ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. -- Whether Wellabled ever is able to transfer his Arlington form to other venues remains to be seen, and his race at Saratoga last month was not a positive indicator.But over the Polytrack here at Arlington on Saturday, Wellabled was a lot of horse, and he dominated the Grade 3, $100,000 Arlington-Washington Futurity, leading all the way en route to a 7-3/4-length win.Hes the real deal, winning jockey E.T. Baird said.Baird was aboard July 9 when Wellabled, a son of Shackleford out of the In Excess mare Expressive Diva, won his debut by 7-1/2 lengths. Trainer Larry Rivelli and owner Carolyn Wilson sent Wellabled to Saratoga, intending to run in the Saratoga Special, but Wellabled struggled working over the main track there, and wound up in the Skidmore Stakes over 5-1/2 furlongs on turf. He was beaten a nose.But the outcome Saturday seemed in doubt for no more than an instant. Baird masterfully breaks horses from the gate, but he said it was his mount that launched himself into the Futurity faster than any of his rivals, and Wellabled was on the lead the first stride of the race. Star Empire was urged to press the leader through a quarter in a very moderate 23.42 seconds and an opening half-mile in 46.08, but while Tyler Gaffalione on the presser was scrubbing for effort at the quarter-pole, Baird had yet to move a muscle.Romeo O Romeo came three wide and turning into the straightaway briefly looked like he would battle Wellabled, but Wellabled dashed clear again and widened his lead the final eighth, coming home a decisive winner.Wellableds posted winning time of 1:21 and change was erroneous, the timer having stopped well before the finish. The race was hand-timed by the local chart crew in a more reasonable 1:24.70. Romeo O Romeo edged Star Empire for second by a head. The winner paid $5 as the favorite.Hes got all the talent in the world, Rivelli said. He was a man among boys at the sale.The sale was a Florida 2-year-old-in training sale this past spring at which Wilson went to $340,000 to acquire the fast-breezing colt whose legs all move in a tangle, but move very fast. Baird said the colt is rate-able and smart, and Rivelli believes Wellabled can stretch out to route distances, but the Saratoga dirt-training experience has left him wondering if Wellabled will act on dirt like he has on Polytrack. Therefore, there are no fall plans yet set for Wellabled, though he left no doubt Saturday of his talent -- at Arlington, at least. Scarpe Adidas Italia . -- For the first time in two months, an opponent was standing up to Alabama. Outlet Adidas On Line .C. -- Glenn Howard needed an extra end to move into the Masters Grand Slam of Curling final. http://www.adidasscarpescontate.it/ . The Olympic champion curler and TSN curling analyst immediately went online to look at the Halls long list of honoured members. Thats when the enormity of the honour sunk in. Scarpe Adidas Saldi .J. -- Marty Brodeur beat the Pittsburgh Penguins yet again. Scarpe Adidas Outlet .H. -- Matt Kenseth made it 2 for 2 in the Chase, holding off teammate Kyle Busch to win Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. WHY YOUR NRL TEAM CAN WIN THE NRL PREMIERSHIP* MELBOURNEThe purple wall. Melbournes defence has been peerless this season and, having conceded an average 11.5 points per game, they are on track to go down as the best defensive team in the NRL era. They also miss the fewest tackles (19.1) and concede the fewest linebreaks (2.4).* CRONULLAThe best all-round team in the competition. Cronulla mixes defensive steel with real attacking power, and is ranked second for points scored (25.7 per game), tackle busts (28.5) and offloads (12) as well as sitting third for run metres (1489m) and line breaks (5.5).* CANBERRAThey have strike power like no other side. There is plenty to like about Ricky Stuarts backline, which boasts two of the competitions top four try scorers in Jordan Rapana and Jarrod Croker (both 15) while Croker is the comps highest point scorer. Rapana leads the league for line breaks (22) and tackle busts (111) while Joey Leilua is second for tackle busts (97).* CANTERBURYThe best pack in the competition. Going into round 23, David Klemmer had made more metres than any other forward (170m per game) while James Graham was fifth with 153m. Also, Graham (18.4 per game) and fellow prop Aiden Tolman (16.6) led the league for most runs.* NORTH QUEENSLANDNo one is better at controlling field position. On the back of the likes of Jason Taumalolo, Matt Scott and James Tamou rolling up their sleeves, the Cowboys make more metres than any other team. Paul Greens side then leads the way in forced drop outs (2.5 per game) and is second in tackles inside opposition 20 (30.6 per game).* BRISBANEThe Wayne Bennett factor. TThe Broncos are in a slump, having won four of their past 12, but they have come from a similar position to win the title before.dddddddddddd In 2006 Brisbane had a run of five wins from 13 mid-season before recovering to win the title. If anyone can get them to lift, its the mastercoach Bennett.* PENRITHUncertainty. No team is better at creating second phase play. Penrith boasts more offloads than any side this year, with hulking five-eighth Bryce Cartwright (56) leading the league and in-form back-rower Trent Merrin is fifth and combined they give the Panthers a real x-factor.* WARRIORSShaun Johnson. Theres no way the Warriors can win their maiden title without their No.7 firing. He leads the league for try-assists and is just 15 points away from surpassing Stacey Jones as the sides all-time leading points scorer.* WESTS TIGERSTheyve turned their defence around. There hasnt been anything wrong with their attack this year while fullback James Tedesco is in form reminiscent of Jarryd Hayne in 2009. Importantly, the Tigers have turned around their horror defensive record, conceding conceded the fewest points and the second fewest linebreaks in their past four matches.* GOLD COASTAsh Taylor. While Jarryd Haynes shaping as the ace up the sleeve, the rookie halfback has been their most important player all year and has been a big reason why the Titans are surpassing all expectations. He leads the league for most drop outs forced (21) and looks the complete package.Source: Fox Sports Stats ' ' '