The Heat Gets Turned up at Saratoga

Saratoga’s meet will be ending this week on a high note. Today, there is a two day pick six carryover of $443,274, one of the largest pick sixes of this year’s meet. Today’s pick six starts with the fifth race of the day and ends with the tenth and final race.

The heat will certainly be a deciding issue with the handicapping of these races. With a temperature in New York of over 90 degrees, the horses will be reacting to the heat in different ways. For many entries, this is an unknown variable. A horse used to racing in this heat will have a definite advantage over the competition.