Steve Matthews / December 26 at Aqueduct

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1 Mile & 70 Yards. 3&up. Claiming $30,000-$25,000. Purse: $40,000. (All races on inner dirt). Post -- 12:30 p.m.

1 Budge Man(L) 119 Castro 5-6-3 Englehart 12-1

2 Equivocation(L) 121 Alvarado 6-6-4 Ferraro 15-1

3 Irish Lion(L) 121 Dominguez 10-4-3 Rodriguez 3-1

4 Pleasantfriday(L) 118 Velasquez 12-4-1 Rice 4-1

5 Romancing the Gold(L) 120 Maragh 1-1-5 Englehart 2-1

6 Lindell A. C.(L) 114 Garcia 4-2-2 Persaud 10-1

7 Sumo(L) 121 Ortiz, Jr 3-2-6 Canani 7-2

Sumo makes peak start of form cycle after logging improved pace figure in last; set for best. Romancing the Gold is riding a two-race winning streak and owns two victories on inner track; very dangerous. Irish Lion makes first start since claimed by Rudy Rodriguez; must consider.

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6 Furlongs. 2yo. Maiden Claiming $16,000. Purse: $25,000.

2 Grand Award(L) 120 Laredo 8-12-11 Aquilino 20-1

3 Fish Hooks(L) 113 Rodriguez 7-6-6 Jones 30-1

1 Grantiggan(L) 120 Studart 7-7-x Contessa 12-1

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4 Jump Johnny Jive(L) 120 Montalvo 6-10-7 Prine 30-1

1a Transit Blues(L1) 120 Ramos x-x-x Contessa 12-1

5 That's Gin(L) 115 Ortiz 2-7-8 Hushion 8-5

6 Proud Day Indeed 120 Maragh 3-x-x Brown 2-1

7 Got a Hunch(L) 120 Arroyo 3-2-3 Cannizzo 3-1

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8 Circadia(L) 113 Tomas 7-5-6 Persaud 30-1

9 El Bagre(L) 115 Garcia 8-x-x Peebles 15-1

That's Gin was game second in last and has yet to take a backward step on the numbers. Got a Hunch should pack enhanced kick with cutback to 6 furlongs. Grand Award gets class relief and could be set for wakeup at fat ticket.

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6 Furlongs. 3&up. Fillies and Mares. Maiden Special Weight. NY Bred. Purse: $52,000.

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1 Wild Grace(L) 121 Maragh 2-5-3 Brown 8-5

2 Jupiter Moon(L1) 121 Dominguez x-x-x Asmussen 4-1

3 Ferritto 121 Alvarado x-x-x Odintz 12-1

4 Rice and Beans(L1) 121 Morales 9-x-x Gutierrez 20-1

5 Pegasus Diamond(L) 121 Ortiz, Jr 3-2-10 Englehart 5-1

6 Hooked On You(L) 116 Ortiz 4-x-x Schettino 7-2

7 Rock N Cozy(L) 122 Velasquez 7-2-3 Domino 6-1

Pegasus Diamond made menacing middle move when a sharp third in last; more to come. Rock N Cozy has trained sharply since wide trip in last; big-time player. Wild Grace earned fast figure when a clear-cut second in last; could easily take this.

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1 1/16 Mile. The ALEX M. ROBB. 3&up. NY Bred. Purse: $75,000.

1 Socialsaul(L) 117 Maragh 6-5-3 Contessa 10-1

2 Saratoga Snacks(L) 116 Dominguez 2-1-1 Sciacca 6-5

3 Idle American(L) 117 Castro 6-1-1 Kelly 15-1

4 Swag Daddy(L) 116 Ortiz, Jr 6-7-5 Dutrow, Jr 12-1

5 Saginaw(L) 121 Alvarado 1-1-2 Jacobson 1-1

Saginaw owns swift numbers and loves to win. Saratoga Snacks could prove very tough on a soft lead. Socialsaul owns fast back figures.

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1 Mile & 70 Yards. 2yo. Maiden Special Weight. NY Bred. Purse: $57,000.

2 Drivenbychocolate(L) 120 Dominguez 4-x-x Pletcher 7-2

3 Sinistra(L1) 120 Luzzi 6-6-x Grusmark 30-1

4 Front(L) 115 Garcia 3-5-x Jerkens 3-1

1 He Has Charm(L) 120 Hill 8-x-x Zito 20-1

5 Seventy Six(L) 120 Montalvo 3-x-x DeMola 5-1

6 Wise Guide(L1) 120 Alvarado x-x-x Kimmel 10-1

7 Privatize(L1) 120 Ortiz, Jr x-x-x Gyarmati 12-1

8 Alcolite(L) 120 Morales 7-2-7 Antonucci 6-1

9 Belief System(L) 120 Velasquez 4-2-x Englehart 4-1

10 Funky Cat 113 Tomas x-x-x O'Brien 15-1

Also Eligible

1a Everyotherdayhero(L) 120 Arroyo 3-6-x Zito 20-1

Seventy Six tallied solid final fraction when a clear-cut third in debut. Front earned swift numbers when making first start with blinkers and Lasix last time; very dangerous. Belief System regressed in last after very game placing in debut; rebound potential.

