06/13/2010 2:09PM

CALDER: Quiet so far


Not much to get excited about during the opening half of today's card. Unless you wagered on the 21-1 Seattle Zipper who tripped out perfectly behind a contentious pace to beat a woeful group of bottom level conditioned claimers. Ten pound apprentice Shamir Maragh showed his inexperience aboard Spotlight Scam, taking back just enough from his advantageous inside post to put himself in tough position inside fellow speedster Lite Up The Stage. Eventually eased back, took a second run but had little left while failing to change leads down the stretch.

   Lourdes My Love scratched in off the AE list and paid what seemed like a generous $10.000 defeating bottom level claimers in the 5th race with Can't Stop Lovin failing to fire as the public's choice. He was the fifth consecutive favorite to fail in as many races on the card.