From a Maryland Jockey Club release
Maryland Jockey Club clerk of scales Frankie Saumell will have 38 riders in the jocks room Saturday.
Trevor McCarthy, the leading rider at the current fall meeting, tops all riders with 10 mounts. The 20-year-old will ride two morning line favorites, Avarice (2-1, Sprint) and Classy Coco (9-5, Distaff) as well as four live runners, Bullheaded Boy (9-5, Nursery), Monster Sleeping (5-2, Ladies), Rockin Jojo (4-1, Lassie) and Wild for Love (5-1, Distaff Starter).
“I am really excited. I do like a lot of my horses. It should be a fun day,” said McCarthy, who had three in the money finishes last year in his initial Maryland Million card. “I am really glad Ben’s Cat didn’t go into the Sprint. I think we are the horse to beat. I also really think the Pletcher horse (Bullheaded Boy) will be tough. Monster Sleeping is going to be really good stretching out. We just needed a little more distance in the Jameela (Stakes) where we got beat a neck going 6-furlongs. Another few strides and we could have won that race.”
Horacio Karamanos also has 10 riding assignments. Karamanos and Julian Pimentel (five mounts) have each ridden eight Maryland Million winners.
Forest Boyce has the call in seven races, including 3-5 favorite Eighttofasttocatch in the Classic.
Five other riders have six mounts: Victor Carrasco, Daniel Centeno, Xavier Perez, Angel Serpa and Jevian Toledo.
Ramon Dominguez holds the single year mark with five Maryland Million victories in 2005 and leads all riders with 17 winners, one more than Mario Pino and Edgar Prado.