09/01/2014 11:21AM

Hersh: How I'd play Saratoga for Monday, Sept. 1


Closing day card split five and five between turf and dirt. The main track was listed as muddy during the morning, but with no rain in the forecast or on the radar one has to figure the dirt will be upgraded as the afternoon progresses, perhaps to the point of being fast by card’s end. The turf is “good” and is likely to remain that way, and the rain that came Sunday probably was a plus for a course that appeared to have become very hard and fast.