Steve Matthews / August 21 at SARATOGA

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2 3/8 Miles. (National Fences). The NEW YORK TURF WRITERS CUP (Grade I). 4&up. Purse: $150,000. Post -- 12:25 p.m.

1 Barnstorming(L) 142 McCarthy 9-4-2 Sheppard 5-1

1a Italian Wedding(L) 154 Dalton 6-5-6 Sheppard 5-1

3 Demonstrative(L) 154 Walsh 2-6-5 Valentine 3-1

2 Charminster(L) 142 Sloan 2-5-1 Murphy 7-2

4 Staying On(L) 142 Young 5-3-1 Fisher 12-1

5 All Together(L) 142 Jones 4-2-2 Fisher 8-1

6 Pleasant Woodman(L) 142 Galligan 3-1-3 Fout 15-1

2b For Non Stop(L) 142 Geraghty 3-1-5 Murphy 7-2

7 Makari(L) 150 Doyle 1-1-1 Voss 2-1

Staying On needed last and switches to go-to rider. Makari won head bob to take AP Smithwick last time; very dangerous. Demonstrative was a game second behind Makari in 'Smithwick'; right in the thick of this.

2

6 Furlongs. Claiming $25,000. 3&up. Fillies and Mares. Purse: $42,000.

1 From Tiz Moment On(L) 110 Worrie 6-2-3 Ronen 20-1

2 Tiz May West(L) 121 Albarado 9-2-1 Stall, Jr 8-5

3 Morning Star(L) 120 Bridgmohan 5-3-1 Cox 5-2

4 Shesgotthemoves(L) 124 Ortiz, Jr 1-2-x D'Alessandro 12-1

5 Gem City Gal(L) 117 Franco 3-4-3 Servis 3-1

6 Ocean Boulevard(L) 117 Leparoux 11-5-5 Wilkes 6-1

Tiz May West owns speed and drops; set for best. Gem City Gal also is fleet-footed and gets class relief; dangerous. Ocean Boulevard needed last and owns fast back figures.

3

1 Mile & 1 Furlong. Maiden Special Weight. 3&up. NY Bred. Purse: $73,000.

1 Bryce Bryce Baby(L) 118 Ortiz 3-4-7 Kimmel 8-1

2 Jacob's Here(L) 118 Castellano 3-6-4 Quick 6-1

3 Blue Shark(L) 118 Velazquez 3-4-4 Dilger 9-5

4 Harbor King(L) 118 Prado 3-7-2 Metivier 12-1

5 Sea Raven(L) 118 Ortiz, Jr 7-x-x Hammond 15-1

6 Fictionalcharacter(L) 118 Davis 2-4-6 Ryerson 5-1

7 Vagarious(L) 118 Rosario 3-5-2 Violette, Jr 2-1

Bryce Bryce Baby makes peak start of form cycle after logging improved final fraction last time. Blue Shark is speedy and can prove very tough on a soft lead. Harbor King earned swift number when a clear-cut third in last.

4

1 Mile. (Inner Turf). Starters Allowance. 3&up. Fillies and Mares. Purse: $55,000.

1 Lonely Teardrops(L) 116 Ortiz 3-1-11 Scherer 5-2

2 Legally Bay(L,MTO) 114 Cook 3-4-8 Coffey 4-1

3 Boca Babe(L) 116 Velasquez 1-x-x Jacobson 4-1

4 Under Scrutiny(L) 119 Arroyo 1-5-7 Ubillo 15-1

5 Wine Burglar(L) 124 Ortiz, Jr 3-2-5 Rodriguez 2-1

6 Funky Munky Fever(L) 119 Alvarado 6-4-2 Donk 3-1

7 Northern Smile(L) 119 Prado 5-1-4 Boniface 8-1

8 Island Candy(L,MTO) 116 Rosario 3-5-2 Brown 5-2

Funky Munky Fever was a tough-trip sixth in last and packs potent late kick on best. Boca Babe moves to turf for new barn after 21-length romp in debut; big-time threat. Wine Burglar makes first start since claimed by Rudy Rodriguez; right in the thick of this.

