Steve Matthews / August 23 at Saratoga

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51/2 Furlongs. 2yo. Maiden Special Weight. Purse: $80,000. Post -- 1 p.m.

1 Havana(L1) 119 Velazquez x-x-x Pletcher 2-1

2 Chomsky(L1) 119 Castellano x-x-x Hennig 5-1

3 Kowboy King(L1) 119 Velasquez x-x-x Trombetta 10-1

4 Mischieviously 119 Rocco, Jr x-x-x McGaughey III 15-1

5 Kendall's Boy(L1) 119 Napravnik x-x-x Amoss 3-1

6 A Touch of Poetry(L) 119 Smith 3-x-x Zito 8-1

7 Financial Mogul(L) 119 Bridgmohan 4-x-x Violette, Jr 6-1

8 Ferlin Husky 119 Alvarado x-x-x Mott 12-1

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Also Eligible

9 Roberto Gato(L) 119 Saez 7-x-x Lukas 20-1

Financial Mogul logged three tight works since even fourth as the favorite in key race debut. A Touch of Poetry showed good speed in first start and should move forward for potent second-out stable. Havana debuts for Pletcher after being purchased for $575k this past March; could certainly be the goods.

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61/2 Furlongs. 3&up. NY Bred. THE CHOWDER'S FIRST. Purse: $100,000.

1 Socialsaul(L) 118 Cohen 5-2-9 Jacobson 10-1

2 N. F.'s Destiny(L) 118 Ortiz 2-2-4 Rice 6-1

3 The Lumber Guy(L) 120 Velazquez 7-7-2 Hushion 4-5

4 Even Got Quiet(L) 118 Lezcano 1-3-4 Metivier 20-1

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

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1a Spa City Fever(L) 118 Alvarado 4-1-4 Jacobson 10-1

6 Palace(L) 118 Velasquez 4-1-2 Rice 12-1

Night Maneuver notched three closely grouped works since top-figured score in last; more to come. N. F.'s Destiny is rested and looms the main speed; very dangerous. Socialsaul packs a potent late kick on best efforts.

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6 Furlongs. 3&up. NY Bred. Allowance Optional Claiming. Purse: $74,000.

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1 Crackerjack Jones(L) 117 Rocco, Jr 1-1-2 Hushion 3-1

2 Dehere of the Cat(L) 121 Velasquez 6-2-1 Trombetta 6-1

3 Driven by Solar(L) 121 Ortiz, Jr 5-1-5 Toscano, Jr 6-1

4 Writingonthewall(L) 121 Rosario 3-5-4 Jacobson 4-1

5 Ground Force(L) 121 Maragh 4-4-1 Servis 7-2

6 Pretension(L) 121 Saez 5-3-5 Heffner 12-1

7 Coaltown Legend(L) 121 Castellano 4-1-4 Levine 5-1

Dehere of the Cat should pack amplified kick with turnback to 6 furlongs. Writingonthewall is speedy and makes first start since claimed by DAS/Jacobson; big-time player. Coaltown Legend was compromised by wide trip in last; right in the thick of this on best efforts.

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1 Mile. (Inner Turf). 3&up. Claiming $25,000. Purse: $42,000.

2 Hamme Dancer(L) 121 Lezcano 7-3-5 Jerkens 20-1

3 Ballerino(L) 121 Prado 7-1-2 Lerman 12-1

4 Bashful Bandit(L) 117 Ortiz, Jr 6-5-1 Englehart 10-1

5 Song of Aspen(L) 117 Bridgmohan 5-4-4 Persaud 30-1

6 Nelson Avenue(L) 121 Ortiz 8-7-8 Quartarolo 30-1

7 Unbridled Logic(L) 117 Maragh 2-3-1 Levine 7-2

8 Pyro City(L) 121 Velazquez 2-4-3 Voss 6-1

1 Yo Blue(L) 119 Castellano 4-1-2 Maker 6-5

9 Coach A. J.(L) 117 Velasquez 7-5-7 Rice 5-1

Main Track Only

10 Drum Roll(L) 117 Velazquez 1-6-5 Pletcher 5-2

1a Thingamajigger(L) 117 Castellano 1-4-5 Maker 6-5

Nelson Avenue displayed out-of-the-blue speed last time and logged only win on Spa sod; price play. Yo Blue is fleet-footed and takes sizeable price plunge; very dangerous. Unbridled Logic is rested and could be favorably positioned in the stalker's seat.

