Steve Matthews / August 4 at Saratoga

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1 Mile. (Inner Turf). Maiden Special Weight. 3&up. Purse: $85,000. Post -- 1 p.m.

2 Calm Pacific(L1) 119 Castellano x-x-x Brown 10-1

1 Lochte(L) 119 Ortiz, Jr 3-7-7 McLaughlin 7-2

3 Strike It Big(L) 119 Rosario 3-7-x Catalano 6-1

1a Camp Floyd(L1) 119 Saez 2-10-5 Albertrani 7-2

4 Metro(L) 119 Velazquez 5-3-4 Terranova,II 5-1

5 Sampson County(L) 119 Napravnik 4-5-4 Lawrence, II 12-1

6 Easement(L1) 119 Solis 7-3-x Jerkens 8-1

7 Defiant(L) 119 Lezcano 2-2-5 Clement 2-1

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8 Bank Float(L1) 119 Alvarado x-x-x Mott 12-1

9 Brilliant Command(L1) 119 Ortiz x-x-x Brown 20-1

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1x General Pico 119 Ortiz, Jr 3-8-x Albertrani 7-2

10 Dattt Melody(L1) 119 No Rider x-x-x Mott 6-1

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11 Sneaky Blowout(L) 119 Velazquez 3-4-2 Pletcher 9-5

Metro tallied swift final fraction when third in key race on Spa sod last summer. Defiant has finished second in both turf starts; continues trend? Sampson County is firing bullets for grass debut; worth long look at long price. On dirt:Sneaky Blowout.

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1 1/16 Mile. (Mellon Turf). Maiden Special Weight. 2yo. Fillies. Purse: $85,000.

1 Dance Tap(L1) 119 Rosario x-x-x Pletcher 4-1

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2 Paulownia(L) 119 Albarado 8-x-x Lukas 15-1

3 Acquant(L1) 119 Castellano 3-x-x Goldberg 7-2

4 Tempers Flair 119 Rocco, Jr x-x-x Motion 6-1

5 Ketel Twist 119 Lezcano 2-x-x Mott 5-2

6 Fierce Boots(L1) 119 Velazquez x-x-x Pletcher 4-1

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7 La Reine Bourbon(L1) 119 Alvarado x-x-x Brown 5-1

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8 Aldara 119 Saez 5-x-x Albertrani 4-1

9 Ma Billet Doux 119 No Rider 7-x-x Mott 3-1

Ketel Twist fired half-mile bullet since late-running second in debut. Acquant gets the meds after finishing just three lengths behind top selection in first start; could easily close gap. Le Reine Bourbon is training with a purpose for debut; follow the money.

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5 1/2 Furlongs. Claiming $25,000. 3&up. Purse: $41,000.

1 Risk Management(L) 117 Velasquez 4-8-1 Rice 3-1

2 Road Agent(L) 117 Saez 1-3-3 Ness 7-5

3 Song of Aspen(L) 117 Lezcano 10-5-4 Persaud 20-1

4 Meet the Mets(L) 117 Cohen 11-10-6 Brown 6-1

5 Mr Rodriguez(L) 117 Ortiz 4-5-3 Rodriguez 8-1

6 Too Much Talk(L) 117 Lezcano 7-1-2 Morley 5-1

7 Corybant(L) 121 Davis 5-6-1 Sciacca 30-1

8 Sneaky Freud(L) 117 Maragh 3-9-1 Persaud 10-1

Sneaky Freud tallied solid final fraction at longer trip last time; amplified kick predicted. Risk Management could play out as the speed of the speed with aggressive ride. Road Agent also is fleet-footed and was game winner in last; could easily take this.

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

1 Sam Sparkle(L) 121 Ortiz, Jr 8-7-3 Contessa 10-1

2 Scout's Honor(L) 121 Castellano 1-7-4 Klesaris 12-1

3 Eastwood(L) 117 Saez 1-1-x Pletcher 2-1

4 Majestic Hussar(L) 117 Lezcano 4-1-2 Kenneally 3-1

5 Congressional Page(L) 121 Napravnik 6-1-1 Trombetta 15-1

6 Consortium(L) 121 Rosario 5-5-4 McLaughlin 5-2

7 Make a Fortune(L) 121 Cohen 5-3-2 Jacobson 8-1

8 Vexor(L) 121 Alvarado 8-5-2 Kimmel 20-1

Sam Sparkle is fresh and packs potent late kick on 'A' game; call based on price potential. Majestic Hussar owns speed, fast figs and is working sharply for first start in 162 days. Eastwood is 2-for-2 and now makes first start for Todd Pletcher; be no surprise.

