Steve Matthews / February 24 at Aqueduct

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1 Mile. 4&up. Fillies and Mares. Claiming $12,500. Purse: $23,000. Post -- 12:30 p.m.

1The Winged Venus(L)120Ortiz, Jr5-4-6Badgett, Jr7-2

2Princess Katrina(L)120Camacho, Jr9-10-1Galluscio10-1

3Carrot Thief(L)115Ortiz6-5-1Quick12-1

4House On Toilsome(L)120Silvera2-3-4Reynolds3-1

5Why Not Her(L)115Coa7-1-6Stoklosa8-1

6Legions Star(L)120Lezcano10-9-11Scott50-1

7Blue Sixty Four(L)113Tomas5-4-4O'Brien20-1

8Castles Burning(L)120Alvarado5-2-4Zito10-1

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The Winged Venus was compromised by wide trip in last after earning fast late pace figure in prior; set for best. House On Toilsome was a clear-cut second behind a runaway winner in last. Sassidy adds blinkers and makes second start for Rudy Rodriguez; dangerous.


6 Furlongs. 3yo. Fillies. Maiden Special Weight. Purse: $60,000.

1Ballerina Belle(L)120Velasquez2-2-xRice9-5


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2Clearly Confused(L)120Hill4-x-xCanani10-1

3Giulio's Jewel(L)120Castro7-x-xCoronel12-1


5So Far115Ortizx-x-xMcLaughlin4-1


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7Lenderoflastresort(L)120Ortiz, Jr2-3-6Violette, Jr6-1

Ballerina Belle earned fast numbers in both starts; prohibitive price is the problem. Lenderoflastresort is training sharply for first start in seven weeks. Clearly Confused is another that's working with a purpose; must respect.


1 Mile & 70 Yards. 3yo. Fillies. Maiden Claiming $25,000. NY Bred. Purse: $31,000.

1Love Scat(L)120Alvarado7-4-4Sacco5-2

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2Brickhouse Baby(L)120Ortiz, Jr8-2-9Violette, Jr2-1

3Risky Predicament(L)120Fragoso6-5-6Kelly12-1


5Our Day in Court(L)120Silvera3-7-11Zito15-1

6Alternative Meds(L)120Castro8-2-8Ritvo7-2

7Pencil Papers(L)120Laredo11-7-xPrine6-1

Love Scat drops, owns speed and has the benefit of the rail. Brickhouse Baby was eliminated at the start last time after fast-figured second two back; could easily take this. Alternative Meds also regressed in last after game placing in prior.


6 Furlongs. 3&up. Maiden Claiming $16,000. NY Bred. Purse: $23,000.

2Epic Legend(L1)116Lezcanox-x-xContessa10-1


1Winning Gold109Battulax-x-xPersaud15-1

4Corybant(L1)123Camacho, Jr7-x-xSciacca15-1

5Down Broadway(L)118Ortiz9-6-5Schosberg4-5

6Dutch Smoothie116Rodriguez13-10-xOrtiz20-1

7Final Foose(L1)111Coax-x-xContessa5-1

8Economy of Words(L)116Silvera5-9-9Peebles20-1

1aHaving a Nice Time(L)116Battula6-6-4Persaud15-1

9Purple Pico(L)116Tomas8-6-6O'Brien15-1

Down Broadway makes first start with maiden claiming tag and owns fast figs on best efforts. Keyaly could impact if pace meltdown ensues. Corybant gets the meds after flashing brief speed in debut.


6 Furlongs. 3yo. Allowance Optional Claiming. NY Bred. Purse: $52,000.

1Stonely the Lonely(L)120Ortiz, Jr1-3-xLevine15-1

2Laila's Jazz(L)111Rodriguez5-7-2Contessa12-1

3Lucci the Lion(L)120Velasquez1-4-4Rodriguez8-1

4Leilani's Ticket(L)118DeCarlo2-2-5Jacobson7-2

5In Harm's Way(L)118Alvarado2-4-3Hushion3-1

6Pleasure Principle(L)120Castro1-2-3Rodriguez5-1

7Glowing Ember(L)120Cohen1-2-xContessa8-1

8Rocket Hero(L)115Ortiz1-x-xLevine4-1

Lucci the Lion logged fast final fraction when a game winner in last; more to come. In Harm's Way could play out as the speed of the speed with aggressive handling. Leilani's Ticket earned swift numbers when second in last two starts; right in the thick of this.


6 Furlongs. 4&up. Allowance Optional Claiming. NY Bred. Purse: $52,000.

1Thor's Mjolnor(L)118Cohen4-4-3Contessa6-1


3Greeley's Law(L)118Morales5-4-3DiSanto12-1

4Crea's Law(L)111Tomas3-3-7Englehart6-1


6Wishingonastar(L)118Camacho, Jr3-10-3Barker10-1

7Fight for V L T's(L)113Coa7-5-1Reynolds20-1


Thor's Mjolnor was pace and position compromised in last; rates call based on price potential. Estimator set hot fractions and faltered late and should be tighter in second start since three-month layoff; very dangerous. Odea gets Lasix after earning swift numbers in both starts; be no surprise.


6 Furlongs. 3&up. Maiden Special Weight. NY Bred. Purse: $50,000.

1G W's Hammer(L)111Coa5-4-8Hertler15-1

2Bubba's Choice(L)123Perez2-x-xKettell6-1



5Street Swagg(L)123Cohen2-2-10Lostritto8-5

6Greeley Pack(L1)116Rodriguez5-x-xFeron8-1

7Sunrise Lover(L)116Lezcano4-2-5Jones20-1

8Cuvee City(L)123Ortiz, Jr2-2-4Englehart7-2

G W's Hammer is fresh and looms the main speed on the fence if hustled from the bell. Street Swagg tallied very fast numbers last year and is working strongly for comeback; very playable. Cuvee City is fleet-footed and make first start versus NY-breds; right in the thick of this.


6 Furlongs. Starter Optional Claiming $25,000. 4&up. Purse: $48,000.

1Christopher's Joy(L)118Cohen1-4-6Gonzalez8-1

2Chasing Moonlight(L)118Alvarado7-3-3Jacobson7-2

3Straight Fax(L)120Morales7-1-2Quick4-1

4Blue Creek(L)120Velasquez1-2-3Rice3-1


6Ancient Rome(L)113Ortiz2-1-2Rice8-5

Blue Creek overcame wide move to win last and rates narrow margin based on price potential. Christopher's Joy was a front-running winner in last and could play out as the controlling speed once again. Ancient Rome bested top selection by a neck on Dec. 28; could certainly take this. Chasing Moonlight is more than good enough on 'A' game.


6 Furlongs. 4&up. Fillies and Mares. Claiming $12,500. Purse: $23,000.


3Marie's Babe(L)118Silvera7-6-5Lotruglio50-1

1She's Gosphel(L)123Ortiz, Jr1-1-2Gullo7-2


5Sheza Classy Lady(L)113Ortiz5-3-1Levine3-1

6Sasta Go Lucky(L)118Castro7-4-4Rodriguez9-2

1aSkiddles n' Bob(L)118Ortiz, Jr2-3-3Gullo7-2

7Summer Flick(L)118Cohen6-4-1Martin20-1

8Silver Over Gold(L)118Alvarado7-9-6Matties15-1


Salvar is rested and owns sit-and-pounce style that should play well in wide-open nightcap. Joonbi owns very fast back numbers but takes troubling price plunge; fire sale? Skiddles n' Bob is speedy but consistently fails to get the job done; handle with care at short odds. Sheza Classy Lady owns fast figs and drops; be no surprise.

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