Channing Hill, a NYRA jock since his apprenticeship in 2005 is moving his tack to California.
The reasoning to those who feast on competition is weak.
"The opportunity presented itself and I thought it was a good one," Hill said in an Aqueduct news release. "This summer will be tough here in New York and it seemed like a good time to try Santa Anita."
This coming from a jock who rode First Defence to an impressive win in the Grade 1 Forego.
Hey, Santa Anita ain't no easy trip either with Garrett Gomez and Rafael Bejarano and Aaron Gryder and Mike Smith and Tyler Baze.
It's too bad. I would've liked to have seen him stick it to the likes of Alan Garcia and John Velazquez.
This, on the surface, makes it seem like he's fleeing the best.
Then again, have you been to Aqueduct in the winter?