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.

1 Royal Fling Shot(L) 144 Boucher 1-8-2 Sheppard 5-1

2 Pleasant Woodman(L) 156 Murphy 10-6-3 Fout 30-1

3 All Together(L) 144 Aizpuru 9-5-10 Fisher 8-1

4 Albany Road(L) 156 Walsh 2-1-4 Valentine 8-1

5 Labonte(L) 156 Hodsdon 1-6-5 Valentine 8-1

6 Prime Prospector(L) 144 Geraghty 1-3-10 Wyatt 12-1

7 Ballet Boy(L) 148 Young 9-8-6 Voss 6-1

8 Bluegrass Summer(L) 156 Nagle 4-1-4 Sheppard 12-1

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9 Orebanks(L) 144 McCarthy 8-2-2 Fout 10-1

10 Staying On(L) 148 Dalton 2-4-4 Moran 6-1

11 Certain Swagger(L) 149 Crosse 5-1-1 Fisher 20-1

12 Network News(L) 144 Dahl 1-4-6 Voss 4-1

Also Eligible

13 Saint Dynaformer(L) 144 Aizpuru 10-11-5 Morris 30-1

14 Orchestra Leader(L) 145 Murphy 4-2-9 Day 20-1

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.

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

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2 Hunt Ball 150 Geraghty 3-1-4 Sheppard 4-1

3 Meganisi 142 Dahl 9-2-1 Dowling 15-1

4 Demonstrative(L) 158 Walsh 1-1-4 Valentine 8-5

1 Divine Fortune(L) 146 Nagle 2-1-2 Sheppard 9-5

5 Spy in the Sky(L) 154 Hodsdon 8-7-6 Day 12-1

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6 Mr. Hot Stuff(L) 142 Young 4-1-3 Fisher 10-1

1a Italian Wedding(L) 142 Dalton 4-5-11 Sheppard 9-5

7 Brave Prospect(L) 142 Crosse 2-1-3 Fisher 12-1

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.

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

1 Apex(L) 119 Alvarado 9-11-2 Mott 2-1

2 Deadicated Deal(L) 123 Saez 4-9-10 Serpe 8-1

3 Let's Have Us One(L) 119 Napravnik 5-2-3 Asmussen 5-1

4 Takajo(L) 119 Espinoza 6-11-7 Terranova,II 12-1

5 Perfect Danger(L) 119 Cohen 4-4-6 Reiff 3-1

6 Political Farce(L) 119 Velazquez 2-4-5 Rodriguez 7-2

7 Confrontation(L1) 119 Maragh x-x-x Tagg 12-1

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.

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

1 Thnxtomyuncle 119 Saez 2-2-2 Sciacca 3-1

2 One More Chief(L) 119 Cohen 3-x-x Shevy 7-2

3 Privatize(L) 119 Ortiz 6-6-3 Gyarmati 10-1

4 Escape to the Moon(L1) 119 Lezcano x-x-x Brown 5-1

5 Native Singer(L) 119 Castellano 2-4-x Galluscio 5-2

6 Mr. G. Zee(L) 119 Rosario 2-6-5 Schettino 12-1

7 Bernardo(L1) 119 Ortiz, Jr 4-3-3 Toscano, Jr 10-1

8 King Wando(L1) 119 Solis 8-x-x Ribaudo 20-1

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.

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

3 Tapulous(L) 119 Maragh 2-2-3 Contessa 4-1

1 Buckwheat(L) 119 Rosario 6-5-x Maker 7-2

4 Trusted Choice(L) 123 Lezcano 4-5-4 Hennig 6-1

5 Smart Power(L) 123 Saez 4-6-6 Fout 12-1

6 Mr. Style(L) 123 Cohen 8-3-4 Dilger 8-1

2 Omos Journey(L1) 119 Ortiz 4-6-6 Persaud 15-1

7 Horse Latitudes(L) 119 Solis 6-3-3 Hertler 12-1

8 Rapid Burn 119 Velasquez 4-5-2 Weaver 5-2

9 Fullcontrol(L) 123 Lezcano 4-8-8 Metivier 30-1

10 Carjon Carjon(L) 123 Garcia 4-8-6 McPeek 15-1

Also Eligible

2b Giant's Time(L) 119 Napravnik 5-11-x Persaud 15-1

Main Track Only

11 Streets of Fire(L) 119 No Rider 8-5-2 Antonucci 15-1

12 Boogie Too(L) 119 No Rider 2-4-5 Zito 8-1

1a Won'tualwayswonder(L) 119 Rosario 3-12-9 Maker 7-2

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.

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

1 Night Maneuver(L) 118 Maragh 1-1-5 Contessa 7-2

2 Saratoga Snacks(L) 124 Rosario 1-1-2 Sciacca 7-5

3 Saginaw(L) 124 Alvarado 1-1-1 Jacobson 9-5

4 Mine Over Matter(L) 120 Lezcano 2-3-1 Hushion 8-1

5 B Shanny(L) 118 Ortiz, Jr 3-1-2 Hushion 10-1

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.

