Pair Of Longshots Propel Gazader To Journeyman Rank

South Florida native Rayan Gazader was the only jockey on Friday’s card at Churchill Downs to win more than one race and, by doing so, has moved from an apprentice to journeyman rank.

“It was a great day yesterday,” Gazader said. “I’ve been having a great time so far in Kentucky and the business is picking up. We just have to keep our head down and work hard.”

Gazader, 21, surpassed his apprenticeship in Race 5 when he guided Pocketfullofgreen to a 1 ¾-length wire-to-wire victory in the $5,000 claiming event for fillies and mares 3-years-old and upward. The 5-year-old Florida-bred filly paid $45.40, $20 and $9.20.

The very next race, a maiden special weight for 2-year-old fillies at one mile, Gazader rallied Grats Road to a narrow-win. The Dave Vance-trainee paid $34.60, $13.60 and $6.80.

Gazader’s riding double in Races 5 and 6 paid $533.30 for a $1 wager.

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