Steve Matthews / August 20 at SARATOGA

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2 3/8 Miles (National Fences). Allowance Optional Claiming. 4&up. Purse: $65,000. Post -- 1 p.m.

2 Sal the Barber(L) 146 McCarthy 3-7-6 Sheppard 10-1

3 Umbraggio(L) 146 Walsh 4-2-6 Valentine 20-1

1 Meganisi 150 Dalton 7-7-9 Dowling 6-1

4 Virsito(L) 154 Young 1-8-1 Fisher 6-5

1a You're the Top(L) 146 Geraghty 8-6-1 Murphy 6-1

5 Total Command(L) 146 Pateman 10-1-7 Sheppard 5-1

6 Spy in the Sky(L) 141 Dahl 7-6-7 Day 4-1

7 Bodie Island(L) 154 Norris 3-6-3 Valentine 6-1

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Virsito was a determined winner over the Spa jumps on July 30. Spy in the Sky gets class relief and owns three wins at Saratoga. Total Command hails from Sheppard barn.

2

7 Furlongs. Maiden Claiming $35,000. 3&up. Fillies and Mares. Purse: $40,000.

1 Di Lissa(L) 124 Ortiz, Jr 7-3-4 Nevin 10-1

2 Ridingwiththedevil(L) 124 Lezcano 4-2-3 Mott 6-5

3 Unrepented(L1) 119 Maragh 9-x-x Feron 15-1

4 Dixie Punch(L1) 119 Velasquez x-x-x Lerman 20-1

5 Bossy Saratoga(L) 119 Franco 5-5-6 Morley 10-1

6 Status(L) 119 Castellano 7-x-x Reynolds 5-1

7 Good Catholic Girl(L) 119 Prado 2-7-x McPeek 4-1

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8 Requestada(L) 119 Lanerie 9-x-x Lukas 6-1

Bossy Saratoga is speedy and fired 3-furlong bullet this past Friday. Ridingwiththedevil drops and makes peak start of form cycle; very dangerous. Requestada is training sharply for first start in 297 days; worth long look.

3

1 Mile. (Inner Turf). Allowance Optional Claiming. 3&up. NY Bred. Purse: $78,000.

1 Captain Gaughen(L) 120 Velazquez 10-5-3 Ryerson 15-1

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2 Hear the Footsteps(L) 120 Ortiz 3-6-3 Rice 5-2

3 Campogiovanni(L) 122 Saez 4-1-8 Bond 6-1

4 Tom Kitten(L) 120 Ortiz, Jr 3-6-5 Vitali 15-1

5 Majestic Raffy(L) 120 Castellano 6-2-2 Englehart 4-1

6 Sanctify(L) 117 Franco 1-2-3 Mott 3-1

7 Mr Rosenthal(L) 120 Lezcano 4-3-1 DiPrima 8-1

8 Karakorum Legend(L) 120 Velasquez 7-3-3 Rice 8-1

Campogiovanni tallied swift final fraction in last; more to give. Hear the Footsteps owns sprinter's speed and could prove tough on a clear lead. Captain Gaughen packs a potent late kick on best.

4

6 Furlongs. Maiden Claiming $75,000. 2yo. Purse: $56,000.

1 Pancakesandbatter(L1) 119 Ortiz, Jr x-x-x Rodriguez 5-1

2 Mariano Intheninth(L) 119 Lezcano 8-x-x Pletcher 3-1

3 Jimbaran Bay(L) 119 Velazquez 5-x-x Pletcher 4-1

4 Astron(L1) 119 Prado x-x-x Gullo 8-1

5 Dangerous Cowboy(L) 114 Rice 2-x-x Rice 5-2

6 Richie's Rich(L1) 119 Maragh x-x-x Esler 5-1

Jimbaran Bay was a useful fifth in debut at Mth; forward move predicted. Richie's Rich debuts for top-shelf first-out stable; very playable. Dangerous Cowboy was a willing second in first start; logical, short-priced player.

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6 1/2 Furlongs. Claiming $16,000. 3&up. Fillies and Mares. Purse: $32,000.

1 Signora Sofia(L) 119 Rice 8-6-5 Sciacca 20-1

2 Gingee(L) 117 Worrie 5-6-1 DiSanto 10-1

3 Mononoke(L) 121 Prado 4-2-3 Martin 4-1

4 Lovely Assistant(L) 117 Davis 9-7-1 Hertler 30-1

5 Cajun Wedding(L) 120 Napravnik 3-3-2 Maker 2-1

6 Lemon and Honey(L) 121 Saez 4-3-2 Contessa 7-2

7 Charming Eyes(L) 120 Bridgmohan 7-2-2 Cox 6-1

8 Conzig(L) 124 Velazquez 10-4-1 Domino 5-1

Conzig drops, returns to dirt and should move forward in second start since March. Lemon and Honey may not have cared for mud last time; dangerous on 'A' game. Cajun Wedding makes first start since claimed by Mike Maker; big-time player.

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7 Furlongs. Claiming $25,000. 3yo. Purse: $50,000.

1 Kearney Square(L) 122 Saez 7-4-4 O'Connell 12-1

2 Signature Seven(L) 122 Garcia 6-7-3 McPeek 7-2

3 Bigger Picture(L) 118 Castellano 2-1-12 Maker 4-1

4 Bridgeville(L) 122 Arroyo 1-8-1 Klesaris 3-1

5 Hidden Hand(L) 113 Worrie 5-1-9 Wilson 12-1

6 Coldwater Flat(L) 111 Rodriguez 3-10-10 Miranda 20-1

7 Roman Approval(L) 113 Mejias 4-2-2 Hushion 2-1

Bridgeville tallied swift numbers when winning last at Prx; more to come. Roman Approval have faced tougher in both stateside starts. Hidden Hand never fired in the mud last out; don't ignore.

