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.

I was galloping. I moved too soon. When I asked him to go I said, ‘he can’t lose, there’s no reason to be cute.’ He went so fast from last to first that he couldn’t sustain that kick and the last hundred (yards) he faltered a little bit. I think that’s my fault, 100%.”

Kent Desormeaux, Rider of third-place finisher My Boy Jack, Louisiana Derby