Happy Saver and Trevor McCarthy won the Federico Tesio Stakes. Photo by Jim McCue, Maryland Jockey Club.

Living up to his nickname, Jersey Joe Bravo continues to thrive at Monmouth Park. The veteran rider won seven times in three racing days, including a pair of, to surge back into the lead in the latest Top Midlantic Jockey Rankings.

Bravo has 34 wins from 117 starters at the Shore and 5.158 points. That puts him ahead of the Penn National-based Edwin Gonzalez, who has 4.979 points, while Charles Town rider Arnaldo Bocachica is third, with 4.609.

Among trainers, a pair running at Charles Town – Kevin Patterson and John McKee – are one-two. Patterson continues to win at a 46% clip and has 4.775 points, while McKee, who has returned bettors 40% more than they have wagered, has 4.622. Monmouth’s Ben Perkins, Jr. (4.586 points) is third.

The ranks are compiled by comparing the performance of each trainer or jockey in three metrics – win percentage, earnings per start, and $2 wagering return on investment – to the average of the jockeys or trainers at that track.

The formula also includes a component designed to reduce scores for trainers and jockeys who have raced significantly less frequently than average in the region in order to give more credence to larger sample sizes.

The average ranking score for all trainers is 2.434 points; for jockeys, it’s 2.594. In all, 255 trainers qualified for inclusion, as did 144 jockeys.

The rankings incorporate every rider and trainer at each track at which he or she had made at least 12 starts.

The list includes racing action from May 15 through September 13. It includes racing from Laurel Park, Delaware Park, Monmouth Park, Parx Racing, Penn National, and Charles Town. Colonial Downs data is incorporated for jockeys only.


1Bravo Joe5.15834117
2Gonzalez Edwin4.97959177
3Bocachica Arnaldo4.60971225
4Crispin Alexander4.17841166
5Laprida Jeremy4.06820101
6Alvarado Jr Roberto E4.06725130
7Hiraldo Christian4.02929161
8Pennington Frankie4.00235151
9Sanchez Mychel J3.96049238
10Mccarthy Trevor3.91660262
11Lopez Paco3.87945177
12Castillo Angel3.81426149
13Karamanos Horacio3.74741229
14Russell Sheldon3.64221110
15Suarez Angel3.63441245
16Beato Inoel3.59625136
17Gallardo Antonio A3.57033168
18Cedeno Carol3.50354274
19Pimentel Julian3.48225139
20Latchman Reshawn3.41337230
21Acosta J D3.40623156
22Toledo Jevian3.38344269
23Peltroche Fredy3.37713105
24Peterson Ferrin3.37136190
25Thorpe Darius3.36325132
26Vargas Jr Jorge A3.28717130
27Silvera Ruben3.23528188
28Rodriguez Angel R3.23223143
29Diaz Vladimir3.1821595
30Lopez Antonio3.17626211
31Cruz Angel3.10226185
32Ho Wesley3.08425163
33Chiappe Ricardo3.03922143
34Boyce Forest3.02220119
35Pedroza Brian3.0021482
36Ferrer Jose C2.99322149
37Rodriguez Jaime2.94328170
38Gonzalez Silvestre2.87717124
