09/04/2010 4:45PM

Calder: Catching up

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Trying to get a line on the racetrack. Looks like speed is okay but not dominating.  Congrats to trainer Walter Phillipian who sent out his first winner of the meet when Arrestedforpassion rallied to victory over the sod in the fifth race. The victory came with the first horse Phillipian saddled at the meet.

 Was glad to see my best bet She's Hot Hot win at 7-2 in the seventh, especially since my first six top picks are still running. The race was marred when both Full Strut and Brady's Lady broke very awkwardly.  I'm putting Avec Plaisir on the horses to watch list after he broke slow, rushed up inside, got shuffled back on the turn and steadied in traffic trying to recover near the quarter pole. Finished well behind wire to wire winner Lance's Song in the eighth.