The Pressbox Show Interview With Jockey Miguel Mena

Gene McLean caught up with Jockey Miguel Mena. Miguel is the leading rider at the Fair Grounds and winner of the G2 Risen Star with Derby Hopeful Bravazo.

She really kicks into gear late. She’s a big filly and she’s obviously learned a lot, and we’ve made a lot of progress with her in the last three months and I was delighted. This was a much tougher race then she’d run in thus far. We were aware of that obviously, but she seems to step through every hurdle we give her. I’m very excited.

“We’re pointing towards the Gazelle and that would be the natural stepping stone to the (Kentucky) Oaks. I’ve never run in the (Kentucky) Oaks, and the possibility is very exciting.”

Linda Rice, trainer of Midnight Disguise