Jose Valdivia, Jr. Leads Riders at Arlington Park

Jose Valdivia, Jr. is running away with the currently rider’s title at Arlington Park. The leading rider here a year ago is having another standout time of it in the Chicago area, having hit the board with 62% of his mounts and winning at a high end rate of .28%.

So far this meet, his horses have earned over $1.072 million in purses, and that puts him atop the leader board in all three major categories.

Mitchell Murrill is 16 wins back in second, while the team of Sophie Doyle and Julio Felix is 26 wins in arrears.

Here is a closer look at the top 15 riders this meet.

1Jose Valdivia, Jr.169482927$1,072,05928%10462%
2Mitchell Murrill178323024$749,30818%8648%
3Carlos H. Marquez, Jr.136192220$617,29914%6145%
4Sophie Doyle155222127$506,72114%7045%
5Julio E. Felix154222120$503,55214%6341%
6Christopher A. Emigh136211820$471,65215%5943%
7Jose E. Lopez122141120$438,03311%4537%
8Edgar Perez138201915$426,15114%5439%
9Harry Hernandez9111159$292,08012%3538%
10Jermaine V. Bridgmohan611188$248,91818%2744%
11Constantino Roman11991115$236,6348%3529%
12Joe Bravo7302$157,64043%571%
13Joseph Berrios45748$135,52516%1942%
14Santo Sanjur18430$130,65822%739%
15Anthony Y. Nunez84388$130,6204%1923%

I don’t know if she’s good enough to get done what she’s doing right now. I know she’s just in super-good form right now,” said trainer Darrin Miller. “She feels very good and has had no issues. She seems like a really happy mare right now. She’s very game, we know that much.”

“At Saratoga, I really wasn’t sure how much the ground played up there for us that day, even though she ran a big race and we were really confident in her going up there. She was doing everything right coming into this race. We knew she would do the best she could do. So we were very confident that she wasn’t going to back out of anything, regardless of where that ended us up in the race.”

Darrin Miller, Trainer of the winner Ruby Notion
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