Steve Matthews / August 17 at Saratoga

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Five and One Half Furlongs. (Mellon Turf). 3&up. Fillies and Mares. Claiming $20,000. Purse: $37,000. Post -- 1 p.m.

1 Miss Sweet Afleet(L) 117 Ortiz, Jr 10-2-8 Levine 10-1

2 Guyana Star(L) 117 Maragh 3-6-4 Persaud 12-1

3 Dissension(L) 119 Ortiz 1-3-3 Gullo 4-1

4 My Daughter's Song(L) 117 Rocco, Jr 9-3-4 Morse 10-1

5 Proud Siren(L) 121 Jimenez 8-7-3 Granville 30-1

6 Ideal Place(L) 117 Castellano 10-1-x Brown 3-1

7 Heading to Toga(L) 117 Espinoza 10-5-10 Schettino 5-1

8 Tapit to Me(L) 121 Bridgmohan 3-2-3 Donato 8-1

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9 Colorme Kitten(L) 117 Saez 3-3-3 Pompay 6-1

10 Fantastic Eyes(L) 117 Velasquez 8-6-3 Aquilino 8-1

Main Track Only

11 Sharon Spagetti(L) 117 No Rider 7-7-3 Rodriguez 5-2

Fantastic Eyes drops and should pack amplified kick with cutback to sprint. Heading to Toga is a front-running threat on best. My Daughter's Song owns speed and moves to turf.

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Six and One Half Furlongs. 2yo. Maiden Special Weight. Purse: $80,000.

1 Rebranded(L1) 119 Velazquez x-x-x Pletcher 7-2

2 Strong Mandate(L) 119 Ortiz 5-x-x Lukas 12-1

3 Tapiture(L1) 119 Lezcano x-x-x Asmussen 3-1

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4 Crescent(L) 119 Saez 3-x-x Mott 5-2

5 Long Station 119 Alvarado x-x-x McPeek 15-1

6 Long Water 119 Rocco, Jr x-x-x McLaughlin 8-1

7 Permanent Campaign(L) 119 Ortiz, Jr 2-4-x Violette, Jr 6-1

8 First Bid(L1) 119 Castellano x-x-x Brown 8-1

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Also Eligible

9 Tony B(L1) 119 Velasquez x-x-x Zito 6-1

Strong Mandate adds blinkers and fired 5-furlong bullet since debut. Crescent should be aided by today's added ground. Permanent Campaign logged four tight works since game placing in last.

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Six Furlongs. 3&up. Maiden Claiming $20,000. NY Bred. Purse: $37,000.

1 John Silver(L1) 123 Alvarado x-x-x Weaver 5-1

2 Saguaro Blossom(L) 123 Lezcano 10-12-4 Persaud 30-1

3 Pete and David(L) 119 Maragh 11-7-10 Levine 4-1

4 Woburn 119 Rocco, Jr 4-4-2 Dunham 10-1

5 My Italian Ices(L) 119 Ortiz 5-x-x Servis 9-2

6 Ocala Jim(L) 119 Castellano 5-9-x Levine 2-1

7 My Teddy Bear(L) 119 Ortiz, Jr 6-6-6 Sciacca 15-1

8 Bring the Truth(L) 119 Luzzi 7-5-x Scott 20-1

9 G W's Hammer(L) 119 Espinoza 2-6-12 Hertler 6-1

Ocala Jim is training strongly and takes potent class drop. G W's Hammer was a clear-cut second in last. John Silver debuts for white-hot George Weaver barn.

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One Mile and One Eighth. 3&up. Allowance Optional Claiming. Purse: $87,000.

