09/02/2010 11:26AM

Saratoga: Fast and firm


  The temperature is expected to reach at least 90 for a third straight day, which would officially make it a heat wave here in the Spa City.

  The main track is fast, the turf courses have baked to the hard side of firm, and we've got a 10-race card highligted by divisions of the Riskaverse for 3-year-old fillies on the inner turf. Only three of today's races (2-3-7) are on dirt.

  There is no carryover in the pick-6, but there is a $100k guaranteed pool on races 5-10. it will be interesting to see whether the guarantee is reached after bettors poured in over $1.9 million chasing yesterday's two-day carryover.