08/20/2010 1:25PM

CALDER: Where are these guys going?


Jockeys Kendry Castillo and Daniel Coa lost complete control of their mounts and/or perspective of where they were on the racetrack during the final sixteenth of a mile of today's third race, swerving in and out and driving poor Richard Monterrey on Wat crazy in the process.  Castillo, aboard ultimately winner Pastero, allowed his horse to drift in while Coa's Roar of the Surge came out towards one another inside the sixteenth pole as they engaged one another on the lead. Monterrey angled inside the pair with Wat while still a length and one half behind them at that point. Castillo and Coa then wound up steering their respective horses sharply towards the inside near the wire, again causing Wat and Monterrey to alter course.  The stewards looked at the tapes and again decided all of this did not affect the final outcome and left the result as is with Pastero a narrow winner over a game Roar of the Surge(who fended off a strong mid-race challenge from Scorion) with Wat third.  

 It paid to get up in the morning to see Irish Gypsy Rose's last gate work on Sunday, a :48 and change drill that was the sixth in a series of works for a mare who had not raced all year. Even though it was tough to take her off her 2009 form, she was obviously sharp enough now to get the job done off that last work rallying off a contested pace before holding safe the late run from 3-5 Sicilian Honor who continues to be stuck in second gear and now a beaten favorite in each of her last three start.  Sicilian Honor also has a new home after being claimed by Chris Gatis for $5,000.