08/20/2010 4:04PM

CALDER: Four betting interests in the main event

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For the second day in a row, the stewards allowed or circumstances transpired that saw a race scratch down to four betting interests. Today's victim was the featured tenth race which has lost Truelyonbroadwayt, Double Judge and Rickyontherun. Granted all were longshots at best but that leaves just the entry of John Johny Jak and Salo Jak, Green Vegas, the heavily bet Casino Gambler and Haps Alphabet Soup to slug it out.  The longshot play here is Haps Alphabet Soup, longest price on the board at 11-1 but coming off a race in which he absoluely flew home after a slow start and galloped out like a champion.  Granted this is a much tougher field but at the price, why not take a chance.

Meanwhile rain is beginning to surround the area with thunder off in the background getting closer and closer to home. Hopefully the bad weather will hold off until the remainder of the card can be completed.