Pincay Wraps Up Consecutive Three-Baggers
Updated: Thursday, November 21, 2002 8:42 PM
Posted: Thursday, November 21, 2002 8:42 PM
Laffit Pincay Jr., the world's winningest rider at 55, recorded his second straight riding triple at Hollywood Park on Thursday when guiding favored Adalgisa to victory in the featured $49,882 allowance/claiming event for fillies and mares at one-mile on turf.
Adalgisa took the lead on the outside of two horses while turning for home and held off the closing bid of Nanogram, ridden by Victor Espinoza, to win by a head in the time of 1:35. It was a neck farther back to Sweep The Deck and jockey Mike Smith in third.
The victory was Pincay's 15th of the Autumn Meet and extended his lead in the jockeys' race to four over Alex Solis. It was the 9,463th win of his career. After winning three races on Wednesday, he came back on Thursday to score with Morning Wine ($5.60) in the second and Bush Triumph ($6.20) in the fifth before taking the feature.
As the odds-on favorite, Adalgisa paid $3.60, $2.80 and $2.20. The mutuels on Nanogram were $4.20 and $3.20 while Sweep The Deck paid $4.60 to show.
A 3-year-old filly trained by Julio Canani, Adalgisa earned $29,400 for the partnership of Barnett, Beck and Hulkewicz. Her career earnings became $108,011. The victory was her third in four starts for her connections after being imported from France where the Kentucky-bred daughter of Spinning World had been winless in three starts.
After night racing cards the first two Fridays of Hollywood Park's Autumn Meet, the track switches to day racing on the remaining Fridays with first post at 12:30 p.m.
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