01/16/2011 3:54PM

Fair Grounds: Three races into Sunday


Cloudy, 63 degrees. Almost no wind.
Main track fast, turf good (rail at 20 feet).

Mid-pack closer Newfy won on the rise from $5K to $7.5K in race 1, a route. Inside-speed 6-5 favorite Prospective Union captured race 2. Inside-speed, turf-to-dirt, route-sprint, blinkers-on American Sulu led all the way in race 3. I'd say no bias, but we'll keep an eye out for continuing speed trend. The main track is lively: 1:43.88 for one mile 70 yards in race 1 speaks to that.