Steve Matthews / August 7 at SARATOGA

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2 1/16 Miles. (National Fences). The MRS. OGDEN PHIPPS. 4&up. Fillies and Mares. Purse: $75,000.

1 Cat Feathers(L) 145 Dalton 4-5-3 Dalton 5-1

2 Secret Reward(L) 141 Galligan 2-5-x Fout 10-1

3 Brilliant Match(L) 145 Nagle 1-2-1 Sheppard 5-2

4 Kisser N Run(L) 153 Walsh 4-1-1 Valentine 2-1

5 Opera Heroine(L) 149 Murphy 3-2-5 Fisher 4-1

6 Sully's Approach(L) 141 McCarthy 7-6-4 Sheppard 12-1

7 Lillehammer(L) 145 Aizpuru 5-1-4 Dalton 15-1

Lillehammer projects as the main speed. Opera Heroine is a two-time winner over the Spa jumps. Kisser N Run is more than good enough on 'A' game.

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1 Mile & 1 Furlong. (Mellon Turf). Allowance. 3&up. Fillies and Mares. NY Bred. Purse: $75,000.

1 Star Grazing(L) 117 Maragh 1-4-4 Jerkens 3-5

2 Gingee(L) 115 Mejias 6-1-2 DiSanto 20-1

3 Legally Bay(L) 113 Worrie 4-8-1 Coffey 15-1

4 Annie Walker(L) 115 Franco 5-1-7 Hushion 6-1

5 Devious Maddy(L) 119 Rice 3-1-3 Gyarmati 7-2

6 Desert Valentine(L) 115 Castellano 1-x-x Contessa 5-1

Annie Walker fired 3-furlong bullet since regressing in last; rebounds. Desert Valentine was claimed from dominant win in debut; very dangerous. Legally Bay is competitive on best efforts.

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1 1/16 Mile. (Mellon Turf). Maiden Special Weight. 2yo. NY Bred. Purse: $73,000.

1 Midnight Nick(L) 114 Rice 3-6-x Contessa 15-1

2 Animalia(L1) 119 Velazquez x-x-x Pletcher 7-2

3 Brother O'Connell 119 Ortiz, Jr x-x-x Clement 5-1

4 G R's Giant(L) 119 Ortiz 7-x-x Schettino 15-1

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5 Bellamy Way(L1,MTO) 119 Lezcano x-x-x Cannizzo 3-1

6 Thirst for Glory(L) 119 Alvarado 3-x-x Kimmel 3-1

7 Chief Kitten(L1) 119 Castellano x-x-x Brown 5-2

8 Startup Nation(L1) 119 Rosario x-x-x Brown 6-1

9 Navy Blue(L) 119 Saez 4-8-x Contessa 20-1

Thirst for Glory was a willing third in dirt debut; bred to handle switch to sod. Navy Blue is speedy and could prove tough on an unchallenged lead. Animalia debuts for Pletcher; need more?

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1 3/4 Miles. The BIRDSTONE. 3&up. Purse: $100,000.

1 Slim Shadey(L) 120 Lanerie 5-1-11 Jacobson 8-1

2 Irsaal(L) 118 Ortiz, Jr 5-1-1 McLaughlin 4-1

3 Seton Hall(L) 114 Hernandz,Jr 7-2-5 Wilkes 15-1

4 Don Dulce(L) 114 Lezcano 4-4-2 Servis 7-2

5 Micromanage(L) 122 Castellano 7-2-3 Pletcher 4-5

6 More Hundred Acre(L) 114 Arroyo 4-1-2 Antonucci 20-1

Don Dulce tallied swift late pace figure in last; call based on price potential. Micromanage took backward step in last but owns fast numbers on best. Irsaal chased swift fractions in last; tighter today.

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1 Mile. (Inner Turf). Maiden Claiming $40,000. 3&up. Fillies and Mares. NY Bred. Purse: $45,000.

1 Miss Motivation(L) 118 Bravo 2-2-9 Sciacca 7-2

2 Contender's Queen(L) 124 Berrios 3-7-4 Dixon 30-1

3 Transplendid(L) 124 Castellano 3-8-3 Serpe 3-1

4 Burndownthetown(L) 118 Rocco, Jr 11-9-8 Buckley 20-1

5 The Lady's Cruisen(L) 118 Velasquez 3-3-x Rice 5-2

6 Hot On Ice(L) 118 Arroyo 4-4-8 Lostritto 20-1

7 Puparee(L1) 118 Maragh x-x-x Schettino 12-1

8 Saratoga Valley 113 Rice 5-x-x Shuman 12-1

9 Read It and Weep(L) 118 Saez 10-6-x Pompay 10-1

10 Bi Light of Day(L) 124 Franco 7-4-2 Hertler 6-1

11 Moves Your Soul(L,AE) 118 Husbands 2-3-3 Kettell 20-1

12 Lupicaia(L1,MTO) 118 Saez x-x-x Bond 6-1

Saratoga Valley drops and should be aided by today's added ground. Transplendid is 0-for-10 but was hard-charging third in last and owns fast figures; very dangerous. The Lady's Cruisen has finished third in both starts; continues trend?

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1 Mile & 1 Furlong. Claiming $25,000. 3&up. Purse: $42,000.

1 Q Two(L) 119 Lanerie 1-6-4 Romans 9-5

2 Life's a Roar(L) 122 Davis 5-4-4 Parker 15-1

3 Coldwater Flat(L) 117 Arroyo 10-10-3 Miranda 15-1

4 Golden Nugget(L) 119 Suarez 1-2-2 Acquilano 10-1

5 Navajo Ca Lo(L) 122 Saez 2-4-8 Zito 5-2

6 Sky Colors(L) 122 Garcia 4-5-9 Ortiz 20-1

7 Chrisandlorisposse(L) 117 Rice 7-12-4 Bush 2-1

Golden Nugget overcame soft flow when a determined maiden winner at FL last out; more to come. Chrisandlorisposse notched improved internal numbers when faltering last out; very playable. Q Two owns speed and starts from the fence; must consider.

