12/22/2010 2:38PM

Calder: Turf a little rough

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The turf course re-opened for business for the first time since Saturday but is looking a little rough today. More brown than green and chewed up from nearly eight straight months of activity, one press box rag(not me) even referred to it as the inner dirt following the running of the third race.  The course also retained some of the moisture from this weekend's heavy rains with some large clods being shot back especially around the turns.  The connections and backers of Brecon won't mind, however, after the 2-year-old turned in a courageous effort on the front end to win her maiden at the expense of Rock Alex and Conway Candy.