05/25/2008 11:00PM

Arlington's Polytrack suits Indescribable

Barbara D. Livingston
Big Brown had stainless steel sutures inserted into his injured left front hoof to help stabilize it.

Indescribable has run well on the Tapeta surface at Presque Isle and the Polytrack at Keeneland, and she apparently relishes training on the synthetic surface back home at the Fair Hill training center. On a warm Memorial Day afternoon at Arlington, Indescribable conquered still another artificial track, winning the Grade 3, $150,000 Arlington Matron by a half-length over a game Leah's Secret.

Indescribable now has won 3 of 6 synthetic-track starts, with her only out-of-the-money finish a fifth to the awesome Zenyatta in the El Encino last January.

"She's like night and day," said trainer Graham Motion, referring to the performance levels shown by Indescribable on dirt and on an artificial track.

Tessa Blue made the lead from an outside post in the nine-furlong Matron and set a slow pace, going her first quarter-mile in 25.35 seconds and a half in 49.47. Jockey Jeremy Rose had Indescribable fifth and on the fence around the first turn then went two wide while in traffic running down the backstretch.

"On Polytrack, I don't worry too much about the fractions," Motion said. "I thought Jeremy had her in a perfect spot."

Rose did have a good spot, but Rene Douglas, riding Leah Secret, might've had a better one. Glued to the fence, Douglas snuck through inside turning for home, but Rose and Indescribable soon pounced, pushing past inside the final furlong.

Indescribable, the second choice, paid $6 to win and was timed in 1:49.82 for 1 1/8 miles. Leah's Secret finished seven lengths in front of third-place Lady Carlock, with favored Tessa Blue fading to sixth of seven.