Steve Matthews / December 20 at Aqueduct

Travel deals

1

1 Mile & 70 Yards. 3&up. Claiming $20,000. Purse: $40,000. Post -- 12:20 p.m.

1 Scotus(L) 120 Ortiz, Jr 1-3-4 Kenneally 1-1

2 Awake At T Wire(L) 120 Ortiz 8-8-1 Nevin 9-2

3 Springcourt(L) 120 Cohen 5-4-1 Gullo 7-2

4 Poliziano(L) 120 Castro 4-3-1 Rojas 15-1

5 Purge Bird(L) 120 Rodriguez 3-1-7 Acquilano 6-1

6 Cinnamon Beach(L) 115 Franco 9-6-7 Gargan 10-1

7 Folk Singer(L) 120 Studart 5-7-7 Chatterpaul 20-1

Scotus logged fast final fraction when a clear-cut winner in last; pairs up. Cinnamon Beach returns to dirt and owns swift late pace figures on best efforts. Poliziano owns sprinter's speed and could prove tough on an unchallenged lead.

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1 Mile. 3&up. Maiden Special Weight. Purse: $75,000.

1 Winter Games(L) 116 Esquivel 3-5-x Englehart 8-1

2 Buddy's Smart(L) 121 Cohen 7-7-6 Levine 20-1

3 Bellamy Chief(L) 121 Alvarado 2-6-6 Mott 7-2

4 Engine(L) 121 Ortiz 2-3-x Brown 7-5

5 Bred to Boss(L) 121 Arroyo 5-5-4 Shivmangal 12-1

6 Brabbham(L) 121 Ortiz, Jr 5-3-3 McLaughlin 5-2

7 Street Prince(L) 121 Camacho, Jr 6-2-8 Persaud 15-1

Brabbham is training consistently for first start since August and projects as the main speed. Engine runs late and will be in the garden spot if top selection hits the wall in the lane. Bellamy Chief looms a front-running threat on best; very dangerous.

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1 Mile & 70 Yards. 3&up. Fillies and Mares. Starter Optional Claiming. Purse: $60,000.

2 Evandear(L) 120 Cohen 1-2-6 Jacobson 5-2

3 Porvoo(L) 120 Santiago 7-6-3 DeMola 20-1

4 Nickerdoodle(L) 114 Franco 2-1-2 Dutrow 6-1

5 Majestic Marquet(L) 119 Velasquez 4-5-1 Rodriguez 2-1

1 Firenze Feeling(L) 119 Ortiz, Jr 1-3-1 Rodriguez 3-1

1a Allie Sweet(L) 119 Ortiz, Jr 1-1-4 Rodriguez 3-1

6 Royal Suspicion(L) 120 Montanez 1-2-2 Ryerson 5-1

Majestic Marquet gets confident price hike after tallying rapid late pace number in last at Lrl; 1-for-1 on inner track. Evandear owns sprinter's speed and could play out as the controlling front-runner in first start for David Jacobson. Royal Suspicion won last and delivers strong efforts with machine-like regularity; right in the thick of this.

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1 Mile & 70 Yards. 3&up. Maiden Claiming $20,000. Purse: $29,000.

1 Zol Zayne(L) 121 Ortiz 4-4-9 Duggan 2-1

2 Red Supreme(L) 116 Franco 8-4-4 Miceli 6-1

3 Polaris Dream(L) 122 Teator 9-9-9 Goodwin 12-1

4 El Dreamer(L) 122 Arroyo 2-4-6 DiSanto 8-1

5 Vinhdication Spot(L) 113 Garcia 3-3-3 Ferraro 12-1

6 Mach Seven(L) 121 Luzzi 4-7-x Parker 8-1

7 Mad Props(L) 121 Lopez 11-10-x Turner, Jr 20-1

8 Lion Keen(L) 121 Cohen 4-2-8 Jacobson 9-5

Zol Zayne projects as the main speed on the rail with aggressive ride. El Dreamer is 0-for-46 but looms a threat if pace meltdown ensues. Mach Seven is lightly raced and adds blinkers; improvement predicted.

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11/16 Miles. 3&up. Claiming $12,500. Purse: $25,000.

1 J W Blue(L) 120 Cohen 1-5-2 Jacobson 7-2

2 Audies Champ(L) 120 Teator 1-4-3 Esler 12-1

3 Buddy Red(L) 120 Sone 1-3-5 Jones 20-1

4 Terminus(L) 122 Ortiz, Jr 1-1-8 Esler 3-1

5 Shimmy Coco Puff(L) 119 Husbands 4-1-6 Baker 12-1

6 Special Action(L) 120 Maragh 1-3-2 Englehart 4-1

7 Becky's Kitten(L) 120 Velasquez 3-1-2 Rice 5-2

8 Marquet Rebel(L) 113 Carson 4-9-7 Parker 15-1

Special Action was a dominant winner in last at FL and consistently logs field's fastest final figures. J W Blue was a hard-charing winner in last and hails from Jacobson barn; very dangerous. Audies Champ also won last and should offer generous ticket; don't ignore.

