03/23/2011 12:19PM

Aqueduct: Spring is here?


  Spring is here, as one can readily surmise from a wintry mix of snow and rain overnight. The inner track is sloppy and sealed to begin the final week of the four-month long session, before the scheduled shift to the main next Wednesday.

  Due to a forecast for more precipitation, post times have been accelerated; after the 1:00 p.m. opener, the revised times are as follows:

  2nd - 1:27; 3rd - 1:55; 4th - 2:23; 5th - 2:51; 6th - 3:19; 7th - 3:47; 8th - 4:15; 9th - 4:43.

  Into the final week, the chalk stands at 252-595 (42.3%) on the inner track since Dec. 2. With about 40 minutes to post for race 1, Troop Support is 1-9 on the toteboard.

  Welcome spring!