39Almodovar Gerald2.86729183
40Hernandez Julio A2.85929168
41Wolfsont Andrew2.85316111
42Marquez Charlie2.83335243
43Ocasio Luis M2.75015124
44Ruiz Jorge2.74418139
45Otero William P2.7291589
46Perez Xavier2.71125189
47Caballero Hector2.6911071
48Adorno Abner2.60224194
49Batista Luis A2.59322176
50Cora David2.55715121
51Haddock Dexter2.54815155
52Diaz Jr Sunday2.52326212
53Larrosa Gustavo2.49115132
54Delgado Carlos J2.48515170
55Castillo Isaac2.46119160
56Juarez Nik2.43421157
57Conner Tyler2.41721177
58Maldonado Ramon R2.35513118
59Carrasco Victor R2.33513131
60Gomez Kevin2.32012151
61Lynch Feargal2.2811261
62Rosales Victor2.27011128
63Davis Katie2.2631160
64Nunez Anthony Y2.23411108
65Diaz Jr Hector R2.23026202
66Ortiz Yomar Orlando2.21913144
67Mejia Tomas B2.20912124
68Trotman Keimar2.15112123
69Rodriguezcastro LA2.1011183
70Villegas Jerry2.10111106
71Garcia Wilmer A2.10011120
72Spanabel Skyler2.0821196
73Rosado Johan2.06513148
74Scampton Brittany2.040681
75Inirio Maicol J2.04014143
76Hamilton Weston2.03711160
77Milan Gerardo2.03212125
78Torres Jomar2.02314166
79Cintron Alex2.00126239
80Rosado Roberto J1.993775
81Mena Raul1.99218151
82Centeno Daniel1.9841081
83Nguyen Jason1.960860
84Lyapustina Tais1.894976
85Rivera Edwin1.8169138
86Rodriguez Victor1.7677131
87Whitney Dana G1.7317106
88Flores Jr Laureano1.730684
89Hernandez Carlos J1.72312146
90Glaser Lauralea1.6541030
91Montano Jose1.618844
92Montanez Rosario1.611770
93Corujo Leonardo1.607677
94Coa Keiber J1.602858
95Whisman Avery1.4978110
96Simpson Jason1.4127130
97Morales Kelvin O1.3817122
98Maragh Romero Ramsay1.3668105
99Rivera Javier1.366760
100Medina Jaime1.343577
101Bowman Adam1.3376107
102Chaves Manuel1.335555
103Panaijo Jorge1.315376
104Hernandez Jann N1.209654
105Labarre Rebecca G1.195659
106Mangalee Navin1.111664
107Schneider Joseph1.085567
108Whitacre Grant1.059432
109Vargas Jr Jorge L1.017474
110DeCarlo Christopher P0.982435
111Gonzalez Jorge Luis0.950357
112Marrero Carlos0.898584
113Garcia Luis0.884539
114Batista Jose A0.877467
115Villa-Gomez Huber0.867430
116Rodriguez Edilberto0.857344
117Bisono John0.784438
118Rocha Wladimir0.747297
119Betancourt Jose R0.708271
120Rojas Jose F0.679365
121Ocasio Jonathan0.671346
122Berticelli Lucas E0.634365
123Evans Cecily0.611318
124Salgado Anthony0.584363
125Lopez Charles C0.557429
126Garcia Wilfredo J0.552433
127Rivera Luis D0.543239
128Lloyd John W0.536234
129Flores Emilio0.516244
130Davis Jacqueline A0.505250
131Halliday Vince0.502269
132Mayhew Glenmore W0.481120
133Rivera Jr Jose L0.309119
134Kay Winston R0.307119
135Baker Christopher J0.304112
136Burke Jermaine0.288129
137Lopez Erick0.242120
138Paz Robert0.238115
139Vail James S0.232117
140Correa Julio0.227116
141Martinez Erasmo0.224120
142Carrasco Carlos0.199129
143Torres Wesley0.186126
144Herrera Jacinto R0.148113

