Del Mar: So far, so good

Through the first 4 1/2 days of Del Mar’s 43-day meet, Polytrack is playing much faster than its inaugural season, when times could have been gauged with an hour glass. Saturday’s San Diego Handicap, when Well Armed went gate to wire in a lightning-quick 1:41.57 for the 1 1/16 miles, was run in a professional race time. Last year’s San Diego Handicap winner? Sun Boat, who went the distance in a slow 1:45.39.
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