07/10/2011 2:41PM

Calder: Stewards busy, disqualify odds on winner


Always a tough call to disqualify a 3-5 favorite who cruises to as easy a victory as Citizen Advocate did in the sixth race but the stewards had little recourse but to take the number down after viewing the films and noting how the winner had ducked out severely to bump hard into Sandy Key Gal shortly after the break.   Sandy Key Gal ultimately finished a well beaten fourth and was elevated to third. The decision  made a somewhat undeserving winner of Cecilia Says who chased Citizen Advocate from start to finish but was clearly second best.

The stewards, who already disqualified the second place finisher in today's second race and dismissed a frivolous claim in the second, were busy again in the seventh race after launching an inquiry into an incident near the quarter pole between second place finisher Perfect Berry and third place finisher Many Crowns but allowed the result to stand as is.