05/27/2011 4:12PM

Calder: Slowest of the slow


You probably won't find a slower bunch of maidens than the group who contested the finale. Jake Conrad S. took advantage of what turned out to be a pretty speed dominant course by leading throughout to win the bottom level maiden claimer after staggering home in 1:22.80 for six and one half furongs. Only Party's Over was even in the same time zone as the winner at the finish with the others strung out a half a pole behind. Ten pound apprentice Jose Rodriguez picked up his second career winner and didn't look too bad doing it. The victory also gave trainer Leon Minott his first win of the season. Would totally elminate from consideration anything that followed the top pair across the wire.