12/11/2010 2:22PM

Calder: Another impossible result on the turf


As if the 40-1 Varitek wasn't wild enough in the third race, how about trying to come up with Relampago at 70-1 in the fifth race.  Relampago finished ninth, beaten 30 lengths in his only previous start which came on dirt. Obviously a switch to grass made the difference but even at that, Relampago had to overcome an impossible trip to win. First he rushed up to duel with the 3-2 favorite The Waco Kid on the clubhouse turn, dropped back around the second turn as if he was falling out of the race as in his career debut before  re-rallying through the final furlong to get the nod in the closing strides. A tough beat for those who took The Waco Kis as he truly appeared home free  once shaking well clear turning for home.