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Polytrack agrees with some, not others

Updated: August 21, 2007, 1:24 PM ET
By Jay Privman | Daily Racing Form

DEL MAR, Calif. -- Polytrack, Polytrack, Polytrack. The day after the first Pacific Classic run over the new surface, it was all anyone could talk about at Del Mar. The synthetic era in Southern California obviously benefitted a horse like Student Council, who scored a 23-1 upset in the biggest race of the meet. But it likely will alter the program for Lava Man, who finished an exhausted sixth as the 6-5 favorite.

The 1 1/4-mile Pacific Classic was run in 2:07.29, with a final half-mile ...

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