08/14/2010 1:34PM

Arlington: Saturday underway - slowly again


Saturday conditions:
Sunny, 85 degrees, 59-percent humidity, very light wind from southwest (cross/head in stretch)
Turf firm, turf rail exactly in lane 1

Polytrack exceedingly slow during Friday's card, and starting off with more of the same. Race 1 winner Bag Tosser (turf-to-Poly, second-after-claim for trainer Ingrid Mason) stalked from rail as Scoring Chick set splits of 23.49 seconds and 47.03, with winner home in 1:13.43 for six furlongs. Factoring for class, that's actually a little quicker than yesterday's card, but we shall see. Catalano-trained last-out maiden winner, favored Roman Invader, stalked and faded.

Wide, wide open $25K 2yo turf-sprint maiden-claimer in race 2. Face Card took some early action, but Ginnzie has gotten all the late money. Big load for Ginnzie to overcome, having been tabbed on top by all DRF selectors today.