Steve Matthews / August 22 at Saratoga

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1

23/8 Miles. (National Fences). 4&up. THE NEW YORK TURF WRITERS CUP. (Grade I). Purse: $150,000. Post -- 1 p.m.

2 Spy in the Sky(L) 148 Hodsdon 4-8-7 Day 15-1

3 Mr. Hot Stuff(L) 148 Young 1-4-1 Fisher 7-2

4 All Together(L) 138 Aizpuru 1-9-5 Fisher 8-1

1 Italian Wedding(L) 146 Dalton 2-4-5 Sheppard 7-5

5 Hunt Ball 148 Geraghty 6-3-1 Sheppard 12-1

6 Demonstrative(L) 158 Walsh 1-1-4 Valentine 5-2

1a Divine Fortune(L) 150 McDermott 3-2-1 Sheppard 7-5

7 Brave Prospect(L) 138 Crosse 5-2-1 Fisher 20-1

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1x Martini Brother(L) 144 Nagle 1-1-1 Sheppard 7-5

Martini Brother bested a next-out winner when a determined victor in last. Demonstrative won this race last year; very dangerous. Spy in the Sky makes peak start of form cycle.

2

51/2 Furlongs. 2yo. Fillies. Maiden Claiming $50,000-$40,000. Purse: $50,000.

1 My Jimmy Chew Girl(L1) 119 Velazquez x-x-x Pletcher 5-2

2 Free Release(L1) 119 Castellano x-x-x Brown 7-2

3 Crystal Rocket(L) 119 Saez 2-6-x Contessa 5-1

4 Saratoga Karaoke(L) 119 Lezcano 8-x-x Kenneally 3-1

5 Two Step Flor(L1) 119 Ortiz, Jr x-x-x Trombetta 6-1

6 Foxbeau(L1) 119 Napravnik x-x-x Asmussen 5-1

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Crystal Rocket gets confident price hike after making forward move in second start. Saratoga Karaoke was heavily bet in debut at CD in June. Free Release compiled sharp work tab for first start for Chad Brown.

3

11/8 Miles. 3&up. THE ALYDAR. Purse: $100,000.

1 Percussion(L) 120 Castellano 5-2-1 Pletcher 2-1

2 Aussi Austin(L) 120 Velasquez 2-1-2 Rodriguez 6-1

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3 Csaba(L) 120 Saez 7-3-1 Gleaves 3-1

4 Easter Gift(L) 120 Rosario 1-1-1 Brown 9-5

5 Vitoria Olimpica(L) 118 Velazquez 6-3-1 Pletcher 8-1

Easter Gift packs potent late kick on best is training sharply for first start in 82 days. Percussion is speedy and starts from the fence; could easily take this. Vitoria Olimpica makes first dirt start; don't ignore.

4

51/2 Furlongs. 2yo. NY Bred. Maiden Special Weight. Purse: $70,000.

1 Speed Read(L1) 119 Rosario x-x-x Violette, Jr 2-1

2 Sandcat(L1) 119 Alvarado x-x-x Kimmel 3-1

3 Polecat(L1) 119 Saez x-x-x Schettino 5-2

4 Sugar Gold(L1) 119 Napravnik x-x-x Hertler 15-1

5 Geaux Mets(L1) 119 Luzzi x-x-x Brown 8-1

6 Let's Discuss(L1) 119 Ortiz x-x-x Schwartz 12-1

7 Whirlin(L1) 119 Ortiz, Jr x-x-x Schosberg 12-1

8 Noon Shadow(L1) 119 Falk x-x-x Falk 20-1

Also Eligible

9 Push Ups 119 Montanez x-x-x Aro 12-1

Polecat ended work tab with swift 5-furlong breeze; best guess in field of newcomers. Sandcat is by a high-percentage first-out sire. Speed Read debuts for Rick Violette; charting a must.

5

11/16 Miles. (Mellon Turf). 3&up. Claiming $20,000. Purse: $38,000.

1 Verne(L) 121 Napravnik 7-1-3 Wyatt 6-1

2 Horvat Clan(L) 121 Rosario 3-4-1 Maker 3-1

3 Sam's Buck(L) 121 Velasquez 6-3-9 Weaver 12-1

4 Never On Time(L) 121 Ortiz 8-1-4 Rice 7-2

5 Native Wave(L) 121 Rocco, Jr 3-6-2 Dutrow 4-1

6 Manacor(L) 121 Maragh 2-1-2 Day 8-1

7 Suilleabhain(L) 121 Ortiz, Jr 3-1-6 Sciacca 15-1

8 Rover(L) 121 Castellano 5-5-8 Antonucci 20-1

9 El Season(L) 121 Velazquez 3-3-2 Sheppard 5-1

Never On Time is rested, projects as the main speed and owns wins on Spa sod. Horvat Clan makes first start since reclaimed by Mike Maker and should pack intensified kick with cutback to shorter route. Manacor has delivered strong efforts since returning to the flat three starts back; dangerous.

