Irad Ortiz Jr. and Frank Mirimadi

May 23, 2020

We are always reluctant to call out riders, we know how tough it is. That said this is professional sports and along with the praise at times comes the critique. Irad gets a Low Five for losing the Charlie Whittingham with Rockemperor, the best horse on Saturday. Too much strangling, too wide on the turn, too patient, and too far off the pace and United who was who he had to get the jump on. Adding insult to injury then gets DQ’d from second…Announcer Frank M gets a low five too for calling Rockemperor in the lead when he wasn’t.

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