Updated on 09/16/2011 7:43AM

Oldtimers run one-two at Calder


MIAMI - The old men showed the youngsters a thing or two at Calder when the 7-year-old Dancing Guy and 9-year-old Sir Bear finished one-two in the $100,000 Americana Handicap. The Americana was originally scheduled for the turf but was moved to 1 1/8 miles over the main track.

Dancing Guy ($10.80), winless since posting back to back overnight handicap victories here last summer, rallied from next to last to overtake the tiring leaders at midstretch and won going away. Sir Bear raced well placed along the rail and continued willingly to finish second, 3 1/4 lengths behind the winner. Wertz tired to be third.

Dancing Guy was ridden to victory by Jeremy Beasley for owner trainer Newcomb Green. He covered the distance in 1:52.26 over a fast track.

"He's always very honest," said Green. "I wouldn't have run him if the race had stayed on the turf."

Trainer Ralph Ziadie was delighted with Sir Bear's performance. It was the his first start since he bled badly in the Hawthorne Gold Cup on May 18.

"I was very pleased," said Ziadie. "He only had two works, and he also had to carry 121 pounds. The way he ran I'm sure he did not bleed and it shows me the old man's not finished yet."