Steve Matthews / August 4 at Saratoga

Travel deals

1

51/2 Furlongs. (Mellon Turf). 3&up. Fillies and Mares. Allowance Optional Claiming. Purse: $82,000. Post -- 1 p.m.

1 Madame Giry(L) 117 Castro 1-2-7 Gambolati 8-1

2 Stopshoppingmaria(L) 117 Castellano 2-2-2 Pletcher 1-1

3 Brandys Secret(L) 121 Napravnik 6-1-1 Maker 12-1

4 Break the Record(L) 117 Lezcano 2-1-1 Capuano 20-1

5 Powhatan Princess(L) 121 Velasquez 5-1-1 Englehart 15-1

6 Buleria(L) 117 Dominguez 9-11-1 Rodriguez 12-1

7 Vuitton(L) 117 Leparoux 1-2-2 Asmussen 5-1

8 Eur O So Bad(L) 121 Bridgmohan 4-5-1 Werner 10-1

9 Funky Munky Mama(L) 121 Ortiz, Jr 1-4-1 Gullo 15-1

10 Strategic Missile(L) 114 Garcia 5-6-1 Feron 30-1

11 Latin Rocks(L) 121 Rosario 5-8-1 Dutrow 20-1

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12 Finders Key 117 Maragh 1-5-x Albertrani 5-1

13 Donnatale(L) 117 No Rider 7-1-x Nihei 10-1

Funky Munky Mama was a pace-setting winner on July 4 and should have more to give in second start since March. Break the Record ships in for crafty connections (Dale Capuano). Stopshoppingmaria owns very fast figs; short price is the knock.

2

7 Furlongs. 3&up. Maiden Special Weight. Purse: $80,000.

2 Chief Gaga(L) 112 Garcia 2-6-4 Johnson 20-1

1 Grand Rapids(L1) 119 Bravo 4-6-x McLaughlin 10-1

3 Avarice(L) 119 Velasquez 3-2-3 Sheppard 12-1

4 Tritap(L) 119 Leparoux 2-2-4 Asmussen 3-1

1a Joking 119 Maragh x-x-x Albertrani 10-1

5 D'tiger(L) 123 Napravnik 3-3-2 Harty 6-1

6 Guilt Trip(L1) 119 Dominguez x-x-x Brown 5-1

7 Dattts Happy(L) 119 Lezcano 4-2-3 Hennig 10-1

8 Starter(L) 123 Bridgmohan 4-2-4 Leggio, Jr 12-1

9 Cape Glory(L) 119 Castellano 2-3-x Wilkes 7-2

10 In Speight Ofitall(L) 123 Rosario 2-x-x Dutrow, Jr 6-1

Dattts Happy need last and logged three tight works in the interim. Tritap has finished second as the chalk in last two; continues trend? Chief Gaga made sustained rally when a solid second in last; price will be tempting.

3

61/2 Furlongs. 2yo. Maiden Special Weight. Purse: $80,000.

1 Track Rocker(L1) 119 Lezcano x-x-x Zito 6-1

2 Boss Man Rocket(L) 119 Maragh 8-x-x Mott 4-1

3 Revelationist(L1) 119 Castellano x-x-x Maker 10-1

4 Fortify 119 Bravo x-x-x McLaughlin 5-1

5 Horse Feldhaus(L1) 119 Leparoux x-x-x Asmussen 6-1

6 El Duro(L1) 119 Velazquez x-x-x Pletcher 3-1

7 Channel Isle 119 Velasquez x-x-x Lukas 15-1

8 Favor Factor(L1) 119 Dominguez x-x-x Brown 4-1

Also Eligible

9 Unlikely Scenario(L1) 119 Maragh x-x-x Pompay 6-1

10 Bred to Boss(L1) 119 Rosario x-x-x Shivmangal 20-1

Boss Man Rocket adds blinkers after tough-trip debut; experience edge in field of newcomers. El Duro debuts for Pletcher/Velazquez; need more? Favor Factor compiled eye-catching work tab; tote and paddock scrutiny is a must.