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5 1/2 Furlongs. (Mellon Turf). Maiden Special Weight. 2yo. Fillies. Purse: $83,000.

2 Sashay 119 Ortiz, Jr 2-x-x Clement 5-2

1 Margaret Reay(L) 119 Saez 6-x-x Wilson 15-1

3 Zeezee Zoomzoom(L) 119 Rocco, Jr 8-x-x Tarrant 15-1

4 Greywalls(L1) 119 Rosario x-x-x Terranova,II 6-1

5 Well Composed(L1) 119 Castellano x-x-x Brown 5-1

6 Fusaichi Red(L) 119 Alvarado 2-x-x Weaver 8-1

7 Sunnysammi(L1) 114 Mejias x-x-x Esler 20-1

8 Overspending(L) 119 Velazquez 2-x-x Pletcher 3-1

9 Atrous 119 Bridgmohan x-x-x Dilger 10-1

10 Accord(L1) 119 Maragh x-x-x Gyarmati 12-1

Also Eligible

11 Hooligan(L) 119 Lezcano 6-x-x Ward 8-1

12 Partisan Politics(L) 119 Castellano 3-x-x Brown 3-1

13 Presto Magic(L) 119 Lopez 3-2-x Breen 6-1

1a Bullet Sister(L1) 119 Ortiz x-x-x Terranova,II 15-1

Main Track Only

14 Clothes Fall Off(L1) 119 No Rider x-x-x McLaughlin 3-1

15 Diannestillworks(L) 119 Franco 3-x-x Rodriguez 8-1

Sashay tallied tough-trip placing in debut; more to give. Overspending was second when 70 cents on the dollar in debut; very dangerous. Sunnysammi hails from profitable first-out stable; follow the money.

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6 1/2 Furlongs. The UNION AVENUE. 3&up. Fillies and Mares. NY Bred. Purse: $100,000.

1 Make the Moment(L) 118 Rice 4-6-4 Baker 8-1

2 Risky Rachel(L) 120 Castellano 2-3-4 Coronel 7-5

3 Sunny Desert(L) 120 Ortiz, Jr 3-1-1 Levine 8-5

4 Vicki's Dancer(L) 122 Velazquez 6-2-2 Rodriguez 6-1

5 Uncle Southern(L) 118 Saez 1-5-2 Rice 10-1

6 Champagne Ruby(L) 114 Velasquez 1-7-6 Rice 12-1

Sunny Desert is 1-for-1 at Spa and 2-for-2 at distance and training sharply for first start since March. Risky Rachel, another surface and distance lover, fired half-mile bullet since game second in last. Uncle Southern is a last-race winner that could be overlooked in the wagering.

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1 Mile & 1 Furlong. Maiden Special Weight. 3&up. Fillies and Mares. Purse: $83,000.

1 Dragonberry(L) 118 Castellano 2-4-x Pletcher 6-5

2 Smart Ashley(L) 118 Leparoux 3-2-4 Arnold, II 6-1

3 Por Que Te Sueno(L) 118 Bridgmohan 10-x-x Guillot 15-1

4 Absolutely Anita 111 Worrie x-x-x Gullo 30-1

5 M B and Tee(L) 118 Alvarado 5-x-x Schettino 8-1

6 Illapa(L) 118 Lezcano 8-7-3 Zito 10-1

7 Guilty Verdict(L) 118 Ortiz 3-4-5 McGaughey III 2-1

Dragonberry tallied swift late pace figure when a willing second in last. M B and Tee was a tough-trip fifth in debut; worth long look. Guilty Verdict makes third start of form cycle; must consider.

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1 Mile. (Inner Turf). Claiming $25,000. 3&up. Fillies and Mares. Purse: $50,000.

