05/06/2010 1:12PM

Arlington: First day, Week 2

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Partly cloudy, 61 degrees. Wind from the east, a tail-wind in the stretch, at 10-14 mph.

No recent rain here. Good stuff on the Arlington website's track maintenance page:

http://www.arlingtonpark.com/racing/handicapping/racing-information-statstics/track-maintenance

Note turf rail 20 feet outside lane 5 -- tough position for closers.

No real idea what I just witnessed in race 1, a 6fs $10K N2L claimer. Bank Account was loose on the lead -- and I mean really, really loose -- through an opening quarter-mile in 23.11, a half in 46.29? No surprise - he cruised.