07/09/2010 2:35PM

CALDER: Stewards having a good day... in my opinion at least

EmailThe stewards have been faced with two inquiries regarding horses shut off and steadied along the rail during the opening half of the card and in both instances made what I believe was the right call by letting the results stand as is.  I've already documented the incident in the opener involving favorite Hyphen. The latest came in the sixth race when jockey Cecilio Penalba ran himself into trouble along the inside following a slow start abaord Genuine Forgery, tried to extricate himself  by steadying sharply over heels after which then went down when his horse stumbled as a result of the incident. After deliberating for quite some time, the stewards decided Penalba created his own problem and let the original finish stand as is.