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1 Mile & 70 Yards. 3&up. NY Bred. Maiden Special Weight. Purse: $65,000.

1 Cat Man Fu(L) 122 Studart 4-6-6 Horton, Jr 12-1

2 No Nukes(L) 121 Ortiz, Jr 2-4-5 Badgett, Jr 10-1

3 Post Pattern(L) 122 Cohen 4-8-6 Schettino 9-2

4 Onecats Chance(L) 116 Garcia 6-5-2 Quartarolo 15-1

5 Here He Fitz(L) 121 Alvarado 4-5-5 Hertler 8-1

6 Jesses Giant Dunk(L) 121 Ortiz 3-3-4 Terranova 2-1

7 Chang's Secret(L) 121 Lopez 3-5-2 Prine 15-1

8 My Teddy Bear(L) 121 Lezcano 2-3-10 Metivier 5-2

9 Eastcoast Lights(L) 121 Montanez 6-6-x Reiff 30-1

My Teddy Bear tallied solid number when a clear-cut second in last; more to come. Jesses Giant Dunk was pace compromised when finishing just two lengths behind top selection last out; dangerous. Cat Man Fu also was victimized by soft flow in same last race as top pair; must factor into mix. Post Pattern makes first dirt start; demand square price.

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11/16 Miles. 3&up. Starter Optional Claiming. Purse: $51,000.

1 Bernardo(L) 119 Ortiz 3-2-1 Toscano, Jr 2-1

2 Spirited Touch(L) 119 Lopez 2-2-1 Galluscio 5-1

3 Matt and Jesse(L) 120 Lezcano 4-5-5 Ortiz 20-1

4 Vee's Accolade(L) 120 Alvarado 4-1-5 Barbara 10-1

5 Anaphylaxis(L) 120 Velasquez 3-8-4 Hizo 4-1

6 Shoutout(L) 120 Santiago 5-6-7 DeMola 50-1

7 Lure of the South(L) 115 Franco 8-7-3 Brown 15-1

8 Barrister Jim(L) 119 Ortiz, Jr 4-1-1 Rodriguez 6-1

9 Warrior Up(L) 115 Strandberg 8-5-5 Ubillo 15-1

10 Dan and Sheila(L) 120 Cohen 5-5-3 Jacobson 6-1

Anaphylaxis made sustained rally when third in last and should have more to give in second start since two-month layoff. Dan and Sheila makes first start since claimed by dynamic DAS/Jacobson duo and owns fast back numbers; very playable. Bernardo was a very sharp third last and consistently earns swift numbers; big-time player.

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6 Furlongs. 3&up. Fillies and Mares. NY Bred. Allowance Optional Claiming. Purse: $64,000.

1 Saichi Sweepin(L) 120 Maragh 4-9-1 Englehart 7-2

2 Hot Rendezvous(L) 114 Franco 1-4-1 Contessa 5-1

3 La Bella Valeria(L) 120 Teator 6-4-6 Barrera, III 12-1

4 Uncle Southern(L) 119 Velasquez 1-5-10 Rice 6-1

5 Jitney(L) 120 Ortiz 9-4-5 Hertler 8-1

6 Bird House(L) 120 Ortiz, Jr 3-1-2 Gullo 4-1

7 Pennymine(L) 120 Alvarado 2-1-4 Schosberg 5-2

Bird House was pace and position compromised in last and is 2-for-4 on winterized strip. Saichi Sweepin is speedy and could easily steal this on the front-end. Jitney gets class and distance relief and owns fast figures on 'A' game; worth long look.

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6 Furlongs. 3&up. Fillies and Mares. NY Bred. Maiden Special Weight. Purse: $60,000.

1 Camie's Dancer(L) 116 Garcia 9-10-x Davis 50-1

2 No Trespassers(L1) 121 Maragh x-x-x Miceli 20-1

3 Rice and Beans(L) 117 Strandberg 8-5-12 Gutierrez 50-1

4 Tropical Trouble(L1) 121 Alvarado x-x-x Schettino 6-1

5 Shea Darby(L1) 121 Velasquez 2-2-x Trombetta 3-1

6 Royal Jest 121 Teator 2-2-x Lugovich 4-1

7 Prize Taker(L) 121 Rodriguez 2-3-6 Baker 8-1

8 Moonstone Beach(L) 117 Franco 2-x-x Miceli 10-1

9 Riveressed(L1) 121 Cohen 3-x-x Englehart 15-1

10 Once a Week(L1) 121 Ortiz x-x-x Hushion 4-1

11 Countess Twice(L) 121 Ortiz, Jr 5-x-x Asmussen 12-1

12 Utopian Wife(L) 121 Arroyo 11-8-5 Brown 20-1

Also Eligible

13 Madison V.(L) 121 Lopez 4-3-8 Belsoeur 30-1

Prize Taker was a clear-cut second behind a repeat winner last time; ideally suited by probable pace dynamics. Moonstone Beach also was clear by a pole when second in last; very dangerous. Riveressed is speedy and gets the meds for first start in 292 days; serious front-running threat. Shea Darby is another front-runner that returns from protracted layoff and adds Lasix; right in the thick of wide-open nightcap.

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