07/02/2010 6:33PM

Arlington: Single Solution wins Friday feature


Don't think Closeout is quite the horse she was at her peak last year and in '08, but she still deserved to be favored in featured race 8, got a perfect pressing trip, and yet was no match in deepest stretch for Single Solution. That filly, improving in her second start at age 4, made a solid sustained run from well off the pace, and did well to finish off Closeout after spending significant energy reaching contention in the final furlong. Lothenbach homebred by Flatter - Appealing Storm (Valid Appeal) and trained by Chris Block flirted with graded stakes last year, and could still have more to give.

Romacaca, who would have led, was scratched.