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Jockey Couton Rides A Pair Of Longshot Winners At GGF
While some fans lit up cigars Sunday at Golden Gate Fields, French jockey Julien Couton chose to light up the tote board.
Couton won the one-mile fourth race in wire-to-wire fashion with 8-to-1 shot She Laughs an Flys ($19.40), who just held off Rachel Raccoon to score by a nose.
Couton pulled off another surprise three races later when he captured the 5 1/2-furlong seventh race with 11-to-1 Along for the Ride ($24.60), who ran down front-running favorite Kintla Journey in the final strides to prevail by half-length.
Jockey Frank Alvarado also had a riding double Sunday. Alvarado rallied Fist Pump ($11.80) along the rail to win the six-furlong second race, and also guided Cava Kavia ($6.60) to a front-running victory in the fifth race.
Live racing will resume at Golden Gate Fields Thursday. Post time is 12:45 p.m.