1 Downtown Hottie(L) 120 Franco 1-5-3 Rodriguez 6-1

2 Casual Elegance(L) 120 Chavez 4-2-1 Goodwin 30-1

3 Holiday Drama(L) 124 Napravnik 5-1-1 Maker 5-2

4 Rhythm Queen(L) 120 Lanerie 3-7-5 Brown 8-1

5 Bargaining Table(L) 119 Rice 4-6-1 Toscano, Jr 12-1

6 Ah Gaga(L,MTO) 120 Castellano 5-2-4 Contessa 5-1

7 First Whippoorwill(L) 120 Ortiz, Jr 2-6-1 Motion 9-5

8 Tidal Slam(L) 120 Maragh 4-2-6 Terracciano 15-1

9 Dance With Gio(L) 122 DeCarlo 7-3-4 Kopaj 5-1

Rhythm Queen makes peak start of form cycle and owns fast final fractions on best efforts. First Whippoorwill is rested and gets class relief. Dance With Gio packs a potent stretch kick on 'A' game; don't ignore.

9

5 1/2 Furlongs. (Mellon Turf). Allowance Optional Claiming. 3&up. Fillies and Mares. NY Bred. Purse: $78,000.

1 Neck of the Moon(L) 120 Velazquez 6-3-2 Brown 5-1

2 My Jopia(L) 120 Ortiz, Jr 2-6-5 Schettino 4-1

3 Desert Bliss(L) 120 Maragh 4-4-4 Englehart 12-1

4 White Sangria(L) 122 Rosario 3-2-1 Bush 3-1

5 Image of Noon(L) 122 Franco 4-6-1 Ryerson 15-1

6 Lumineuse(L) 122 DeCarlo 3-5-5 Quick 30-1

7 Hot Squeeze(L) 118 Velasquez 1-5-8 Weaver 6-1

8 Subtle(L) 122 Castellano 5-1-9 Servis 4-1

9 Fancy Boss(L) 118 Ortiz 7-1-1 Englehart 10-1

10 Your Time Is Up(L) 120 Saez 5-3-2 Violette, Jr 20-1

Also Eligible

11 Ave's Halo(L) 120 Rocco, Jr 1-3-7 Cannizzo 6-1

Image of Noon spun her wheels in the slop last time but tallies solid late pace figures on turf; proper footing is the key. Hot Squeeze upped record to 2-for-2 on Spa sod when a front-running winner in last; very dangerous. Subtle also is speedy and can prove a very tough customer if able to shake clear.

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1 Mile & One Eighth. (Inner Turf). Maiden Claiming $40,000. 3&up. Fillies and Mares. Purse: $45,000.

1 Quarla(L) 118 Castellano 7-4-2 Brown 5-2

2 Dreaming of Kitten(L) 118 Napravnik 9-8-2 Gargan 20-1

3 Path to Power(L1) 118 Solis x-x-x Lewis 15-1

4 Sweetdreamsaboutme(L) 118 Lezcano 8-4-10 Feron 30-1

5 Lady Seeker(L) 118 Saez 8-6-3 Contessa 30-1

6 Winner's Legacy(L) 124 Lezcano 4-2-9 Weaver 5-1

7 Risk Control(L) 118 Franco 7-6-3 Violette, Jr 12-1

8 Beauty Surprise(L) 118 Ortiz, Jr 5-6-3 Clement 3-1

9 Late Night Artist(L) 118 Albarado 7-3-2 Romans 4-1

10 Untiltherewasyou(L,MTO) 118 Solis 4-9-x Lewis 6-1

11 More Everything(L) 118 Prado 5-9-8 Weaver 8-1

Winner's Legacy was pace and trip compromised when a fast-closing fourth in last; more to give. Quarla makes quick comeback after non-threatening seventh versus tougher on Sunday; dangerous. Beauty Surprise was a tough-trip fifth in last; must consider. More Everything is riding a forward line on the numbers; very interesting.

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