Point Lobos Improves To 6-For-12 At Golden Gate Fields

Point Lobos Improves To 6-For-12 At Golden Gate Fields

     The 6-year-old gelding Point Lobos upped his career batting average at Golden Gate Fields to .500 Saturday when he won the $33,940 allowance feature.

     Point Lobos outran 12-to-1 outsider Fire in Excess down the stretch to take the six-furlong contest for older horses by a half-length.  Jaylo Marino, the 3-to-2 favorite, lacked racing room on the turn and through most of the stretch run and finished a hard-luck third.

     The victory was the sixth in 12 starts at Golden Gate Fields for Point Lobos, who has seven wins in 16 career races.  Ridden by Abel Cedillo, Point Lobos was timed in 1:10.65 and paid $8.40 as the 3-to-1 second choice in the betting.

     Point Lobos, a Kentucky-bred son of Smoke Glacken, is owned by his breeders, Ann Marie Farm.  Point Lobos earned $18,000, a payday that boosted his earnings to $95,300.

     Jockey Juan Hernandez rode three winners Saturday and all of them returned nice win payoffs.  Hernandez won the third race with Tropical Heat ($8.20), the fourth with Vindi Princess ($15.40), and the ninth with Ken The Grocer ($15.80).

     Racing continues at Golden Gate Fields Sunday.  Post time is 12:45 p.m. and the track is offering $1 general parking, $1 general admission, $1 programs, $1 hot dogs, $1 beers, and $1 sodas.