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7 Furlongs. 4&up. Claiming $40,000. Purse: $55,000.

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1 M J Plus(L) 123 Maragh 3-6-6 Friedman 6-1

2 Barrister Jim(L) 118 Ortiz, Jr 1-1-1 Rodriguez 2-1

3 Percussion(L) 118 Velasquez 2-8-3 Jacobson 5-2

4 Marriage Fever(L) 118 Cruz 1-8-3 Jacobson 5-1

5 Joe Tess(L) 123 Carmouche 6-10-1 Ryan 7-2

6 Chief Energy(L) 118 Arroyo 4-4-3 Toner 12-1

Barrister Jim owns speed, fast figs and fired 5-furlong bullet on April 2; close call in competitive opener. Percussion was a clear-cut second in last and owns solid back numbers; dangerous. M J Plus could impact if pace meltdown ensues.

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61/2 Furlongs. 3yo. Fillies. NY Bred. Maiden Special Weight. Purse: $60,000.

1 Always Sarah(L) 120 Carmouche 6-6-x Ryerson 12-1

2 Splendid Gold(L) 120 Velasquez 2-x-x Rice 5-2

3 Esther the Queen(L1) 120 Rosario x-x-x Esler 6-1

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4 Nagging Gigee 113 Cancel x-x-x Maroun 20-1

5 Sing for Beauty(L1) 120 Franco x-x-x Baker 10-1

6 Zippa Tequila(L) 120 Ortiz, Jr 4-2-4 Servis 5-1

7 Truly Unruly(L) 120 Arroyo 9-x-x Antonucci 20-1

8 Magical Miss(L) 120 Ortiz 6-x-x Hushion 8-5

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Splendid Gold logged tight work tab for first start since September and hails from white-hot Linda Rice barn. Zippa Tequila could play out as the main speed with aggressive handling. Magical Miss should improve in second start for Mike Hushion; dangerous.

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1 Mile. (Turf). 3&up. Maiden Claiming $20,000.

Purse: $28,000.

1 Smooth Navigator(L) 116 Falk 6-7-9 Falk 30-1

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2 Tricoastal(L) 116 Velasquez 2-5-7 Contessa 4-1

3 Hiddenite(L) 119 Franco 7-4-5 Donk 2-1

4 Feverish Loot(L) 124 Worrie 5-6-2 Persaud 5-1

5 Yes I'm True(L) 124 Chang 7-4-7 Chatterpaul 30-1

6 Tree Fire(L) 117 Cancel 8-3-5 Scott 12-1

7 Shylock(L) 124 Mejias 9-5-6 DiPrima 15-1

8 Constantine(L) 124 Garcia 4-7-6 Quick 15-1

9 Imawarrior(L) 124 Carmouche 3-2-3 Lawrence, II 5-2

Tree Fire logged best numbers on turf and worked three times since last start; price play in wide-open race. Hiddenite was a strong second in lone start on Big A sod. Imawarrior is working with a purpose at Fair Hill training base; right in the thick of this.

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71/2 Furlongs. 4&up. Claiming $12,500.

Purse: $25,000.

1 Salisbury Knight(L) 115 Cruz 3-3-7 Jacobson 2-1

2 Empower(L) 120 Velasquez 1-4-2 Gargan 9-5

3 Rocket Hero(L) 118 Arroyo 2-8-4 Levine 12-1

4 Johnny Star(L) 118 Mejias 9-5-4 Johnson 30-1

5 Can't Catch Me Now(L) 118 Saez 3-2-5 Barrera, III 8-1

6 No Nukes(L) 123 Beato 1-5-2 Gullo 6-1

7 Chrisandlorisposse(L) 120 Rodriguez 5-4-4 Schwartz 15-1

8 Gansett Bay(L) 123 Falk 2-8-8 Falk 10-1

9 Horatio(L) 120 Worrie 7-11-9 Chatterpaul 20-1

Empower was a clear-cut winner in last and now makes first start since claimed by Danny Gargan. Can't Catch Me Now took backward step in last after game placing in prior; rebound potential. Salisbury Knight drops and owns fast numbers; big-time threat.

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11/16 Miles. (Turf). 3&up. NY Bred. Maiden Special Weight. Purse: $60,000.

1 Bad Scooter(L) 116 Arroyo 6-9-7 Ubillo 20-1

2 My Bobby(L) 116 Beato 10-5-x Gullo 20-1

3 Longisland Express(L1) 116 Carmouche x-x-x Handal 15-1

4 Captain Kitt(L) 116 Worrie 9-x-x Hertler 20-1

5 Ack Feisty(L1) 116 Rosario x-x-x Brown 5-1

6 Raffies Bay(L) 124 Alvarado 9-4-4 Davis 15-1

7 Apollo Eleven(L) 116 Ortiz 6-7-2 Rodriguez 6-1

8 Adirondack Posse(L) 116 Saez 2-4-x Contessa 7-2

9 Disco Joey(L) 124 Franco 9-4-5 Brown 12-1

10 Dr. K'eogh 116 Ortiz, Jr 8-11-x Morley 8-1

11 Warrior Kitten(L1) 116 Castellano x-x-x Maker 3-1

12 Without Fear(L) 124 Brock 9-10-7 Smith 50-1

Adirondack Posse tallied swift final fraction when a hard-charging second in last at GP; more to come. Disco Joey needed last and switches to preferred footing; worth long look at long price. Raffies Bay is rested and compiled closely grouped work tab; don't ignore.

