07/08/2010 2:23PM

Arlington: Tool Time Girl takes chalkies to woodshed

EmailI'll try not to sound preachy, but here's a little piece of handicapping advice: Don't take 3-5 on a horse like Tool Time Girl. She was in race 3, and while she figured favored in field scratched to six, this price was patently absurd. Three-year-old filly showing $220K purchase price dropping from N1X alw. to $30K claiming to $10K claiming in three races? Who had raced no longer than 5.5 furlongs in four starts this year, but was going 8.5 furlongs around two turns today? Please. Tool Time Girl made it close, but she was defeated by 9-2 Pobrecita in a race where bettors should have rushed to play against the chalk.