07/05/2010 2:35PM

CALDER: Must have been the slop


Nicholas Vision had been beaten double digit lengths in each of his last five starts and nine of his last ten, most of those races coming against bottom level conditioned claimers. But there he was sitting up on the tote board at only 6-1 when the field left the gate for the sixth race and standing in the winner's circle when all was said and done after rallying wide and from dead last to pull off the unlikely victory. About the only reasonable explanations for the reversal of form were the sloppy racetrack, as Nicholas Vision had refistered his only previous win on a wet track at 2, and trainer change from a winless Jesus Chavez to Sergio Suarez who was but 1 for 20 this year coming into the race. Although there is really no explanation for that kind of money showing considering his recent form.