Trainer Julio Canani saddled longshot Wild Revenge to a win in the first race Friday at Santa Anita. The horse was ridden by Kayla Stra.
In the first episode of HBO’s new horse racing-based show ‘Luck’, Turo Escalante, a character played by John Ortiz and is modeled after Canani, put a rookie jockey on a longshot that he had primed to win and could not lose unless the jockey bricked it. Well, in the show, the jockey bricks it and the horse still wins.
Although Kayla Stra isn’t a rookie (or apprentice), she often leaves a lot to be desired with her rides. And for Canani to use her on a horse says that either he thought the horse had no prayer, or he was, as in the show, trying to “put one over” to cash a ticket.
Wild Revenge paid $26.20.