Steve Matthews / February 18 at Aqueduct

Travel deals

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6 Furlongs. 4&up. Fillies and Mares. Claiming $12,500. Purse: $22,000. Post -- 12:30 p.m.

1 Nine Cracks(L) 116 Coa 1-4-7 Galluscio 6-1

2 Sheerflakesofgold(L) 120 Hill 4-3-8 Duggan 3-1

3 Stay Composed(L) 115 Ortiz 5-6-9 Brown 3-1

4 Goonsquad(L) 113 Rodriguez 7-9-1 Badgett, Jr 8-1

5 Shes Tuff as Nails(L) 120 Perez 7-7-7 Kettell 15-1

6 Thetrainwasgone(L) 120 Castro 2-9-1 Bush 5-2

7 Proud Siren(L) 120 Camacho, Jr 4-2-5 Granville 6-1

Sheerflakesofgold should pack amplified kick with cutback to sprint. Proud Siren also closes strongly on best efforts. Stay Composed owns speed and was compromiswed by poor start in last; dangerous. Goonsquad is training consistently for first start since June.

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6 Furlongs. 3yo. Fillies. Maiden Claiming $20,000. Purse: $28,000.

1 Guyana Star(L) 120 Lezcano 6-5-6 Persaud 12-1

2 Boathouse Roe(L1) 113 Coa x-x-x Friedman 15-1

3 Kiss the Daddy(L1) 113 Rodriguez x-x-x Rodriguez 6-1

4 True Joanie True(L) 120 Silvera 3-5-x Rodriguez 5-2

5 Southside Sis(L) 120 Velasquez 2-5-x Friedman 3-1

6 Lazulite(L) 115 Ortiz 4-3-8 Donk 4-1

7 Youngwildandfree(L) 120 Davis 4-6-3 Contessa 5-1

8 My Bella Beauty(L1) 120 Luzzi x-x-x Esler 15-1

Lazulite drops and tallied field's fastest final fraction two starts back. True Joanie True adds blinkers and will prove very tough on a soft lead. Southside Sis was a clear-cut second behind a runaway winner in last; very playable.

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1 Mile & 70 Yards. 3yo. Fillies. Maiden Special Weight. Purse: $65,000.

1 Merry Meadow(L) 120 Cohen 5-2-2 Hennig 2-1

2 Everything Matters(L) 120 Pimentel 4-x-x Correas, IV 4-1

3 Raisela 120 DeCarlo x-x-x Duggan 12-1

4 Industrial Policy(L) 115 Ortiz 3-2-x Brown 8-5

5 Secret Union 120 Alvarado 5-x-x McLaughlin 7-2

Secret Union hails from potent second-out stable and will appreciate today's added ground. Merry Meadow owns sprinter's speed and starts from the fence; big-time danger. Industrial Policy has delivered solid efforts in both starts; right in the thick of this.

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6 Furlongs. The HOLLIE HUGHES. 3&up. NY Bred. Purse: $75,000.

1 Be Bullish(L) 119 Cohen 4-1-2 Jacobson 4-1

2 Readytodefer(L) 117 Ortiz 1-1-2 Levine 7-2

3 Uncle T Seven(L) 119 Castro 5-4-2 Rodriguez 8-1

4 Saginaw(L) 123 Alvarado 3-1-1 Jacobson 3-5

5 Sportswriter(L) 123 Velasquez 5-1-4 Rodriguez 15-1

Readytodefer has won two straight and projects as the main speed once again. Saginaw looms the prime beneficiary if top selection hits the wall in the lane. Sportswriter packs potent stretch kick on 'A' game.

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1 Mile & 70 Yards. Starter Optional Claiming. 4&up. Purse: $51,000.

1 Assured Victory(L) 118 Cohen 2-4-1 Brown 6-1

2 Harley(L) 118 Luzzi 3-3-2 Gyarmati 10-1

3 Terminus(L) 113 Coa 3-9-1 Rice 2-1

4 Magic Harbor(L) 118 Velasquez 2-1-5 Rodriguez 5-1

5 Springcourt(L) 113 Ortiz 4-2-1 Gullo 7-2

6 Street Fight(L) 120 Castro 2-1-9 Contessa 5-2

7 Africanist(L) 118 Silvera 4-2-4 Pringle 30-1

Assured Victory was speed sharpened in sprint last time and projects as the controlling front-runner on the rail. Magic Harbor makes first start since claimed by Rudy Rodriguez and could roll past them all if pace meltdown ensues. Terminus owns fast numbers on best efforts.

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1 Mile & 70 Yards. 3yo. Fillies. Maiden Special Weight. NY Bred. Purse: $55,000.

1 Chloe Bear(L) 113 Rodriguez 2-2-4 Kelly 2-1

2 Brickhouse Baby(L) 120 Cohen 2-9-10 Violette, Jr 15-1

3 La Bella Chabella(L) 120 Luzzi 4-2-2 Levine 5-1

4 Life's a Stage(L) 120 Morales 5-x-x Lostritto 20-1

5 Physical Delivery(L) 120 Hill 3-2-6 Baker 10-1

6 City Gone Wild(L) 120 Velasquez 3-4-x Rice 3-1

7 Soul Opposition(L) 115 Ortiz 3-6-x Levine 6-1

8 Current Event(L) 113 Coa 3-5-x Rice 8-1

9 Desert Traveler(L) 120 Silvera 3-3-5 Badgett, Jr 12-1

City Gone Wild was pace and trip compromised when third in last; more to give. Brickhouse Baby logged four tight works since a very game second in last; very playable. La Bella Chabella is speedy but has lost ground in the stretch in every start; handle with care at short ticket.

