02/26/2015 2:01PM

Jerardi: Daredevil won’t have it easy in Swale

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My good friend Jeff Siegel told me the other day that since the advent of synthetic surfaces, jockeys have ridden like every race is a grass race, even races on conventional dirt. You do not see nearly as many races where horses are sent hard from the start and the fractions are eye-catching. That lack of pace obviously affects final times and Beyer Speed Figures.