Mitchell Murill has kicked his riding into another gear recently at Arlington International Racecourse, where he has won nine of the tracks last fifteen races as of the second race on Thursday. Murill ranks seventh in North American jockey standings by wins for the past 30 days, and ranks second among jockeys in North America for wins in August thus far.
Murill took the lead in jockey standings at Arlington on Thursday when he guided Jazz Music to victory in the second race of the day. With his 63 wins, he now tops Jose Valdivia Jr. who currently sits second with 62 wins on the meet.
I’ve been working really hard in the mornings,” Murill said. “I try and do as much as I can in the mornings. I’ve been going see everyone I need to and just putting in all the work early in the morning. Everything is coming around like it’s supposed to. The horses are running well for me and I’m just trying my best to put them in the right spots that give them the best chance to win.”
Murill will be looking for his first Grade I victory on Saturday when he climbs aboard Remember Daisy in the Grade I Beverly D.
Remember Daisy, owned by Al and Bill Ulwelling and trained by Gary Scherer, will be making her first start since a fourth place finish in the Grade 3 Modesty Handicap.
“She’s a talented filly,” Murill explained. “It’s going to be a big up in class for her, but she’s no slouch and I think she really does have a lot of talent. I’m looking forward to riding her and I think she’s going to surprise some people.”
Murill and Remember Daisy will break from post 5 on Saturday.
The Grade I ‘Win and Your In” Beverly D. will be run as race nine of the Saturday twelve with an expected post time of 4:53 PM CDT.
He will also ride Donnels Creek in the Bruce D Memorial breaking from post 3.