1 Ea(L) 121 Cohen 2-5-6 Jacobson 15-1

2 Magic Harbor(L) 121 Rocco, Jr 3-6-2 Rodriguez 8-1

3 Golden Lad(L) 117 Castellano 1-5-x Pletcher 7-2

4 Kid Sidney(L) 121 Saez 3-7-5 Morse 12-1

5 Third Knight(L) 117 Alvarado 9-5-1 Mott 10-1

6 Sliver and Onions(L) 117 Velasquez 1-2-2 Hushion 3-1

7 The Best Glacier(L) 121 Lezcano 2-6-2 Rodriguez 8-1

8 Indy's Illusion(L) 117 Ortiz, Jr 7-9-2 Tagg 5-1

9 Midnight Taboo(L) 117 Velazquez 4-12-2 Pletcher 9-2

Ea should have ample stamina after strong second at two-mile trip last time. Magic Harbor is training with a purpose for first start since May. Indy's Illusion needed last and stretches to suitably longer distance.

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One Mile and One Sixteenth. (Inner Turf). 3&up. Claiming $20,000. Purse: $40,000.

1 Minnie Punt(L) 121 Velasquez 6-8-6 Jacobson 4-1

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

3 Perfect Footprint 121 Espinoza 7-8-1 DiSanto 30-1

4 Knack(L) 121 Bridgmohan 6-6-4 Donato 30-1

5 Brian(L) 121 Lezcano 9-5-3 Hennig 20-1

6 Thunder Brew(L) 121 Rocco, Jr 3-8-2 Pecoraro 6-1

7 Fizzano(L) 121 Saez 4-8-5 Bond 8-1

8 Springcourt(L) 121 Maragh 9-6-6 Gullo 30-1

9 Westside Corral(L) 121 Castellano 5-6-5 Galluscio 3-1

10 Annawon(L) 121 Lezcano 9-2-3 Fisher 12-1

11 Livingston Street(L) 121 Velazquez 4-3-4 Trombetta 7-2

12 Yankee Fourtune(L) 121 Ortiz, Jr 8-4-5 Servis 10-1

Also Eligible

13 In My Eyes(L) 121 Velazquez 8-8-4 Matz 20-1

14 Sky Blue Pink(L) 121 Ortiz, Jr 5-6-2 Baker 30-1

15 Unaccountable(L) 121 Lezcano 5-3-11 Rice 15-1

Main Track Only

16 St Liams Halo(L) 121 Espinoza 7-6-4 Cannizzo 5-2

Fizzano was pace and trip compromised in last. Livingston Street owns speed and fast figs. Minnie Punt packs potent late punch on 'A' game.

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Five and One Half Furlongs. (Mellon Turf). Allowance. 3&up. NY Bred. Purse: $72,000.

1 Sandy'z Slew(L) 117 Velasquez 7-4-1 Schosberg 15-1

2 Iron Power(L) 117 Lezcano 6-1-5 Hushion 6-1

3 Countknickerbocker(L) 121 Velazquez 2-4-4 Domino 3-1

4 Ludo Bagman(L) 121 Bridgmohan 9-2-8 Englehart 20-1

5 River Tune(L) 121 Castellano 4-7-2 Asmussen 4-1

6 The Big Deluxe(L) 117 Ortiz 1-11-6 Englehart 8-1

7 Stoneless(L) 117 Rocco, Jr 10-2-5 Levine 10-1

8 Lord of Love(L) 121 Ortiz, Jr 4-5-5 Hertler 12-1

9 Ginger's Joe(L) 121 Lezcano 4-3-7 Held 30-1

10 Greeley Pack(L) 121 Luzzi 1-3-2 Feron 12-1

11 Half Wildcat(L) 117 Saez 7-7-10 Hertler 30-1

12 Dark Roast(L) 117 Maragh 3-9-1 Cash 9-2

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13 Dr Figawi(L) 117 No Rider 5-1-x Weaver 8-5

14 Sirtori(L) 121 No Rider 7-2-1 D'Alessndro 8-1

15 Luxury Appeal(L) 121 Ortiz 12-1-5 Gullo 5-1

Sandy'z Slew projects as the main speed in turf debut. Countknickerbocker was a willing second in last. Dark Roast also closes strongly and was just nose behind 'Count' in last.

