12/10/2010 2:59PM

Calder: Stewards busy

Email

The stewards have been busy over the past 30 minutes disqualifying horses in both the 3rd and 4th races although neither action affected the race winners.

Elusive Laura was disqualified from second after ducking in and forcing Lido Genius to steady sharply entering the far turn in the third race. The race was won by 16-1 longshot Portela.

In the fourth race, the judges took down fourth place finisher El Divo and placed him seventh for bearing out at the head of the stretch forcing three horses very wide including the tiring favorite Bullstar.  Smashin Thru survived an early speed duel to beat Targe in the $8,000 claimer.  The race was also marred when Stage Deli stumbled badly after the start, losing jockey Rajiv Maragh who appeared to walk off without serious injury.