07/09/2010 3:19PM

Arlington: Friday conditions, dead heat in 1st


Friday conditions:

87 degrees. Wind north (cross) 10-15 mph. Sunny, not nearly as humid today.
Turf firm, rail about 7 ft. outside lane 2.

Fireworks to start the day, with dead-heat between favored Kinsale With Me and 11-1 outsider Cool Hero in race 1, a #7.5K claimer. Cool Hero one of two speeds who set slow fractions in $7.5K Poly claimer. Kinsale With Me was held off leaders a long time considering the pace.

Late part of the card once again GUTTED by scratches. In all, 14 scratches on a 9-race card, and only one of those 14 entered back Saturday or Sunday. AP was doing fine the last couple weeks with the scratching, but that has not been the case yesterday or today.