Ritvo brings hot streak to Thursday’s card at Gulfstream
Kathy Ritvo is orchestrating quite the turnaround during the current championship meet at Gulfstream Park. Best known for training 2013 Breeders’ Cup Classic winner and $5.6 million earner Mucho Macho Man, Ritvo has won 5-of-16 starts (31%) this winter.
Compare those numbers to her 3-for-34 record (9% win) during the 2018-19 Championship Meet. Ritvo won only 10 races from 116 starts (9%) in 2019.
She’s been sizzling of late. Ritvo enters Thursday’s 10-race program at Gulfstream with four wins in her last six starts. That includes Joyous Times, who scored at 19-1 odds on Jan. 8. Ritvo even sent out the top two finishers in a Dec. 26 race.
Frosted Grace, Ritvo’s lone entrant on Thursday, will try to continue the hot streak. Listed as the 5-2 second choice among six runners in a 6 ½-furlong allowance, Frosted Grace exits a third-place finish at the same level on Dec. 8. Luis Saez, who has won 2-of-5 starts for Ritvo this meet, picks up the mount.