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Saturday, September 02, 2006

Better to Just Watch...

It can be said that the introduction of Polytrack to Woodbine is revolutionary and good for the horses. These statements are certainly true.
It's also been tougher than ever to handicap the races - Saturday certainly started off as longshot day and the trend continued Sunday.
Speed has not been holding on, closers can come from miles behind and win and the times were about normal to on the slow side on Friday and Saturday.

On Sunday, Polytrack turned to Poly-Quick, as lots of rain soaked right through the surface but also tightened it up. Victoria's Boy raced 6 furlongs in 1:10 in the day's 2nd event.

From the DID HE JUST SAY THAT? file:

Rave reviews for Polytrack are super and warranted but already horses have broken down on the surface - one from trainer Reade Baker's barn during training and Bold Claim on Friday evening. There were hardly any breakdowns during the inner-dirt meeting. A Woodbine television host said this on Sunday...

"To watch horses train on this surface just brightens your heart as a horseperson"

A tad thick after only 2 cards we think.


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