06/18/2010 7:29PM

Arlington: Helicopter home again

EmailFive for five in 2010. Ten out of his last 12. A synthetic-track record of 13-11-1-1. And a funny name for a horse, to boot. Yes, the mighty Helicopter has won again, capturing race 7, a $5K starter allowance, at odds of 1-5. Could the pace here have been any slower? It could not have been any slower. Fractions of 26.77 (quarter), 52.78 (half), 1:18.16 (6fs), final time of 1:54.47. And the leader, Mr. Seabra, was nailed not only by Helicopter, who pressed the pace while on the rail the whole trip, but caught for second, as well. Yep - this is synthetic racing, all right.