08/13/2010 12:51PM

Calder: On the grass


Today's races surprisingly on the turf despite the early week soaking the course endured.  Track officials presently have the lawn rated as yielding.

Speed tied up in the opener with Im Good At That running favorite Smart Cole into defeat in a suicidal speed duel that set things up for Doc Green with second choice Massecuite having no real excuse with a belated rally.

Rough 'N Royal came off a layoff but a bullet work and destroyed a weak field of maiden allowance rivals in the second half of the double, cruising on the lead and drawing off impressively. Longer Terms Doug had no excuse while morning line favorite Philourpockets lagged far back and had a little traffic issue before rallying belatedly for second.