Ed continues . . .
"Nine out of 10 times when you get those big power-name riders
like Pincay, Solis, Nakatani and Desormeaux, those guys are just
not bullring riders at this stage of their careers. They used to
be when they were younger. Now, it's a different era. That's the
way the game goes.
"The riders who ride at Pomona (on a regular basis) are hungrier
and know the bullring, because they ride here every day. You
bring your Pincays, Desormeauxs and Solises, they come and ride
one horse and it's brand new to them. Twenty years ago, they
would ride just as good as the young guys.
"Now, they're established. They're not going to take the chances
that the young rider takes. And we need to ride those kind of
To Pincay's credit, he bounced back from the Barretts Debutante,
a race in which, by his own admission, he "almost went down on
the first turn," and won the next two feature races at Fairplex
Park, the Bangles and Beads Stakes on Flying In The Lane, and
the next day's allowance feature, on Exhilaration, for Kentucky
Derby-winning owners Bob and Beverly Lewis and trainer D. Wayne