Last time he lost by a nose. This time, he would not be denied. Our three-year-old son of El Corredor, Ginello went gate-to-wire in the maiden special weight at Hollywood Park. Ginello got pressed early through a fast 23 second quarter-mile. However, he was going easily and opened up a lead down the backstretch. He shook clear on the turn and held sway to the wire while being kept to task.
Trainer Craig Dollase said, "This is the horse we expected to see when he was training as a two-year-old. He wasn't ready to be a racehorse then. We gave him time to mature, and we are seeing the benefits of that. He was so much better before the race. He ran great. I couldn't believe how quickly he cooled out afterwards. He was dry before he got back to the winner's circle."
Jockey Michael Baze said, "My horse was going so easy up front. We were going fast, but he was doing it on his own. He is getting better and better mentally. He started goofing off in the stretch. That's why I had to stay busy on him. I still had plenty of horse left, but he lost focus. He didn't let them pass him in the gallop out."
Ginello earned $22,800 for the victory. We will look to get him back in the starting gate before the end of the Hollywood meet.