08/21/2010 3:32PM

Arlington: All turf now good, speed holding inside

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Reasonably, Arlington has upgraded the condition of the inner turf course from yielding to good. That's what it felt like to me all along, and the two two-turn races just run went in times that were nothing close to as slow as one would expect on yielding.

Speed continues to dominate on the inside course, with pace-pressing Gaelic Storm easily winning race 5. Granted, G Storm was an even-money favorite, and inside speed Tidy Up backed through the field here, but in race 5, 6-1 shot Exchanging Kisses also led all the way, and horses trying to rally wide are going nowhere.

Sadly, upcoming race 6 is the last of the day on the inner turf, and it's a whole new ball game out in lane 5.

Three winners already for jockey Mike Baze, two of them for a new supporter, owner Frank Calabrese.