07/17/2010 2:23PM

Arlington: Million Preview Day preview


It's hot all right. Over 90 degrees, but the humidity is not that oppressive. West wind (headwind in stretch) 8-12 mph.

We're on two turf courses today: The inside course is 10 feet inside lane 1, the outside in lane 5 exactly, the so-called Million Lane. Race 2 was on the inside course (rail-drawn 5-1 shot won it), as is race 6, but all three stakes as well as the day's final grass race are on the outside course. The grass is VERY firm. Speed held in the lane 1 course on Friday, but often it is the outside course over which its really difficult to come from too far back.

Three Poly races, and two to front-end types, but both figured strongly.