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Jamaica: New riders for familiar turf rivals

Updated: October 3, 2008, 1:21 PM ET
By David Grening | Daily Racing Form

ELMONT, N.Y. -- Thanks in large part to a masterful ride by Garrett Gomez, Gio Ponti got the better of Court Vision and Kent Desormeaux in the Grade 2, $772,500 Virginia Derby two months ago.

Both horses will have new riders for their rematch when Gio Ponti and Court Vision renew acquaintances in Saturday's Grade 2, $250,000 Jamaica Handicap at Belmont Park. Alan Garcia rides Gio Ponti while John Velazquez will be aboard Court Vision.

In the Virginia Derby, Gomez kept Court Vision ...

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