07/01/2010 3:57PM

Arlington: Wow - weird track


Six-furlong $5K claimer, race 2. The fractions are 23.70 seconds and 48.06 seconds. That's right, 48.06 seconds. The 2-5 favorite, Cockadoodle, is on the lead -- and gets run down by 5-1 Thief. Final time 1:13.57.

Six-furlong 3yo & up f&m MSW, race 4. The fractions are 23.23 and 47.15. The even-money favorite, Fighting Jo Jo, is TOTALLY coasting on an easy, uncontested lead. And is run down by 7-1 first-timer Elusive Champagne. Final time 1:13.01.

I think it is fair to say we have pretty extreme track conditions on this calm, beautiful afternoon at Arlington Park. As of right now, I would not want to be betting on an inside-speed with your money.