Steve Matthews / December 27 at Aqueduct

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6 Furlongs. 3&up. Fillies and Mares. Maiden Claiming $35,000. Purse: $40,000. Post -- 12:20 p.m.

1 Starkers 121 Ortiz, Jr 2-2-x Badgett, Jr 5-2

2 Di Lissa 121 Ortiz x-x-x Nevin 5-1

3 Skinny Margarita(L) 116 Garcia 5-3-2 Persaud 2-1

4 Miss Livona(L) 121 Maragh 10-8-6 Cannizzo 8-1

5 I'm Smokin Hot(L) 121 Cohen 5-2-3 Dutrow 3-1

6 Iratinelexburance(L) 121 Alvarado 6-5-5 Schosberg 6-1

Iratinelexburance goes turf to dirt and long to short and should pack amplified kick in weak opener. Starkers has finished second in both starts; continues trend? Skinny Margarita has delivered solid efforts in all three starts.

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6 Furlongs. 3&up. Fillies and Mares. Allowance Optional Claiming. Purse: $74,000.

1 Expression(L) 120 Alvarado 4-2-4 Baker 8-5

2 D'princess(L) 122 Ortiz, Jr 1-4-1 Rodriguez 2-1

3 Nicole's Miss El(L) 120 Husbands 7-3-7 Conway, Jr 12-1

4 Trail Walker(L) 119 Maragh 3-3-1 Friedman 3-1

5 Petit Trianon(L) 119 Velasquez 5-5-1 Vazquez 4-1

D'Princess tallied swift pace and final numbers when winning last; more to come. Expression owns four wins on inner track and would be aided by pace meltdown. Trail Walker almost always fires solid efforts; must consider.

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6 Furlongs. 3&up. Fillies and Mares. THE ARE WE DREAMIN. Purse: $100,000.

1 Merry Meadow(L) 117 Ortiz, Jr 1-3-2 Hennig 2-1

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2 Vicki's Dancer(L) 122 Castro 1-4-3 Rodriguez 8-1

3 Conkate(L) 122 Ortiz 1-6-1 Barbara 3-1

4 Madre Ditutticapi(L) 117 Arroyo 2-4-4 Antonucci 12-1

5 Galloping Giraffe(L) 121 Maragh 5-1-2 Pletcher 5-2

6 Laguna Girl(L) 117 Franco 3-3-1 Orseno 9-2

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Vicki's Dancer has fired two bullet works since logging rapid late pace figure when winning last; pairs up. Merry Meadow owns speed and fast final numbers; very dangerous. Galloping Giraffe should pack intensified late kick with cutback to 6 furlongs.

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6 Furlongs. 3&up. Fillies and Mares. Claiming $20,000. Purse: $34,000.

1 Midnightinpositano(L) 114 Franco 1-4-3 Levine 6-1

2 La Bella Valeria(L) 120 Maragh 6-6-4 Barrera, III 7-2

3 Yampa River(L) 119 Arroyo 3-3-6 Rodriguez 8-1

4 Rosie My Way(L) 114 Esquivel 1-1-4 Orseno 8-1

5 Kaitlyns Cat(L) 120 Ortiz, Jr 6-2-4 Martin 3-1

6 Granby Girl(L) 120 Lezcano 6-3-2 Ortiz 20-1

7 Run a Dubb Dubb(L) 119 Alvarado 4-7-3 Persaud 10-1

8 Magma(L) 120 Castro 5-6-8 Esler 4-1

9 Finders Key(L) 120 Ortiz 5-5-6 Badgett, Jr 12-1

Finders Key makes peak start of form cycle and owns fast back numbers. Kaitlyns Cat should pack intensified kick with turnback to sprint. Rosie My Way is riding a two-race winning streak; price will be tempting. Start It Up won last and hails from David Jacobson barn; hard to eliminate.

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6 Furlongs. 3&up. Fillies and Mares. Claiming $35,000. Purse: $39,000.

1 Off My Cloud(L) 119 Ortiz, Jr 2-3-5 Brown 4-1

2 My Bella Beauty(L) 119 Castro 3-11-4 Esler 10-1

3 Kilnockagain(L) 119 Ortiz 6-1-1 Nevin 5-2

4 Garmentos Girl(L) 116 Franco 6-1-8 Morley 5-1

5 Bit Bustin(L) 116 Garcia 6-1-2 Contessa 6-1

6 Morethanvictorious(L) 119 Maragh 2-6-1 Thompson 12-1

7 Ecstatic Miss(L) 119 Husbands 5-6-3 Beech 15-1

8 Heiressofthecrown(L) 119 Alvarado 2-5-4 Schettino 10-1

9 So Blessed(L) 119 Velasquez 4-4-3 Gullo 5-1

Off My Cloud was a strong second in last and owns foundation on the final figures. Kilnockagain is 2-for-2 on the winterized footing but has been on the bench for 236 days; must take the goo with the bad. Ecstatic Miss drops after rough trip in last; worth long look at long price.

