Weekly jockey review, 1/24/18; four riders tied for first at Aqueduct

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The four riders with the most mounts at Aqueduct this meet are tied atop the leaderboard at eight wins each. Dylan Davis, who won twice last week, has the most ITM finishes of the quartet but Manny Franco is slightly ahead in earnings. Franco won five races last week, including the Ladies Handicap (Just Got Out), and placed in two additional stakes.

Kendrick Carmouche, also part of this four-way tie, celebrated his 34th birthday on Thursday with a three-win outing. He had six overall victories last week, including three stakes (Bay Ridge, Jazil and Alex M. Robb).

Trevor McCarthy, the final member of the quartet, won five times over the last four Aqueduct racing days.

Fair Grounds

Miguel Mena became the first Fair Grounds jockey to break the $1 million earnings plateau this meet as he jumped to the top of the leaderboard with a three-win week. He now leads Shaun Bridgmohan, who won once from just seven starts last week, 36-34.

Mitchell Murrill remains third (32 wins) after winning twice last week.


A four-pack of wins last week was good enough for Luis Saez to extend his advantage over Tyler Gaffalione. The defending champ now leads 58-44 after Gaffalione won just thrice last week.

Emisael Jaramillo, third with 32 victories, took down four events last week, including the Sunshine Millions Classic (Jay’s Way) and Sunshine Millions Sprint (X Y Jet) on Saturday.

The Ortiz brothers continue to make their impression felt after starting slowly. Jose won six times to draw within three of fourth-place Edgard Zayas (27 wins), while Irad won eight times, including the Sunshine Millions Turf (Galleon Mast), to tie seventh-place Miguel Angel Vasquez at 22 wins for the meet despite spotting that rival over 100 mounts.

Santa Anita

Evin Roman pulled away from an idle Rafael Bejarano with a three-win week, taking a 17-14 lead. Kent Desormeaux, third with 12 wins, took the Las Cienegas (the week’s lone stake) with Coniah on Saturday.

Flavien Prat recorded a Sunday hat trick and leapt into fourth with 10 overall wins at the meet. He’s one clear of Tyler Baze and Drayden Van Dyke, who are tied for fifth with nine wins apiece.

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