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One Mile and One Sixteenth. (Inner Turf). 3&up. Purse: $70,000.

1 Attenborough(L) 121 Saez 3-6-2 Englehart 20-1

2 Vinny Goodtimes(L) 117 Ortiz, Jr 1-2-x Quick 20-1

3 Liquidity Trap(L) 121 Alvarado 2-1-4 Jacobson 9-2

4 Abra(L) 121 Cohen 2-1-3 Rice 8-1

5 Lawyer Jim(L) 121 Lezcano 8-1-3 Lewis 10-1

6 Gold Megillah(L) 121 Castellano 4-4-4 Maker 7-2

7 Virginia Colony(L) 121 Rocco, Jr 3-4-1 Capuano 20-1

8 Ale(L) 117 Velasquez 5-4-1 Rice 8-1

9 Wind of Bosphorus(L) 117 Ortiz 5-1-5 Asmussen 6-1

10 Velvet Cap(L) 117 Bridgmohan 2-6-1 Schosberg 15-1

11 Jasper Lake(L) 117 Velazquez 1-7-6 Matz 15-1

12 Tater Downs(L) 121 Maragh 3-4-1 Maker 4-1

Liquidity Trap tallied swift final fraction when a hard charging second in last. Abra owns sprinter's speed and will prove tough on an unchallenged lead. Gold Megillah is firing bullets for first start since June.

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One Mile and Three Sixteenths. (Mellon Turf). Allowance Optional Claiming. 3&up. Purse: $87,000.

1 Gamblin Fever(L) 121 Lezcano 1-7-4 Metivier 30-1

2 Ampersand(L) 121 Lezcano 5-3-7 Violette, Jr 4-1

3 Lure of the South(L) 121 Velasquez 4-6-5 Brown 20-1

4 Sandyinthesun(L) 121 Alvarado 8-4-5 Davis 30-1

5 Now and Then(L) 117 Ortiz, Jr 3-5-3 McLaughlin 7-2

6 Royal Blessing(L) 121 Saez 4-1-1 Albertrani 4-1

7 Hailstone(L) 121 Rocco, Jr 8-3-4 Ribaudo 6-1

8 Master Wesley(L) 121 Castellano 2-6-4 Romans 5-1

9 Lead Singer(L) 117 Maragh 5-5-7 Kimmel 12-1

10 Kathy's Kitten(L) 121 Rodriguez 2-1-1 McMahon 6-1

Ampersand was victimized by poor start in last. Kathy's Kitten delivers strong efforts with machine-like consistency. Royal Blessing was compromised by wide trip in most recent.

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One Mile and One Half. (Inner Turf). The SWORD DANCER INVITATIONAL (Grade I). 3&up. Purse: $600,000.

2 Star Channel(L) 116 Ortiz 5-1-6 Toscano, Jr 30-1

1 Big Blue Kitten(L) 123 Bravo 1-2-1 Brown 4-1

3 Teaks North(L) 116 Saez 2-1-6 Nevin 8-1

4 Twilight Eclipse(L) 120 Castellano 2-5-1 Albertrani 5-1

1a Stormy Lord(L) 116 Bridgmohan 1-10-10 Maker 4-1

5 Nutello 116 Lezcano 7-8-1 Laffon-Prs 12-1

6 Al Khali(L) 116 Rocco, Jr 6-7-5 Mott 10-1

7 Tahoe Lake(L) 116 Maragh 4-5-4 Carwood 30-1

8 Optimizer(L) 116 Alvarado 5-2-3 Lukas 6-1

9 Exclusive Strike(L) 116 Ortiz, Jr 3-1-1 Servis 15-1

10 Boisterous(L) 123 Velazquez 1-1-2 McGaughey III 5-2

11 London Lane(L) 118 Karamanos 1-6-7 Murray 20-1

12 Tannery(L) 113 Serpa 8-1-4 Goldberg 20-1

Boisterous is riding a two-race winning streak and owns fast late pace figures. Big Blue Kitten visually impressed when winning UN Stakes last out. Optimizer is right in the thick of this on 'A' game.

