Jevian Toledo Seizes The Day With Four Winners At Laurel Park

Robert L. Cole’s Seize the Day went all the way on the lead to cap a four-win afternoon for jockey Jevian Toledo Sunday at Laurel Park in Laurel, Md.

Seize the Day ($3.60), trained by Ben Feliciano Jr., was a pickup mount for Toledo in Sunday’s ninth-race finale, replacing Julian Pimentel in the seven-furlong claimer for 3-year-olds and up.

Toledo also won twice Sunday for trainer Anthony Farrior aboard Lectric Choke ($10) in Race 2 and Union Song ($14.60) in Race 4. Toledo’s other win came with Carlos Mancilla-trained Catch the Sky ($4.80) in Race 7.

“It was a really nice day. I looked at the program and my horses, a couple of them were favorites but the other ones weren’t but they had some chance. Thank God we had some really nice trips,” Toledo said. “A few of them, I could go to the rail and it opened up for me and that was the key. When you have a good horse with a nice trip, you’re going to win races.”

Union Song, a 4-year-old daughter of Belmont Stakes (G1) winner Union Rags, was being ridden for the third straight race by Toledo. Two starts back she was beaten a neck when second in a one-mile claimer Nov. 8, and last out she reared at the break and raced wide when fourth in an optional claimer going the same distance Dec. 3.

“They were schooling her for this race,” Toledo said. “The last time she kind of broke bad and they worked with her for this race. Anthony did a really good job with her and we got some room on the rail and she went through perfect.”

Represented by agent Marty Leonard, Toledo is second with 33 wins at Laurel’s fall meet which wraps up Dec. 27. He trails Leonard’s other client, Sheldon Russell, by nine wins with two days remaining.

“We’re having a really good meet. I have to thank God and all the trainers and owners and my agent for doing a really good job,” Toledo said. “They’ve been helping me a lot and we’ve been doing good.”

Notes: Five-pound apprentice Alexander Crispin visited the winner’s circle twice Sunday with Bananas On Fire ($4) in Race 3 and Oxide ($7) in Race 8 … There will be a $9,551.29 jackpot carryover in the 20-cent Rainbow 6 when live racing returns to Laurel Park Saturday, Dec. 26. Multiple tickets with all six winners Sunday each returned $704.98 … There will be no live racing at Laurel on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. The Christmastide Day program Dec. 26 will feature eight stakes worth $850,000 in purses led by the $150,000 Allaire du Pont (G3).

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