09/03/2010 1:23PM

Calder: Track sealed

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A late threat of rain forced track management to seal the main track, the maintenance crew having to remove the starting gate from in front of the grandstand which had been set up for the opener to do so.  Dark clouds and a light drizzle prompted what seems like a wise choice.  At the moment, the turf course is listed as firm.

The main track favored stalkers and closers on Thursday and nothing changed despite the sealed strip in the opener with Cove Star tipping out from the second flight and running down Duke of Hazard in the closing strides. Pace setter Keal had nothing left for the final sixteenth.