6

11/16 Miles. (Inner Turf). 3&up. Claiming $35,000. Purse: $52,000.

1 Attractive Ride(L) 121 Albarado 1-2-6 Scherer 4-1

2 Madris(L) 121 Rosario 1-3-4 Morley 8-1

1 Formulaforsuccess(L) 121 Castellano 5-3-4 Rodriguez 3-1

4 Coach Royal(L) 121 Saez 1-2-4 Hess, Jr 5-1

5 Equivocation(L) 116 Franco 3-7-2 Reynolds 15-1

6 Street Fight(L) 121 Maragh 5-6-3 Contessa 12-1

1a Cheyenne Nation(L) 121 Velasquez 3-6-1 Rodriguez 3-1

2 Irish Lion(L) 121 Ortiz, Jr 7-4-6 Jacobson 8-1

9 Z Dager(L) 121 Ortiz 5-6-2 Asmussen 5-2

Main Track Only

10 Box Office(L) 121 No rider 10-7-1 Reynolds 4-1

2b Viscount(L) 121 Cohen 6-1-7 Jacobson 8-1

Attractive Ride was a front-running winner on dirt in last and looms the main speed once again with switch to turf. Z Dager gets class relief and could be the prime beneficiary if top selection hits the wall in the lane. Rodriguez entry: Formulaforsuccess and mate Cheyenne Nation each pack solid late kick on best and both make first start since claimed.

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51/2 Furlongs. (Mellon Turf). 2yo. Fillies. Maiden Special Weight. Purse: $80,000.

1 Reign 119 Prado x-x-x Motion 5-1

2 Sumba Sunset 119 Rocco, Jr x-x-x Matz 4-1

3 Paulownia(L) 119 Albarado 8-x-x Lukas 20-1

4 Tapiteao 119 Garcia x-x-x Arnold, II 15-1

5 Best Friends 119 Napravnik x-x-x Sheppard 6-1

6 Sky Painter 119 Saez x-x-x McLaughlin 6-1

7 Super Sky(L) 119 Velazquez 3-x-x Pletcher 7-5

8 Camden Jane(L1) 119 Castellano x-x-x Contessa 12-1

Main Track Only

9 Go West Marie(L1) 119 No rider x-x-x Gullo 8-1

Super Sky tallied solid final fraction after poor start in debut; more to give. Sumba Sunset is from a dam that's produced three turf winners. Best Friends logged four tight works on Spa sod; big-time player.

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11/8 Miles. (Inner Turf). 3&up. Fillies and Mares. Allowance Optional Claiming. Purse: $90,000.

2 With Sugar On Top(L) 117 Ortiz, Jr 8-4-5 McLaughlin 10-1

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

4 Moonwalk(L) 117 Rosario 3-2-7 Romans 6-1

5 Floral Romance(L) 121 Lezcano 6-5-1 Mott 6-1

6 Viva Rafaela(L) 121 Velazquez 4-1-5 Pletcher 4-1

1 Mariel N Kathy(L) 117 Alvarado 2-2-3 Schettino 5-1

7 Malibu Yankee(L) 121 Napravnik 2-1-2 Saville 12-1

8 Puzzling(L) 121 Castellano 5-2-2 McGaughey III 4-1

Main Track Only

9 Skyfall(L) 117 No rider 5-3-1 Pletcher 5-2

10 Geisha Gal(L) 121 No rider 6-3-1 Mott 3-1

1a Flash Forward(L) 117 No rider 2-2-4 Schettino 5-1

Malibu Yankee compiled eye-catching string of works for first start since December; rates call based on price potential. Puzzling also is training strongly and packs solid late kick on 'A' game. Free as a Bird was a game second in last and fired two swift works in the interim; right in the thick of this.

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51/2 Furlongs. (Mellon Turf). 3&up. NY Bred. Allowance Optional Claiming. Purse: $74,000.

1 Ziptronic(L) 121 Castellano 3-2-7 Contessa 6-1

2 Sportswriter(L) 121 Napravnik 7-5-5 Rodriguez 10-1

3 Wee Freudian(L) 121 Saez 3-3-3 Rice 3-1

4 Dreamsgonewild(L) 121 Velazquez 2-4-1 Alexander 12-1

5 Mr Rosenthal(L) 121 Lezcano 3-1-6 DiPrima 20-1

6 Bizarroworld(L) 116 Franco 1-1-2 Cabrera 10-1

7 Notmyfirstime(L) 121 Alvarado 2-6-1 Asmussen 2-1

8 Isn'tlovejustgrand(L) 121 Ortiz, Jr 4-5-3 Aquilino 15-1

9 Quick Money(L) 121 Velasquez 8-2-2 Rice 5-1

Wee Freudian is fresh and should possess intensified late punch at abbreviated dash. Dreamsgonewild ships in for capable connections and Johnny V was aboard for determined score at Belmont three starts back; worth long look. Ziptronic logged fast figs in two starts on Spa grass this meeting; dangerous. Sportswriter owns two wins on Saratoga sod; must consider.

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