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61/2 Furlongs. 4&up. Claiming $20,000.

Purse: $40,000.

1 Dan and Sheila(L) 118 Silvera 5-2-6 Esler 15-1

2 Carolinian(L) 123 Ortiz, Jr 5-1-2 Rodriguez 3-1

3 Candyman E(L) 118 Jara 4-8-4 Adsit 5-1

4 In the Beat(L) 120 Camacho, Jr 7-4-4 DeMola 30-1

5 Palm Island(L) 123 Velasquez 1-7-7 Jacobson 4-1

6 Blue Chips Only(L) 120 Saez 3-4-2 Smith 15-1

7 Bet the Power(L) 113 Cruz 5-4-4 Terranova 7-2

8 Read the Mirage(L) 123 Worrie 7-5-1 Persaud 12-1

9 Dighton(L) 118 Maragh 3-4-4 D'Alessandro 6-1

Bet the Power needed last and packs solid late kick on best efforts. Carolinian is speedy and fired 5-furlong bullet last week; very dangerous. Palm Island is rested and makes first start since claimed by David Jacobson; serious threat.

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1 Mile. (Turf). 3&up. NY Bred. Allowance Optional Claiming. Purse: $65,000.

1 Blue Pigeon(L) 122 Ortiz, Jr 7-1-3 Clement 4-1

2 Mr. Masterpiece(L) 120 Silvera 5-4-1 Pringle 20-1

3 Mr Rosenthal(L) 120 Mejias 4-2-7 DiPrima 20-1

4 Special Selection(L) 120 Velasquez 7-1-8 Brown 15-1

5 Testosterstone(L) 113 Cancel 8-5-2 Kelly 30-1

6 Changewilldoyagood(L) 124 Alvarado 6-1-3 Kimmel 5-1

7 Sanctify(L) 122 Franco 7-10-2 Mott 8-1

8 Majestic Raffy(L) 115 Cruz 2-4-4 Englehart 10-1

9 Elroi(L) 122 Saez 3-9-4 Pugh 8-1

10 With Exultation(L) 120 Ortiz 9-2-2 Trombetta 8-1

11 Frost Jordan(L) 122 Maragh 6-9-1 Brown 20-1

12 Powerful Instinct(L) 122 Castellano 6-5-4 Brown 3-1

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13 Lulu Rocks(L) 120 Carmouche 1-2-2 Levine 7-2

14 Mighty One(L) 120 Falk 6-5-4 Falk 15-1

15 Sol the Freud(L) 120 Carmouche 4-4-5 Cannizzo 5-1

16 This Hard Land(L) 120 Arroyo 4-7-1 Ubillo 4-1

Elroi logs swift late pace figures and broke maiden on Big A sod last spring. Blue Pigeon owns fast final numbers and is training consistently at Payson Park. Special Selection is speedy and could prove very tough on an unchallenged lead.

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11/4 Miles. 4&up. THE EXCELSIOR. (Grade III).

Purse: $200,000.

1 Micromanage(L) 119 Castellano 4-4-1 Pletcher 6-1

2 Effinex(L) 123 Arroyo 1-4-4 Jerkens 12-1

3 Stormin Monarcho(L) 119 Velasquez 1-5-5 Jacobson 15-1

4 North Slope(L) 119 Alvarado 3-1-9 McLaughlin 5-1

5 Cousin Stephen(L) 117 Carmouche 2-1-1 Brown 8-1

6 Red Rifle(L) 123 Ortiz, Jr 5-3-1 Pletcher 10-1

7 Wicked Strong(L) 123 Maragh 4-11-2 Jerkens 1-1

8 Turco Bravo(L) 119 Ortiz 1-3-2 Contessa 10-1

Turco Bravo tallied rapid final fraction when winning Stymie last month and has trained strongly in the interim. Stormin Monarcho also has worked sharply since winning last start; very dangerous. Effinex is another last-race winner with solid work slate; contentious Excelsior Stakes.

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11/16 Miles. (Turf). 4&up. Claiming $25,000.

Purse: $34,000.

1 Sunnysider(L) 120 Silvera 4-5-5 Wilson 10-1

2 Police Camp(L) 123 Rodriguez 9-8-5 Sciacca 20-1

4 Identity Crisis(L) 123 Carmouche 5-5-2 Handal 4-1

5 Majestic Guy(L) 123 Franco 6-6-6 Domino 15-1

6 With Expression(L) 123 Alvarado 3-5-3 Morley 5-1

7 Perfect Stormy(L) 123 Maragh 7-8-7 Reiff 15-1

8 Frogman Mel(L) 120 Arroyo 2-2-7 Klesaris 10-1

9 Face the Race(L) 120 Ortiz, Jr 9-3-9 Rodriguez 7-2

10 Killer Crossover(L) 120 Velasquez 14-11-4 Serpe 3-1

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3 Doc Daneka(L) 123 Ortiz 4-4-1 Violette, Jr 5-2

Frogman Mel owns fast final fractions and logged endurance-building work tab for first start in 96 days. Sunnysider is riding a forward line on the numbers and handles turf; dangerous. Identity Crisis owns fast dirt figures and has improved since most recent grass start last summer. Police Camp logged solid numbers in both turf outings; right in the thick of this.

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