11/25/2010 1:49PM

Calder: Happy Thanksgiving for longshot players


It was a happy Thanksgiving for those who somehow came up with the 2-8 exacta combination in the fourth race.  Rainbow Cruise led throughout to register a $70.40 shocker in the bottom lever conditioned claimer with the 30-1 Spotlight Scam completing the gimmick that returned $784 turkeys. NO e xcuse for the favored The Cat Rules who had dead aim on the top pair throughout and came up empty down the stretch.

 Itaintover hasn't run   since July of 2009 but in trainer Marty Wolfson's hands he's 6-5 with 17 minutes to post for the eighth race.