Bravo’s wins included a win in the Sorority Stakes, his eighth of the meet in stakes company. The combination of a high win percentage and strong earnings per start – more than twice the average at Monmouth – stands him in good stead in these numbers.

Apprentice rider Alexander Crispin made a big move, from 18th a week ago to fourth this week. That move came after he recorded eight wins from 19 mounts during the week at Delaware Park. That included hat tricks September 7 and September 9. Crispin has 4.178 points.

The only other newcomer to the top 10 this week is Trevor McCarthy, who has been trading 10th and 11th with Paco Lopez in recent weeks. McCarthy, with 60 wins at four different tracks – second most, behind Bocachica’s 71, in the region – has 3.916 points. McCarthy won five times during the racing week, including aboard Happy Saver in the Federico Tesio Stakes.


1Patterson Kevin S4.7751635
2McKee John D4.6222183
3Perkins Jr Benjamin W4.5861032
4Brown Chad C4.3661134
5Duarte Jr Jorge4.2441657
6Whylie Herold O4.0431041
7Casey James W4.0311360
8Pecoraro Anthony4.0251141
9Reid Mark J4.0051139
10Houghton T Bernard B4.0021670
11Farrior Anthony3.9862895
12Kulp Brandon L3.9191965
13Lynch Cathal A3.8221871
14Robb John J3.8202087
15Vega Richard3.812845
16Kreiser Timothy C3.7752485
17Servis John C3.640942
18Coker Jr Gerald A3.621634
19Coletti Jr Edward J3.614962
20Preciado Guadalupe3.602834
21Gorham Michael E3.5881562
22Velazquez Daniel3.5771039
23Huston Rory K3.5731070
24Shanley Timothy3.567847
25Hollendorfer Jerry3.5601243
26Breen Kelly J3.5342697
27Ness Jamie3.53396377
28Russell Brittany3.5161041
29Stidham Michael3.5061773
30Runco Jeff C3.40542188
31Robertson McLean3.3781981
32Moore Michael M3.3741055
33Nunn Douglas3.261538
34McBurney Patrick B3.2521382
35Soto Carlos3.222637
36Gonzalez Claudio A3.21851255
37Mcmahon Demelza3.2121147
38Graci Kimberly A3.1941993
39Vazquez Juan C3.1581378
40Grams Timothy C3.1481265
41Demasi K A3.14725136
42Pickett Crystal G3.1411590
43Simoff Andrew L3.121831
44Casey John A3.0971169
45Wyner Harold3.093640
46Sanchez-Salomon R3.0721046
47Figgins III Ollie L3.0461890
48Motion H Graham3.036636
49Cibelli Jane3.028841
50Camejo Jose M3.0241055
51Hendriks Richard J3.022730
52Dilodovico Damon R3.0071679
53Capuano Gary3.0051167
54Carlisle John C2.9851260
55Trombetta Michael J2.96021125
56Martin Silvio L2.9501067
57Salvaggio Mark V2.8851151
58Eubanks Annette M2.874620
59Corrales Jose2.8621578
60Carvajal Jr Luis2.862954
61Johnston Robert JW2.834730
62Stites Flint W2.7971180
63Potts Wayne2.77519115
64Pino Michael V2.7481264
65Milian Carlos J2.731849
66Keefe Timothy L2.718540
67Mcclellan Erin C2.682848
68Stehr Joseph P2.682438
69Lucas Anthony2.670638
70Contreras Javier2.6321296
71Ramosagosto Miguel2.631432
72Salazar Marco P2.617418
73Guerrero Juan Carlos2.615642
74Margotta Jr Anthony R2.612518
75Ferreira Fernando2.598326
76Rubley Kelly2.574853
77Craig Jr Lewis E2.557633
78Diaz Jorge2.526856
79Walters David2.505647
80Salzman Jr John E2.486626
81Farro Patricia2.46714112
82Hogan William J2.467334
83Smith Hamilton A2.456983
84Delacour Arnaud2.439855
85Brown Ronney W2.41121164
86Delgado Jose H2.3951675
87Bennett Gerald S2.319754
88Mosco Robert2.287546
89Reid Jr Robert E2.254434
90Merryman Ann W2.250450
91Klesaris Steve2.231533
92Capuano Dale2.2241591
93McMahon Hugh I2.2161073
94Magee Kieron2.2071488
95Catalano Jr Michael L2.207424
96Caison Jody L2.200539
97D'Angelo Ricardo2.194729
98Dominguez Mario A2.187650
99Salvaggio Jr M W2.156440
100Kravets Bruce M2.1471184
101Bouchard Leslye G2.123320
102Mancilla Carlos A2.122454
103Albright George R2.105435
104Allen Jeffrey S2.093426
105Shuman Mark2.089520
106Sacco Gregory D2.088435
107Thomas Jonathan2.063626
108Schoenthal Phil2.058448
109Joy Kevin J2.055849
110Rideouttii Anthony M2.051526
111Taylor Joseph2.051974
112Tessore Bruno2.037531
113Lake Scott A2.03714131
114O'Dwyer Jeremiah2.020648
115Compton Greg1.973623
116Madrigal Sr Rodrigo1.966434
117Dini Michael1.962959
118Beattie Todd M1.927418
119Gaudet Lacey1.916661
120Ashby Lynn A1.909441
121Hemingway Ian1.888419
122Reynolds Joan A1.879536
123Linder Jr Louis C1.873967
124Potts Jr Ron G1.858337
125Rodriguez Franklin1.840317
126O'Connell Kathleen1.825535
127Elamri Hassan1.824316
