12/29/2010 4:37PM

Santa Anita: Wet-real fast


Santa Anita's track was very quick for Wednesday's opening race when Polished Nickel ($4.20) led throughout a six-furlong maiden claimer, winning by 5 1-2 lengths in 1:07.91.

It was not as quick as The Factor's track record of 1:06.98 set on Sunday's opening day.

Polished Nickel led through, setting fractions of 21.47 and 43.88 seconds. He was never threatened at any stage.

The track sustained rain from early morning until mid-morning, with some showers just before racing started.