08/13/2010 2:54PM

CALDER: Main track wicked fast


Harkening back to my days in REvere, Mass. at Suffolk Downs to describe the main track today. After plenty of rain this week and some mid-morning maintenance after training on Thursday, the dirt course is packed and as fast as I've seen it here all meet. And not surprisingly it's gotten more and more speed favoring as the cards progressed each afternoon.l After a suicidal speed duel did in the leaders in the opener today, speed has won the next three races including the third in which the odds on Honey Honey Honey and longshot Woodland eyeballed each other the entire trip and were still well clear of the pack at the end.

 The speed favoring course and another weak ride by Jose Angel Garcia probably carried the 4-5 Roy's Girls to a narrow win over the well backed firster Kitchenman in the fourth. The winner cruising on the lead under Saez and just having enoughleft to hold off the runner-up after the latter was taken up and angled sharply to the inside behind the leader inside the eighth pole.