04/29/2010 2:28PM

Arlington: Inside Post #1 2010

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Turf's firm, rail 25 feet outside lane 5 -- that is, way out. Been a dry spring in Chicago, and I'd expect the grass is quite firm, indeed.

Really windy out there, with sustained blasts from the south (cross) about 20 mph, gusts higher.

So, I guess the Poly's a wee bit deep, then? How bout $25K maidens going 24 seconds for the quarter, 48 to the half, and finishing 6.5 furlongs in 1:17.40. Guess the stretch run is a little wind-aided. In any case, pace-setting Cool Heart could do no better than third despite the glacial fractions, while mid-pack Class Ready finished just a bit better than outside-presser Webster. Junior Alvarado for Nick Canana and Frank Calabrese beating Mike Baze for Wayne Catalano.

Interested to see fractions and final as we move forward today.