09/05/2010 10:38AM

Saratoga: Fast and firm


  It's another beautiful day weather-wise, with a fast main track and firm-to-hard turf courses that were exceptionally conducive to early speed yesterday. It's long-sleeve T-shirt giveaway day, which is apropos since there was a chill in the air this morning, and it's not expected to be much warmer than 70 degrees this afternoon.

  The 11-race card is highlighted by two graded stakes: the 103rd running of the Grade 3 Saranac (9th) for 3-year-olds at 1 3/16 miles on the Mellon turf; and the 119th running of the Grade 1 Spinaway for 2-year-old fillies at seven furlongs on the main track.