08/05/2010 5:31PM

Arlington: Thursday wrap


Getting back to that Illinois-bred 2yo maiden, race 7 -- no surprise. Wayne Catalano notched his sixth (6th!) 2yo win this meet, with Ghetto Cat showing good gate speed, then fending off several challenges while holding clear troubled-trip second Dance for Paco and galloping out in front.

Sharp, sharp race 8 win for Saint Leon, who was bumped in class from $5K starters to N1X allowance, and got favorable off-the-turf situation today. Five furlongs in 57.86 seconds was significanly faster than Trying Brian's 58 and change in the nightcap, a $27,500 claimer. Saint Leon's 96 BSF from his July 2 win not looking quite as outlandish after this performance.