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1 Mile & 70 Yards. 3&up. Maiden Claiming $16,000. Purse: $26,000.

1 Cherokee Creek 121 Pezua 5-14-8 Quiles 20-1

2 Mr. Masterpiece(L) 122 Husbands 7-8-10 Pringle 20-1

3 El Dreamer(L) 122 Ortiz, Jr 4-3-3 DiSanto 7-2

4 Superiority(L) 114 Coa 5-11-6 Persaud 6-1

5 Reaganomics(L) 116 Ortiz 5-x-x Badgett, Jr 4-1

6 Onewildriver(L) 121 Morales 5-5-12 Antonucci 5-1

7 Griffin Rock(L) 117 Garcia 3-2-2 Sedlacek 5-2

8 Downtown Driggs(L) 121 Hill 9-9-8 Coletti, Sr. 10-1

9 Harry Consolidator(L) 121 Camacho, Jr 8-7-8 Shivmangal 30-1

Griffin Rock is 0-for-33 but owns field's fastest figures and lands in weak group. El Dreamer is 0-for-31 but displayed improved speed in last and should be favorably positioned. Reaganomics was a tough-trip fifth in well-bet debut at Prx; ample room for improvement.

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1 Mile & 70 Yards. Starter Optional Claiming. 3&up. Purse: $58,000.

1 Box Office(L) 120 Alvarado 2-1-3 Dutrow, Jr 5-1

3 Minescape(L) 115 Ortiz 2-4-4 Galluscio 4-1

1a Induce(L) 120 Alvarado 1-10-3 Dutrow, Jr 5-1

4 Terminus(L) 115 Garcia 1-2-1 Rice 6-1

2 Charlie's Quest(L) 120 Velasquez 2-1-4 Dutrow, Jr 5-2

2b Photon(L) 120 Velasquez 1-5-1 Dutrow, Jr 5-2

5 Grandpa Len(L) 120 Ortiz, Jr 2-3-3 Donk 8-1

6 Praetorian Guard(L) 120 Morales 3-1-3 Antonucci 30-1

7 Visionary Man(L) 121 Maragh 1-3-6 Canani 12-1

8 Grand Contender(L) 121 Dominguez 1-4-4 Asmussen 3-1

Induce was a dominant, front-running winner in last and projects as the main speed once again. Terminus tallied very fast number when winning first start for Linda Rice; very playable. Box Office closes and could be in the garden spot if pace meltdown ensues. Grand Contender won last by nearly 20 lengths; could easily take another.

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6 Furlongs. 2yo. Fillies Allowance. NY Bred. Purse: $54,000.

1 Copper Bluff(L) 120 Ortiz, Jr 4-6-1 Gyarmati 15-1

2 Carameaway(L) 120 Maragh 5-6-7 Friedman 12-1

3 Graceful Meghan(L) 120 Alvarado 1-8-x Kenneally 5-1

4 Sharon Spagetti(L) 115 Ortiz 3-1-7 Rodriguez 6-1

5 Little Rocket(L) 120 Luzzi 1-x-x Hushion 2-1

6 Miss Da Point(L) 113 Coa 5-7-1 Toscano, Jr 20-1

7 Daisysgonnamakeit(L) 122 Dominguez 1-1-3 Asmussen 5-2

8 My Four Rewards(L) 120 Arroyo 1-10-6 Lostritto 20-1

9 With Honorandgrace(L) 120 Castro 1-2-5 Motion 8-1

Copper Bluff is rested and should pack enhanced kick with cutback to 6 furlongs. Daisysgonnamakeit logged swift number when winning second straight last time; big-time threat. Miss Da Point adds blinkers and fired 5-furlong bullet since last start; worth long look at long price.

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6 Furlongs. 3&up. Maiden Claiming $20,000. NY Bred. Purse: $28,000.

1 Bo Champ(L) 123 Montalvo 5-10-5 Vassallo,Sr. 30-1

2 Storming Past(L) 121 Arroyo 12-x-x Contessa 20-1

3 Keyaly(L) 118 Garcia 2-2-2 DiSanto 6-1

4 Stone Picker(L) 114 Coa 4-7-3 Hertler 6-1

5 The Mad Piper(L1) 121 Ortiz, Jr x-x-x Levine 8-1

6 Proud Stan(L) 123 Davis 10-x-x Davis 30-1

7 Purple Pico(L) 116 Tomas 4-6-3 O'Brien 20-1

8 Commanding Officer(L) 121 Maragh 3-11-x Domino 5-1

9 Winning Pal(L) 121 Velasquez 3-6-7 Rice 4-1

10 Suilleabhain(L) 121 Luzzi 4-4-8 Sciacca 30-1

11 Comstock Prize(L) 116 Ortiz 5-8-2 Albertrani 5-2

12 Bwana Booyah(L) 116 Rodriguez 5-10-x Rojas 20-1

Also Eligible

13 My Cousin Eddie(L) 123 Davis 3-3-6 Chatterpaul 12-1

Comstock Prize notched improved pace figure in last and should be set for best in third outing since yearlong layoff. Suilleabhain goes to turf to dirt and looms the prime beneficiary if fractions get hot and hectic. Stone Picker tallied field's top figure when a game third three starts back; very dangerous. Keyaly closes strongly on best efforts; don't ignore.

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