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Hernandez, Moger Team Up To Win Back-To-Back Races; Seven Entered In Angel Island Stakes
Jockey Juan Hernandez and trainer Ed Moger, Jr., celebrated the Labor Day holiday by teaming up to win back-to-back races at Golden Gate Fields Monday.
Hernandez, the third-leading jockey at the summer meeting with 12 victories, and Moger clicked with Shark City ($7.40) in the third race and Union Privee ($9.40) in the fourth.
Hernandez finished the day with a riding triple as he also won the seventh race with the Dean Pederson-trained Logical Single ($4.00).
Jockey Hector Romero and trainer Steve Sherman also hooked up for a pair of victories. The duo won the second race with Tshultrim ($6.80) and the ninth with Jazzmina ($10.60).
Jockey Frank Alvarado also won two races, taking the fifth with Global Debutante ($6.60) and the eighth with Sports Edition ($6.60).
There is no racing at Golden Gate Fields Tuesday. Racing resumes Wednesday with an eight-race program that begins at 12:45 p.m.
SEVEN ENTERED IN ANGEL ISLAND STAKES -- The undefeated colt Luckarack is among the seven entrants in the $50,000-added Angel Island Stakes, a
1 1/16-mile race for 2-year-olds that will be run Saturday at Golden Gate Fields.
Luckarack, trained by Steve Specht, is 3-for-3 with two stakes victories. Owned and bred by Mr. and Mrs. Larry D. Williams, Luckarack is a California-bred son of Lucky Pulpit.
Luckarack will break from post position one in the Angel Island and be ridden by Frank Alvarado, who was aboard for the colt’s first two victories. Luckarack will be trying two turns for the first time Saturday as he has amassed his perfect record in sprint races at 4 1/2 furlongs, 5 1/2 furlongs and six furlongs.
The Angel Island field, in post position order, is as follows: Luckarack, Alvarado rides at 120 pounds; El Gaucho, Leslie Mawing, 120; Bluegrass Reward, Juan Hernandez, 120; King Cola, Michael Martinez, 120; Moment of Weakness, Corey Nakatani, 120; Kingsford Drive, Chad Schvaneveldt, 120; and Acaffella, Russell Baze, 117.