06/26/2010 1:08PM

Arlington: Saturday underway (and overlay); watch weather

EmailMostly sunny (for now), 85 degrees. West wind (headwind in stretch) 6-12 mph.
Turf yielding; turf rail in lane 5.
Its steamy and hot today -- demanding conditions. T'storms could start building in midafternoon, so keep an eye on the weather.

Couple major scratches on the card, with likely chalk Fox Force Five out of race 4, likely chalk Dixie Band out of race 7, and potential controlling speed Tour d'Aura scratched from race 8. Also, as expected, Euroears is out of the Arlington Sprint.

Just saw hugely overpriced Honour Thy Cole wire the opener, an Illinois-bred 2yo MSW, at 16-1. Five furlongs in a minute and change suggests another slow Polytrack. How's that 3-5 on third-time starter Lost Forty looking? It is not looking good. Pressed pace, faded to fourth. Preposterous odds.