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Miyadi Tightens Up Race For Leading Trainer By Saddling Two Winners
Steve Miyadi, the second-leading conditioner at the Golden Gate Fields fall meeting, tightened up the race for top trainer honors by saddling a pair of winners Thursday.
Miyadi captured the one-mile first race with Glorious Madness, who crossed the wire a neck in front of Star Genesis. Glorious Madness, the 3-1 second choice ridden by Jesus Velazquez, paid $8.40 after recording her second straight victory.
Miyadi won the 5 1/2-furlong fifth race with Bila Shaka, who scored in front-running fashion under jockey Abel Cedillo. Bila Shaka, the 8-5 second choice, paid $5.20 after holding off even-money favorite Trappers Sonnet by a half-length.
The training double gave Miyadi 21 wins through 29 days of racing at the fall session, which concludes Dec. 16. Jerry Hollendorfer tops the trainer standings with 23 victories.
Racing continues at Golden Gate Fields Friday. Post time is 12:45 p.m.
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