09/03/2010 1:11PM

Calder: What an effort

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by News Carrier to win the third race. News Carrier, a 10-1 chance stretching back out to a mile after running seven furlongs in his previous start, wound up in a seemingly suicidal pace battle with the even money Starship Voyage, a duel that seemed destined to do in both horses. But News Carrier managed to put away the favorite in early stretch then have enough left to withstand a late surge by Bay Street Billy whose chances were compromised when forced to steady briefly on the final bend.