Knust Hoping ‘One A Day’ Will Be Tonic For Cedillo Repeat In Del Mar Jockey Race

Defending Bing Crosby Season riding champion Abel Cedillo won Friday’s sixth race aboard Just Grace ($5.60) for trainer Bob Hess, Jr., and has a four-win margin (10-6) over closest pursuer Tiago Pereira with nine days remaining in the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club meet in Del Mar, Calif.

And one win (or more) per day is what Tom Knust, Cedillo’s agent, would like to see to keep his comfort level up through the Nov. 29 conclusion of the meet.

“If we can win one a day, we’ll be OK,” Knust said Saturday morning. “We were fortunate to get off to a good start while (Flavien) Prat and (Juan) Hernandez were away. But they’re back and we know how tough they can be. It’s not going to be easy.”

Prat, leading rider or close contender at Del Mar for the past four years, guided a pair of price horses home Friday after getting a leg up by his counterpart in the training category, Peter Miller.  Seaside Dancer paid $21.80 to win in the fifth and Ruthies Racer $14.40 in the eighth.

Prat and Hernandez are among a group tied for sixth in the Torrey Holistics standings with three wins. Prat is 3-for-12, Hernandez 3-for-28.

Miller’s two wins gave him six for the meet and broke a three-way tie atop the trainer standings. Bob Baffert, who had no starters Friday, remains 4-for-7 while Doug O’Neill blanked with five runners and is 4-for-24.

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