HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - Jockey Jilver Chamafi shot to the top of the jockey standings when he rode four winners during Gulfstream's Saturday afternoon card.
Chamafi's winners were in the third with Macho Trini ($12.40), the fourth with Dream of Atlantis ($3), the fifth with Justanoceanaway ($15.40) and Joshua's Comprise ($13.20) in the eighth.
Chamafi's rise to the top of the standings came with former leading rider Edgard Zayas sitting out the weekend. The apprentice rider, who has 14 victories while winning at a 24-percent rate, will miss the next two weekends of racing at Gulfstream due to injury and suspension.
Zayas injured his left knee Saturday morning when he was kicked by a horse during training hours. Zayas, who was treated and released at Aventura Hospital in the morning, suffered a half-inch cut and some swelling in the knee. The 19-year-old will also miss next weekend after being suspended by stewards for three days for careless riding.
Trainer Jose Garoffalo, who named Zayas to ride both ends of the early double, replaced the apprentice with Carlos Olivero early Saturday morning, and the veteran jock didn't disappoint when he won both ends of the double for Garoffalo. Olivero rode Gambinera Stable's La Chuchi ($4.60) to victory in the first and Angel Hernandez's Cottontail ($4) to victory in the second.
Macho Trini Remains Unbeaten
Trinmove Enterprise Inc's 2-year-old colt Macho Trini, trained by Fawkes, remained undefeated in two starts by winning Saturday's third race, a $49,000 entry level allowance, by three lengths over Breitling Flyer.
A son of Macho Uno who won a $40,000 maiden claiming event at first asking June 22 at Calder, Macho Trini covered 5 1/2-furlongs in 1:06.57 Macho Trini is out of the unraced Kingmambo mare, La Vida Loca.
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