06/05/2010 6:00PM

CALDER: Nice call


It took a while, almost 10 minutes, but the stewards got it right in the 11th race when disqualifying second place finisher She's Trippin North because her entrymate Da Lady Vicki impeded third place finisher Dandy's Essence at midstretch.  In fact it looked like the rider on the tiring Da Lady Vicki actually may have closed the hole on the late charging Dandy's Essence on purpose which should have made the decision a no brainer as the action almost surely cost Dandy's Essence second money.  Super Girlie rallied to win the race out in the middle of the track and returned a generous 9-2 in a very strangely bet race that saw the entry, who I thought had no chance, bet to even money.

One more to go unfortunately the finale lost four of the original 13 entries when switched to the main track. Charismaticspring has opened at 3-5 with top contenders Michael Rules and Slam Fire both out.