128Ortega Leopoldo M1.812531
129Rodriguez Paige1.797327
130Santangelo Brett T1.797315
131Guerrero J Guadalupe1.789433
132Viands Stacey R1.781526
133Serey Jr Mario1.757441
134Servis J Tyler1.720415
135Galvan Baltazar1.705435
136St Lewis Uriah1.691330
137Sweezey J Kent1.680647
138Schneider Geoffrey L1.670413
139Stephens John D1.656328
140Hurley Jack1.653523
141White Donald R1.650241
142Jones Carl C1.643320
143Mangual Manolo1.641329
144Allen III A Ferris1.636456
145Hanagan Lela G1.617416
146Eppler Mary E1.616425
147McMullen Marilyn G1.582315
148Jones Jr Michael E1.577463
149Downie Lofflin1.563214
150Boggs M Joanna1.562338
151Tobin Edwin L1.557357
152Cooney Susan S1.555228
153Hawthorne Bobbi Anne1.551317
154Davis Russell E1.534327
155Jenkins Rodney1.533324
156Delgado Jorge1.515517
157Aguirre Anthony1.511323
158Collins Timothy M1.505352
159Bailes W Robert1.502446
160Pyke Joseph1.502233
161Arriaga Antonio1.459319
162Obed-Letts Keturah E1.451346
163Greaves Vernon1.445321
164McAllen John P1.424240
165Manchio Linda L1.422320
166Solis Jacinto1.408315
167Posadas Pedro1.401326
168Sillaman Richard P1.398320
169McMahon W Thomas1.384214
170Pennella Rhea M1.381336
171Adams Douglas S1.370320
172Dollinger-Stehr L1.367324
173Haynes Ernest M1.362423
174Betancourt Jr Eli1.355331
175Moreno-Barban L1.347320
176Perez Ernesto1.328213
177Abrams Ronald B1.322320
178Correa Jr Alex A1.310447
179Lawrence II James L1.289313
180Martinez Alexander1.269314
181Matz Michael R1.269319
182Sheppard Jonathan E1.268315
183Graham Robin L1.268224
184Schottroffe Edward T1.230314
185Albert Linda L1.229218
186Hills Timothy A1.226322
187Cronk Samuel F1.221236
188Viands Gregory1.221220
189Aylor Jr William L1.217225
190Maymo Alejandro1.194222
191Flores-Coba Felix L1.193225
192Ippolito Mark1.189221
193Morrow Shaun C1.184323
194Spina Chuck1.178352
195Keller Christopher M1.143215
196Castellano Abel A1.124326
197Velazquez Alfredo1.108220
198Simmonds Michael A1.102221
199Pearce Penny1.100221
200Alsbrookiii Joseph B1.094227
201Zalalas Michael1.088250
202Voss Katharine M1.087215
203Bennett Dale1.076429
204Frock Charles L1.063233
205Dotolo David1.062115
206Bobadilla Jose F1.061366
207Hedus William C1.045214
208Allen Randy1.023218
209Martinez Joey A1.009236
210Caruso Nick Joseph1.006331
211Perez Elisha1.003115
212Clark Tom A1.000313
213Englehart Jeffrey S0.990317
214Butts Mike E0.986322
215Allard Edward T0.965217
216Rodriguez Jose S0.956318
217Synnefias Dimitrios K0.942317
218Serey Juan0.937123
219Riviezzo Ralph R0.931130
220Barber Donald C0.925214
221Campbell Marshall T0.918215
222Geralis Emanuel J0.894221
223Owens Jr Eddie0.878220
224Gaffney Hubert0.862219
225Clagett Christine F0.856215
226Vera Miguel0.853312
227Krebs Steven0.834117
228Wilson Tony0.800227
229Sinnefia Paulina0.767222
230Hussey David A0.761214
231Weeks Michael Lee0.752217
232Cash Russell J0.744114
233Casey Stephen M0.743212
234Oliva Robert0.739231
235Johnson Dewayne C0.725218
236Stahlin John L0.724215
237Carrasco Jr Victor0.703220
238Dunham Bernard G0.690213
239Pimental John I0.683240
240Rodriguez John M0.681215
241Ingram Adam L0.678234
242Nicholson Jr James E0.603122
243Brown Jr Howard R0.597129
244Aristone Philip T0.596120
245Chacon Gustavo0.588125
246Castillo Michelle0.588118
247Gallimore Trevor0.578147
248McCaslin John S0.514116
249Houghton Roy D0.507114
250Geist David W0.488120
251Sanchez Jose Lozano0.475114
252Thompson Glenn R0.457116
253Vuyosevich Jeanne L0.421115
254Shea Timothy H0.395124
255Beattie Cody0.378117

The trainer ranks remain largely similar to last week’s, with nine of last week’s top 10 still in the top ranks this week.

After an 0-for-4 week, Monmouth-based Ben Perkins, Jr. has dropped from first to third with 4.586 points. In his stead, Kevin Patterson (16-for-35 at Charles Town) has grabbed the top spot with 5.492 points. John McKee, also based at Charles Town, is second with 4.622 points.

The only newcomer to the top ranks is the Parx Racing-based Herold Whylie. He has 4.043 points to check in in sixth place. Perhaps the strongest element of his resume, in addition to a 24% strike rate, is his plus-30% wagering return on investment.

Whylie’s ascension has helped to knock Cal Lynch out of the top 10. Lynch was eighth a week ago but is now 13th with 3.822 points.