The Pressbox Show Interview With Jockey Agent Jimmy Riccio / Photo By Our Great Friend Ryan Dickey

Gene McLean caught up with Jockey Agent Jimmy Riccio. Jimmy is the jockey agent for both Jose Ortiz & Joe Bravo. Jose Ortiz will be riding Untamed Domain in the Tampa Bay Derby on Saturday!

We never lost confidence in her.  We worked with her and got her to run a good race today–thank God. Mike (Smith) and I both thought she went too fast early last time (when well beaten as favorite in the Grade I Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint Nov. 4), and she didn’t finish. Today, he let her lay a little off the pace and kept her wide and she finished well.  I have confidence in Unique Bella.  She gets into it and I thought she’d beat her (Paradise Woods), and down the lane, she did it.

Jerry Hollendorfer, the trainer of Unique Bella, who won the G1 La Brea at Santa Anita on Dec. 26