09/06/2010 10:32AM

Saratoga: Fast & firm


  It's a picture-perfect getaway day at the Spa, with ample sunshine and temperatures expected to top out in the low 70s.

  The 11-race card includes eight - count 'em 8 - turf races; the only races on the main track are the 3rd, 7th and 9th.

  There are three stakes: a four-horse renewal of the Grade 1 Hopeful (9th) headed by Boys At Tosconova; the Grade 3 Glens Falls (10th) featuring 2008 filly-and-mare turf champ Forever Together; and the Frank Sullivan overnight stakes (4th), where Awakino Cat is the one to beat.

  There is a mandatory pick-6 payout, beginning with race 6 at 3:41 p.m. Eastern.