Fuentes Notches First Victory As Journeyman Jockey

Scarlett’s Flower made a last-to-first surge to graduate at first asking to open Saturday’s program at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla., providing jockey Mario Fuentes with his first success as a journeyman.

Fittingly, Matthew Williams, who saddled Fuentes’ first career winner, Areyoutalkingtome, in March 2020 at Gulfstream, trains Scarlett’s Flower, a debuting daughter of Mucho Macho Man who scored by 3 ¾ lengths in the 5 ½-furlong maiden race for 2-year-old fillies.

“It’s good to get this one out of the way,” said Fuentes, a native of Chile who is the son of South Florida trainer Mauricio Fuentes. “I won my first career race for Matthew Williams and gave me my first winner as a journeyman. He’s always helped me out. It’s amazing. I just want to keep making progress and working hard.”

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