-to-1; Tribesman, Baze, 118, 3-to-5;
Our Minesweeper, William Antongeorgi, III, 118, 15-to-1; and Western Mood, David Lopez, 113, 12-to-1.
Post time Sunday is 12:45 p.m. and Golden Gate Fields is offering $1 general parking, $1 general admission, $1 programs, $1 hot dogs, $1 beers, and $1 sodas. Fans can also watch all the football games as Golden Gate Fields subscribes to the NFL Sunday Ticket.