07/23/2011 3:21PM

Arlington: Much less hot, much more wet

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81 degrees, which is way, way lower than anything we've recently seen.
Very, very much off turf. Supposedly, something like 7 inches of rain fell at Arlington between late Friday morning and this morning.
So far, no scratches from the Stars and Stripes. Interested to see how Winchester fares on the all-weather.
And speaking of the all-weather, there are a ton of off-the-turf scratches, something synthetic tracks were supposed to prevent.
Three races in there's no apparent bias. The track is playing average to slow, though after watching $25K 2yo maidens go six furlongs in 1:14.40 in race 3, one would think the surface was slower than it is.