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Old 08-26-2022, 04:40 PM   #1
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Jockey Sonny Leon

Hey gang, is Leon "known" for anything? You know, like, popping the gate, deep closers, yada, yada, yada? Trying to get a little more involved in FLA racing. Thanks in advance.

BTW, race caller at GP is as good as I've heard. I like him a lot.
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Old 08-28-2022, 05:35 PM   #2
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I didn't answer this question when first posted because I'm not much of a jockey-capper, but since no one else has weighed in, I'll give it a go.

I always thought of him as a nondescript, run-of-the-mill Ohio jockey. So I guess to me the answer is; No, he's not known for anything, besides winning the Kentucky Derby. He certainly wasn't dominant at Belterra Park.

Having watched a small number of Gulfstream races, I will say he's riding like he's eager to prove he belongs there, and he seems to be getting better mounts lately.
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Old 08-29-2022, 12:40 AM   #3
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My loosely assembled data indicates it is uncommon for him to be involved in troubled trips.
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Old 08-29-2022, 07:38 AM   #4
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he is a decent rider and i thought he gave his horse a great ride on Saturday in the Travers.
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Old 09-11-2022, 01:08 PM   #5
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The only thing I know about him is riding Rich Strike. I don't know if it’s Rich Strike or his trainer but based on those races the horse is too off the lead pack for me to put a win bet on. But my gut(and I realize thats not a reliable betting angle) tells me the trainer is who I would have questions about. I always feel with jockeys its the really bad ones you have to stay away from. I do not believe Leon is a jockey you need to shy away from based on his riding of RS.
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