08/02/2010 11:53AM

Saratoga: Fast and firm


  Where does the time go? At the conclusion of today's racing, 25% of the 40-day meet will be in the books.

  The main track is fast and the turf courses are (very) firm, but there's a 40% chance for thunderstorms this afternoon and into the evening.

  Five of the first six races are at 5 1/2 furlongs - three scheduled for the turf and two on dirt.

  The Amsterdam, a 6 1/2-furlong sprint for 3-year-olds headed by Discreetly Mine, is race 8 on a nine-race program.