Double and triples: The week in maiden winners

by | Feb 27, 2019 | Breaking, Racing, Regionwide, Top Stories

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Victory bath for Victor Rosales.

It was perhaps an unusual week in the Mid-Atlantic, as challenging weather led to several cancellations. As a result one track — Penn National — did not card a single maiden race during the week. In addition, Parx Racing carded only two maiden races during the week.

At Laurel Park, two trainers and two jockeys had profitable weeks with maidens.

Trainers Ferris Allen and Michael Trombetta won twice with maidens during the week. Allen scored with Rip Rap Riley (maiden claiming $25,000) and also with Two Sixteen ($50,000 level). Those were also two of the three longest-priced maiden winners of the week, the former paying $21.40 and the latter paying $10.60. Trombetta also scored twice, with Cover Photo ($25,000 level) and Timeless Treasure ($50,000 level) both graduating.

A pair of jocks lodged three wins each on maidens during the week. Jorge Ruiz won on both of Allen’s winners, as well as Can He Shine for trainer Charlie DeMario. Trevor McCarthy also won three times, riding both of Trombetta’s winners and Spotmeifucan for trainer Ben Perkins, Jr.



Horse (state bred), trainer, jockeyLevel
$2 win payout
Can He Shine (MD), trained by DeMario Charles A and ridden by Ruiz JMCL 10000$35.80
Cover Photo (KY), trained by Trombetta Michael J and ridden by McCarthy TMCL 25000$6.60
I’mthetapitnow (FL), trained by Dilodovico Damon R and ridden by Gomez KMCL 10000$5.20
Rip Rap Riley (MD), trained by Allen A Ferris III and ridden by Ruiz JMCL 25000$21.40
Smile Bryan (KY), trained by Motion H Graham and ridden by Vargas J A JrMCL 50000$3.40
Spooky Tooth (KY), trained by D’Angelo Ricardo and ridden by Gomez KMCL 10000$9.00
Spotmeifucan (PA), trained by Perkins Ben W Jr and ridden by McCarthy TMCL 50000$2.60
Timeless Treasure (KY), trained by Trombetta Michael J and ridden by McCarthy TMCL 50000$6.40
Two Sixteen (KY), trained by Allen A Ferris III and ridden by Ruiz JMCL 50000$10.60


Five horses graduated during the week at Charles Town, those coming from five different trainers and with five different jockeys.

Triple Malt took a maiden special weight test during the week in his first start in Jeff Runco’s barn. Previously trained by Brendan Walsh, Triple Malt made little impact in two starts at the Fair Grounds prior to coming to Charles Town, but, with Arnaldo Bocachica in the irons, the Archarcharch filly rallied from fifth to win by three parts of a length. She was one of three during the week to win in maiden allowance company, the others being Cactus Jack and Classy Crossing.


Horse (state bred), trainer, jockeyLevel$2 win payout
Cactus Jack (PA), trained by E Perez and ridden by W RochaMSW$3.20
Classy Crossing (WV), trained by R W Brown and ridden by J MontanoMSW s$4.20
My Cousin Vicky (WV), trained by J D Locklear and ridden by C Santiago ReyesMCL 5000 s$19.60
Sun Valley Star (MD), trained by C L Frock and ridden by L A BatistaMCL 12500$6.60
Triple Malt (KY), trained by J C Runco and ridden by A BocachicaMSW$5.20




Horse (state bred), trainer, jockeyLevel$2 win payout
Pawn It Back (FL), trained by E Betancourt and ridden by L D RiveraMCL 20000$11.20
Square the Circle (KY), trained by J C Servis and ridden by F PenningtonMSW$7.20