One of the debates after the Kentucky Derby has been Kent Desormeaux's ride on Paddy O'Prado. While no one questions the run before the last 100 feet, it was the very end of the race that caused some concern with some suggesting he may have let up at the end thinking second place was locked. Desormeaux says that's not true.
“It's only from ignorance or lack of communication where you can make the accusation,” insisted Desormeaux.
Trainer Dale Romans disagreed. “I think Kent thought he had second wrapped up and didn't ride him as hard as he should have, but I've come to terms with it and I wasn't going to think about it anymore.”
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