Updated on 09/16/2011 9:06AM

Emily Ring's got the speed - but, oh, that losing streak!


ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. - Consistency and a competitive spirit appear to be the common denominators among the six fillies and mares who will clash Sunday in the $39,000 feature race at Arlington Park.

The six-furlong race attracted such hard-trying sprinters as Savannah Hanna, Emily Ring, and Dare She Goes, all of whom have earned numerous paychecks besides the winner's shares that have brought them to the threshold of breaking through this third-level allowance condition.

Emily Ring, a 4-year-old trained by William "Blackie" Huffman, may be the filly to catch. After winning here last September, Emily Ring has been winless in a five-race streak interrupted by a layoff of nearly eight months. But it is her superior speed and her last race, an Aug. 7 allowance here, that may have her sitting on ready for her first win in more than 11 months. The feature goes as the eighth of 10 Sunday races. Among the undercard events is the $50,000 Windy City Dash, a 400-yard sprint for Quarter Horses. A full field of 12 was entered for the Windy City, which goes as the fifth.

There are no turf races again Sunday because of the large amount of rain that has saturated the greater Chicago area in recent days. Racing secretary Dave Bailey said he hopes grass racing can resume Wednesday after a four-day hiatus.

Your Out to go in Arlington Matron

Your Out, a heart-breaking second to Summer Colony in the $600,000 Delaware Handicap in her last start, is scheduled to ship to Arlington for the richest race here next weekend, the $150,000 Arlington Matron Handicap on Sept. 2.

Your Out, trained by Graham Motion, is one of at least six fillies and mares likely for the $150,000, Grade 3 Matron, which is run at 1 1/8 miles. In the Del Cap, Your Out appeared headed to victory before being caught in the final strides by Summer Colony.

Among the other fillies and mares likely for the race is Lakenheath, who was a sharp second to Minister's Baby in the Aug. 10 Gardenia Handicap at Ellis Park in her last start. "She's been doing super since we got back from Ellis," said trainer Gene Cilio.

The only other stakes here next weekend is for 2-year-old fillies: the Top Flight, a $75,000 race on Saturday.

o Even with racing here next Monday (Sept. 2) because of the Labor Day holiday, Arlington will maintain its normal schedule by racing the following Wednesday, Sept. 4.

Like most other U.S. tracks, Arlington also plans to run the following Wednesday, Sept. 11, the first anniversary of the terrorist attacks.

o John Broers recorded the first victory of his training career Thursday when Chouette Player captured the fourth race, a $5,000 claiming event. Broers, 59, was in the construction business in central Illinois most of his life but has turned to training since having retired. Broers has owned a small string of horses for years and estimates he has won "maybe 30 races" as an owner.

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