12/27/2010 1:38PM

Calder: A real dilemma for judges

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The stewards still deliberating on the first race and one can see why. The 1A Onesteptogo bothered the tiring County Gun at midstretch then in turn was impeded by the winner Valid Ocean Pass.  Hard to reward the runner-up and place him first by disqualifying the winner after he too committed a foul. By disqualifying both, they put up third finisher Rock God first, a horse who was never a factor to win the race at any time.  In the end, that's the way they went, disqualifying the first two finishers making Rock God the winner. That made Ontherailwithdad, who finished a bad fourth, the place horse  and the tiring pacesetter County Gun third.  In the end, they probably  made the right decision.