08/18/2010 10:21AM

Saratoga: Fast and firm

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  It's kind of a sunny overcast, if that makes any sense, with just a slight chance of a stray thunderstorm as we get set to kick off the final three-week stretch.

  The feature is the Troy (8th), a 5 1/2-furlong turf sprint headed by Silver Timber, a Chad Brown-trained gelding who has won five stakes since claimed back in the spring of 2009.

  Linda Rice entered three, including defending Troy titlist Awakino Cat.