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.

1 Pura Vida Zen(L) 122 Franco 2-1-2 Contessa 3-1

2 Precious Franca(L) 117 Rice 2-3-1 Grusmark 6-1

3 Rock Show(L) 120 Garcia 4-4-4 Parker 30-1

4 Wild Kay(L) 113 Worrie 4-1-6 Quick 12-1

5 My Donna Jean(L) 124 Luzzi 7-6-7 Barker 10-1

6 Bobby Jo(L) 120 Ortiz, Jr 6-5-7 Rodriguez 4-1

7 Heir to Dare(L) 120 Saez 1-2-2 Gargan 8-5

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.

2 Hillbilly Style(L1) 119 Lanerie x-x-x Lukas 12-1

1 Hooligan(L) 116 Velazquez 6-x-x Ward 7-2

3 Vision Perfect(L1) 119 Franco x-x-x Donk 15-1

4 Easy Comparison 119 Ortiz x-x-x Motion 5-1

5 Potthast(L1) 119 Ortiz, Jr x-x-x Motion 2-1

6 Dada Maino(L1,MTO) 119 Velazquez x-x-x Pletcher 9-5

1a Lamontagne(L) 116 Velazquez 2-2-3 Ward 7-2

7 Path Dependent(L1) 119 Maragh x-x-x Hennig 10-1

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8 Proven Commodity (MTO) 119 Castellano x-x-x Albertrani 4-1

9 Delta Outlaw 119 Rosario x-x-x Weaver 3-1

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.

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

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2 Confrontation(L) 122 Maragh 1-2-3 Tagg 2-1

3 Associate(L) 115 Mejias 1-9-6 Nevin 5-1

1 Castaway(L) 120 Lanerie 3-5-1 Jacobson 3-1

4 Laurie's Rocket(L) 120 Saez 6-6-3 Lukas 12-1

5 Politicallycorrect(L) 120 Velazquez 4-6-9 Ward 10-1

1a Cherokee Artist(L) 122 Velasquez 1-3-3 Jacobson 3-1

6 Scarly Charly(L) 124 Franco 1-7-1 Hushion 5-2

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.

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

1 Co(L1) 119 Rosario x-x-x McGaughey III 5-1

2 Magnificent Margo(L1) 119 Ortiz, Jr x-x-x Maker 6-1

3 Coral Beach(L1,MTO) 119 Velazquez x-x-x Pletcher 6-5

4 Lady Zuzu 119 Saez x-x-x Lukas 4-1

5 Dariel(L1) 119 Prado x-x-x Gullo 20-1

6 Tela 119 Napravnik x-x-x Matz 6-1

7 To Be Determined(L) 119 Velazquez 9-3-x Ward 5-2

8 Shimmering Cara(L1) 119 Castellano x-x-x Pompay 6-1

9 Birkenhead(L1) 119 Franco x-x-x Donk 12-1

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.

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

1 Chrissy Girl(L) 124 Castellano 4-2-3 Levine 10-1

2 Chasing Paradise(L) 124 Alvarado 2-2-2 Kingsley, Jr 5-1

3 Moves Your Soul(L) 118 Husbands 2-3-3 Kettell 30-1

4 La Dama de Hierro(L) 113 Mejias 5-4-5 Shevy 20-1

5 Bella Kateri(L) 124 Velazquez 2-3-x Nihei 2-1

6 Donatienne(L1) 118 Ortiz, Jr x-x-x Motion 3-1

7 Joshans Giant(L) 118 Velasquez 3-x-x Rice 10-1

8 Sleek(L) 118 Ortiz 3-3-6 Hushion 6-1

9 Understanding(L) 124 Lezcano 3-12-x Keefe 15-1

10 Resolutely 124 Arroyo 9-3-7 Milne 20-1

Also Eligible

11 Lil' Zilla(L) 118 DeCarlo 2-8-5 Morley 10-1

12 Sweetdreamsaboutme(L) 111 Worrie 8-4-10 Feron 30-1

Main Track Only

13 Jilly Mac(L) 118 Lezcano 3-4-6 Ryerson 5-1

14 Saharan Serenade 111 Worrie 9-3-5 Toscano, Jr 6-1

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.

