Steve Matthews / August 26 at Saratoga

Travel deals

1

51/2 Furlongs. (Mellon Turf). 3&up. Allowance Optional Claiming. Purse: $85,000. Post -- 1 p.m.

1 Tripski(L) 121 Saez 4-3-2 Yates 5-2

2 Bernie the Jet(L) 117 Maragh 4-2-11 Contessa 12-1

3 Joes Blazing Aaron(L) 121 Rosario 6-3-4 Kenneally 7-2

4 Spring to the Sky(L) 121 Castellano 9-2-2 Brown 5-1

5 Perregaux(L) 121 Velazquez 5-3-7 Carroll 4-1

6 Tiz Yankee(L) 121 Alvarado 5-8-4 Zito 20-1

7 Awed(L) 121 Napravnik 1-1-11 Sheppard 12-1

8 Happy My Way(L) 117 Lopez 2-5-5 Orseno 8-1

9 Awakino Cat(L) 116 Franco 1-2-2 Rodriguez 15-1

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10 Hannibal Lecter(L) 121 Saez 6-5-1 Toscano, Jr 3-1

Joes Blazing Aaron owns speed, drops and gets favorable cutback in distance. Awed could be in the garden spot if top selection hits the wall in the lane. Tripski is another that would be aided by pace meltdown.

2

6 Furlongs. 2yo. Fillies. Maiden Special Weight. Purse: $80,000.

1 Red Miracle(L) 119 Albarado 7-x-x Lukas 12-1

2 Fingers Crossed 119 Ortiz, Jr x-x-x McLaughlin 3-1

3 Camryn's Gem 119 Rosario x-x-x Mott 8-1

4 Domino Derval(L1) 119 Velazquez x-x-x Pletcher 9-5

5 Ocean Boulevard(L) 119 Prado 4-3-x Wilkes 5-1

6 U. S. S. O'Brien(L1) 119 Castellano x-x-x Brown 7-2

Ocean Boulevard made forward move with addition of Lasix last time. Fingers Crossed compiled sharp work tab for debut for streaking McLaughlin barn. Domino Derval debuts for Pletcher.

3

61/2 Furlongs. 3yo. Fillies. Starter Optional Claiming. Purse: $73,000.

1 Garmentos Girl(L) 118 Velazquez 7-5-1 McGaughey III 5-1

2 Elusive Act(L) 118 Rosario 1-4-1 Maker 7-2

3 Merry Meadow(L) 120 Castellano 1-2-2 Hennig 4-1

4 Heart of Rome(L) 118 Velasquez 5-4-1 Dilodovico 5-1

5 Gnarley Girl(L) 118 Rocco, Jr 8-1-4 Dutrow 4-1

6 Ol Donyo(L) 118 Saez 2-1-2 Terranova 5-2

Elusive Act makes first start since reclaimed by Mike Maker after convincing score last time. Merry Meadow is fresh and could play out as the speed of the speed. Ol Donyo logged fast figures in last two starts; right in the thick of this.

4

51/2 Furlongs. (Mellon Turf). 3&up. Fillies and Mares. THE SMART N FANCY. Purse: $100,000.

1 Lion Down by Me(L) 123 Luzzi 4-1-1 Bailes 12-1

2 My Jopia(L) 118 Ortiz, Jr 1-4-3 Schettino 5-1

3 Promise Me a Cat(L) 118 Velazquez 4-3-3 Martin 4-1

4 Roman Invader(L) 118 Castellano 2-5-6 Jacobson 12-1

5 Jan's Perfect Star(L) 118 Albarado 1-5-4 Morse 6-1

6 Sweet and Lovely(L) 118 Prado 2-3-6 Wilkes 5-1

7 Rosa Salvaje(L) 120 Solis 7-8-2 Lewis 6-1

8 Madame Giry(L) 120 Rocco, Jr 3-4-5 Gambolati 5-2

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9 Harbor Mist(L) 118 Prado 6-3-3 Serpe 6-1

10 Delightful Quality(L) 118 Castellano 2-3-1 Albertrani 2-1

11 Five Star Momma(L) 118 Ortiz 3-4-4 Antonucci 8-1

Sweet and Lovely should pack intensified late kick with cutback to abbreviated dash. Madame Giry cahsed hot fractions when third as the favorite in last; very playable. Roman Invader owns competitive numbers on best efforts.

