Weekly jockey review, 4/11/18

Three crucial Kentucky Derby preps, plus opening weekend at Keeneland, are now behind us. Let’s recap the action here, focusing on which jockeys excelled at their respective circuits. Don’t forget to play FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Aqueduct Junior Alvarado, Manny Franco and Kendrick Carmouche are tied atop the leaderboard one week into the spring…

Avenge looms large in Yellow Ribbon Handicap

Del Mar has another exciting card set for Saturday which features the Grade II, $200,000 Yellow Ribbon Handicap. AVENGE, one of the leaders in the female turf division, leads a cast of seven going 1 1/16-miles. Post time for the Yellow Ribbon, the eighth of 10 races at Del Mar, is 8:33 p.m. EST. As…

Iliad should produce epic performance in Santa Anita Derby

This Saturday’s feature on a stakes-packed card at Santa Anita is the Grade I, $1 million Santa Anita Derby. It’s Race 8 on an 11-race program, and it drew a field of 13. A total of 170 Kentucky Derby points will be awarded to the top four finishers, with 100 going to the victor. Post…

Wekeela, Nancy From Nairobi stand out in Gamely Stakes

A talented field of nine has assembled for the Grade I, $300,000 Gamely Stakes, which is the Memorial Day feature at Santa Anita. A 1 and 1/8th mile event for turf fillies and mares, it’ll go as Race 8 on the program with a post time of 5:30 p.m. PST. Leading the way is east…