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6 Furlongs. 4&up. Fillies and Mares. Claiming $35,000-$25,000. Purse: $40,000.

2 Granby Girl(L) 112 Coa 1-3-5 Ortiz 15-1

3 Aliraven(L) 118 Davis 1-1-5 Contessa 7-2

4 We Need V L T's(L) 117 Castro 4-4-4 Persaud 12-1

1 Isn't She Grand(L) 118 Morales 5-7-3 Rodriguez 5-2

5 Magnificent Mia(L) 118 Cohen 4-3-6 Gonzalez 5-1

6 Expression(L) 120 Alvarado 7-1-3 Baker 6-1

7 Elusive Jozi(L) 118 Velasquez 2-2-2 Barbara 3-1

1a Easy Ending(L) 113 Ortiz 9-4-1 Rodriguez 5-2

Expression drops and gets favorable turnback to sprint. Aliraven fought back gamely to win last two starts; very dangerous. We Need V L T's logged improved pace figure in last; price will be tempting. Elusive Jozi has finished second in last four starts; minor awards once again? Isn't She Grand owns fast back numbers.

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6 Furlongs. 4&up. Claiming $30,000-$25,000. Purse: $36,000.

2 Ganador(L) 115 Ortiz 1-8-3 Galluscio 10-1

3 Tancredi(L) 120 DeCarlo 5-3-3 Jacobson 8-1

4 Mason's Comprise(L) 120 Perez 2-8-3 Grusmark 15-1

1 Blue Creek(L) 120 Velasquez 1-2-3 Rice 5-2

1a Point Taken(L) 113 Coa 1-10-2 Rice 5-2

5 Maan(L) 120 Cohen 6-6-3 Kenneally 3-1

6 Political Justice(L) 120 Alvarado 3-6-4 Araya 12-1

7 Giant Indian(L) 120 Fragoso 3-2-1 Gonzalez 4-1

8 Shotgun City(L) 120 Silvera 3-7-4 Persaud 5-1

Giant Indian packs solid late kick on best and rates close call based on price potential. Political Justice is speedy and fired half-mile bullet for first start in 10 weeks; very playable. Blue Creek was a clear-cut winner in last and has been a hot commodity at the claim box; worth long look.

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1 Mile & 70 Yards. 4&up. Fillies and Mares. Allowance Optional Claiming. NY Bred. Purse: $57,000.

1 She's Always Hot(L) 118 Alvarado 3-11-2 Allard 5-1

2 Hall of Flame(L) 118 Lezcano 7-9-1 Ubillo 30-1

3 Royal Suspicion(L) 118 Castro 2-4-4 Ryerson 6-1

4 Karma Police(L) 111 Rodriguez 2-5-8 DiPrima 6-1

5 Sugar Beach(L) 120 Velasquez 3-1-1 Gonzalez 7-2

6 Motion Lounge(L) 113 Ortiz 2-10-2 Schettino 5-2

7 Evan's Rocket(L) 111 Coa 5-6-4 Jerkens 15-1

8 Grace's Neh Neh(L) 120 Pimentel 1-2-2 Rodriguez 12-1

9 My Unbridled Storm(L) 120 Luzzi 1-5-5 Gyarmati 8-1

She's Always Hot was pace and position compromised in last and should move forward in second start since Fourth of July. Sugar Beach can prove a big-time front-end threat on best efforts. Evan's Rocket can impact if pace collapse comes to pass.

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6 Furlongs. 4&up. Maiden Claiming $12,500. Purse: $20,000.

1 Moonshine Ridge(L) 111 Davis 7-4-9 Matties 15-1

2 Music Man Stan(L) 114 Coa 5-6-x Coletti, Sr. 15-1

3 Milesmore(L) 121 Silvera 2-2-4 Reynolds 12-1

4 My Cousin Eddie(L) 114 Rodriguez 3-3-3 Gullo 5-1

5 A. F. Hennessey(L) 116 Ortiz 2-3-2 Parisella 9-5

6 Tactical Saenz(L) 121 Cohen 2-4-5 Chatterpaul 3-1

7 Its What I Do(L) 121 Luzzi 8-6-x DiSanto 6-1

8 Vengeful Pride 114 Tomas 4-5-3 O'Brien 20-1

9 Corybant(L1) 121 Camacho, Jr 7-x-x Sciacca 20-1

10 Uptown Ball(L) 121 DeCarlo 3-9-2 Sacco 10-1

Vengeful Pride displayed improved speed in last and should offer best value in weak nightcap. A. F. Hennessey drops to lifetime low and makes first start since moving to John Parisella stable; could easily take this. Tactical Saenz was a game second in last; right in the thick of this. Milesmore earned solid numbers in last two outings; must consider.

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