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

1 Betweenhereandcool(L) 120 Napravnik 3-12-6 Asmussen 5-2

2 Lieutenant Seany O(L) 115 Velasquez 4-2-2 Jacobson 3-1

3 Steve(L) 117 Lezcano 10-3-6 Serpe 15-1

4 Piscesbymoonlight(L) 122 Franco 11-9-1 Brown 6-1

5 Best Play(L) 124 Mejias 2-9-5 Miranda 10-1

6 Denzel(L) 120 Arroyo 2-5-2 Klesaris 5-1

7 Winter Games(L) 124 Ortiz 1-6-4 Englehart 7-2

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.

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

1 With Expression(L) 119 Alvarado 1-3-8 Morley 12-1

2 All Over Me(L) 119 Napravnik 1-6-3 Maker 12-1

3 You Tarzan(L) 122 Lezcano 11-5-9 Ortiz 30-1

4 Loveisheartandsoul(L) 122 Ortiz 4-1-4 Rice 3-1

5 Handsome Dennis(L) 122 Velasquez 8-3-2 Rodriguez 7-2

6 Uncle Mitcho(L) 122 Arroyo 7-6-2 Antonucci 12-1

7 Pretty Nauty(L) 119 Ortiz, Jr 10-1-7 Perillo 20-1

8 Defining Product(L) 117 Maragh 5-6-1 Motion 4-1

9 Dominate(L) 124 Lezcano 6-2-1 Preciado 6-1

10 Knox(L) 119 Castellano 1-3-4 Brown 6-1

Also Eligible

11 Out of Your Mind(L) 122 Bridgmohan 3-7-9 Sciacca 30-1

12 Anmaat(L) 122 Saez 7-4-1 McLaughlin 4-1

13 Pegasus Red(L) 117 Mejias 5-8-6 Barrera, III 20-1

14 Arangol(L) 117 Ortiz, Jr 3-4-6 Farro 20-1

Main Track Only

15 Invocation(L) 122 No Rider 6-6-5 Asmussen 6-1

16 Brendan G(L) 117 No Rider 6-2-1 Gullo 5-1

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.

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

1 Courageous Karen(L) 121 DeCarlo 12-5-1 Shevy 15-1

2 Lady Rhubarb(L) 117 Ortiz, Jr 1-3-3 Gullo 12-1

3 A P Johnson(L) 117 Velasquez 5-1-x Rice 5-2

4 In Her Day(L) 120 Velazquez 6-1-6 Weaver 3-1

5 Baby B(L) 120 Alvarado 1-6-3 Schosberg 4-1

6 Porvoo(L) 121 Maragh 7-5-6 DeMola 30-1

7 The Lost Tigress(L,MTO) 120 No Rider 9-1-7 Baker 4-1

8 Fantastic Eyes(L) 121 Rosario 6-9-3 Orseno 6-1

9 Kimmies Lucky Star(L) 121 Rocco, Jr 6-5-7 Scott 20-1

10 Mighty Reward(L) 121 Arroyo 8-3-3 Domino 5-1

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.

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

1 Give No Quarter(L) 117 Maragh 1-3-4 Motion 3-1

2 Matterhorn(L,MTO) 118 No Rider 8-4-3 Pletcher 2-1

3 Wallyanna(L) 121 Ortiz, Jr 4-1-1 Pino 15-1

4 So Lonesome(L) 119 Lezcano 3-1-7 Bush 8-1

5 Long On Value(L) 119 Velazquez 2-2-4 Mott 5-1

6 Bashart(L) 117 Rosario 5-6-2 Clement 4-1

7 Bobby's Kitten(L) 121 Castellano 8-1-12 Brown 7-5

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.

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

1 Alyish(L) 117 Worrie 7-7-10 DiSanto 20-1

2 Molly Jordan(L) 119 Lanerie 5-8-5 Jacobson 5-1

3 Shiloh(L) 119 Davis 10-x-x Antonucci 15-1

4 Lady Seeker(L) 119 Ortiz 8-6-3 Contessa 10-1

5 Pari Nath(L) 114 Rohena 3-2-6 Alvarez 20-1

6 Murmure(L) 119 Velazquez 7-4-5 Pletcher 7-5

7 Prove It All Night(L) 119 Saez 9-8-9 Terranova,II 10-1

8 Colloquial(L) 114 Mejias 6-6-8 Ribaudo 30-1

9 Bird Rockette(L) 119 Rosario 5-8-3 Zito 4-1

10 Sweethots(L) 124 Franco 5-10-5 Serpe 8-1

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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