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1 Mile. (Inner Turf). Maiden Claiming $40,000. 3&up. Fillies and Mares. NY Bred. Purse: $45,000.

1 Taramislew(L) 124 Rocco, Jr 6-4-5 Schoeneman 30-1

2 Yacantmakethisup(L) 124 Garcia 9-6-6 Quartarolo 20-1

3 Sheepish 111 Worrie 11-6-x Shevy 30-1

4 Manner of Speaking(L1) 118 Velasquez 5-3-x Rice 2-1

5 No Trespassers(L) 119 Mejias 5-12-x Miceli 15-1

6 Fire Ship(L) 118 Bridgmohan 4-5-5 Violette, Jr 4-1

7 Tenacious Indeed(L) 118 Maragh 6-4-9 Duggan 8-1

8 Race and Shine(L) 118 Ortiz 7-3-6 Toscano, Jr 10-1

9 Make Your Point(L) 118 Lezcano 3-2-3 Serpe 7-2

10 Kevin's Steel(L) 124 Ortiz, Jr 2-6-8 Gullo 6-1

11 Glass Zealing(L,AE) 118 Lezcano 8-10-7 Horton, Jr 50-1

12 Peach Lake(L,MTO) 113 Rice 12-4-3 Sciacca 8-1

Fire Ship was pace and trip compromised when a solid fourth in last; set for breakthrough. Manner of Speaking is rested, drops and gets the meds; big-time player. Tenacious Indeed makes peak start of form cycle; worth long look.

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5 1/2 Furlongs. (Mellon Turf). Allowance. 3&up. Purse: $85,000.

1 Moon Song(L) 120 Garcia 4-6-1 Motion 12-1

2 Bluegrass Springs(L) 121 Ortiz 5-6-4 Rice 20-1

3 Santa Elf(L) 121 Rosario 1-1-2 Brown 8-1

4 Defiant(L) 124 Lopez 1-3-1 Farro 7-2

5 Heart Doctor(L) 121 Napravnik 3-1-2 Dini 3-1

6 Golden Story(L) 124 Castellano 4-1-2 Hickey 6-1

7 Otokogi(L) 120 Velazquez 1-6-x Motion 8-1

8 Indian Rain Dance(L) 124 Leparoux 1-6-2 Martin 4-1

9 Casa Creek(L) 124 Rocco, Jr 9-1-4 Nihei 10-1

Indian Rain Dance pressed swift splits when a determined maiden winner in first turf start; pairs up. Defiant is fleet-footed and owns fast figs; very dangerous. Casa Creek owns stalker's style and could be in the garden spot if pace meltdown ensues.

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1 Mile & 1 Furlong. (Inner Turf). Allowance Optional Claiming. 3&up. Purse: $93,000.

1 Ghurair(L) 122 Rosario 6-1-8 Brown 5-2

2 Marine Patrol(L) 124 Lanerie 1-4-1 Romans 12-1

3 Red Rifle(L) 122 Velazquez 2-4-9 Pletcher 3-1

4 Two Months Rent(L) 120 Alvarado 6-5-6 Toner 15-1

5 Lochte(L) 122 Bocachica 8-3-13 Vitali 6-1

6 Dawly(L,MTO) 122 Arroyo 7-1-2 Rodriguez 2-1

7 Tetradrachm(L) 120 Saez 12-3-4 Mott 5-1

8 Hakama(L) 122 Ortiz, Jr 6-2-1 Trombetta 12-1

9 Reflecting(L) 120 Lezcano 5-3-5 McGaughey III 5-1

Ghurair notched swift late pace figure in last and should pack amplified wallop with cutback to shorter trip. Tetradrachm is fresh, speedy and gets class relief; very playable. Reflecting makes third start since layoff and would benefit if fractions gets fast and furious.

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5 1/2 Furlongs. (Mellon Turf). Maiden Special Weight. 3&up.

Fillies and Mares. NY Bred. Purse: $73,000.

1 Escape to Malibu(L1) 119 Franco x-x-x Brown 5-1

2 Myfriendthebird(L) 119 Saez 7-7-5 Contessa 20-1

3 Jennys Creek(L) 124 Velazquez 2-2-3 Martin 3-1

4 Honeychild(L) 119 Rosario 8-7-7 Weaver 10-1

5 Barrier to Entry(L) 119 Solis 6-8-9 Kelly 20-1

6 Unrepented 119 Maragh x-x-x Feron 20-1

7 Rose Quartz(L) 119 Bravo 2-6-7 Orseno 8-1

8 Quit Smokin(L) 119 Rice 4-4-4 Hertler 15-1

9 Given Fire(L) 124 Alvarado 7-9-6 Nihei 12-1

10 Gu Gu Beans(L) 119 Castellano 2-3-6 Quartarolo 7-2

11 Home to Carrowkeel(L) 114 Mejias 6-x-x Nevin 6-1

12 Saharan Serenade (MTO) 112 Worrie 9-3-5 Toscano, Jr 6-1

Rose Quartz fired eye-catching half-mile bullet since tough-trip placing in last; enhanced late wallop predicted. Quit Smokin could play out as the controlling speed in turf debut; very playable. Jennys Creek has finished second at short odds in last two starts; must consider. Gu Gu Beans was a hard-charging second in last; right in the thick of this.

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