Very interesting, thanks for sharing.Ballerina wrote:On Steve Haskin's FB page
According to Javier Castellano's agent Mike Lakow, Castellano will ride Audible in the Ky. Derby and Johnny Velazquez will ride Vino Rosso. That leaves Bolt d'Oro open. Also leaves Noble Indy open.
Not only do jockey agents try for the elusive Derby but they also have long time barn commitments to consider.
Ruis will find somebody for Bolt but he's already burned bridges with Gary Stevens and Corey Nakatani in his brief training career, guessing Victor Espinoza is up next?
I thought it terribly interesting in pre-race interviews when Ruis said he told Javier "you better not be more than a length and a half off Justify" and then came Javier's interview in the saddling area, when asked where he thought he'd be, "up close, not too far away from the leader, but then I'll have decisions to make as the race develops". One does have to wonder a bit, if the pace was slow as the clock suggested, why wasn't Bolt right up on the lead?
I'm probably reading too much into the whole thing, but I know there are trainers who just say "I'll leave it up to the jock when the gates open" and I'm beginning to think Ruis just might be giving too many instructions to these HOF guys.