Couton went 1-for-6 Friday and scored his victory with heavy favorite Curly Girl ($3.20), who won the fourth race at odds of 3-5. Baze went 1-for-4 and notched his win with first-time starter Mum’s Truckee ($14.60), who rallied down the stretch to win the seventh race at odds of 6-1.
Couton has eights mounts Saturday, including morning-line favorites Go Papi Go (the 2-1 choice in the first race) and A Pint For Mary (5-2 in the sixth race). Couton was originally scheduled to ride seven horses but he picked up the mount on Doctor Park (a 30-1 outsider in the seventh race) when changes were announced Friday morning.
Baze has seven mounts Saturday, including morning-line favorites Slim Pickins (8-5 in the fifth race), Faster Action (5-2 in the eighth), and Janero (5-2 in the ninth).
Post time for Saturday’s nine-race card is 1:15 p.m.