4

1 Mile. 3&up. NY Bred. Allowance. Purse: $67,000.

1 The Thinker(L) 117 Dominguez 1-2-3 Brown 3-1

2 Tapitdar(L) 121 Castellano 10-3-12 Bond 8-1

3 Windafull(L) 121 Velasquez 1-2-3 Rodriguez 7-2

4 Carbon County(L) 121 Leparoux 3-3-2 Hushion 6-1

5 Half Lucky(L) 117 Ortiz, Jr 10-7-1 Rice 15-1

6 Anaphylaxis(L) 121 Desormeaux 6-2-1 Hizo 20-1

7 Sneaky Kitten(L) 117 Napravnik 1-2-x Maker 4-1

8 Kharafa 117 Maragh 2-5-7 Hills 8-1

9 Adjournment(L) 121 Alvarado 3-7-1 Barbara 15-1

10 Disco On(L) 117 Montalvo 4-8-9 Lugovich 12-1

Also Eligible

11 Gossip Column(L) 117 Dominguez 2-1-4 Orseno 7-2

12 Toy Cannon(L) 117 Alvarado 1-8-x Mott 10-1

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13 Jeter(L) 117 No Rider 5-2-5 Dutrow, Jr 8-5

14 Junior Officer(L) 117 Castro 1-4-8 Weaver 4-1

15 Master Splash(L) 121 No Rider 6-3-4 Englehart 10-1

16 Big City Boy(L) 117 Lezcano 1-11-x Servis 6-1

Gossip Column logged swift final fraction in last and fired two sharp works in the interim. Windafull was a visually impressive maiden winner on Fourth of July; very playable. Adjournment is right in the thick of this on 'A' game.

5

11/16 Miles. (Mellon Turf). 2yo. Maiden Special Weight. Purse: $85,000.

1 Summer Shiner 119 Desormeaux 5-x-x McPeek 12-1

2 Matagot(L1) 119 Leparoux x-x-x Pletcher 12-1

3 Craving Carats(L) 119 Rosario 2-3-4 Romans 4-1

4 Denn Piper(L1) 119 Ortiz, Jr 8-x-x Arroyo 20-1

5 Winning Cause(L1) 119 Castellano x-x-x Pletcher 3-1

6 Equus Prime 119 Garcia x-x-x Lukas 8-1

7 Soulsinging(L1) 119 Alvarado x-x-x Mott 6-1

8 Page McKenney 119 Napravnik 6-x-x Napravnik 20-1

9 Balance the Books(L1) 119 Dominguez x-x-x Brown 4-1

10 Fredericksburg(L1) 119 Lezcano x-x-x Matz 8-1

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11 Boston Proper(L1) 119 No Rider x-x-x Mott 5-1

12 Indy's Illusion(L) 119 No Rider 4-x-x Tagg 4-1

Summer Shiner compiled six closely grouped works for turf and route debut; call based on price potential. Craving Carats is riding a forward line on the numbers; dangerous. Equus Prime is from a dam that's thrown two turf winners and fetched $550k at Kee sales in April; very interesting.

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1 Mile. (Inner Turf). 3&up. NY Bred. Maiden Special Weight. Purse: $65,000.

1 Lord of Love(L) 112 Garcia 3-9-9 Hertler 12-1

2 The Wiley Vet(L) 119 Lezcano 7-7-4 Galluscio 30-1

3 Northern Tripp(L) 119 Desormeaux 5-5-5 Ryerson 8-1

4 Honest Johnny(L) 119 Velasquez 8-x-x Rice 6-1

5 Riverdance Rock(L) 112 Coa 2-x-x Hills 7-2

6 Poliziotto(L) 123 Castellano 2-x-x Brown 2-1

7 Prime Devil(L) 119 Rosario 4-x-x Romans 5-1

8 Hope Still Springs(L) 119 Maragh 11-3-2 Brown 6-1

9 Professor Chaos(L) 119 Leparoux 7-5-9 Metivier 20-1

10 My Brother Rudy(L) 119 Espinoza 11-x-x Lostritto 30-1

Also Eligible

11 Thisplaceonthird(L) 112 Garcia 8-x-x Ubillo 50-1

12 Post Pattern 119 Dominguez 2-3-2 Schettino 5-2

13 Frisky Cat(L) 119 Garcia 6-6-2 Kelly 15-1

14 Alarmed Ndangerous(L) 119 Dominguez 2-5-3 Rice 7-2

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15 The Kenosha Kid(L) 119 Ortiz, Jr 6-2-2 Englehart 9-5

