05/21/2010 2:11PM

CALDER: If at first you don't succeed...


...try try again and again and again. That was the case for Norma Claire who after trying 24 times to no avail finally earned her diploma with a popular victory in the fifth race. The long awaited win coming with the aid of just a nightmarish trip for the 2-1 second choice Country Green who checked back to last shortly after the start and again on the clubhouse turn before finishing with good courage to easily be second best. Jockey Daniel Coa and trainer Fred Warren, who teamed up with Ifitwasn'tfortexas in the previous race, got their second win in a row and will go for the hat trick with Los Caobos in the eighth.

Some crazy early money when the board opened for the 6th race on the 12-1 morning line Kitty Litter who opened at 1-2 after the first flash. Midnight Ridge will lultimately go to post the heavy favorite when this field arrives at the gate in about 20 minutes.