08/04/2014 10:54AM

Hersh: How I'd play Saratoga on Monday, Aug. 4


It’s New York-bred Day, with seven statebred races – including two stallion stakes on turf – and two claimers making up the nine-race card. I don’t love any single horse on this card, but I like a couple of races, and despite the presence of a couple of very difficult races in both sequences, the early and late pick fours might be manageable. There are several nine-furlong races on the card, which to me is a good thing. Let’s start from the top and go through it.