09/11/2010 1:08PM

Arlington: Off turf. Fast Poly Saturday?

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Overnight rain, and drizzle through the morning, so turf racing cancelled. Would like the grass racing, but man, did we need rain.
63 degrees, overcast, 87 percent humidity.
Wind southwest (cross/head in stretch) 5-8 mph
Granted, there was a speed duel on, but fractions in just-run race 1 of 23.76, 47.05, 1:12.32, and final one and one-sixteenth mile time of 1:44.82 for $18K claiming mares, say the Poly is playing quick. Not a surprise, given the cool, wet conditions.
Plenty of off-the-turf scratching, so check that before making multi-race plays, but so far, the Arlington-Washington Futurity, race 6, and the Arlington-Washington Lassie, race 8, are intact.