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

1 Maybrys Challenge 119 Rocco, Jr x-x-x Weaver 7-2

2 Momma's Mark(L) 119 Lezcano 6-x-x Ryerson 6-1

3 Ziggy the Great(L1) 119 Castellano x-x-x Capuano 3-1

4 Harbor King 119 Jimenez x-x-x Allyn 30-1

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

6 Pete's Fleet(L1) 119 Ortiz, Jr x-x-x Aquilino 12-1

7 Ainteasybeinggreen(L) 116 Ortiz 6-x-x Ward 8-5

8 Metropolitan Storm(L) 119 Lezcano 5-7-x Persaud 15-1

Also Eligible

9 Junger(L) 119 Teator 7-x-x Hertler 12-1

Ainteasybeinggreen has worked four time since speed and fade in debut; tighter today. Momma's Mark is from a dam that's produced two turf winners. Ziggy the Great debuts for crafty Maryland based barn; stay tuned to the tote.

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7 Furlongs. 3&up. Maiden Claiming $20,000. Purse: $37,000.

2 Streets of Fire(L) 119 Ortiz, Jr 5-8-5 Antonucci 12-1

3 Spintastic(L) 123 Napravnik 4-6-5 Wilkes 5-1

4 Lutesifer(L) 119 Velazquez 5-5-x Pletcher 7-2

5 Acro's Game(L) 119 Lezcano 8-5-8 Persaud 50-1

1 Volatile Markets(L) 119 Ortiz 12-7-4 Violette, Jr 5-2

6 Optionality(L) 123 Rosario 4-3-4 Maker 6-1

7 Seriously Sharp(L) 123 Prado 4-7-11 Tarrant 15-1

8 Joey N(L) 119 Alvarado 2-11-4 Magee 4-1

1a Herd Mentality(L) 119 Castellano 6-7-3 Pompay 5-2

9 El Dreamer(L) 123 Cohen 2-3-4 DiSanto 10-1

Seriously Sharp is riding a forward line on the numbers and now makes peak start of form cycle. Joey N tallied swift final fraction when a willing second in last; very playable. El Dreamer is 0-for-41 but was ultra-sharp second in last; must consider. Volatile Markets makes first start with a maiden claiming tag. Optionality is 0-for-11 but owns fast final figs on best efforts.

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11/16 Miles. (Inner Turf). 3&up. Fillies and Mares. Claiming $20,000. Purse: $38,000.

2 Bonnie Rose(L) 117 Napravnik 10-3-1 Stall, Jr 10-1

1 Melody Lin(L) 119 Velasquez 1-3-1 Rice 3-1

3 Queenie's Gold(L) 117 Albarado 4-1-3 Rivelli 8-1

4 Silver Silence(L) 117 Solis 6-6-2 Farrell 20-1

5 Group Therapy(L) 117 Velazquez 6-1-2 Kimmel 12-1

6 Casual Elegance(L) 117 Rosario 9-2-2 Hennig 6-1

7 Sheerflakesofgold(L) 121 Ortiz 2-3-4 Duggan 6-1

8 Bustle(L) 117 Saez 7-6-1 Matz 4-1

9 Alwaysinmycircle(L) 121 Castellano 5-4-9 Schettino 6-1

1a Sands of Humor(L) 123 Alvarado 1-4-3 Rice 3-1

10 Julesco(L) 117 Ortiz, Jr 12-8-1 Clement 15-1

Main Track Only

11 Another Page(L) 117 Maragh 5-5-1 Hennig 5-2

12 Rock Show(L) 117 No rider 9-1-4 Terranova 5-1

Casual Elegance gets class relief and should move forward in second start since two-month absence. Sheerflakesofgold tallied solid final fraction when besting a next-out winner last time. Alwaysinmycircle's speed gives her a puncher's chance. Sands of Humor was fast-figured maiden winner last time and now makes first start since claimed.

