Steve Matthews / August 8 at SARATOGA

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6 Furlongs. Claiming $20,000. 3&up. Fillies and Mares. Purse: $40,000. Post -- 1 p.m.

1Pura Vida Zen(L)122Franco2-1-2Contessa3-1

2Precious Franca(L)117Rice2-3-1Grusmark6-1

3Rock Show(L)120Garcia4-4-4Parker30-1

4Wild Kay(L)113Worrie4-1-6Quick12-1

5My Donna Jean(L)124Luzzi7-6-7Barker10-1

6Bobby Jo(L)120Ortiz, Jr6-5-7Rodriguez4-1

7Heir to Dare(L)120Saez1-2-2Gargan8-5

Pura Vida Zen made sustained rally when second in last and now makes first start since claimed. Heir to Dare, also red-tagged in last start, bested top selection by more than a length when winning most recent; very dangerous. Bobby Jo, another that was claimed last time, owns fast back numbers.

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5 1/2 Furlongs. (Mellon Turf). Maiden Special Weight. 2yo. Purse: $83,000.

2Hillbilly Style(L1)119Laneriex-x-xLukas12-1


3Vision Perfect(L1)119Francox-x-xDonk15-1


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4Easy Comparison119Ortizx-x-xMotion5-1

5Potthast(L1)119Ortiz, Jrx-x-xMotion2-1

6Dada Maino(L1,MTO)119Velazquezx-x-xPletcher9-5


7Path Dependent(L1)119Maraghx-x-xHennig10-1

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8Proven Commodity (MTO)119Castellanox-x-xAlbertrani4-1

9Delta Outlaw119Rosariox-x-xWeaver3-1

Ward entry: Hooligan owns speed and mate Lamontagne was an eager second in last; potent pairing. Hillbilly Style is from a dam that's produced two turf winners. Path Dependent is another that owns strong grass pedigree on dam's side.


7 Furlongs. Allowance Optional Claiming. 3&up. Purse: $93,000.

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4Laurie's Rocket(L)120Saez6-6-3Lukas12-1


1aCherokee Artist(L)122Velasquez1-3-3Jacobson3-1

6Scarly Charly(L)124Franco1-7-1Hushion5-2

Confrontation has trained strongly since last-to-first score in most recent. Cherokee Artist owns speed, fast figs and razor-sharp current form; very playable. Associate, another last-race winner, is more than good enough on best.


5 1/2 Furlongs. (Mellon Turf). Maiden Special Weight. 2yo. Fillies. Purse: $83,000.

1Co(L1)119Rosariox-x-xMcGaughey III5-1

2Magnificent Margo(L1)119Ortiz, Jrx-x-xMaker6-1

3Coral Beach(L1,MTO)119Velazquezx-x-xPletcher6-5

4Lady Zuzu119Saezx-x-xLukas4-1



7To Be Determined(L)119Velazquez9-3-xWard5-2

8Shimmering Cara(L1)119Castellanox-x-xPompay6-1


To Be Determined owns an experience edge in field of newcomers. Magnificent Margo is firing bullets for debut. Lady Zuzu was bought for $1.225 million last August; stay tuned to the tote.


1 Mile. (Inner Turf). Maiden Special Weight. 3&up. Fillies and Mares. NY Bred. Purse: $73,000.

1Chrissy Girl(L)124Castellano4-2-3Levine10-1

2Chasing Paradise(L)124Alvarado2-2-2Kingsley, Jr5-1

3Moves Your Soul(L)118Husbands2-3-3Kettell30-1

4La Dama de Hierro(L)113Mejias5-4-5Shevy20-1

5Bella Kateri(L)124Velazquez2-3-xNihei2-1

6Donatienne(L1)118Ortiz, Jrx-x-xMotion3-1

7Joshans Giant(L)118Velasquez3-x-xRice10-1




Also Eligible

11Lil' Zilla(L)118DeCarlo2-8-5Morley10-1


Main Track Only

13Jilly Mac(L)118Lezcano3-4-6Ryerson5-1

14Saharan Serenade111Worrie9-3-5Toscano, Jr6-1

Chasing Paradise was pace and position compromised when a willing second last out; breakthrough predicted. Chrissy Girl owns fast late pace figs and is training with a purpose for first start in more than a year. Sleek is speedy and makes peak start of form cycle.