16 Pearl of Wisdom(L) 119 No Rider 6-7-4 Rodriguez 2-1

Alarmed Ndangerous rallied into hot final fraction when second last out. Frisky Cat was pace and position compromsied in last. Post Pattern closed sharply when second in last. Riverdance Rock should appreciate today's additional ground.

7

61/2 Furlongs. 2yo. Maiden Special Weight. Purse: $80,000.

1 Coolusive(L) 119 Dominguez 4-x-x Dutrow, Jr 8-1

2 Gunderman(L) 119 Bridgmohan 2-x-x Casse 10-1

3 Flying Bird(L) 119 Napravnik 3-x-x Zito 8-1

4 Hightail 119 Velasquez 7-4-3 Lukas 12-1

5 Apex 119 Alvarado x-x-x Mott 15-1

6 Thane 119 Ortiz, Jr x-x-x McLaughlin 4-1

7 Subsonic 119 Lezcano x-x-x McGaughey III 12-1

8 Palace Malice(L) 119 Castellano 2-x-x Pletcher 1-1

Also Eligible

9 Gulfport(L) 119 Dominguez 2-x-x Romans 2-1

Palace Malice notched swift final fraction when a clear-cut second in debut. Hightail returns to maiden ranks; worth long look. Thane compiled eye-catching work slate for debut; wide-open juvenile dash.

8

1 Mile. (Inner Turf). 3&up. Fillies and Mares. THE DE LA ROSE. Purse: $100,000.

1 La Cloche(L) 123 Castro 1-2-5 Toner 7-2

2 Wallis(L) 116 Lezcano 2-6-8 Clement 6-1

3 Fontley(L) 116 Ortiz, Jr 5-1-2 Clement 8-1

4 Dancing to Town(L) 116 Rocco, Jr 1-1-3 Matz 20-1

5 Julie's Love(L) 116 Leparoux 3-1-1 Motion 3-1

6 Zapparition(L) 116 Rosario 5-5-3 Romans 20-1

7 Dancinginherdreams(L) 116 Alvarado 7-1-6 Mott 12-1

8 Eye Candy Annie(L) 116 Napravnik 1-3-8 Moquett 20-1

9 Trix in the City(L) 116 Bridgmohan 3-2-11 Violette, Jr 12-1

10 Dealbata(L) 123 Dominguez 1-1-1 Brown 5-2

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11 Tiz the Argument(L) 118 Dominguez 3-5-1 Dutrow, Jr 8-5

12 Harbor Mist(L) 112 Prado 3-1-1 Serpe 7-2

Trix In The City owns two wins from four starts on Spa sod and exits sprint tightener in last. Julie's Love owns fast late pace and final numbers. Dealbata overcam soft splits when winning stateside debut; very dangerous.

9

6 Furlongs. 3yo. Fillies. THE PRIORESS. (Grade I). Purse: $300,000.

1 Emma's Encore(L) 120 Alvarado 1-2-8 Jerkens 4-1

2 Livi Makenzie(L) 116 Cohen 4-2-4 Moquett 20-1

3 Jamaican Smoke(L) 118 Lezcano 2-1-1 Kenneally 3-1

4 Tu Endie Wei(L) 122 Leparoux 3-6-2 Baker 6-1

5 Judy the Beauty(L) 120 Rosario 2-2-1 Ward 6-1

6 Agave Kiss(L) 122 Dominguez 5-1-1 Rodriguez 8-5

7 Jazzy Idea(L) 120 Velazquez 2-1-2 Merryman 12-1

Judy The Beauty is fresh and owns running style that should play well in competitive Prioress. Jamaican Smoke could prove very tough as the speed of the speed. Agave Kiss was dueled into defeat by 'Smoke' last time but is more than good enough on best.

