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Luis Torres off to a flying start

Luis Torres off to a flying start

Luis Torres off to a flying start at Portland Meadows, wins six races

Luis Torres has been red hot the first two days of the Summer Meet at Portland Meadows. He kicked off the season with a four win day on opening day, and then on he celebrated the first Wednesday evening program of the season with six wins, including a streak of five straight, sweeping races three through seven. Torres’ big night started out in race three when he guided Keepanosecrets ($4.80) to a score for trainer Jonathan Nance. Torres came right back in race four when he brought Jimmy the Cat ($7.60) from just off the pace to score for owner/trainer Shelly Crowe in the first route race of the season.

Torres went right to the front on board Tizzy The Cop ($6.00) to get a wire to wire win, this time again teaming up with trainer Jonathan Nance who had four winners on the card. Torres and Nance once again visited the Winner’s Circle in race six, this time it was with Emerald Downs shipper Kuya ($8.20). Torres’ fifth straight win came in race seven when he confidently guided Glo Bou Liza ($5.80) to a convincing score, outdueling favored Angel Unaware to pick up the win for trainer Steve Fisher. Torres final score of the night was once again aboard a Jonathan Nance runner, this time it was Zilver ($3.80) who dueled with Avant Garde early but pulled away late to score with panache.

Luis Torres will look to continue his hot riding on Friday Night when Portland Meadows will present a 9 race card, with post time at 6pm.