Steve Matthews / August 28 at SARATOGA

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23/8 Miles. (National Fences). 4&up. F&M. THE MRS. WALTER M JEFFORDS STAKES. Purse: $75,000. Post -- 12:25 p.m.


2Cat Feathers(L)149Dalton1-4-5Dalton9-5

3Sully's Approach(L)141McCarthy7-7-6Sheppard15-1

4Opera Heroine(L)149Jones4-3-2Fisher8-1

5Brilliant Match(L)145Nagle3-1-2Sheppard6-1

6Kisser N Run(L)153Walsh2-4-1Valentine2-1

Bittersweetheart was a clear-cut winner in last. Kisser N Run bested top selection three straight times; very dangerous. Cat Feathers owns two wins over the Spa jumps; must consider.


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11/8 Miles. 3&up. Maiden Claiming $50,000. Purse: $50,000.


3Identity Crisis(L)118Alvarado11-12-3McPeek15-1

4First Bid(L)118Rosario9-4-4Brown5-2

1Curly's Pal(L)118Velazquez9-5-4Iwinski5-1


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6Better Man(L)124Ortiz7-4-3Reynolds4-1

7Cairo County(L)118Rocco, Jr9-x-xHickey20-1

8Fruit Ludt(L)118Castellano3-4-xPletcher3-1

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Aggrandizement regressed in last after fast-figured fourth in prior; rebounds. Fruit Ludt logged fast figs in both starts; very dangerous. Mischieviously makes first start since claimed by Linda Rice.


11/16 Miles. (Mellon Turf). 2yo. NY Bred. Maiden Special Weight. Purse: $88,000.



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3Cosmo Storm(L1)119Rocco, Jr5-x-xLawrence, II8-1

4Foxhall Drive(L1)119Alvaradox-x-xSchettino7-2

5Offering Plan(L1)119Lezcanox-x-xBrown6-1

6Midnight Nick(L)119No Rider7-3-6Contessa5-1

7The Prez(L)119Bridgmohan6-x-xBrown20-1

8Come Around119Ortiz, Jrx-x-xMotion5-2

Cosmo Storm gets the meds for move to turf and is from a dam that's produced a grass winner. Kerjillion makes debut for Chad Brown; follow the money. Pronunciation, another newcomer, is bred to handle grass; stay tuned to tote.


11/8 Miles. 3&up. NY Bred. Allowance Optional Claiming. Purse: $78,000.

2Onecats Chance(L)122Castellano1-2-2Quartarolo5-2

3Saturday Appeal(L)122Alvarado2-2-1Schosberg3-1


1aFiona's Hero(L)120Ortiz4-5-1Nevin7-2

4Ultimate Empire(L)120Ortiz, Jr6-4-4Albertrani6-1

5The Brothers Rap(L)122DeCarlo3-3-5Baker4-1


Writingonthewall is 2-for-2 at the Spa and owns speed and fast back numbers. Goodtolook is a front-running threat on best efforts. The Brothers Rap would be aided by pace meltdown.


11/16 Miles. (Mellon Turf). 2yo. THE WITH ANTICIPATION. (Grade II). Purse: $200,000.

1Startup Nation(L)120Rosario1-x-xBrown5-1

2Hot Tin Roof118Maragh1-x-xMotion6-1


5Nutty Futty(L)120Valdivia, Jr1-4-4Van Culin10-1

6Designed for War(L)120Castellano1-x-xPletcher5-2

7Creaky Cricket(L)118Lezcano5-4-1Dini20-1

8International Star(L)120Napravnik2-1-xMaker7-2

9Strong Coffee120Ortiz, Jr1-x-xMotion3-1

Main Track Only

3Blame Jim(L)118Velazquez1-x-xPletcher1-1

Startup Nation tallied solid final fraction when a hard-charging winner in debut; more to come. International Star is rested and could play out as the main speed with aggressive ride. Designed for War took advantage of soft flow when a front-end winner in debut; vulnerable favorite?


11/8 Miles. 3&up. Claiming $16,000. Purse: $32,000.

