Keeneland Press Release
LEXINGTON, KY (April 27, 2016) – Jockey Joel Rosario scored his first win on his first day back since being sidelined by injury on Feb. 20 at Gulfstream Park when he rode Michael B. Tabor’s 3-5 favorite No Hiding Place to a three-length victory in the $66,000 St. George Purse on Wednesday afternoon at Keeneland before 8,477 fans.
Click HERE for Keeneland Racing Analyst Tom Leach’s post-race interview with Rosario.
Trained by Wesley Ward, No Hiding Place covered six furlongs on a sealed sloppy track in 1:08.98, just 30/100ths of a second slower than the track record set by champion Runhappy in the 2015 TwinSpires Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1).
No Hiding Place is a four-year-old Kentucky-bred gelding by Munnings who was fifth in Keeneland’s Commonwealth (G3) on April 9. Wednesday’s victory marked his fourth win in five starts. He earned $39,600 to push his career earnings to $100,740.
The winner paid $3.20, $2.60 and $2.10. Runner-up Tiger Tank paid $4.80 and $3.80 under Corey Lanerie. Wake Up Joe, who finished 2¼ lengths behind in third with Florent Geroux aboard, returned $3.40.
The victory came on Rosario’s second mount of the day at Keeneland. In the fourth race, he finished fourth aboard Price too High, also trained by Ward.