Steve Matthews / June 26 at Belmont

Travel deals

1

11/16 Miles. (Widener Turf). 3&up. Fillies and Mares. Allowance Optional Claiming. Purse: $79,000. Post -- 1:05 p.m.

1 Scenario Analysis(L) 122 Lezcano 5-1-3 Brown 5-2

2 Assateague(L) 122 Saez 3-7-6 Matz 3-1

3 Floral Romance(L) 122 Velazquez 5-1-1 Mott 6-1

4 Sweet and Lovely(L) 122 Prado 6-3-4 Wilkes 15-1

5 Stanwyck(L) 122 Alvarado 4-1-3 Shirreffs 7-2

6 Puzzling(L) 122 Castellano 2-2-7 McGaughey III 4-1

7 Flower Mart(L) 122 Rosario 1-5-1 Clement 12-1

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8 Composition(L) 122 Ortiz, Jr 4-1-5 Clement 3-1

Puzzling was pace and trip compromised when a clear-cut second in last; more to come. Sweet and Lovely logged one of two career wins on Belmont sod and is training strongly for first start in 47 days. Stanwyck arrives from SoCal and fired 5-furlong bullet for local debut.

2

11/16 Miles. (Inner Turf). 3&up. Allowance Optional Claiming. Purse: $79,000.

1 Minister Colin(L) 122 Ortiz, Jr 3-3-6 Galluscio 12-1

2 Majestic Raffy(L) 122 Lezcano 5-5-4 Aquilino 12-1

3 Finale(L) 122 Velazquez 9-5-2 Pletcher 5-2

4 Shkspeare Shaliyah(L) 122 Solis 5-8-4 Shivmangal 10-1

5 Mister Pippit(L) 122 Castellano 1-1-2 Brown 3-1

6 Film Shot(L) 122 Prado 2-6-11 Mott 7-5

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7 Don Dulce(L) 122 Saez 1-6-9 Ness 6-5

8 Metaurus(L) 122 No rider 2-3-5 Sciacca 3-1

Majestic Raffy stretches to suitably longer trip and should move forward in second start since nine-month absence. Mister Pippit is riding a two-race winning streak for Chad Brown; very dangerous. Finale gets class relief and is 1-for-1 on Belmont turf.

3

1 Mile. (Widener Turf). 3&up. Claiming $25,000. Purse: $36,000.

1 Bundestag(L) 122 Velasquez 1-2-3 Day 12-1

2 Yo Blue(L) 119 Castellano 1-1-1 Jacobson 5-1

3 Oxford Street(L) 122 Saez 9-1-4 Albertrani 4-1

4 Northern Tripp(L) 122 Espinoza 2-6-5 Ryerson 8-1

5 Unprecedented(L) 122 Maragh 7-5-3 Chatterpaul 15-1

6 Liquidity Trap(L) 122 Lezcano 4-2-2 Brown 5-2

7 Logan Street(L) 122 Solis 2-3-5 Lewis 3-1

8 Mad Bomber(L) 115 Tomas 7-4-11 Lugovich 50-1

9 Fluent(L) 117 Alvarado 1-2-6 Asmussen 15-1

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10 Saturday Appeal(L) 117 Ortiz, Jr 1-8-8 Schosberg 3-1

Northern Tripp made sustained rally when a strong second in last; added ground plays to strength. Unprecedented was empty last time but packs potent late kick on best. Liquidity Trap is training consistently for first start since Jan. '12; more than good enough on 'A' game.

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6 Furlongs. 3&up. NY Bred. Allowance Optional Claiming. Purse: $62,000.

1 Cay to Pomeroy(L) 117 Saez 2-8-4 Orseno 7-5

2 King Keene(L) 115 Franco 1-2-3 Contessa 6-1

3 Longfor the City(L) 119 Ortiz, Jr 1-6-4 Clement 2-1

4 Silent Thunder(L) 122 Espinoza 4-3-7 Schettino 12-1

5 Corybant(L) 122 Ortiz 6-1-7 Sciacca 20-1

6 Crushin Rock(L) 122 Maragh 2-2-4 Levine 7-2

Longfor the City tallied fast late pace figure when breaking maiden last out. Cay to Pomeroy is speedy and will prove a tough customer on a soft lead. Crushin Rock almost always fires strong efforts; right in the thick of this.

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61/2 Furlongs. 3&up. NY Bred. Maiden Special Weight. Purse: $55,000.

1 Closingtothewire(L) 124 Laredo 7-8-8 Reiff 30-1

2 Brass Pear 112 Franco 8-8-x DeMola 15-1

3 Sunrise Lover(L) 119 Lezcano 3-3-6 Jones 20-1

4 Greeley Pack(L) 124 Ortiz 2-2-3 Feron 5-1

5 Wood On the Fire 119 Espinoza x-x-x Lostritto 15-1

6 Sunnysider 124 Rodriguez 3-11-9 Jerkens 8-1

7 Thnxtomyuncle 119 Ortiz, Jr 2-4-2 Sciacca 6-1

8 Crackerjack Jones(L) 119 Alvarado 2-x-x Hushion 3-5

Greeley Pack earned solid number when a clear-cut second in last; rates call based on price potential. Crackerjack Jones has been sidelined for 53 days since besting top selection by six lengths in debut; could easily romp. Sunnysider was just half-length behind 'Greeley' when a tough-trip third on May 25; must consider.

