08/07/2010 6:23PM

Arlington: Saturday wrap


Race 7, the $18K turf claimer, turned out to be not so inscrutabe, with second-choice Miss Doctor Ty home by one length for Mike Reavis - Tim Thornton. Four claims out of this race, including the winner. A little strange, since none of these mares looked especially ripe for a win streak at about this class level.

The turf was wet, but no weird results, with 3-1 Napoleon's Retreat a press-and-pounce winner of race 8, an N2X allowance, and 3-1 second-time-starting second-choice Catinatree a front-end winner of the nightcap, a 2yo turf-sprint MSW.

Nothing resembling a bias on Poly -- standard this meet - with times average to slightly quick for this general period of the summer. 

For yours truly, a truly abysmal showing on the day: Not only was I shut out in selections, two of my pix DNF'd, and best-bet My Cousin Pepi retreated meekly in race 8. On to Sunday.