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

1 Kingsford Drive(L) 121 Cohen 1-2-8 Englehart 5-1

2 Liquidity Trap(L) 121 Castellano 2-1-4 Jacobson 5-2

3 Elder Skatesman(L) 115 Franco 10-9-8 Allyn 30-1

4 Vindication Now(L) 121 Napravnik 1-5-9 Moquett 4-1

5 Silent Pipe(L) 120 Albarado 2-3-3 Scherer 10-1

6 Wayward Sailor(L) 121 Ortiz, Jr 12-6-2 Gargan 8-1

7 Torment(L) 120 Ortiz 7-3-3 Balsamo 12-1

8 Gamblin Fever(L) 121 Lezcano 7-4-4 Metivier 15-1

9 Colizeo(L) 121 Velasquez 4-3-5 Rodriguez 3-1

Main Track Only

10 Itsagoodtendollars(L) 121 Cohen 1-2-1 DiPrima 3-1

11 Blue Creek(L) 121 No Rider 1-5-2 Rodriguez 7-2

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.

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

3 Attractive Ride(L) 120 Albarado 2-6-4 Scherer 8-1

1 Marilyn's Guy(L) 121 Velazquez 3-5-4 Rodriguez 5-2

4 Zetterholm(L) 121 Alvarado 4-4-1 Nevin 4-1

5 Demon's Deputy(L) 121 Solis 4-4-5 Gyarmati 30-1

6 Brian(L) 121 Maragh 5-3-5 Hennig 30-1

7 Wild Target(L) 121 Rosario 6-9-8 Kenneally 6-1

8 St Liams Halo(L) 121 Espinoza 7-6-4 Cannizzo 15-1

9 Sam Sparkle(L) 121 Ortiz, Jr 8-7-3 Contessa 8-1

10 Romancing the Gold(L) 121 Castellano 10-3-3 Galluscio 10-1

11 De Price(L) 121 Rocco, Jr 2-4-3 Romans 20-1

2 Irish Lion(L) 121 Napravnik 7-4-6 Jacobson 6-1

1a Fiddlers Afleet(L) 121 Velasquez 4-2-3 Rodriguez 5-2

2b Define(L) 121 Cohen 5-1-4 Jacobson 6-1

12 Casual Trick(L) 121 Saez 5-6-14 Pompay 15-1

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.

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

1 Geisha Gal(L) 121 Velazquez 3-1-6 Mott 5-1

2 Malibu Holiday(L) 121 Velasquez 1-2-1 Heffner 15-1

3 Free as a Bird(L) 121 Prado 3-2-1 Wilkes 3-1

4 Scenario Analysis(L) 121 Lezcano 2-5-1 Brown 6-1

5 Rock my Heart(L1) 121 Castellano 1-10-8 Brown 5-2

1a Formative(L) 121 Velazquez 5-1-1 Mott 5-1

6 Moonwalk(L) 117 Rosario 2-7-1 Romans 8-1

7 Run a Risk(L) 121 Rocco, Jr 2-6-2 Arnold, II 7-2

Main Track Only

8 Expression(L) 121 Ortiz, Jr 2-3-2 Baker 2-1

9 Roman Invader(L) 121 No Rider 5-6-2 Jacobson 5-2

10 Composition(L) 121 No Rider 4-1-5 Clement 5-1

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.

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

1 Crafty Push(L) 121 Velazquez 8-6-8 Domino 4-1

2 Yankeeindixieland(L) 117 Saez 5-5-2 Romans 9-2

3 Blue Sixty Four(L) 121 Albarado 4-5-4 O'Brien 20-1

4 Midnightinpositano(L) 117 Ortiz 1-7-7 Metivier 15-1

5 Little Gabby Girl(L) 119 Castellano 1-1-5 Brown 3-1

6 Crescent Shore(L) 121 Lezcano 7-7-9 Hess, Jr 5-1

7 Frosty But Funky(L) 117 Ortiz, Jr 9-11-8 Gullo 6-1

8 Dixie Sparkle(L) 119 Rosario 1-5-2 Sciacca 12-1

9 Legal Lady(L) 119 Garcia 7-1-5 Schosberg 12-1

10 Shalala(L) 117 Napravnik 4-9-1 Zito 15-1

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.

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

1 Awakino Cat(L) 121 Castellano 2-8-3 Jacobson 5-2

2 Valediction(L) 121 Maragh 10-11-6 Asmussen 8-1

3 Yield Bogey(L) 121 Ortiz, Jr 8-3-8 Gargan 5-1

4 Superiority(L) 121 Lezcano 11-5-5 Persaud 20-1

5 Alltiffedoff(L) 121 Santana, Jr 6-10-11 O'Brien 30-1

6 Beer Is Good(L) 121 Velazquez 9-3-6 Schosberg 6-1

7 Sustainable Forest(L) 116 Franco 6-3-3 DiSanto 15-1

8 Victorious Leader(L) 121 Albarado 7-6-1 O'Brien 10-1

9 Jess Not Jesse(L) 121 Velasquez 3-1-1 Rice 2-1

Main Track Only

10 Martini Madness(L) 121 Ortiz, Jr 9-6-2 Gargan 5-2

11 Regal Strike(L) 121 No Rider 2-5-5 Gullo 3-1

12 Reserved Quality(L) 121 Solis 8-4-6 Gyarmati 5-1

13 Poised to a Tee(L) 121 Saez 8-2-1 Reynolds 7-2

14 Buckeye Heart(L) 121 Ortiz 9-4-10 Persaud 8-1

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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