06/18/2011 3:10PM

Calder; Mild upset in stakes


Afleet Lass rode a perfect storm to an upset victory over the odds on Bella Moneta in the Cool Air Stakes. Afleet Lass benefitted from a dream trip. She eased back following an alert beginning to stalk the pace of longshot BecauseI'mworthit who then bore well out on the turn giving Afleet Lass ample room to slip through on the edge to gain the lead which she held over Bella Moneta despite drifing some through midstretch. The latter, at her best when in front, broke a couple of steps slow for the second straight race, had to split horses turning for home and then just asserted her class through the final furlong to outlast the others. The win was the seconde on the card for trainer Jose Pinchin and jockey Orlando Bocachica.