1Maximus Mike(L)119DeCarlo10-1-4Mott5-1

2The Candidate(L)124Castellano2-7-1Kenneally3-1

3Grandpa Len(L)121Ortiz, Jr2-3-4Donk5-2

4Succesful Brothers(L)124Saez2-9-7Contessa7-2



7Navajo Ca Lo(L)121Arroyo5-2-4Zito8-1

8Birds Gone Wild(L)124Maragh6-5-1Englehart10-1

9Coldwater Flat(L)116Velasquez5-3-10Miranda30-1

Birds Gone Wild is training with a purpose and drops to lifetime low. Grandpa Len logged only win at Spa and is riding a forward line on the numbers. Successful Brothers was a solid second just six days ago; very dangerous.


11/16 Miles. (Mellon Turf). 2yo. Fillies. NY Bred. Maiden Special Weight. Purse: $73,000.

1Momma Giovanna(L)119Ortiz5-x-xRice3-1


3Cool Temper(L)119Rosario8-9-xRomans20-1

4Jules N Rome(L1)119Garciax-x-xSchettino20-1



7Amazing Anne(L)119Alvarado3-x-xMorley8-1

8Moondance Joy119Lezcano4-x-xAlbertrani5-1

9Krista's Persona119Ortiz, Jrx-x-xEsler10-1

10Battle Axe(L)119Saez3-x-xContessa7-2

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11Building Permit(L)119Castellano4-x-xBrown2-1

Moondance Joy was an even fourth in debut and is bred to handle added ground. Battle Axe held nearly two lengths to the good on top selection when favored in debut; big-time player. Momma Giovanna made middle move and flattened in debut; worth long look.


1 Mile. (Inner Turf). 3&up. Fillies and Mares. Claiming $50,000. Purse: $67,000.

1Sheza Heartbreaker(L)120Lezcano7-3-9Duggan6-1

2Majestic Marquet(L)120Velasquez4-3-4Rodriguez3-1


4Scenario Analysis(L)120Castellano6-4-4Maker4-1

5Rock Me Mama(L)115Alvarado1-5-3Metivier20-1

6Indian Starlight(L)122Ortiz12-4-2Violette, Jr5-1

7Lady's Lunar Luck(L)120Rosario5-8-3Rodriguez3-1


9Edie(L)124Ortiz, Jr1-1-11Englehart5-2

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10Lotsa Noodles(L)120No Rider1-2-6Rodriguez8-5

Rock Me Mama tallied swift final fraction when a much-the-best winner in last; pairs up. Indian Starlight drops, owns speed and makes peak start of form cycle; very interesting. Wickapecko compiled endurance-building work tab for first start since September; very playable.


51/2 Furlongs. (Mellon Turf). 3&up. Allowance Optional Claiming. Purse: $93,000.

1Chart Topper(L)120Velazquez3-1-1Lynch5-2

2Candyman E(L)120No Rider5-3-6Jacobson9-5

3Golden Rifle(L)124Castellano1-1-1Brown2-1

4Make My Saturday(L)124Ortiz, Jr1-2-1Tullock, Jr6-1

5Heaven's Runway(L)120Alvarado2-4-5Toner12-1

6I'm Stoked(L)124Ortiz5-1-7Hushion8-1

7Triple Cross(L)115Rice4-5-5Rice20-1

8Stormy Rush(L)124Lezcano7-5-1Richards7-2

Chart Topper is fleet-footed and firing bullets for first start in 103 days. Golden Rifle is fresh and has won four of last five starts; could easily take this. Make My Saturday ships in after determined score in last on Prx grass; don't ignore.


6 Furlongs. 3&up. NY Bred. Maiden Claiming $40,000. Purse: $45,000.

1King Gettigan(L)119Rosario4-2-3Gullo4-1


3Party On(L)114Rice6-x-xLevine8-1

4Mineral Water(L)119Maragh5-3-7Hennig8-1

5American Hero(L)119Garcia6-6-8Quick15-1

6Hampden Fiveone(L)119Velazquez2-3-6Donk7-2

7Freddie Freud(L)119Davis6-4-3Antonucci8-1

8Okey Dokey Smokey(L)119Ortiz, Jr3-x-xRodriguez5-1



Party On notched deceptively fast final fraction when sixth in debut; forward move predicted. Okey Dokey Smokey gets confident price hike after speed and fade in debut; very interesting. Hampden Fiveone was a fast-figured second in last; logical. Keyaly is 0-for-57 but owns competitive numbers on best.

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