11/05/2001 12:00AM

Calder: Raponera upsets Powder Break at 16-1


MIAMI - Raponera, who had not won a race all season and had never won on grass, broke both streaks when she rallied to a 1 1/4-length win over Golden Saint in the $54,560 Powder Break Handicap.

Raponera ($34.80) avoided crowding to her outside leaving the gate, raced within striking distance on the backstretch, overtook the tiring leader I No Best leaving the far turn, and, after drawing clear in midstretch, withstood a closing surge by Golden Saint.