Frankel Reconsidering Jockey Mount

Frankel Reconsidering Jockey Mount
Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt
High Limit, breezing at Churchill Downs Wednesday.
A disgruntled Bobby Frankel told reporters Wednesday morning he may reconsider Ramon Dominguez as the jockey for High Limit's Kentucky Derby (gr. I) run Saturday. Frankel said after reading a quote from the rider in a Louisville Courier-Journal article, it seemed the jockey may lack confidence in High Limit to go forward Saturday.

"There might be a new rider on this horse," Frankel said. "Who knows. I haven't made up my mind. But if he doesn't have confidence in him..."

The article written by Brian Bennett quoted the jockey as saying, "He (High Limit) probably doesn't have enough experience to compete at the highest level yet."

A Venezuela native, Dominguez has ridden in all of High Limit's four starts, including his win in the Louisiana Derby (gr. II).

Frankel said he wanted to know whether or not the jockey was misquoted before he made a decision.

"We'll see. Most likely, he'll ride the horse," Frankel later said.

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