10/03/2010 2:42PM

Calder: Midway report

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Actually a little past the halfway mark on the card. Speed has not held on too well up to this point with Cover Price the only wire to wire  winner over the main track up to race six. Most of the early races have been around two turns, the latest a last to first runaway by Lucky Afternoon and leading rider Luis Saez over a brutally bad group of bottom level 2-year-old maiden claiming fillies.  Baltimore Saint upset the first turf race decided here in recent memory when rushing to a big lead around the second bend then holding on for dear life while drifting late to register the win in a race where the 7-5 Mr. Izzy hit the inner rail on the far turn to lose whatever chance he might have had.