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1 Mile. (Widener Turf). 3&up. Fillies and Mares. NY Bred. Allowance Optional Claiming. Purse: $64,000.

1 Lady's Lunar Luck(L) 122 Ortiz, Jr 5-5-3 Kimmel 5-2

2 Downtown Hottie(L) 122 Saez 6-1-2 Serpe 6-1

3 Love Stanza Chance(L) 122 Prado 7-8-1 Albertrani 15-1

4 Wholelottashakin(L) 122 Lezcano 4-8-4 Bush 5-1

5 Lady Candidate(L) 122 Alvarado 8-5-9 Asmussen 5-1

6 Schillerette(L) 122 Castellano 2-5-3 Ness 3-1

7 Sally's Dream(L) 122 Maragh 4-8-6 Persaud 15-1

8 Centrina(L) 122 Espinoza 5-8-2 Martin 10-1

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9 Quiet Sunshine(L) 122 Saez 9-3-1 Canani 5-1

10 Hundred Acre Wood(L) 122 Ortiz, Jr 5-1-3 Sciacca 4-1

Wholelottashakin logged both lifetime wins on Belmont turf and notched three tight works for first start since November. Downtown Hottie makes peak start of form cycle and packs potent late kick on 'A' game. Lady's Lunar Luck raced wide versus tougher in last; big-time threat.

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61/2 Furlongs. 3&up. Fillies and Mares. Claiming $15,000. Purse: $30,000.

1 Jolienne(L) 122 Ortiz 3-5-4 Galluscio 4-1

2 Silver Over Gold(L) 115 Franco 4-5-7 Matties 20-1

3 Mess in a Dress(L) 122 Ortiz, Jr 7-3-3 Sciacca 10-1

4 Warrior Marie(L) 115 Tomas 3-6-5 Streicher 6-1

5 Chance Encounter(L) 122 Rosario 2-2-2 Gargan 3-1

6 Bobity Boo(L) 122 Prado 11-4-5 Sciacca 12-1

7 E Z Passer(L) 122 Saez 5-8-4 Englehart 5-1

8 Bird Fu(L) 122 Lezcano 10-7-10 Persaud 50-1

9 Miss Libby(L) 122 Rodriguez 9-6-4 Aquilino 50-1

10 Delightful Dawn(L) 122 Cohen 3-2-4 Jacobson 7-2

E Z Passer is speedy, rested and fired 5-furlong bullet last week; primed and ready. Delightful Dawn makes first start since claimed by DAS/Jacobson; very dangerous. Chance Encounter was a game second as the public's choice in last; logical, short-priced player once again.

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61/2 Furlongs. 3&up. THE LION CAVERN. Purse: $100,000.

1 Leave of Absence(L) 121 Rosario 1-3-3 Violette, Jr 10-1

2 Big Business(L) 119 Alvarado 1-1-2 Jacobson 5-2

3 Strapping Groom(L) 119 Velazquez 2-1-1 Jacobson 5-1

4 Smash(L) 121 Saez 1-3-4 Baffert 4-1

5 Saturday's Charm(L) 119 Lezcano 4-2-1 Asmussen 5-1

6 Hardened Wildcat(L) 121 Castellano 2-1-5 Brown 2-1

Hardened Wildcat was clear-cut second in Pim stakes last time and consistently logs field's fastest final fractions. Strapping Groom makes first start for DAS/Jacobson after ultra-game placing in last. Big Business is 4-for-4 at Belmont and owns swift numbers; could easily take this.

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6 Furlongs. (Inner Turf). 3&up. Maiden Claiming $16,000. Purse: $26,000.

1 Slimshady(L) 119 Espinoza 4-6-8 O'Brien 5-1

2 Mel's Dream(L) 124 Rodriguez 8-x-x DiSanto 30-1

3 Lakota Freud(L) 117 Franco 5-5-7 Rodriguez 5-2

4 Saguaro Blossom(L) 117 Tomas 6-13-10 Aquilino 15-1

5 Double O One(L) 119 Saez 8-4-x Chatterpaul 8-1

6 Poppy's Watching(L) 119 Ortiz, Jr 7-5-9 Englehart 4-1

7 Acro's Game(L) 119 Lezcano 8-10-7 Persaud 50-1

8 Be All Ears(L1) 124 Jimenez 12-9-x Shevy 30-1

9 Go to the Net(L) 124 Ortiz 5-3-7 Sciacca 12-1

10 Antone Suavey(L) 124 Velasquez 8-6-5 Quartarolo 3-1

Slimshady logged improved final fraction in last and should have more to give in third start of form cycle. Double O One owns speed and gets favorable cutback to sprint. Antone Suavey gets class relief and owns fast figs on best efforts. Poppy's Watching logged three tightly grouped works since last start; right in the thick of this.

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