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1 Mile. (Inner Turf). Allowance Optional Claiming. 3yo. Fillies. Purse: $85,000.

1 Babe's Ruler(L) 118 Maragh 2-3-9 Scott 15-1

2 Valseuse(L) 122 Lezcano 3-4-7 Clement 5-1

3 Treaty Oak(L) 118 Napravnik 1-3-3 Stall, Jr 12-1

4 Fade to Black(L) 122 Velazquez 2-5-1 Schettino 4-1

5 Almurra(L1) 118 Ortiz 7-1-x McLaughlin 12-1

6 Hardly(L) 118 Castellano 8-4-3 Hennig 8-1

7 Hobe Wins(L) 120 Cintron 6-1-x Motion 15-1

8 Kenzadargent(L1) 118 Ortiz, Jr 3-2-4 Brown 2-1

9 Miss Melinda(L) 118 Alvarado 4-4-6 Mott 6-1

10 Whispering(L) 118 Franco 8-7-5 Bush 30-1

Also Eligible

11 Lil Honey Badger(L) 113 Rice 6-1-5 Heffner 20-1

12 Bartiromo(L) 118 Velasquez 7-2-1 Barbara 8-1

13 Ireland(L) 118 Lanerie 9-4-8 Lukas 20-1

Main Track Only

14 Soul Title(L) 120 Albarado 7-5-7 Stewart 8-1

15 Pretty Fancy(L) 118 Napravnik 4-2-2 Arnold, II 5-2

16 Faith Hall(L) 122 No Rider 1-2-2 O'Connell 12-1

Treaty Oak logged hard-charging maiden score in first start on Spa sod; call based on price potential. Valseuse fired 3-furlong bullet since rallying for third in last; dangerous. Fade to Black tallied swift pace and final numbers when second in last; right in the thick of this.

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5 1/2 Furlongs. (Mellon Turf). Maiden Special Weight. 2yo. NY Bred. Purse: $73,000.

1 One Eyed Ray(L1) 119 Velasquez x-x-x Trombetta 8-1

2 Banana Thief(L) 119 Bridgmohan 2-x-x Asmussen 4-1

3 Gear Jammer(L1) 119 Castellano x-x-x Martin 6-1

4 Watergate(L) 119 Rocco, Jr 3-x-x Weaver 3-1

5 Navy Blue(L) 119 Saez 5-4-8 Contessa 8-1

6 Boldlee 119 Husbands x-x-x Barrow 30-1

7 Sheriff Taylor(L) 119 Napravnik 5-x-x Englehart 10-1

8 Coastal Zip(L1) 119 Franco x-x-x Tarrant 15-1

9 Thrown of My Own(L1) 119 Arroyo x-x-x Ubillo 12-1

10 Saratoga Dreamer 119 Ortiz, Jr x-x-x Clement 5-1

Banana Thief was second to a dominant winner in debut; experience is key. Navy Blue is speedy and should be aided by cutback in distance. Saratoga Dreamer is firing bullets for debut; follow the money.

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1 Mile. (Inner Turf). The BETTER TALK NOW. 3yo. Purse: $100,000.

1 Los Borrachos(L) 116 DeCarlo 2-2-6 Mott 6-1

2 Heart to Heart(L) 118 Velazquez 3-8-6 Lynch 10-1

3 Here's Johnny(L) 122 Ortiz, Jr 6-7-1 Jacobson 15-1

4 Mark My Way(L) 122 Velasquez 1-1-3 Rice 12-1

5 Craftsman(L) 116 Cintron 1-10-5 Motion 4-1

6 Storming Inti(L) 122 Garcia 3-3-2 Brown 8-5

7 Pure Sensation(L) 116 Lezcano 1-5-2 Clement 5-2

Los Borrachos consistently logs fast final fractions. Storming Inti notches swift numbers with machine-like regularity. Pure Sensation overcame tough trip to win last; very dangerous.

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1 Mile & 1 Furlong. Claiming $16,000. 3&up. Purse: $32,000.

1 Battle Hardened(L) 122 Ortiz, Jr 6-9-2 Rodriguez 5-2

2 Mulheb(L) 117 Rice 5-1-6 Toscano, Jr 8-1

3 Maserati(L) 124 Leparoux 3-6-4 McPeek 15-1

4 Mr. Espresso(L) 122 Franco 7-1-3 Sciacca 12-1

5 I Want You to Know(L) 122 Maragh 3-2-4 Contessa 12-1

6 Chairman Now(L) 124 Castellano 1-1-1 Englehart 5-1

7 Le Deluge(L) 120 Ortiz 2-3-3 Brown 7-2

8 Most Happy Fella(L) 120 Luzzi 7-4-8 Schosberg 6-1

9 Bedouin Now(L) 122 Lezcano 1-4-3 Reiff 10-1

Le Deluge logged three tight works since solid placing in last; more to come. Chairman Now notched third straight win when a front-running victor in last; dangerous. Battle Hardened takes suspicious drop in first start since claimed; damaged goods? Mulheb tallied improved internal numbers in last; price will be tempting.

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