08/28/2010 4:27PM

Arlington: Von Hemels one-two in race 7


Second-time starter Pulpitarian, who had debuted going two turns on soft turf, was hammered down to 2-1 in race 7, a 2yo maiden-special turf mile, but needed every bit of the stretch run to nail Smack Ridge. The winner, out of the good mare Bedanken, is trained by Donnie Von Hemel, the place horse by his father, Don Von Hemel. Smack Ridge was a very square 21-1 making his second career start, and his sire, Cactus Ridge, continues to impress with grass runners.