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

1 Garzoni 119 Saez x-x-x Albertrani 8-1

2 Enquete(L1) 119 Velazquez x-x-x Pletcher 6-5

3 Guilty Verdict 119 Castellano x-x-x McGaughey III 4-1

4 Malibu Angel(L1) 119 Lezcano x-x-x Carwood 5-1

5 Julia Tutwiler 119 Rosario x-x-x Mott 7-2

6 Le Plume(L1) 119 Alvarado x-x-x Lukas 12-1

Guilty Verdict shows work tab that culminated with eye-catching 5-furlong breeze; best guess in field of newcomers. Enquete debuts for Pletcher; need more? Le Plume is by a high-percentage, first-out sire; charting a must.

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

1 Warrior Up(L) 121 Rocco, Jr 2-5-6 Ubillo 20-1

2 Bake Shop(L) 121 Velazquez 3-3-2 Vazquez 5-1

3 Itsagoodtendollars(L) 121 Cohen 1-2-1 DiPrima 5-1

4 Cousin Michael(L) 121 Alvarado 3-3-5 Baker 12-1

1a Papa Tom(L) 121 Rocco, Jr 2-6-4 Ubillo 20-1

5 Quiet Power(L) 121 Ortiz 2-1-3 Rodriguez 8-1

6 Junior Officer(L) 121 Ortiz, Jr 3-3-1 Rodriguez 20-1

7 Zivo(L) 121 Castellano 2-1-1 Brown 4-1

8 Dehere of the Cat(L) 121 Velasquez 2-1-8 Trombetta 5-1

9 Wee Freudian(L) 121 Saez 3-3-3 Rice 7-2

10 Bug Juice(L) 121 Rosario 3-3-1 Rivelli 12-1

Quiet Power notched improved pace numbers in last. Bake Shop ships in with speed and fast numbers; dangerous. Itsagoodtendollars logs swift figures with machine-like consistency.

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1 1/16 Mile. (Inner Turf). Allowance Optional Claiming. 3&up. Fillies and Mares. NY Bred. Purse: $77,000.

1 Moonlit Sonnet(L) 117 Solis 2-2-1 Lewis 3-1

2 Bourbon Twist(L) 117 Velazquez 5-5-1 Brown 6-1

3 Rennina(L) 121 Lezcano 6-5-6 Raia II 50-1

4 Golden Cheetah(L) 121 Lezcano 1-7-5 Schettino 12-1

5 Funny Money(L) 121 Rosario 5-1-5 Brown 5-1

6 Eurokay by Me(L) 121 Ortiz 11-7-7 Schwartz 20-1

7 Hurricane Jackie(L) 117 Castellano 1-4-x Pletcher 7-2

8 Necessary Luxury(L) 121 Napravnik 5-6-4 Heffner 30-1

9 Centrina(L) 121 Espinoza 1-4-6 Martin 10-1

10 Satin Sheeks(L) 121 Alvarado 8-5-10 Hushion 15-1

11 Miz Owell(L) 117 Ortiz, Jr 1-7-8 Maker 6-1

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12 Swift Taylor(L) 121 Saez 3-8-6 Bond 5-2

13 Milkyyourway(L) 121 No Rider 6-7-3 Schettino 4-1

14 Motion Lounge(L) 121 No Rider 9-3-2 Schettino 7-2

15 Concealed(L) 117 No Rider 5-1-2 Miranda 8-1

1a Yampa River(L) 117 Solis 4-4-4 Lewis 3-1

Golden Cheetah tallied solid final fraction when a game maiden winner in last; more to give. Centrina was a determined winner at this level in last; very dangerous. Moonlit Sonnet is speedy and favorably posted; worth long look.

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51/2 Furlongs. (Mellon Turf). Fillies and Mares. 3&up. Purse: $73,000.

