Victor Espinoza, the rider for Kentucky Derby hopeful Gormley, could have a real dilemma in the months ahead. He’s the jockey for two promising 3-year-olds that are trained by John Shirreffs and owned by Jerry and Ann Moss.
While Gormley is preparing to run in the San Felipe Stakes next month, the promising Royal Mo will make his stakes debut Saturday at Santa Anita in the Robert B. Lewis Stakes that offers 17 qualifying Kentucky Derby points.
Royal Mo, a son of Uncle Mo, was an impressive maiden winner in his first rout race at a mile on Nov. 27 at Del Mar and has been recording swift workouts in the morning.
“He looks like a really nice 3-year-old,” Shirreffs...
Jockey Victor Espinoza guides California Chrome to a wire-to-wire victory in the San Felipe Stakes last month at Santa Anita Park.