Sore Solis Off Mounts Tuesday
Date Posted: 12/31/2002 4:14:41 PM
Last Updated: 12/31/2002 7:21:48 PM

(From track report)
Jockey Alex Solis, still sore following a spill in Saturday's ninth race at Santa Anita, took off Tuesday's scheduled mounts but hoped to ride on Wednesday, agent Scott McClellan said.

"He's still a little sore," McClellan said. "Other than that, he's all right."

Solis is to ride Kona Gold in the El Conejo Handicap (gr. III) Wednesday. He has been on the champion sprinter in 25 consecutive races.

The 39-year-old Panamanian spent Saturday night in Arcadia Methodist Hospital after being knocked out from the impact of the fall. One race earlier, he guided Got Koko to victory in the La Brea Stakes (gr. I). Precautionary X-rays and an MRI were both negative.

Solis missed his scheduled assignments Sunday as well.

His mount, Most Likely, suffered a broken leg and was killed. Bruce Headley, trainer of both Got Koko and Most Likely, said it was the first time since he started training in 1959 that he had a horse suffer a fatal injury in a race.

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