10/16/2010 5:34PM

Calder: Simply Awesome


Awesome Feather was totally awesome after drawing away to an eight length victory in the My Dear Girl to complete a sweep of the filly division of the Florida Stallion Stakes. The win was the fifth in a row for Awesome Feather whose connections also swept the Stallion Stakes' open division a year ago with Jackson Bend. Awesome Feather will now head off to the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies and off this effort may actually be regarded as one of the favorites in what has not been the strongest division nationally this year.

   Mad Flatter parlayed a perfect trip into a victory in the Spend A Buck Handicap and in the process punched his ticket to the Breeders Cup Dirt Mile if he chooses to accept the automatic bid. Defending champ Mambo Meister got in some trouble after the start and was too far back to threaten the winner but did finish second as the odds on favorite.

   TheCalder Derby on deck and the most wide open of all the stakes on the card. Tannersville now a tepid 5-2 favorite over Fly By Phil Bim Bam and Marcello.