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

1 La Bella Valeria(L) 121 Prado 3-6-7 Barrera, III 20-1

2 Nice Stuff(L) 121 Ortiz, Jr 2-3-9 Serpe 5-1

3 Double the Energy(L) 121 Velasquez 8-6-1 Rice 7-2

4 Rakin' Gold(L) 121 Saez 7-1-3 Schettino 15-1

5 Elusive Rumour(L) 121 Lezcano 3-3-7 Pletcher 3-1

6 Barrel of Joy(L) 121 Rosario 2-4-4 Hertler 12-1

7 Jitney(L) 121 Bridgmohan 5-3-2 Hertler 10-1

8 Subtle(L) 121 Castellano 1-1-8 Servis 4-1

9 Karakorum Elektra(L) 123 Cohen 1-1-4 Jacobson 10-1

10 Pegasus Diamond(L) 121 Solis 3-5-1 Englehart 20-1

11 Ah Gaga(L) 117 Smith 1-1-6 Gyarmati 20-1

Main Track Only

12 Sentimental Lass(L) 121 No rider 6-1-5 Bond 4-1

13 Lenders Way(L) 121 No rider 6-3-2 Ryerson 12-1

14 Fiftyfour Forever(L) 121 No rider 2-4-6 Quartarolo 6-1

15 Bird House(L) 121 No rider 1-8-4 Gullo 7-2

Double the Energy had wrong setup versus better last time and was a winner the last time she raced at this level. Jitney tallied both career wins on Spa sod and should be nearing peak in fourth start since five-month layoff. Subtle exits front-running scores in last two; speedy threat once again. Elusive Rumour owns speed and fast figures; must consider.

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7 Furlongs. 3&up. Fillies and Mares. THE BALLERINA. (Grade I). Purse: $500,000.

1 Dance to Bristol(L) 119 Perez 1-1-1 Figgins, III 3-1

2 Villanesca(L) 115 Velazquez 1-1-4 McLaughlin 12-1

3 Classic Point(L) 115 Solis 2-1-1 Jerkens 8-1

4 Street Girl(L) 111 Ortiz, Jr 5-3-6 Azpurua 30-1

5 Book Review(L) 119 Bejarano 1-2-2 Baffert 5-2

6 Starship Truffles(L) 122 Saez 1-1-6 Wolfson 6-1

7 Moment in Dixie(L) 115 Smith 1-2-4 Toner 15-1

8 Judy the Beauty(L) 115 Rosario 2-2-1 Ward 5-1

9 Glorious View(L) 119 Alvarado 7-1-1 Mott 20-1

10 Fantasy of Flight(L) 115 Velasquez 2-2-2 Nevin 15-1

11 Sure Route(L) 115 Castellano 5-4-2 Gargan 30-1

Starship Truffles is speedy, rested and owns fast final numbers; rates close call in ultra-contentious Ballerina. Book Review ships in from SoCal and packs potent late kick on best; very playable. Dance to Bristol logged sixth straight win last time and fired eye-catching 5-furlong drill at Bowie Training Center in the interim.

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11/8 Miles. (Inner Turf). 3&up. Maiden Special Weight. Purse: $85,000.

1 Ella's Kitten(L) 119 Ortiz, Jr 3-3-5 Guillot 20-1

2 Secretive(L) 119 Velazquez 3-6-4 McGaughey III 5-1

3 Parnelli(L) 119 Saez 2-3-2 McLaughlin 4-1

4 In Rocky's Honor(L) 119 Velasquez 5-5-5 Ryerson 30-1

5 Doc Cebu(L) 119 Bejarano 2-3-10 Pletcher 6-1

6 Inchcape(L) 119 Maragh 2-7-3 Contessa 20-1

7 Brilliant Command(L) 119 Ortiz 2-x-x Brown 15-1

8 Mr. Jenney(L) 119 Rosario 3-6-2 Clement 12-1

9 Invincible Me(L) 119 Napravnik 6-x-x Amoss 15-1

10 Grand Giant(L) 119 Garcia 2-4-5 Maker 8-1

11 Marine Patrol(L) 119 Castellano 2-x-x Catalano 7-2

12 King of Broadway(L) 119 Smith 2-5-x Mott 6-1

Also Eligible

13 Sampson County(L) 119 Castellano 4-4-5 Lawrence, II 30-1

14 Won'tualwayswonder(L) 119 Albarado 2-3-12 Morse 30-1

Main Track Only

15 Town Extension(L) 119 No rider 4-4-6 Tagg 5-1

16 Howie's Tiz(L) 119 No rider 5-7-2 Levine 4-1

Ella's Kitten was pace and position compromised when a strong third last time; more to come. Secretive endured rough journey when third in first start since eight-month layoff last time; very playable. Grand Giant bested a next-out winner when a tough-trip second in last; big-time threat. Parnelli was a front-running second in last; right in the thick of this.

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