11/27/2010 4:31PM

Calder: Midway report


Well just a little past midway and speed again holding up well on the main track except in the sixth race when the 16-1 RExson's Rose came roaring from well back to outfinish 9-5 Paster's Bad Habit who then survived a stewards inquiry before having his number left up second.

 John Johny Jak has shown new life since switching to the turf, overcoming a little shuffle on the far turn to beat a strong field of starter allowance horses in the fifth race for trainer Gilberto Zerpa. Almuraad broke slow, raced wide, flattened out badly while obviously reacting to career best effort in his previous start.

  Jersey Joe Bravo accepted his first mount since moving down from Monmouth Park and made it a winning one, putting up a nicely judged ride aboard the 6-5 Manhattan Fox to win the eighth race over a game Gaelic Storm. The victory was also the first here this meet for trainer Christophe Clement.