11/19/2010 2:08PM

Calder: Big performance to start the day


   Apriority appears to have found a home over conventional dirt here at Calder. After failing to win his maiden in four starts over various artificial surfaces in California and twice on grass, the son of Grand Slam finally got a chance over real dirt and turned in the race of his life, sprinting right to the front before easily holding off the 2-5 Where's Sterling in the opener. His final time of 1:23 and change for seven furlongs liekly to grade out in the high to mid-eighties on the Beyer Speed Figure scale once all the calculations are in. Apriority is currently trainer by David Fawkes for owner-breeder Donald Dizney

. Hard to believe Duster was only 18-1 when she roared up the fence to upset the third race for older fillies and mares going a mile on the turf. Duster had started only three previous times late in her 4-year-old campaign, had never raced on grass or beyond six furlongs and was trained by Easton De Souza who had won only two races on the year.  Duster prevailed at the expense of front runner Atlantic Breeze who led for all but the final stride of the maiden $25,000 claimer.