08/15/2010 1:15PM

CALDER: Won race, vanned off


Decreto, the 3-5 favorite in the opener, banged the side of the gate at the break, won off like a good thing despite the trouble but never had his picture taken as he pulled up in distress and went back in a van.

The public was not as fortunate in the second race. Second choice White Shoes was bet to 7-5 despite the fact he had not run since March 7 and had no legit published workouts posted when the original entries came out. Somehow a :50.60 work was found for him on Aug. 7 which was not on the clocker's tab for that morning and likely fabricated to allow the once classy but obviously infirmed horse to run. It's possible the clockers might miss some horses but White Shoes is not one of them.  White Shoes predictably showed speed but had little left once approaching the stretch and finished fourth.