Six months after being seriously injured in a race-day spill at Laurel Park, 30-year-old journeyman Alex Cintron made his return to the Maryland jockey colony with three mounts on Thursday's card at Pimlico Race Course. Cintron had not ridden in Maryland since suffering injuries to his face and knee as well as a broken shoulder blade when Hamilton Smith-trained Leather Goods appeared to clip heels on the first turn of the third race last Nov. 19 and dumped Cintron. A lengthy recovery process was further complicated by the shifting of facial hardware already in place from a Nov. 14, 2014, spill in which Cintron broke 12 bones, shattered his jaw and suffered a severe concussion. "That was great," Cintron said after finishing second aboard Consider This for trainer Michael Matz in the second race, a $40,000 maiden special weight for fillies and mares 3 and up going 1 1/16 miles on the main track.
Pimlico betting: The 20-cent Rainbow 6 went unsolved, increasing the jackpot carryover to $240,824.31 for today's nine-race program. Post time for the first race is 1:10 p.m. A total of $76,841 was bet into the multirace wager Thursday, adding to a carryover of $216,236.59 from the Preakness program Saturday. Multiple tickets with all six winners each returned $1,247.68. There will also be a carryover of $841.28 in the $1 Super Hi-5 for today's opener.