First Post: Sunday, August 6, 2017

The 2017-18 English Premier League season begins in earnest this coming Friday when the Arse host Leicester City. Today the Gunners had their final preseason tuneup, defeating Chelski F.C., 1-1 (4-1 pen.), in the Community Shield. This would be like handing an Interstate 5 roadsign (inscribed with ‘CALIFORNIA’) to the winner of the exhibition Dodgers-Angels Freeway Series every April.

Arse still looking unlikely to secure a Top 4 position — and with it, a Champions League placing — this campaign. Nonetheless, we are undeterred; we are accustomed to backing the underdog. Chop-chop, as you were…

Free ones: Rundown…

Saratoga Race Course 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11
Gulfstream Park Proper 1, 8, 10, 11
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club 3, 4, 5, 6, 9

Pay-side (Weekday/Weekend): Today…

Arlington 5, 7
BelTerra 2, 8
Ellis Park 1, 6, 8
Laurel 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Monmouth 5
Suffolk 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 14
Woodbine 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10

Today’s Stakes Pageantry: Del Mar 5, Gulf 11, Saratoga 3 on the free page.

Contentious in Emerald 8, with #1 Winter Knight not out of it on this summer day.

Should be OK for #3 Earth in Monmouth 9. As for the planet…

#1 Ianthe can shake things up in Presque 6.

Suffolk 10 has the hyperobvious #7 Dr Blarney ready to win it for Ireland. Ditto #1 Princess Dream in the 13th there.

Bypassing the top two morning-line faves in Woodbine 8, going instead with #2 Rosemere, #1 Midnight Strider.

WMF Report:

Early
Arapahoe 5½f
BelTerra 6f
Emerald 6f
Los Alamitos 4½f
Prairie 5f
Saratoga 6f (WMF 850) (!)

Rally
Gulf 7½f (T)

Nocturnal Submission: Sifting through the wreckage…

Thank you. Best wishes. Goodbye. Come on, you Gunners!

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