Jockey Hernandez Records Riding Hat Trick

Jockey Hernandez Records Riding Hat Trick

     Jockey Juan Hernandez, capitalizing on some live mounts, recorded a riding hat trick Friday at Golden Gate Fields.
 
     Hernandez won the second race with even-money favorite Pairodice Ridge ($4.00), the fourth race with 9-5 second choice Perfect Set ($5.60), and the eighth race with 3-2 favorite Mia Isabel ($5.00).
 
     Hernandez ranks second in the Golden Gate Fields rider standings with 39 victories.  Russell Baze tops the standings with 66 victories.
 
     Trainer Genaro Vallejo saddled a pair of winners.  Vallejo teamed up with Hernandez for the victory with Pairodice Ridge and then hooked up with Baze for a victory with Victoriously Jewel ($4.20) in the sixth race. 
 
     Rain or shine, racing continues Saturday and Sunday at Golden Gate Fields.  Post time both days is 12:45 p.m.