11/21/2007 12:00AM

Pinchin brings back two former juvenile stars

EmailMIAMI - Yesshecandance and Wonderous Glory were among the leaders of their respective divisions at Calder as 2-year-olds in 2006. Unfortunately, neither has made an impact yet at 3, a situation trainer Jose Pinchin hopes to remedy when he brings both horses back from lengthy vacations about 30 minutes apart on Friday's 12-race program.

Yesshecandance won 3 of 5 starts at 2, including a pair of stakes, but has not started since posting a three-quarter-length decision in the Joj'sdream Stakes in October 2006. A daughter of Yes It's True, Yesshecandance will launch her comeback against seven rivals in Friday's featured 11th race, a $40,000 optional claimer at 5 1/2 furlongs.

"She had a crack in her shin that took longer than we expected to heal," Pinchin explained. "But she's back as good as ever now and couldn't be training any better. She was able to win her first start as a 2-year-old, so I see no reason to believe the way she's been working that she can't win Friday despite coming off such a long layoff."

Yesshecandance will face a field that includes Bereba, who is coming off a second-place finish behind 4-5 favorite Rgirldoesn'tbluff in the Sugar N Spice Stakes on Oct. 21. Also in the field is the speedy Flankers Lady, who has won 3 of her 4 starts at Calder.

Wonderous Glory has been idle since finishing 12th and last over the Gulfstream Park turf course on March 26. As a 2-year-old, Wonderous Glory finished second behind Green Vegas in the In Reality division of the Florida Stallion Stakes and third in the What a Pleasure Stakes.

"He had a hard year as a 2-year-old, so after he ran poorly in his second start as a 3-year-old we just decided to give him some time off," said Pinchin. "He's also been training well, and while two turns is his best game we decided to start him back at six furlongs. We'll see how he goes after this race before deciding where to run him next, although I'm looking forward to him having a very big year at 4."

Wonderous Glory will compete in Friday's 10th race, a six-furlong entry-level allowance for 3-year-olds that also lured recent maiden winner Note to Harry, Midwest invader Slate, and the promising Real Truth.

Pinchin has quietly had himself another very good year, but he could have had an even better one had his best horse, the 2-year-old Big City Man, not been sold privately this past summer on the eve of the Affirmed division of the Florida Stallion Stakes.

Big City Man reeled off three one-sided wins following a second-place finish in his career debut, including an easy victory over Wise Answer in the Dr. Fager Stakes. Wise Answer subsequently went on to dominate statebreds in the Affirmed and In Reality stakes as well as open company in the Foolish Pleasure.

"I guess I had some regrets about selling him after watching the horse we'd beaten so easily win all those other stakes," said Pinchin. "But selling him was a good business venture, and when you're in this line of work good business must prevail."

Pinchin said Big City Man's new owner is a prince from Saudi Arabia who plans to run the horse in a racing festival there in January.

Like Yesshecandance and Wonderous Glory, Big City Man was owned by the Mr. T. Stable.