As it turns out, theres only one Evening Attire. Remember him? It was only last week, a stirring stretch run and a Grade 3 photo won, three weeks short of his 10th birthday.

I was hoping for more of the same yesterday at Calder. Revved Up, now two weeks from his 10th birthday, was looking to win the G2 William L McKnight at Calder. Again.

His form was promising, too. He won the prep for it, his third win in four lifetime starts over the course, and yesterday he was looking for his fifth win at a mile and a half.

Not every nine-year-old is Evening Attire. Kent Desormeaux really didnt help him that much, either. He started out great, stalking a moderate pace while saving ground, a textbook tack for winning on the grass.

But the jock gave up that position, angled him off the fence, and while leaving the backstretch for the third of three turns, a rival went up the fence, another went outside, and the rider needed to stay his mount.

A grinding mover until he unleashes his substantial kick, he was taken out of his game, and the big run was not forthcoming. In fact, he was a flat fifth through the lane.

Not that the winner was plausible, unless youre a fan of a hot jockey. Precious Passion is a nice developing four-year-old and hes been keeping pretty dicey company of late. But not only was he lacking a marathon win at any distance, he had never even run that far.

And he was off the board in his only Calder start. So then why did Elvis Trujillo, a winner of nine of his last 33 rides through Thursday, take the call? I couldnt figure it out, but I kept on looking at Precious Passion because of Trujillo. And Elvis was proving to be the king of the Grand Slam II program, having already won the Kenny Noe and Fred Hooper handicaps earlier.

You know how this story ends, right? Would you believe, $136.20 to win?

But it really looked like such a great spot for the old boy, and 7-2 was a fair price. I was looking for some of that Evening Attire karma.

Sometimes, though, youve just got to take a clue from your subconscious and throw caution to the wind. Because sometimes its just jockey racing and you're allowed to be right for the wrong reason.