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1 Mile & 70 Yards. 2yo. NY Bred. Maiden Special Weight. Purse: $65,000.

1 Metropolitan Storm(L) 120 Maragh 4-7-7 Persaud 30-1

2 Vagarious(L) 120 Ortiz 3-x-x Violette, Jr 7-2

3 Harbor King 115 Franco 5-9-6 Metivier 20-1

4 Uncle Sigh(L) 120 Morales 2-x-x Contessa 4-5

5 Casa Cavallo 113 Zayas 8-x-x Kelly 20-1

6 Giant Jo(L) 115 Esquivel 2-5-x Schettino 8-1

7 Royal Posse(L) 115 Garcia 6-9-x Contessa 30-1

8 Pax in Terra(L) 120 Ortiz, Jr 3-x-x Pletcher 4-1

Uncle Sigh tallied swift numbers when a pole clear for second in debut. Giant Jo is training with a purpose for first dirt start; very interesting. Vagarious made sustained rally after rough start in debut; right in the thick of this.

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1 Mile & 70 Yards. 3&up. Claiming $30,000-$25,000. Purse: $45,000.

2 Itsagoodtendollars(L) 115 Esquivel 5-3-6 Englehart 9-2

3 Where's Danny(L) 118 Arroyo 5-8-7 DiSanto 30-1

4 Wayward Sailor(L) 120 Alvarado 6-2-6 Quick 8-1

5 Kentucky Pie(L) 119 Maragh 10-4-1 Breen 12-1

6 Son of a General(L) 120 Ortiz, Jr 3-6-4 Kenneally 5-2

1 Tiz Gianni(L) 120 Cohen 4-4-4 Jacobson 7-2

7 Twice Mike(L) 115 Franco 7-4-3 DiPrima 10-1

8 Most Happy Fella(L) 120 Velasquez 6-4-4 Schosberg 8-1

9 Kiss of Thunder(L) 112 Garcia 7-2-5 Contessa 12-1

10 Pleiadian(L) 121 Husbands 1-1-6 Kettell 30-1

Also Eligible

1a Hailstone(L) 120 Lopez 3-9-2 Jacobson 7-2

Wayward Sailor logged career best number on inner oval and looms the controlling speed with aggressive ride. Itsagoodtendollars regressed in last after fast-figured third in prior; rebound potential. Son of a General owns fast numbers and makes first start since claimed by Eddie Kenneally barn; dangerous. Tiz Gianni hails from dynamic DAS/David Jacobson duo; must consider.

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11/16 Miles. 3yo. THE TRASKWOOD. Purse: $100,000.

1 Micromanage(L) 122 Maragh 2-3-4 Pletcher 2-1

2 Pappa Portmore(L) 120 Marquez, Jr 1-7-1 Parram 12-1

3 Mail(L) 118 Ortiz 1-2-1 Brown 5-2

4 Vegas No Show(L) 122 Alvarado 4-7-1 Breen 10-1

5 Snake Pit(L) 118 Velasquez 3-7-4 Brown 15-1

6 Edge of Reality(L) 122 Cohen 4-9-1 Serpe 7-2

7 West Hills Giant(L) 122 Ortiz, Jr 2-5-1 Terranova 4-1

Edge of Reality fired 5-furlong bullet last week projects as the speed of the speed with proper ride. Micromanage is more than good enough on 'A' game. Poppa Portmore consistently earns swift final fractions; don't ignore.

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6 Furlongs. 3&up. NY Bred. Maiden Claiming $16,000. Purse: $26,000.

1 Giulio Cesari 121 Lopez 8-4-x Sciacca 6-1

2 Six Drivers(L) 121 Lezcano 3-8-10 Morrison 5-1

3 Keyaly(L) 117 Garcia 3-8-6 DiSanto 8-1

4 Magical Salute(L) 114 Carson 5-9-8 Kelly 30-1

5 Bob and Jim(L) 117 Strandberg 3-8-5 Iselin 12-1

6 Mr. Masterpiece(L) 122 Dubon 7-5-8 Pringle 30-1

7 It Matters 114 Zayas 7-x-x Turner, Jr 12-1

8 Harsh(L) 116 Franco 10-7-6 Servis 5-2

9 Bird Hunter(L) 121 Ortiz, Jr 7-10-x Asmussen 6-1

10 Ask About Me(L) 121 Ortiz 10-10-8 Gullo 10-1

11 Acigarisjustacigar(L) 121 Montanez 2-6-9 Ryerson 8-1

Keyaly is 0-for-48, but owns field's best late kick and should receive ideal front-end setup in ultra-weak nightcap. Giulio Cesari is fresh and could play out as the main speed on the fence with C C Lopez at the helm. Bird Hunter is fleet-footed, adds blinkers and drops; very dangerous. Acigarisjustacigar was a game second in last; must be factored into the mix.

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