02/26/2015 2:01PM

Jerardi: Daredevil won’t have it easy in Swale


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.