FRANKLIN, Ky. &ndash; A second&#45;level allowance at all&#45;turf Kentucky Downs isn&rsquo;t supposed to be nearly as tough as a second&#45;level turf allowance at Saratoga. Right?&ldquo;You wouldn&rsquo;t think so,&rdquo; said trainer Rusty Arnold. &ldquo;That&rsquo;s why we&rsquo;re headed that way, to find out.&rdquo;Arnold will be sending out El Crespo as a solid favorite in the Monday feature at Kentucky Downs, a $29,000 allowance that anchors a nine&#45;race program. Arnold long has believed that El Crespo is capable of good things, but for one reason or another, that hasn&rsquo;t quite come to fruition, with the 4&#45;year&#45;old A.P. Indy colt having won just 2 of 18 career starts. In his latest outing July 31, El Crespo ran seventh in his only start of the Saratoga meet.&ldquo;I thought he was doing very well coming into it, but I didn&rsquo;t quite get the race I was looking for,&rdquo; Arnold said early Saturday from Keeneland, where he oversees one string while his top assistant, Jack Bohannan, oversees his other string at Churchill Downs. &ldquo;So I sent him right home for a little break.&rdquo;A field of eight is entered in the one&#45;mile feature. Eddie Martin Jr., in from the recently ended meet at Canterbury Park, will have the mount on El Crespo, who breaks from post 2 as clearly the horse to beat.Arnold said he thought El Crespo &ldquo;needed a confidence booster&rdquo; and he therefore went out of his way to get him a race at Kentucky Downs.&ldquo;If we can&rsquo;t get it there, we&rsquo;re headed in the wrong direction,&rdquo; said Arnold. &ldquo;If I get the answer I&rsquo;m looking for, he&rsquo;ll move on to Keeneland and Churchill.&rdquo;Two other allowances (races 6 and 8) also are on tap Monday, when first post is 1:30 p.m. Central. ◗ Kentucky Downs president Corey Johnsen will be among the hosts of a fundraising reception for the Kentucky House Democratic Caucus in the clubhouse Monday. The event starts at 5 p.m. A number of legislative leaders who favor alternative gaming at Kentucky tracks will be in attendance.