05/11/2011 5:10PM

Arlington: Darley first-timer Wall Dance looks good


Trainer Eoin Harty doesn't start many horses at Arlington, and neither does he win with many first-time starters, but the last few years, Harty has sent a steady stream of live first-timers from his string at Keeneland to debut here. The most recent of those was Wall Dance, who was bet heavily (off odds 3-5) before posting a two and three-quarters lengths victory in race 2. Three-year-old Wall Dance, a son of Street Cry - Dance For Dixie, had been working steadily at KEE for months, but must not have been ready to start during the Keeneland meet in April. He showed good speed from an outside draw Wednesday and always looked a winner under E.T. Baird. Winning time for the six furlongs was 1:11.58, actually not bad considering the speed of the track. Wall Dance, however, appears to possess the physical characteristics of a sprinter.