10/29/2011 7:37PM

Turf Paradise: One Call pulls off 22-1 upset in Walter Cluer


One Call, ignored in the wagering and sent off at 22-1, rallied to upset Saturday’s $39,200 Walter R. Cluer Memorial at Turf Paradise.

One Call was allowed to go off at such odds despite having posted four of his five career wins on this turf course and twice being stakes-placed on this course. Ridden by Vicky Baze, the 5-year-old One Call  used his speed to chase favorite and last year’s horse of the meet All Saint in the mile grass event named for the track’s founder. All Saint held a clear lead into the lane but One Call kept on resolutely and was able to edge past in the final strides to win by a half-length. All Saint finished three lengths ahead of Jaival in third in the field of 12.

Owned by Ken Person and Thomas Johnson and trained by Person, One Call ran the mile on grass in 1:35.43. He paid $47.20 and the winner’s share of $23,520 gives him career earnings of $160,312 from 6 wins in 31 starts.

Rare Sunset had no trouble validating her 3-2 favoritism as the 6-year-old mare overcame an extreme outside draw to easily capture the $37,625 Queen of the Green.

Owned by the Canadian Sunshine Stable and trained by Miguel Angel Silva, Rare Sunset, who was coming off a romping 5 3/4-length allowance win on this course Oct. 10, used her speed to flee her outside post, bouncing out to a clear early lead. The field edged closer on the turn but she was then asked for run by jockey Jocelyn Kenny and shot clear, winning by 5 1/2 lengths while under just a hand ride. Cry Cry Cry stalked in fourth and rallied for second. Irenes Jackpot was third in the field of seven.

Rare Sunset ($5) ran the mile on turf in 1:35.17 (faster than males ran about an hour later). The winner’s share of $22,575 pushes her career earnings to $112,087 from 9 wins in 35 starts.