08/29/2010 11:33AM

Saratoga: Fast and firm


  Yet another beautiful day at the Spa, although we may warm up to the mid-to-upper 80s by mid-afternoon.

  The 11-race card is highlighted, of course, by the Grade 1 Personal Ensign (race 10, 5:56 p.m. Eastern), which shapes up as a showdown between Rachel Alexandra and Life At Ten through a demanding 10 furlongs. 

  Regarding today's four dirt sprints (races 1-2-3-5), it may be noteworthy that all six sprints on the main track yesterday were won wire to wire.