Steve Matthews / January 9 at Aqueduct

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6 Furlongs. 4&up. NY Bred. Maiden Claiming $35,000. Purse: $35,000. Post -- 12:30 p.m.

1Raffie's Star(L)121Lezcano3-6-6Scott15-1

2Discreet Code(L)116Ortiz8-4-4Levine5-1


4Talmadge Hill(L)116Velasquez4-4-2Rice4-5


6Pray for Rain(L1)121Ortiz, Jrx-x-xRice6-1

7Fit Fightin Feline(L)121Alvarado4-11-10Hizo8-1

Raffie's Star fired half-mile bullet since showing improved speed in last; price is everything. Talmadge Hill drops after speed and fade in last; likely favorite. Keyaly is 0-for-35 but packs solid late kick on best; don't dismiss.

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6 Furlongs. 4&up. THE TRUE AND BLUE. Purse: $75,000.

1Saturday's Charm(L)119Alvarado2-1-1Asmussen8-1

2Be Bullish(L)121Ortiz, Jr1-2-4Jacobson9-5

3Head Heart Hoof(L)119Velasquez3-1-2Rodriguez5-1


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5Royal Currier(L)121Dominguez2-9-3Rice6-5

Head Heart Hoof regressed in the mud last time after fast-figured win on fast surface two back; dry land is key. Saturday's Charm is another that will be aided by return to dry footing. Be Bullish won last and consistently logs swift figures.


1 Mile & 70 Yards. 3yo. Fillies. Maiden Claiming $16,000. Purse: $24,000.

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2Lady Jarlyn(L)113Coa5-7-5Persaud20-1


4Quark(L)120Hill4-9-xColetti, Sr.8-1

5T C Lane(L)120Davis3-9-2Contessa2-1

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6Cherokee Fog(L)120Alvarado9-12-xZito7-2

7Years Will Roll(L1)115Ortiz5-7-xHertler5-2

Years Will Roll gets the meds after useful effort in first start since two-month absence last time; forward move predicted. T C Lane could prove very tough on an unchallenged lead. Quark adds blinkers after pair of sharp works since last outing; very interesting.


6 Furlongs. 3yo. Fillies. Maiden Claiming $60,000-$50,000. Purse: $43,000.

1Endless Chatter(L)120Alvarado6-2-xBrown3-1

2Exclusive Bull(L)120Dominguez4-x-xDutrow, Jr8-5

3Southside Sis(L1)113Ortizx-x-xFriedman10-1

4Insane Speed(L1)120Davisx-x-xContessa12-1

5Lenderoflastresort(L)120Ortiz, Jr3-6-3Violette, Jr5-2

6Nothin But a Dream(L)118Castro7-x-xHennig8-1

Exculsive Bull is speedy and training strongly for first start since claimed by Rick Dutrow. Endless Chatter makes first start with maiden claiming tag; very dangerous. Insane Speed compiled endurance-building work tab for debut; follow the money.


6 Furlongs. 4&up. Fillies and Mares. Claiming $20,000. Purse: $31,000.


2World Premier(L)118Dominguez6-5-3Levine5-1

3Stellars Theory(L)118Ortiz, Jr5-2-2Galluscio12-1



6Jungle Juice(L)118Castro4-2-5Shuman10-1


1aMarvelous Margaret(L)118Velasquez2-1-7Galluscio8-5

Jungle Juice ships in and owns numbers that are a solid fit with the locals at this level. Anecdote is fleet-footed and rested; very dangerous. Marvelous Margaret makes first start since claimed by Dominic Galluscio; worth long look.


6 Furlongs. 4&up. Fillies and Mares. Allowance Optional Claiming. Purse: $62,000.

1Royal Sighting(L)123Smith5-1-5Englehart7-2

2Sacred Success(L)118Dominguez5-5-1Dutrow, Jr3-1

3Clear Pasaj(L)113Ortiz2-1-1Levine5-2

4Cat Ferrad(L)118Ortiz, Jr5-3-1Galluscio15-1

5Magnificent Mia(L)118Castro3-6-1Englehart6-1

6Bobby Zapper(L)123Velasquez1-5-2Rodriguez4-1

Royal Sighting drops and gets favorable cutback to 6 furlongs; call based on price potential. Sacred Success will prove a very tough customer on a soft lead. Clear Pasaj and Cat Ferrard both own speed and could set the table for top selection.


1 Mile & 70 Yards. 4&up. Fillies and Mares. NY Bred. Allowance Optional Claiming. Purse: $59,000.

1Guyana Princess(L)111Rodriguez4-3-4Lalman6-1



4Great Gracie Dane(L)118Velasquez4-1-6Levine2-1

5Read the Research(L)118Dominguez2-1-8Levine3-1

6Sally's Dream(L)123Ortiz, Jr5-3-1Persaud5-1

7Get Gorgeous(L)113Coa1-3-9Badgett, Jr10-1


Read the Research switches to Dominguez and projects as the speed of the speed. Great Gracie Dane gets class relief and will be in the garden spot if 'Research' gets hooked on the lead. Jolienne is quick from gate and could prove troublesome for top selection.


1 Mile. 4&up. Allowance Optional Claiming. Purse: $69,000.

1Keep Me Informed(L)118Alvarado3-3-3Mott5-2

2Metaurus(L)118Camacho, Jr7-3-3Sciacca20-1

3Charlie's Quest(L)118Ortiz2-1-4Dutrow, Jr8-1

4Punster(L)118Ortiz, Jr2-7-2Jacobson5-1

5Big Business(L)118Velasquez2-1-2Jacobson8-5

6Jaguar Paw(L)118Dominguez6-8-2Brown3-1

Charlie's Quest notched three tight works since being dq'd from top spot last month at Prx; rates close call. Big Business logs fast figs with machine-like consistency; could easily take this. Keep Me Informed is right in the thick of this on 'A' game. Jaguar Paw is firing bullets for first start since September; don't ignore.


6 Furlongs. 4&up. Fillies and Mares. Maiden Claiming $12,500. Purse: $20,000.

1La Gazelle(L)121Jimenez4-7-12Lotruglio30-1

2Chubbalita's Joy(L)121Pezua7-5-3Quiles20-1

3Believe in Betty(L)121Velasquez7-7-7Galluscio8-1

4Winds of Change(L)121Ortiz, Jr5-10-8Rodriguez8-5

5Oh Yes She Did(L)121Dominguez5-3-xCanani2-1

6Fall Into Faith(L)121Fragoso3-2-5Araya5-1

7One Or the Other(L)116Ortiz6-12-4Reynolds10-1


9Caninann(L)121Camacho, Jr7-4-7D'Aloia30-1

Fall Into Faith turns back to a sprint and should pack amplified kick in cheap nightcap. Believe in Betty was speed sharpened in last and should prove tighter in second start since two-month absence. Wildichi was a change-of-pace fifth on New Year's Eve; worth long look at long price. Winds of Change makes first start for Rudy Rodriguez; very dangerous. Oh Yes She Did picks up Dominguez for local debut; must consider.

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