Steve Matthews / AUGUST 1 at Saratoga

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2 1/16 Miles. (National Fences). Allowance Optional Claiming. 4&up. Purse: $65,000. Post -- 1 p.m.

1Royal Fling Shot(L)144Boucher1-8-2Sheppard5-1

2Pleasant Woodman(L)156Murphy10-6-3Fout30-1

3All Together(L)144Aizpuru9-5-10Fisher8-1

4Albany Road(L)156Walsh2-1-4Valentine8-1


6Prime Prospector(L)144Geraghty1-3-10Wyatt12-1

7Ballet Boy(L)148Young9-8-6Voss6-1

8Bluegrass Summer(L)156Nagle4-1-4Sheppard12-1

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10Staying On(L)148Dalton2-4-4Moran6-1

11Certain Swagger(L)149Crosse5-1-1Fisher20-1

12Network News(L)144Dahl1-4-6Voss4-1

Also Eligible


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13Saint Dynaformer(L)144Aizpuru10-11-5Morris30-1

14Orchestra Leader(L)145Murphy4-2-9Day20-1

Albany Road was prepped on Pid's Polytrack last time and owns win over the Spa hurdles. All Together also raced on the flat in last and owns a win over the Saratoga jumps. Pleasant Woodman is a front-running threat on best.


2 1/16 Miles. (National Fences). Stakes Hurdle. The A.P. SMITHWICK MEMORIAL (Grade I). 4&up. Purse: $100,000.

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2Hunt Ball150Geraghty3-1-4Sheppard4-1



1Divine Fortune(L)146Nagle2-1-2Sheppard9-5

5Spy in the Sky(L)154Hodsdon8-7-6Day12-1

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6Mr. Hot Stuff(L)142Young4-1-3Fisher10-1

1aItalian Wedding(L)142Dalton4-5-11Sheppard9-5

7Brave Prospect(L)142Crosse2-1-3Fisher12-1

Spy in the Sky is a three-time winner over the Spa fences. Demonstrative owns two wins and two seconds in four starts over the Saratoga steeplechase course. Divine Fortune hails from Jonathan Sheppard barn and could easily take this on best.


6 Furlongs. 3&up. Maiden Claiming $50,000-$40,000. Purse: $50,000.


2Deadicated Deal(L)123Saez4-9-10Serpe8-1

3Let's Have Us One(L)119Napravnik5-2-3Asmussen5-1


5Perfect Danger(L)119Cohen4-4-6Reiff3-1

6Political Farce(L)119Velazquez2-4-5Rodriguez7-2


Perfect Danger could play out as the main speed in peak outing of form cycle. Apex drops and has recent race over the track. Let's Have Us One is training with a purpose for first start since March.


7 Furlongs. Maiden Special Weight. 3&up. NY Bred. Purse: $70,000.


2One More Chief(L)119Cohen3-x-xShevy7-2


4Escape to the Moon(L1)119Lezcanox-x-xBrown5-1

5Native Singer(L)119Castellano2-4-xGalluscio5-2

6Mr. G. Zee(L)119Rosario2-6-5Schettino12-1

7Bernardo(L1)119Ortiz, Jr4-3-3Toscano, Jr10-1

8King Wando(L1)119Solis8-x-xRibaudo20-1

Bernardo gets the meds and should pack enhanced kick with cutback to 7 furlongs. Thnxtomyuncle owns seven seconds from 10 starts; continues trend? One More Chief displayed good speed in debut and should be tighter with race under belt.


1 Mile. (Inner Turf). Maiden Claiming $35,000. 3&up. Purse: $46,000.



4Trusted Choice(L)123Lezcano4-5-4Hennig6-1

5Smart Power(L)123Saez4-6-6Fout12-1

6Mr. Style(L)123Cohen8-3-4Dilger8-1

2Omos Journey(L1)119Ortiz4-6-6Persaud15-1

7Horse Latitudes(L)119Solis6-3-3Hertler12-1

8Rapid Burn119Velasquez4-5-2Weaver5-2


10Carjon Carjon(L)123Garcia4-8-6McPeek15-1

Also Eligible

2bGiant's Time(L)119Napravnik5-11-xPersaud15-1

Main Track Only

11Streets of Fire(L)119No Rider8-5-2Antonucci15-1

12Boogie Too(L)119No Rider2-4-5Zito8-1


Rapid Burn gets class relief after compromised by wide journey in last. Buckwheat also drops and could play out as the dominant front-runner. Trusted Choice is riding a forward line on the numbers and returns to turf; very interesting.


6 1/2 Furlongs. The JOHN MORRISSEY. 3&up. NY Bred. Purse: $100,000.

1Night Maneuver(L)118Maragh1-1-5Contessa7-2

2Saratoga Snacks(L)124Rosario1-1-2Sciacca7-5


4Mine Over Matter(L)120Lezcano2-3-1Hushion8-1

5B Shanny(L)118Ortiz, Jr3-1-2Hushion10-1

Night Maneuver wheels back in a hurry after fast-figured win over the track on July 20; will need best. Saginaw is an absolute win machine. Saratoga Snacks is another that loves to win and owns fast figures.


