06/10/2011 2:42PM

Calder: A license to steal...


... that's what owners and trainers are given by being allowed to bring in horses who have never worked in front of track clockers to make their debut in maiden races both here and at Gulfstream Park. Such was the case in the fifth race with Boss Lady who had no published local works on her form, just two at a training center in Redding, Fla.(RQH is all the info we get in the paper) and one on the Nelson Jones Farm in Ocala where there are no official clockers to record the works(nor are there at the Palm Beach Training Center in Del Ray).  Research showed the 3-year-old filly had also worked many times at the NJF last summer and fall as a 2-year-old. Boss Lady opened as the favorite but drifted to 5-1 at post time and cruised home an easy winner over a woeful field of bottom level maidens.  Hats off to her connections,  owner William Jurgens and trainer Sandra Slivka, for taking advantage of the situation and getting the job done off the bench and a $12.00 mutuel to boot.