Tvghrtvfan wrote:I will Never understand the hype around Edwin Maldonado. I don't think he's all that. Sure his style is a speed gate rider which is nice and all but you know if it wasn't for Joel Rosario leaving to the East, he wouldn't be where he's at. Neither wouldn't some of the jocks here too getting the luck and success. So basically it was more on luck than skills. Plus Rosario can ride around in circles with him and the other riders in Southern California except for Rafael Bejarano who can give him competition. I will say the same about Martin Garcia except he can hold his own when he rides the baffert horses.
You are clueless. Ask the trainers and they will educate you. No one is more impressive since he arrived here. It's the steady
improvement that has caught everyone's eyes. He's firmly in Bonde and O'Neill's barns' now and more and more horsemen are
using him now.
Ask yourself this question: Where would he be if Joel Rosario was here huh? I see.
He put in couple of bad rides at Del Mar and and still put in a bad one the other day and David Flores took him to school that day.
I think the Gulfstream riders (i.e. Joel Rosario, John Velazquez, Javier Castellano) along with Ramon Dominguez and Rosie Napravnik can ride around in circles with him.