Editorial

Steve Matthews / March 21 at Aqueduct

Travel deals

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6 Furlongs. 3&up. Fillies and Mares. Claiming $30,000-$25,000. Purse: $36,000. Post -- 12:50 p.m.

1 Lady Jarlyn(L) 112 Lezcano 4-1-2 Persaud 30-1


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2 Caution Sign(L) 116 Coa 8-2-5 Barbara 9-5

3 Blue Sixty Four(L) 114 Tomas 4-2-5 O'Brien 15-1

4 Tina's Note(L) 119 Perez 2-8-1 Kelly 15-1

5 Veturia(L) 114 Ortiz, Jr 2-1-2 Kenneally 6-5

6 Hundred Acre Wood(L) 121 Velasquez 2-4-8 Sciacca 5-1

7 Seven Dreams(L) 114 Hill 6-4-2 Esler 8-1

Caution Sign tallied solid final fraction in most recent dirt start and compiled tight work tab for first outing since 130-day layoff. Hundred Acre Wood tallied fast number after wide trip when second in last; dangerous. Veturia was a clear-cut second in stateside debut on New Year's Day; right in the thick of this.

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1 Mile & 1 Furlong. 3&up. Maiden Special Weight. Purse: $65,000.

1 Jack's R Wild(L) 123 Davis 5-2-5 Davis 20-1

2 Third Knight(L) 116 Alvarado 2-x-x Mott 4-1

3 Bluegrass Springs(L) 116 Castro 6-4-x McLaughlin 7-2

4 Fastinov 106 Davis 7-x-x Magee 30-1

5 Risky Asset(L) 123 Ortiz, Jr 3-2-4 McGaughey III 2-1

6 Navy Guard 111 Coa 3-8-x McLaughlin 8-5

Third Knight was pace and trip compromised when a pole clear for second in debut; more to come. Bluegrass Springs owns sprinter's speed and will prove very tough on an unchallenged lead. Risky Asset returns from South Florida and is more than good enough on the numbers.

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1 Mile. 3&up. Maiden Claiming $35,000. Purse: $36,000.

1 Yo Blue(L) 116 Alvarado 4-6-2 Contessa 3-1

2 In Todd We Trust(L) 116 Maragh 6-2-4 Jacobson 7-2

3 Unprecedented(L) 116 Franco 3-2-7 Chatterpaul 5-1

4 Al Aqsa(L) 123 Castro 6-6-4 McLaughlin 5-2

5 Beachview Two(L) 116 Ortiz, Jr 7-4-x Violette, Jr 12-1

6 Puget Sound(L1) 116 Chamafi 5-7-x Albertrani 12-1

7 Bellardo(L) 116 Luzzi 3-3-4 Schettino 6-1

Unprecedented is fresh, training sharply and owns fast back figures. Yo Blue exits sprints could play out as the dominant speed on the fence; very playable. Beachview Two is rested and makes first start with a maiden claiming tag; must consider.

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6 Furlongs. 4&up. Fillies and Mares Claiming $12,500. Purse: $23,000.

1 Smarty Bull(L) 118 Ortiz, Jr 4-10-8 Servis 5-2

2 Silver Over Gold(L) 118 Hill 7-9-6 Matties 6-1

3 Born Flirt(L) 111 Franco 7-3-5 Araya 12-1

4 Night Brigade(L) 118 Velasquez 6-3-5 Galluscio 4-1

5 Superstitious Love(L) 118 Morales 3-2-8 Ness 5-1

6 Beppj(L) 111 Rodriguez 4-5-5 Sciacca 30-1

7 Salvar(L) 118 Chamafi 5-2-10 Parisella 7-2

8 Jolienne(L) 118 Ortiz 9-7-7 Imperio 6-1

Smarty Bull is rested and owns late-running style that could be well served in probable pace dynamics. Superstitious Love is speedy and the one that must be caught. Born Flirt owns competitive numbers on best efforts.

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6 Furlongs. 4&up. Allowance Optional Claiming. Purse: $62,000.

1 Roman Invasion(L) 118 Alvarado 1-3-7 Jacobson 2-1

2 Hackleton(L) 115 Coa 1-1-2 Rice 3-1

3 Cat in the Forest(L) 118 Velasquez 3-6-1 Brown 6-1

4 Burned Bridges(L) 118 Silvera 6-5-3 Persaud 12-1

5 B Shanny(L) 120 Ortiz, Jr 1-7-6 Hushion 9-5

6 Alcomatch(L) 118 Luzzi 5-4-3 Barbara 10-1

Roman Invasion tallied career-best pace and final figures when winning last; one more before the bounce? B Shanny was a resolute winner in last and has trained sharply in the interim. Cat in the Forest makes peak start of form cycle and owns fast back numbers; very interesting.

