Pick-Up Mounts Help Reyes Achieve Five-Win Day At Gulfstream

Jockey Leonel Reyes rode five winners on Sunday’s program at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla., while continuing to build momentum during the Spring/Summer Meet.

The two-time Venezuelan champion, who had missed several months due to injury, scored back-to-back wins aboard So Long Chuck ($5) in Race 2 and Thunder Ride ($6.40) in Race 3. Reyes also scored aboard a pair of pick-up mounts, Pont Du Gard ($7.60) in Race 5 and Panarea ($3.40) in Race 8. He finished off his big day with a front-running score aboard Moon Pistol ($6) in Race 10.

Reyes broke his right wrist and his jaw in a spill at Gulfstream Park West in early November at a time when he was atop the jockey standings. The 33-year-old Reyes, who rode more than 1,400 winners in Venezuela before venturing to the U.S. in 2016, has ridden 43 winners, including a pair of recent stakes winners, during the Spring/Summer Meet to climb into a three-way tie for fifth in the standings after a slow start.

Reyes’ third and fourth winners of the day came aboard mounts that became available when leading rider Edgard Zayas took off his remaining mounts due to a sore left ankle following a gate incident in Sunday’s Race 4. Zayas’ mount, Emma Rose was declared a non-starter following a stewards’ review of the start of the maiden special weight race for fillies and mares.

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