07/26/2009 11:00PM

Plenty of horses, but no standout at Arlington


One equine commodity that evidently is not in short supply these days on the Chicago circuit: Illinois-bred fillies and mares eligible to compete under a first-level allowance condition at about a mile on the grass.

Indeed, with 22 such horses split among two races on the latter portion of an eight-race Wednesday program at Arlington Park in Arlington Heights, Ill., racing fans should be able to get their fill of the category by day's end.

The sixth and eighth races are divisions of the same race, with $31,500 up for grabs in each. Neither has a compelling favorite.

In the sixth, maybe Lighthouse Dancer can hold on this time for jockey Jermaine Bridgmohan and trainer Andy Hansen. The 4-year-old Swain filly suddenly came into peak form two starts back and was narrowly beaten last out for this same condition July 5 after setting the pace.

In the eighth, Itsagimme and Lucky Gal will be rematched after finishing third and fifth as the top two favorites in the same July 5 race in which Lighthouse Dancer held on to be second.

First post Wednesday is 1 p.m. Central. There are no major stakes races this coming weekend at Arlington, as the track starts to stockpile some of the circuit's best runners in looking ahead to the Aug. 8 International Festival of Racing.

* Earlier Wednesday, Lord of the Game will drop in for a career-low claiming price when making his first start in Chicago since finishing a close second in the 2005 Hawthorne Gold Cup. A career earner of nearly $540,000, Lord of the Game is one of 11 horses entered in the third race, a conditioned $5,000 claiming route.

* Arlington racing officials announced over the weekend that Mushka and Tizaqueena have become the latest turf fillies added the list of prospects for the Beverly D. The Beverly D. is one of three Grade 1 turf races set for the Aug. 8 Festival, along with the Arlington Million and Secretariat.