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11/8 Miles. 3&up. THE WHITNEY INVITATIONAL. Purse: $750,000

1 Rule(L) 117 Bravo 1-7-3 Pletcher 5-1

2 Hunters Bay(L) 115 Wilson 1-1-1 Baker 20-1

3 Caixa Eletronica(L) 116 Castellano 5-1-4 Pletcher 15-1

4 Endorsement 115 Rosario 7-3-1 Harty 20-1

5 Trickmeister(L) 116 Dominguez 3-1-6 Dutrow, Jr 15-1

6 Ron the Greek(L) 120 Lezcano 1-2-1 Mott 3-1

7 Flat Out(L) 116 Napravnik 2-5-12 Mott 4-1

8 Hymn Book(L) 118 Velazquez 2-5-4 McGaughey III 4-1

9 Fort Larned(L) 117 Hernandez 1-8-2 Wilkes 7-2

Flat Out was pace and trip compromised when second at Mth last time; more to give. Trickmeister will prove a very tough customer on an unchallenged lead. Hymn Book could easily take this fractions get fast and furious.

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7 Furlongs. 3&up. Allowance Optional Claiming. Purse: $85,000.

1 Inflation Target(L) 117 Garcia 1-5-2 Violette, Jr 4-1

2 Our Dark Knight(L) 121 Cohen 4-8-6 Moquett 20-1

3 Ya Gotta Have Soul(L) 121 Rosario 7-6-4 Tagg 15-1

4 Philippe(L) 121 Prado 5-2-7 Baker 12-1

5 Star Harbour(L) 121 Maragh 4-1-3 Mott 5-1

6 Dominus(L) 121 Velazquez 4-3-1 Pletcher 8-5

7 Junebugred(L) 117 Bravo 6-1-1 Hobby 6-1

8 Bernie the Maestro(L) 121 Dominguez 1-1-5 Jacobson 5-1

9 Wishful Tomcat(L) 121 Ortiz, Jr 1-5-6 Granville 30-1

Philippe regressed in last after game placing in prior; rebounds in third start of form cycle. Dominus owns edge on final figs but has been sidelined for nearly a year; handle with care at short ticket. Star Harbour is speedy, rested and 1-for-1 at the distance; very tempting.

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11/16 Miles. (Mellon Turf). 3&up. Claiming $20,000. Purse: $37,000.

1 Balance the Budget(L) 117 Castellano 2-1-4 Miceli 2-1

2 Manacor(L) 121 Castro 4-2-8 Day 6-1

3 Truman's Commander(L) 121 Dominguez 7-4-6 Moquett 8-1

4 Out of Your Mind(L) 121 Prado 6-10-9 Sciacca 15-1

5 Love Man(L) 117 Napravnik 4-4-1 Trombetta 5-1

6 More Reubens(L) 110 Garcia 3-5-5 Reid, Jr 15-1

7 Happy High(L) 117 Ortiz, Jr 5-9-5 Contessa 20-1

8 Mr. Hopps(L) 121 Bridgmohan 4-6-5 Violette, Jr 20-1

9 El Corriente(L) 121 Studart 2-10-6 Scott 12-1

10 Not Today(L) 121 Cohen 3-1-6 Klesaris 3-1

Also Eligible

11 My Luca(L) 117 Rosario 3-3-1 Capuano 8-1

12 Rally Point(L) 117 Dominguez 3-5-5 Gullo 4-1

13 Logical Order(L) 121 Lezcano 10-8-8 Arroyo 20-1

14 Chilton(L) 117 Castellano 2-8-5 Brown 5-1

15 Rocky World(L) 121 Studart 12-7-9 Metivier 30-1

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16 Atitlan(L) 121 Espinoza 9-12-2 Quick 4-1

Balance The Budget tallied lifetime best final fraction when a game second in last; more to come. El Corriente owns sprinter's speed and must be given a puncher's chance. Not Today was just nose behind top selection in last; right in the thick of this. Love Man logged competitive number when fourth in last; don't ignore.

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