08/13/2010 4:43PM

Arlington: Slow, Poly, slow


Well, Whowhatwhy WAS faster than her lower-priced Mike Reavis-trained stable-mate Whys Miss in race 2, but neither one was nearly fast enough. Second-timer Knotts from trainer John Wainwright led throughout, holding clear bid from Mike Stidham-trained firster Summer Savory to win this $25K 2yo maiden-claimer. Whowhatwhy was third, but some seven lengths behind the runner up. Winning time was 59.97 seconds for five furlongs off splits of 22.83 and 47.29. Suddenly, the Polytrack is really, really slow again.

Timeless Miss sitting at 4-5 in race 3, a very vulnerable sort of odds-on chalk: A horse getting bet not because she looks so good, but because the others look so bad.