Wet weather finally
arrives at Lone Star
With the Breeders’ Cup just over a week away, we at Brisnet
have decided to do a brief daily synopsis of what is going on at
Lone Star Park in an effort to keep all of the handicappers out
there up to speed on the weather, how the main track and turf
course are playing, and any other bits of information that may
prove useful in picking that elusive winner.
Rain finally fell Friday in Grand Prairie, Texas, forcing all
turf races to the main track on the evening’s program, and was
very welcome following several weeks of little to no
precipitation. Saturday was mostly clear, but more wet weather is
expected over the next four days. Highs Sunday and Monday could
be in the mid-80s, but there is a 30 percent chance of showers on
Sunday and thunderstorms are predicted the following day with a
50 percent chance of rainfall. Cooler temperatures are expected
to follow the wet weather.
More rain remains possible later in the week, but Saturday’s
early Breeders’ Cup forecast calls for partly sunny skies with a
high of 73.
As for Lone Star itself, early speed was an asset over the
good main track Friday night as eight of 10 races were taken by
horses who were either first or second at the second call. The
two exceptions were both close to the pace on the backstretch.
Saturday featured a fast track and yielding turf. The main
track played fairer, with one winner in a six-furlong race
closing from last at the first call, and there was a near wire-to-wire
victory going a mile on the grass. The turf course has favored
closers most of the meet.