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1 1/16 Mile. Starter Allowance Optional. 4&up. Purse: $47,000.

1 Fight for V L T's(L) 116 Rodriguez 6-7-5 Reynolds 30-1

2 Best Actor(L) 116 Coa 3-5-5 Toscano, Jr 6-1

3 Game Token(L) 121 Luzzi 2-3-4 Schosberg 8-1

4 Dynamic Host(L) 121 Maragh 1-4-2 Jacobson 8-5

5 Drink With Pride(L) 123 Ortiz, Jr 1-1-8 Gargan 5-2

6 Budge Man(L) 121 Cohen 3-2-3 Gonzalez 12-1

7 Macho Muchacho(L) 121 Velasquez 1-1-1 Parisella 5-1

8 Metaurus(L) 121 Ortiz 5-2-3 Sciacca 20-1

Budge Man is riding a forward line on the numbers and was compromised by wide trip in last; rates close call. Dynamic Host ships in from SoCal after overcoming traffic to win last on grass; big-time danger. Drink With Pride wheels back in a hurry after winning second in a row this past Friday; worth a look. Fight for V L T's is speedy and must be given a puncher's chance.

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6 Furlongs. 3&up. Allowance Optional Claiming. NY Bred. Purse: $54,000.

1 Isn'tlovejustgrand(L) 114 Rodriguez 4-4-1 Aquilino 12-1

2 Overextended(L) 121 Alvarado 1-1-3 Jacobson 7-2

3 Obviously Tuesday(L) 118 Coa 6-1-3 Jacobson 6-1

4 Driven by Solar(L) 121 Maragh 6-1-2 Levine 4-1

5 Toque(L) 121 Ortiz, Jr 1-7-1 Baker 8-1

6 Maggie's Hadder(L) 121 Velasquez 3-1-2 Galluscio 6-1

7 Victorious Leader(L) 114 Tomas 1-5-4 O'Brien 30-1

8 Verbosity(L) 121 Hill 2-2-5 Hushion 2-1

Overextended is riding a two-race winning streak and is hot commodity at the claim box; rates close call. Driven by Solar wil prove a very tough customer on a soft lead. Verbosity could be in the garden spot if fractions get hot and hectic.

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1 Mile. The COMPELLING WORD. 4&up. NY Bred. Purse: $75,000.

1 Saginaw(L) 120 Alvarado 1-3-1 Jacobson 7-5

2 Socialsaul(L) 118 Velasquez 4-3-2 Contessa 15-1

3 Uncle T Seven(L) 120 Castro 4-5-4 Rodriguez 8-1

4 Johannesburg Smile(L) 120 Maragh 7-2-1 Pletcher 2-1

5 Mine Over Matter(L) 118 Ortiz, Jr 6-2-3 Hushion 5-1

6 Awesome Vision(L) 118 Ortiz 1-1-8 Albertrani 6-1

Awesome Vision made a sustained rally to win last and should pack amplified kick with cutback to shorter route. Saginaw delivers dynamic efforts with machine-like consistency; could easily take this. Johannesburg Smile was done in by poor start in last but is right in the thick of this on 'A' game.

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6 Furlongs. 3&up. Fillies and Mares. Maiden Claiming $16,000. NY Bred. Purse: $23,000.

2 Pattonesque(L1) 123 Fragoso 6-5-4 Dunham 8-1

3 Devolution(L) 118 Silvera 9-7-6 D'Alessandro 30-1

4 Baal Perazim(L) 116 Rodriguez 4-5-4 Goodwin 12-1

1 Rachini(L) 116 Battula 9-8-5 Barrera, III 5-2

5 Gracie Too(L1) 123 Hill 8-4-6 Morrison 7-2

6 Sweetest Peach(L) 116 Tomas 7-7-11 Sciacca 30-1

7 Westerday(L) 118 Ortiz 2-3-2 Galluscio 3-1

1a T C Lane(L) 113 Coa 2-4-2 Barrera, III 5-2

8 Ms. True Way(L) 116 Franco 7-5-3 Barker 7-2

Gracie Too gets the meds and much-needed class relief and rates close call in wide-open nightcap. Ms. True Way takes potent class drop, adds blinkers and gets weight off; very playable. T C Lane lost a heartbreaker this past Friday and could prove very tough once again on a clear lead. Westerday was a solid second in last; logical player.

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