(Corey Lanerie / Photo Courtesy of Keeneland Racecourse)

It has only been a week. But some things have a way of working out just like you have come to expect them to and just the way that are supposed to be. After the first six days of racing to the Churchill Downs’ Spring/Summer Meet, long-time fan favorite and long-time riding champ Corey Lanerie has once again jumped out to a quick lead in the chase for the next riding title.

When Saturday’s soggy race card was over, and the crowning of the 2018 Kentucky Derby had been celebrated, Lanerie has posted 7 winners in his first 43 mounts, to take a 1-win lead over Brian Joseph Hernandez, who has picked up 6 trips to the winner’s circle in just 30 mounts. Another win back, in third, is Ricardo Santana, Jr., who has 5 wins in the first 32 rides this meet.

Three rides — Jose Ortiz (who will be packing up his tack and moving up to the New York), Florent Geroux, and Julien Leparoux — all have 4 wins each.

Here is a closer look at the current Jockey Standings:

1 Mike E. Smith 6 1 0 1 $1,551,325 17% 2 33%
2 Jose L. Ortiz 14 4 4 1 $1,358,988 29% 9 64%
3 Florent Geroux 38 4 4 5 $810,844 11% 13 34%
4 John R. Velazquez 11 3 1 0 $597,315 27% 4 36%
5 Corey J. Lanerie 43 7 9 10 $441,360 16% 26 60%
6 Javier Castellano 17 0 4 3 $415,904 0% 7 41%
7 Brian Joseph Hernandez, Jr. 30 6 2 2 $407,283 20% 10 33%
8 Ricardo Santana, Jr. 32 5 6 0 $396,831 16% 11 34%
9 Irad Ortiz, Jr. 9 1 0 4 $385,640 11% 5 56%
10 Joel Rosario 18 1 3 2 $242,551 6% 6 33%
11 Tyler Gaffalione 2 1 0 0 $224,330 50% 1 50%
12 Shaun Bridgmohan 13 3 3 2 $222,560 23% 8 62%
13 Flavien Prat 8 3 0 0 $221,730 38% 3 38%
14 Julien R. Leparoux 25 4 4 4 $203,439 16% 12 48%
15 Chris Landeros 11 3 1 2 $136,297 27% 6 55%
16 Luis Contreras 9 0 2 0 $134,584 0% 2 22%
17 Luis Saez 23 2 3 1 $133,727 9% 6 26%
18 Drayden Van Dyke 8 0 0 1 $123,348 0% 1 13%
19 Joe Bravo 5 1 0 1 $104,100 20% 2 40%
20 Robby Albarado 23 1 3 1 $94,329 4% 5 22%
21 Channing Hill 7 0 1 1 $78,217 0% 2 29%
22 Kent J. Desormeaux 3 0 1 0 $78,200 0% 1 33%
23 Adam Beschizza 22 1 0 4 $67,415 5% 5 23%
24 C.J. McMahon 19 3 1 3 $66,017 16% 7 37%
25 James Graham 15 1 1 2 $62,518 7% 4 27%