5

1 Mile. (Inner Turf). 3&up. Claiming $20,000. Purse: $38,000.

1 Knock Quietly(L) 121 Ortiz 4-7-11 Schwartz 8-1

2 Primal Gold(L) 112 Franco 6-6-8 Antonucci 20-1

3 Amber Coast(L) 121 Ortiz, Jr 10-4-2 Galluscio 4-1

4 Cash Your Ticket(L) 121 Saez 7-5-6 Ness 15-1

5 Sir Leslie(L) 117 Alvarado 10-1-5 Serpe 6-1

6 Act of Divinity(L) 117 Prado 6-1-4 Klesaris 15-1

7 Bedouin Now(L) 119 Castellano 8-1-3 Maker 3-1

8 Chief Gaga(L) 121 Hole 8-6-7 Dullea 30-1

9 El Corriente(L) 121 Velasquez 7-8-5 Reynolds 12-1

10 So Outspoken(L) 119 Velazquez 1-2-7 Pletcher 5-2

Sir Leslie fired 6-furlong bullet since regressing in last start; rebounds. So Outspoken was a clear-cut maiden in last; very dangerous. Act of Divinity makes first start for Steve Klesaris; don't ignore.

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7 Furlongs. 3&up. Maiden Claiming $50,000-$40,000. Purse: $50,000.

1 Lincoln Flyer(L) 123 Castellano 4-x-x Nevin 15-1

2 Tax Alex(L1) 119 Ortiz, Jr x-x-x Violette, Jr 15-1

3 Catholic Cowboy(L) 119 Napravnik 7-4-7 Zito 12-1

4 Deadicated Deal(L) 117 Franco 5-4-9 Serpe 10-1

5 Sneaky Blowout(L) 119 Velazquez 4-3-4 Pletcher 3-5

6 Team Lazarus(L) 119 Saez 3-3-x Terranova 5-1

7 Won'tualwayswonder(L) 119 Albarado 2-3-12 Morse 15-1

8 Takajo(L) 119 Rosario 4-6-11 Terranova 8-1

Takajo adds blinkers and makes peak start of form cycle; primed for best. Catholic Cowboy drops and logged four tight works since last start; improvement expected. Sneaky Blowout makes first start with maiden claiming tag and should pack enhanced kick at 7 furlongs.

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1 Mile. (Inner Turf). 3&up. Starter Optional Claiming. Purse: $70,000.

2 Glass Art(L) 121 Lopez 3-1-5 Sacco 10-1

3 Scotus(L) 121 Saez 3-1-4 Nevin 15-1

4 Twigazuri Strait(L) 121 Velazquez 6-2-1 Nihei 15-1

5 Plainview(L) 121 Lezcano 1-6-1 DiPrima 2-1

6 Screenplay(L) 121 Velasquez 5-4-3 Jacobson 6-1

1 Compliance Officer(L) 121 Solis 2-3-2 Brown 7-2

7 Noble Doss(L) 121 Albarado 7-1-4 Zito 30-1

8 Money in Motion(L) 121 Ortiz, Jr 11-1-2 Serpe 20-1

9 Political Courage(L) 121 Rosario 3-1-3 Matz 12-1

10 Chaotic Bull(L) 121 Hole 2-1-1 Gorham 20-1

11 Quantity(L) 121 Castellano 1-6-4 Galluscio 6-1

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12 Maui Mark(L) 121 Rosario 2-5-2 Hess, Jr 3-1

13 Drink With Pride(L) 121 No rider 6-1-3 Gargan 10-1

14 Dighton(L) 117 Ortiz, Jr 1-5-1 Araya 6-1

15 Dawly(L) 121 No rider 3-3-2 Rodriguez 5-2

1a Kingsford Drive(L) 121 No rider 5-1-2 Brown 7-2

Plainview dominates fields on the front-end; main speed. Compliance Officer has been idle for nearly a year but owns fast final figs and packs potent late kick; very dangerous. Quantity was a hand-ridden winner in last and now makes first start since claimed by Dominic Galluscio; right in the thick of this.

