08/13/2011 3:25PM

Calder; Midway report


A little more than halfway through the card and no real bias to report over the main track. First time starter Brother Pat the only winner from mid-pack and beyond in the fifth event as he easily ran down the odds on Put It Back Tiger. A claim of foul and stewards inquiry as a result of Orlando Bocachica, the rider on Put It Back Tiger, taking up sharply inside the winner near midstretch although from the looks of the head on replay it appeared he was more grandstanding than in trouble and the stewards made the right call to leave the number up.

The Band Is Passing Stakes is up next although the race lost a little of its luster when moved from the turf to the main track. Surprisingly Wingedlie has opened the favorite at 6-5, the surface change obviously a big plus on his behalf. Tannersville, who would have been the horse to beat on grass, holding in at 5-2 on the main but definitely not as good on dirt as turf.

The tenth race is one to watch with Cameo Lady, runner-up to Desert Vixen winner Redbud Road, theobvious favorite but several fast firsters in the lineup including her stablemate Change Encounter, Erin's World and More than Speed.