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One Mile and One Quarter. The ALABAMA (Grade I). 3yo.

Fillies. Purse: $600,000.

1 Tell a Great Story(L) 121 Lezcano 3-1-1 Correas, IV 12-1

2 Montana Native(L) 121 Alvarado 1-1-6 McPeek 10-1

3 Galloping Giraffe(L) 121 Maragh 2-1-5 Pletcher 20-1

4 Princess of Sylmar(L) 121 Castellano 1-1-2 Pletcher 3-5

5 Carnival Court(L1) 121 Ortiz, Jr 1-1-6 McLaughlin 15-1

6 Fiftyshadesofhay(L) 121 Velazquez 1-1-3 Baffert 2-1

Princess of Sylmar was dominant winner of CCA Oaks last time and owns edge on final figures. Fiftyshadesofhay owns favorable stalker's style and is training strongly for Spa debut. Montana Native is riding a two-race winning streak; gets tested for class today.

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One Mile and One Sixteenth. (Inner Turf). 3&up. Maiden Claiming $25,000. Purse: $41,000.

1 Sunny Coast(L) 119 Espinoza 6-6-7 Schosberg 30-1

2 Moravitz(L) 119 Cohen 4-6-x Jacobson 8-1

3 Uproarious George(L) 119 Falk 5-5-5 Falk 30-1

4 Omos Journey(L) 119 Velasquez 7-4-6 Miranda 15-1

5 Fullcontrol(L) 123 Lezcano 4-4-8 Metivier 12-1

6 Ryvit(L) 123 Bridgmohan 5-2-5 Kingsley, Jr 6-1

7 Let the Cat Out(L) 119 Maragh 6-8-11 Albertrani 15-1

8 Jade Master(L1) 119 Ortiz x-x-x Englehart 15-1

9 So Outspoken(L) 119 Velazquez 2-7-9 Pletcher 5-2

10 Fiddlers Tango(L) 119 Ortiz, Jr 11-10-8 Antonucci 20-1

11 Pentagram(L) 119 Alvarado 4-7-9 Albertrani 6-1

12 Tiu(L) 119 Rocco, Jr 5-3-4 Arnold, II 3-1

Also Eligible

13 Horse Latitudes(L) 119 Saez 5-6-3 Hertler 4-1

14 Slick Daddy(L1) 123 Bridgmohan x-x-x Reynolds 15-1

Main Track Only

15 Privatize(L) 119 No Rider 5-6-6 Gyarmati 7-2

Tiu tallied swift late pace figure in last. Ryvit owns fast figures on best efforts and now makes third start of form cycle. Omos Journey should be tighter in second start since eight-month layoff.

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

1 King Wando(L) 119 Rocco, Jr 3-8-x Ribaudo 8-1

2 Jesses Giant Dunk(L) 119 Espinoza 11-x-x Terranova,II 20-1

3 Native Singer(L) 119 Castellano 2-2-4 Galluscio 3-1

4 Summer Place to Be(L1) 119 Velasquez x-x-x Dutrow 6-1

5 Chrisandlorisposse(L) 119 Alvarado 7-9-2 Jerkens 12-1

6 Bottleofredorwhite(L1) 119 Velazquez x-x-x Pletcher 7-2

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

8 One Red Cat(L) 119 Maragh 5-8-5 Englehart 15-1

9 Bernardo(L) 119 Ortiz 4-4-3 Toscano, Jr 10-1

10 Shot to Win(L1) 119 Ortiz, Jr x-x-x Schettino 4-1

Chrisandlorisposse is training with a purpose for first start since March. Bernardo packs a potent late kick on best efforts. Native Singer has finished second in last two starts; logical, short-priced player. One Red Cat is fresh and delivered career-best effort in debut; dangerous.

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