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.

1 The Winged Venus(L) 120 Ortiz, Jr 5-4-6 Badgett, Jr 7-2

2 Princess Katrina(L) 120 Camacho, Jr 9-10-1 Galluscio 10-1

3 Carrot Thief(L) 115 Ortiz 6-5-1 Quick 12-1

4 House On Toilsome(L) 120 Silvera 2-3-4 Reynolds 3-1

5 Why Not Her(L) 115 Coa 7-1-6 Stoklosa 8-1

6 Legions Star(L) 120 Lezcano 10-9-11 Scott 50-1

7 Blue Sixty Four(L) 113 Tomas 5-4-4 O'Brien 20-1

8 Castles Burning(L) 120 Alvarado 5-2-4 Zito 10-1

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9 Sassidy(L) 120 Velasquez 6-10-8 Rodriguez 5-2

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.

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

1 Ballerina Belle(L) 120 Velasquez 2-2-x Rice 9-5

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2 Clearly Confused(L) 120 Hill 4-x-x Canani 10-1

3 Giulio's Jewel(L) 120 Castro 7-x-x Coronel 12-1

4 Silverstone(L1) 120 Silvera x-x-x Zito 20-1

5 So Far 115 Ortiz x-x-x McLaughlin 4-1

6 Bliss(L) 120 Alvarado 3-2-x Brown 2-1

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7 Lenderoflastresort(L) 120 Ortiz, Jr 2-3-6 Violette, Jr 6-1

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.

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

1 Love Scat(L) 120 Alvarado 7-4-4 Sacco 5-2

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2 Brickhouse Baby(L) 120 Ortiz, Jr 8-2-9 Violette, Jr 2-1

3 Risky Predicament(L) 120 Fragoso 6-5-6 Kelly 12-1

4 Spinwood(L) 115 Ortiz 5-x-x Gullo 10-1

5 Our Day in Court(L) 120 Silvera 3-7-11 Zito 15-1

6 Alternative Meds(L) 120 Castro 8-2-8 Ritvo 7-2

7 Pencil Papers(L) 120 Laredo 11-7-x Prine 6-1

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.

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

2 Epic Legend(L1) 116 Lezcano x-x-x Contessa 10-1

3 Keyaly(L) 123 Luzzi 3-4-7 DiSanto 6-1

1 Winning Gold 109 Battula x-x-x Persaud 15-1

4 Corybant(L1) 123 Camacho, Jr 7-x-x Sciacca 15-1

5 Down Broadway(L) 118 Ortiz 9-6-5 Schosberg 4-5

6 Dutch Smoothie 116 Rodriguez 13-10-x Ortiz 20-1

7 Final Foose(L1) 111 Coa x-x-x Contessa 5-1

8 Economy of Words(L) 116 Silvera 5-9-9 Peebles 20-1

1a Having a Nice Time(L) 116 Battula 6-6-4 Persaud 15-1

9 Purple Pico(L) 116 Tomas 8-6-6 O'Brien 15-1

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.

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

1 Stonely the Lonely(L) 120 Ortiz, Jr 1-3-x Levine 15-1

2 Laila's Jazz(L) 111 Rodriguez 5-7-2 Contessa 12-1

3 Lucci the Lion(L) 120 Velasquez 1-4-4 Rodriguez 8-1

4 Leilani's Ticket(L) 118 DeCarlo 2-2-5 Jacobson 7-2

5 In Harm's Way(L) 118 Alvarado 2-4-3 Hushion 3-1

6 Pleasure Principle(L) 120 Castro 1-2-3 Rodriguez 5-1

7 Glowing Ember(L) 120 Cohen 1-2-x Contessa 8-1

8 Rocket Hero(L) 115 Ortiz 1-x-x Levine 4-1

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.

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

1 Thor's Mjolnor(L) 118 Cohen 4-4-3 Contessa 6-1

2 Estimator(L) 111 Rodriguez 6-8-1 Aquilino 30-1

3 Greeley's Law(L) 118 Morales 5-4-3 DiSanto 12-1

4 Crea's Law(L) 111 Tomas 3-3-7 Englehart 6-1

5 Coalition(L) 118 Alvarado 6-3-2 Jacobson 5-1

6 Wishingonastar(L) 118 Camacho, Jr 3-10-3 Barker 10-1

7 Fight for V L T's(L) 113 Coa 7-5-1 Reynolds 20-1

8 Odea(L1) 113 Ortiz 2-1-x Jerkens 4-5

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.

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

1 G W's Hammer(L) 111 Coa 5-4-8 Hertler 15-1

2 Bubba's Choice(L) 123 Perez 2-x-x Kettell 6-1

3 Seljuk(L) 123 Morales 7-2-7 Antonucci 12-1

4 Danceteria(L) 116 Velasquez 4-x-x Rice 9-2

5 Street Swagg(L) 123 Cohen 2-2-10 Lostritto 8-5

6 Greeley Pack(L1) 116 Rodriguez 5-x-x Feron 8-1

7 Sunrise Lover(L) 116 Lezcano 4-2-5 Jones 20-1

8 Cuvee City(L) 123 Ortiz, Jr 2-2-4 Englehart 7-2

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.

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

1 Christopher's Joy(L) 118 Cohen 1-4-6 Gonzalez 8-1

2 Chasing Moonlight(L) 118 Alvarado 7-3-3 Jacobson 7-2

3 Straight Fax(L) 120 Morales 7-1-2 Quick 4-1

4 Blue Creek(L) 120 Velasquez 1-2-3 Rice 3-1

5 Minescape(L) 118 Silvera 7-5-7 Persaud 12-1

6 Ancient Rome(L) 113 Ortiz 2-1-2 Rice 8-5

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.

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

2 Salvar(L) 118 Velasquez 5-2-10 Parisella 15-1

3 Marie's Babe(L) 118 Silvera 7-6-5 Lotruglio 50-1

1 She's Gosphel(L) 123 Ortiz, Jr 1-1-2 Gullo 7-2

4 Bridgetta(L) 113 Coa 5-5-2 Brown 20-1

5 Sheza Classy Lady(L) 113 Ortiz 5-3-1 Levine 3-1

6 Sasta Go Lucky(L) 118 Castro 7-4-4 Rodriguez 9-2

1a Skiddles n' Bob(L) 118 Ortiz, Jr 2-3-3 Gullo 7-2

7 Summer Flick(L) 118 Cohen 6-4-1 Martin 20-1

8 Silver Over Gold(L) 118 Alvarado 7-9-6 Matties 15-1

9 Joonbi(L) 118 Hill 5-4-1 Canani 8-5

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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