1 Mile & 1 Furlong. Claiming $35,000. 3&up. Purse: $45,000.


2Lieutenant Seany O(L)115Velasquez4-2-2Jacobson3-1



5Best Play(L)124Mejias2-9-5Miranda10-1


7Winter Games(L)124Ortiz1-6-4Englehart7-2

Winter Games was a front-running winner the first time he touched Spa soil; pairs up. Denzel makes first start since claimed by Steve Klesaris and could be aided by added ground. Betweenhereandcool owns speed and starts from the fence; dangerous.


1 Mile. (Inner Turf). Claiming $25,000. 3&up. Purse: $42,000.

1With Expression(L)119Alvarado1-3-8Morley12-1

2All Over Me(L)119Napravnik1-6-3Maker12-1

3You Tarzan(L)122Lezcano11-5-9Ortiz30-1


5Handsome Dennis(L)122Velasquez8-3-2Rodriguez7-2

6Uncle Mitcho(L)122Arroyo7-6-2Antonucci12-1

7Pretty Nauty(L)119Ortiz, Jr10-1-7Perillo20-1

8Defining Product(L)117Maragh5-6-1Motion4-1



Also Eligible

11Out of Your Mind(L)122Bridgmohan3-7-9Sciacca30-1


13Pegasus Red(L)117Mejias5-8-6Barrera, III20-1

14Arangol(L)117Ortiz, Jr3-4-6Farro20-1

Main Track Only

15Invocation(L)122No Rider6-6-5Asmussen6-1

16Brendan G(L)117No Rider6-2-1Gullo5-1

Uncle Mitcho gets class relief and owns rapid final fractions on 'A' game; call based on price. Defining Product could play out as the speed of the speed with aggressive ride. Handsome Dennis regressed in last after strong third in prior; rebound threat.


5 1/2 Furlongs. (Mellon Turf). Allowance. 3&up. Fillies and Mares. NY Bred. Purse: $75,000.

1Courageous Karen(L)121DeCarlo12-5-1Shevy15-1

2Lady Rhubarb(L)117Ortiz, Jr1-3-3Gullo12-1

3A P Johnson(L)117Velasquez5-1-xRice5-2

4In Her Day(L)120Velazquez6-1-6Weaver3-1

5Baby B(L)120Alvarado1-6-3Schosberg4-1


7The Lost Tigress(L,MTO)120No Rider9-1-7Baker4-1

8Fantastic Eyes(L)121Rosario6-9-3Orseno6-1

9Kimmies Lucky Star(L)121Rocco, Jr6-5-7Scott20-1

10Mighty Reward(L)121Arroyo8-3-3Domino5-1

Mighty Reward took backward step in last after hard-charging third in prior; bounces back today. Baby B exits determined maiden score in last; dangerous. A P Johnson broke maiden this course and distance last summer; right in the thick of this.


1 1/16 Mile. (Inner Turf). The NATIONAL MUSEUM OF RACING HALL OF FAME (Grade II). 3yo. Purse: $200,000.

1Give No Quarter(L)117Maragh1-3-4Motion3-1

2Matterhorn(L,MTO)118No Rider8-4-3Pletcher2-1

3Wallyanna(L)121Ortiz, Jr4-1-1Pino15-1

4So Lonesome(L)119Lezcano3-1-7Bush8-1

5Long On Value(L)119Velazquez2-2-4Mott5-1


7Bobby's Kitten(L)121Castellano8-1-12Brown7-5

Give No Quarter visually and numerically impressed when a clear-cut winner in turf debut; more to come. So Lonesome is fleet-footed and could play out as the swiftest of the swift; very playable. Bobby's Kitten gets favorable cutback to shorter trip; big-time threat.


6 Furlongs. Maiden Claiming $20,000. 3&up. Fillies and Mares. Purse: $37,000.


2Molly Jordan(L)119Lanerie5-8-5Jacobson5-1


4Lady Seeker(L)119Ortiz8-6-3Contessa10-1

5Pari Nath(L)114Rohena3-2-6Alvarez20-1


7Prove It All Night(L)119Saez9-8-9Terranova,II10-1


9Bird Rockette(L)119Rosario5-8-3Zito4-1


Sweethots is rested, owns speed and gets class relief; throw deep in weak nightcap. Bird Rockette adds blinkers after logging improved internal numbers in last; very dangerous. Murmure drops, returns to dirt and should pack amplified late kick at 6 furlongs. Molly Jordan should improve in second start since nearly yearlong absence.

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