11/27/2010 6:00PM

Calder: Nice Claim

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Trainer Wesley Ward may have gotten himself a $25,000 bargain after plucking Grand Cash out of the featured eleventh race for that price tag.  Ward had to be more than pleased with his acquisation after Grand Cash rallied from last to win the optional claiming and allowance race, the stretch running gelding's performance aided by a lively pace set by El Commodore. The latter ran a corker to finish second after zipping an opening half mile in :46 and change on the lead over the "good" course then fending off a couple of challengers turning for home before proving no match for the winner. Grand Cash was a stakes winner over this course late this spring.