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

1 Poliziano(L) 121 Lezcano 12-2-2 Carroll 6-1

2 Fiona's Hero(L) 119 Ortiz 9-1-9 Rodriguez 15-1

3 Mister Woolman(L) 117 Saez 2-8-3 Zito 15-1

4 Belief System(L) 117 Castellano 3-11-1 Weaver 9-2

5 Fly Bye Pomeroy(L) 117 Ortiz, Jr 8-5-1 Klesaris 10-1

6 Thingamajigger(L) 119 Rosario 1-4-5 Maker 12-1

7 Bemata(L) 117 Napravnik 3-11-6 Asmussen 5-1

8 Drum Roll(L) 119 Velazquez 1-6-5 Pletcher 6-5

9 Pleiadian(L) 112 Franco 10-9-1 Tarrant 30-1

Thingamajigger is a touch light on final numbers but won last and now makes first start since claimed by Ramsey/maker tandem; takes game to a new level. Drum Roll tallied rapid pace and final numbers when a dominant winner in last; could easily win another. Fly Bye Pomeroy failed to fire when favored in last at Pen; competitive on 'A' game.

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11/8 Miles. 3&up. Fillies and Mares. NY Bred. THE SARATOGA DEW. Purse: $100,000.

1 Dreaming of Cara(L) 118 Maragh 4-3-4 Friedman 10-1

2 Shesabronxbomber(L) 118 Lezcano 3-5-2 Servis 6-1

3 Mischief Maker(L) 124 Castellano 6-3-5 Brown 7-2

4 Lady On the Run(L) 122 Solis 3-3-2 Morrison 5-2

5 Tahoe Tigress(L) 118 Ortiz 1-1-1 Gomez 3-1

6 Guyana Princess(L) 118 Ortiz, Jr 5-4-7 Lalman 20-1

7 Go Unbridled(L) 120 Alvarado 4-5-4 Jerkens 4-1

Mischief Maker compiled eye-catching work tab for first start in 54 days; delivers 'A' game. Guyana Princess was prepped in sprint last time and should be aided by today's added ground. Tahoe Tigress has won four of last five and is training sharply for new barn; don't dismiss.

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1 Mile. (Inner Turf). 3&up. Fillies and Mares. Maiden Claiming $25,000. Purse: $41,000.

1 Spunky Princess(L) 119 Bridgmohan 8-6-2 Violette, Jr 5-1

2 Sapphire Blue(L) 119 Castellano 5-2-9 Brown 8-5

3 Coralita(L) 119 Napravnik 2-2-5 Dutrow 5-2

4 Shewreckstheplace(L) 123 Lezcano 5-6-5 Goodwin 20-1

5 See See See(L) 119 Cohen 8-7-11 Shevy 30-1

6 East Coast Express(L) 119 Ortiz, Jr 6-8-6 Quick 10-1

7 Bettina Brugge 123 Maragh 9-x-x O'Brien 20-1

8 Laghazirella Beach 119 Teator x-x-x Matties 20-1

9 Bargaining Table(L) 119 Rocco, Jr 4-5-3 Toscano, Jr 12-1

10 Locks of Gold(L) 119 Luzzi 5-7-8 Quartarolo 15-1

11 Simplie Sinister(L) 123 Jimenez 6-7-x Reiff 30-1

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12 Suzenshine(L) 119 No rider 4-10-x Rodriguez 5-1

13 Medium of Exchange(L) 119 No rider 2-7-3 Asmussen 2-1

14 Cebu(L) 119 Rocco, Jr 2-8-5 Morse 4-1

Spunky Princess drops two price levels and should move forward in second start since two-month absence. Sapphire Blue takes same class plunge as top selection after failing as the favorite in last two starts; be no surprise. Coralita bested a next-out winner when a strong second in last; very playable. Bargaining Table should be aided by return to turf; price will be tempting.

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