OCEANPORT, N.J. &ndash; Purses will be higher than initially expected for the post Labor Day portion of the Monmouth Park meet. The 22 days from Sept. 11 to Nov. 21 will average $375,000 a day, well above the projected $275,000.\r\nThe windfall is the product of two factors: higher than anticipated business during the summer and an underpayment to the purse account.\r\nThe 50-day Elite Meet, May 22 to Sept. 6, which was scheduled to offer $50 million in purses, has surpassed projections in every major statistical category.\r\nUsing comparable data for the corresponding Friday through Sunday dates from last year, Monmouth&rsquo;s average daily all-sources handle this meet has more than doubled to $8,013,169 through Sunday. Last year&rsquo;s total average daily handle averaged $3,752,852. Average daily ontrack handle is up 42 percent to $779,728, while weekend attendance has increased almost 14 percent to 10,758.\r\nThe track hasn&rsquo;t been able to give away the money fast enough. Even factoring in elements like breeders awards and the rewarding of every starter at least $1,500, the Monmouth purse account is projected to fall $4 million short of the $50 million target.\r\nThe underpay, obvious earlier in the meet, will be made up in the fall. A decision was made to hold back the money rather than further inflate the summer purses, which were already at record levels.\r\n&ldquo;It made no sense to raise the purses then,&rdquo; said Bob Kulina, Monmouth&rsquo;s vice president and general manager. &ldquo;I wanted to make the purses as large as possible for the fall meet. In my opinion, it&rsquo;s a win-win for everybody. It made no sense to raise a $75,000 maiden special to $80,000 on the Fourth of July.\r\n&ldquo;The hardest thing was us to figure how to give away that kind of money. We weren&rsquo;t sure what races would go. It was a learning process.&rdquo;\r\nThe purses for the fall meet, racing only on Saturdays and Sundays, will exceed last year&rsquo;s average of $332,672 for the entire May through September Monmouth season.