Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Jockey Title at Saratoga: What a battle

With 11 days left at the Saratoga meet, Ramon Dominquez and Alan Garcia are in a fast and furious battle for the Leading Jockey Title. After Wednesdays action, where Dominguez had 4 wins, he now vaults on top of the leader board with 31 wins , 2 more than Garcia who has 29 wins. These 2 have been have been alternating multi-win days this past week pulling way ahead of the rest with Rajiv Maragh far back in 3rd with 19 wins.

You can bet Dominquez and Garcia are taking all mounts seriously as the margin of victory might come down to one win. Just look at the last 4 racing days:

8/22/09: Dominquez 4 wins, Garcia 1 win--Dominquez pulls ahead 26-25
8/23/09: Dominquez 1 win, Garcia 1 win--Dominquez stays 1 ahead 27-26
8/24/09: Dominquez 0 wins, Garcia 3 wins-Garcia leaps ahead 29-27
8/26/09: Dominquez 4 wins, Garcia 0 wins-Dominquez leaps ahead 31-29

I'm pulling for Dominquez, as my betting interest is with him in the Equispace Toga Party Contest.

I would watch who these guys are on in the last race on each race day-a place some Jockeys mail it in on what is usually a low level claiming race- these 2 cannot afford to relax and will be looking to steal a win wherever they can.


EquiSpace said...

No change today...lot of turf races. Don't forget to get your picks for the weekend in.

Thanks for the link.

Power Cap said...

Good stuff. Did you see the way Alan Garcia was riding today? It was like he was possessed. I have not seen him ride like that since he rode Pavo in the 2005 Gotham. I think he is so focused on the riding title and winning every race that his passion is boiling over.