"The fact that the horse rolled over him while Alex rolled simultaneously probably reduced injury by 1-20th of what it might have been if the horse had landed on him. Alex is a tough, fit son-of-a-gun."
Alex Solis was scheduled to be released from Arcadia Methodist Hospital Sunday morning after an overnight stay following a spill in Saturday's ninth race at Santa Anita. The Panamanian native, who will be 39 next March 25, was thrown when Most Likely broke down in mid-stretch in the one-mile turf race. "He had a headache, but otherwise said he felt good," agent Scott McClellan said. "He won't ride (Sunday), but probably will on Tuesday or Wednesday.