1 Clearly Confused(L) 117 Saez 5-3-2 Canani 20-1

2 Spun Silky(L) 121 Napravnik 3-2-1 Saville 8-1

3 Strategic Missile(L) 121 Ortiz 3-2-2 Feron 4-1

4 My Bella Beauty(L) 117 Lezcano 1-5-3 Esler 6-1

5 Giulio's Jewel(L) 117 Maragh 1-2-3 Coronel 7-2

6 Normandy(L) 117 Rosario 5-1-1 Jacobson 6-1

7 Indian Splendor(L) 117 Castellano 1-8-8 Servis 6-1

8 Gnarley Girl(L) 117 Rocco, Jr 1-4-2 Dutrow 12-1

9 Spooky Kitten(L) 121 Velazquez 4-2-4 Levine 5-1

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10 Bobby Jo(L) 121 Castellano 3-2-2 Brown 2-1

11 Queen Mercury(L) 121 Rosario 4-4-9 Toscano, Jr 3-1

Giulio's Jewel tallied solid numbers when winning lone turf start; best price potential of the players. Spooky Kitten owns fast final figs and logged three tight works since last start; big-time danger. Normandy gets confident price hike and should be aided by today's shorter trip.

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6 Furlongs. The ALFRED G. VANDERBILT (Grade I). 3&up. Purse: $400,000.

1 Bahamian Squall(L) 119 Saez 1-4-3 Fawkes 7-2

2 Gentlemen's Bet(L) 116 Rosario 1-1-3 Moquett 9-5

3 Delaunay(L) 120 Napravnik 2-1-1 Amoss 8-5

4 Justin Phillip(L) 118 Velazquez 4-2-1 Asmussen 5-1

5 Caixa Eletronica(L) 116 Castellano 1-1-6 Pletcher 10-1

Caixa Eletronica logged swift final fraction when two-turn start winning last week; intensified wallop at 6 furlongs. Delaunay owns field's fastest final numbers on best efforts. Gentlemen's Bet bested Delaunay in Iowa Sprint Handicap at Prm last time; very dangerous.

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1 3/16 Mile. (Mellon Turf). Allowance Optional Claiming. 3&up. Purse: $90,000.

1 Bell by the Ridge(L) 121 Castellano 7-2-3 Maker 4-1

2 Film Making(L) 121 Prado 5-3-1 Baker 6-1

3 Tricky Hat(L) 121 Velasquez 3-3-9 McGaughey III 5-2

4 Zane(L) 117 Velazquez 1-2-5 Nihei 12-1

5 Share Out(L) 121 Napravnik 9-5-9 Wyatt 12-1

6 Majestic Raffy(L) 121 Saez 6-5-5 Aquilino 10-1

7 Go On Murt(L) 121 Ortiz, Jr 3-5-14 Englehart 20-1

8 Tahoe Lake(L) 121 Lezcano 5-4-5 Carwood 2-1

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9 Speightscity(L) 121 Ortiz, Jr 6-7-3 Contessa 5-2

10 Suns Out Guns Out(L) 121 Rosario 4-1-3 Romans 8-5

Film Making is riding a forward line on the numbers and was second to a repeat winner at today's distance last summer. Bell by the Ridge was subpar in last, but bested top selection by more than two lengths on June 8 at CD. Go On Murt displayed improved speed in last; don't ignore.

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1 1/16 Mile. (Inner Turf). Maiden Special Weight. 3&up. NY Bred. Purse: $75,000.

1 Face the Race(L) 119 Rosario 4-4-6 Matz 5-2

2 Hengroen(L) 119 Solis 4-9-12 Kelly 20-1

3 Elroi(L1) 119 Prado x-x-x Pugh 8-1

4 Sunnysider 123 Ortiz, Jr 4-4-3 Jerkens 7-2

5 Eleven Bravo(L) 119 Espinoza 3-5-x Bush 5-1

6 Cielo Soleggiato(L) 119 Castellano 6-9-2 Schettino 8-1

7 Campogiovanni(L) 119 Saez 6-2-3 Bond 5-1

8 Key Decision(L) 119 Cohen 11-x-x Gargan 15-1

9 Polaris Dream(L) 123 Ortiz 2-3-5 Goodwin 12-1

10 Jack's R Wild(L) 123 Davis 11-9-7 Davis 30-1

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11 Jesses Giant Dunk(L) 119 Espinoza 11-x-x Terranova,II 6-1

Eleven Bravo was pace and position compromised when a strong third in last; more to give. Campogiovanni finished four lengths behind top selection when favored on July 6; dangerous. Face the Race makes peak start of form cycle after making middle move and flattening in last; tighter today. Hengroen exits sprints and should be favorably positioned near the front.

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