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Skyribbon Improves To 2-For-2 On Golden Gate Fields Turf
Skyribbon likes grass.
A 5-year-old gelding, Skyribbon first tried grass last spring at Golden Gate Fields and scored a wire-to-wire victory in a one-mile allowance. Proving his turf debut was no fluke, Skyribbon posted a front-running win on the lawn Saturday in the $32,945 feature.
Skyribbon was tenacious Saturday as he turned back a strong challenge from King Kelly to triumph by a half-length. Administer finished third.
Despite entering the race 1-for-1 on turf, Skyribbon was dismissed at 9-1 in the wagering and paid $21.40. Trained by O. J. Jauregui and ridden by Dennis Carr, Skyribbon was timed in 1:38.40.
Skyribbon, now 2-for-4 for since being claimed by Jauregui for $16,000 on May 5, earned $18,600 for Saturday’s victory. Skyribbon is owned by Seamist Racing LLC.
Jockey Leslie Mawing, who rode two winners on Friday’s opening-day card, scored another riding double Saturday. Mawing won the second race with Sing and Tell ($6.40) and the seventh race with Life Is a Joy ($24.40).
Jockey Pedro Terrero also won a pair of races. Terrero captured the first race with Mi Agave ($9.00) and the third race with Sneezy Beezy ($39.00).
Racing continues at Golden Gate Fields Sunday. Post time is 1:15 p.m. and the track is offering $1 general parking, $1 general admission, $1 hot dogs, $1 beers, and $1 sodas.