08/27/2010 12:52PM

Monmouth: Fast, Good, Fantastic


What a day! Top ten in terms of weather: cool breeze, sunshine, no humidity.

The main track is fast, the turf course is good. Rain during the week is the cause of the moisture in the track but none of it came yesterday, suggesting that it's on the "firm" side of good. A beautiful weekend is forecasted.

Larry Collmus just made his way to the press box, a little weary following his whirlwind media tour after last weekend's "Wife Knows" vs. "Wife Doesn't Know" stretch call. Collmus, who appeared on CBS' national morning show this week, said he had done a radio interview with a station in New Zealand this morning, and he seems truly amazed at the amount of attention the racecall has garnered.

Collmus, a devout Red Sox fan, won't be nearly as excited to call today's 12th race if Gentleman Jeter and Exact Allstar hook up for a stretch duel.