1 Mile. (Inner Turf). Claiming $35,000-$25,000. 3&up. Purse: $52,000.

1Kingsford Drive(L)121Cohen1-2-8Englehart5-1

2Liquidity Trap(L)121Castellano2-1-4Jacobson5-2

3Elder Skatesman(L)115Franco10-9-8Allyn30-1

4Vindication Now(L)121Napravnik1-5-9Moquett4-1

5Silent Pipe(L)120Albarado2-3-3Scherer10-1

6Wayward Sailor(L)121Ortiz, Jr12-6-2Gargan8-1


8Gamblin Fever(L)121Lezcano7-4-4Metivier15-1


Main Track Only


11Blue Creek(L)121No Rider1-5-2Rodriguez7-2

Colizeo is rested, training strongly and projects as the main speed. Liquidity Trap tallied swift final fraction when a game second in last; could easily take this. Kingsford Drive makes first start for new barn after dominant victory in last; dangerous.


7 Furlongs. Claiming $35,000-$25,000. 3&up. Purse: $51,000.

3Attractive Ride(L)120Albarado2-6-4Scherer8-1

1Marilyn's Guy(L)121Velazquez3-5-4Rodriguez5-2


5Demon's Deputy(L)121Solis4-4-5Gyarmati30-1


7Wild Target(L)121Rosario6-9-8Kenneally6-1

8St Liams Halo(L)121Espinoza7-6-4Cannizzo15-1

9Sam Sparkle(L)121Ortiz, Jr8-7-3Contessa8-1

10Romancing the Gold(L)121Castellano10-3-3Galluscio10-1

11De Price(L)121Rocco, Jr2-4-3Romans20-1

2Irish Lion(L)121Napravnik7-4-6Jacobson6-1

1a Fiddlers Afleet(L)121Velasquez4-2-3Rodriguez5-2


12Casual Trick(L)121Saez5-6-14Pompay15-1

Wild Target adds blinkers and fired 5-furlong bullet since most recent start. Marilyn's Guy drops, owns fast back figures and will prove very tough if not damaged goods. De Price packs solid late kick and would be aided by hot fractions. Brian has trained sharply since being eased on June 13.


1 Mile. (Inner Turf). Allowance Optional Claiming. 3&up. Fillies and Mares. Purse: $90,000.

1Geisha Gal(L)121Velazquez3-1-6Mott5-1

2Malibu Holiday(L)121Velasquez1-2-1Heffner15-1

3Free as a Bird(L)121Prado3-2-1Wilkes3-1

4Scenario Analysis(L)121Lezcano2-5-1Brown6-1

5Rock my Heart(L1)121Castellano1-10-8Brown5-2



7Run a Risk(L)121Rocco, Jr2-6-2Arnold, II7-2

Main Track Only

8Expression(L)121Ortiz, Jr2-3-2Baker2-1

9Roman Invader(L)121No Rider5-6-2Jacobson5-2

10Composition(L)121No Rider4-1-5Clement5-1

Free as a Bird gets class relief and should be favorably positioned near the front on tight-turned turf course. Scenario Analysis notched solid late pace figure when a game second in last. Run a Risk was a strong second in Ellis Park stakes last out; don't ignore.


6 Furlongs. Claiming $20,000. 3&up. Fillies and Mares. Purse: $37,000.

1Crafty Push(L)121Velazquez8-6-8Domino4-1


3Blue Sixty Four(L)121Albarado4-5-4O'Brien20-1


5Little Gabby Girl(L)119Castellano1-1-5Brown3-1

6Crescent Shore(L)121Lezcano7-7-9Hess, Jr5-1

7Frosty But Funky(L)117Ortiz, Jr9-11-8Gullo6-1

8Dixie Sparkle(L)119Rosario1-5-2Sciacca12-1

9Legal Lady(L)119Garcia7-1-5Schosberg12-1


Yankeeindixieland makes late runs and could receive ideal setup of pace meltdown comes to pass. Crafty Push is speedy, 1-for-1 at Spa and will prove very tough on an unchallenged lead. Crescent Shore makes peak start of form cycle and can win from stalker's seat.


5 1/2 Furlongs. (Mellon Turf). 3&up. Claiming $20,000. Purse: $40,000.

1Awakino Cat(L)121Castellano2-8-3Jacobson5-2


3Yield Bogey(L)121Ortiz, Jr8-3-8Gargan5-1


5Alltiffedoff(L)121Santana, Jr6-10-11O'Brien30-1

6Beer Is Good(L)121Velazquez9-3-6Schosberg6-1

7Sustainable Forest(L)116Franco6-3-3DiSanto15-1

8Victorious Leader(L)121Albarado7-6-1O'Brien10-1

9Jess Not Jesse(L)121Velasquez3-1-1Rice2-1

Main Track Only

10Martini Madness(L)121Ortiz, Jr9-6-2Gargan5-2

11Regal Strike(L)121No Rider2-5-5Gullo3-1

12Reserved Quality(L)121Solis8-4-6Gyarmati5-1

13Poised to a Tee(L)121Saez8-2-1Reynolds7-2

14Buckeye Heart(L)121Ortiz9-4-10Persaud8-1

Victorious Leader owns fast late pace and final numbers on best efforts and could be primed for wakeup in contentious nightcap. Jess Not Jesse is 3-for-3 on Spa sod; big-time danger. Awakino Cat is a four-time winner on Saratoga turf; right in the thick of this. Yield Bogey wheels back in a hurry after non-threatening eight on Saturday; don't dismiss. Beer Is Good's speed gives him a puncher's chance.

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