Steve Matthews / July 28 at SARATOGA

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11/16 Miles (Inner Turf). 3&up. Maiden Claiming $65,000. Purse: $54,000. Post -- 1 p.m.

1 Greek God(L) 118 Napravnik 4-6-6 Trombetta 10-1

2 Point Hope(L) 118 Ortiz, Jr 6-11-4 McLaughlin 4-1

3 Pilatus(L) 118 Ortiz 2-2-2 Perillo 8-1

4 Classic Sense(L) 118 Castellano 5-2-10 Brown 7-2

5 King of Bay(L) 118 Lanerie 4-4-4 Trombetta 12-1

6 Summer Cove(L) 113 Rice 9-11-7 Divitto 30-1

7 Are We Not Men 118 Prado 7-2-6 Weaver 3-1

8 Ostentatious Me(L) 118 Leparoux 4-4-3 McPeek 12-1

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9 Strueves Star(L) 118 Saez 4-8-3 Serpe 15-1

10 Inventor's Gate(L) 118 Rosario 2-5-7 Hennig 6-1

Pilatus makes first start since claimed after strong second in last. Classic Sense drops and makes peak start of form cycle. Greek God owns speed and starts from the hedge on tight-turned course.

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51/2 Furlongs (Mellon Turf). 2yo. NY Bred. Maiden Special Weight. Purse: $73,000.

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1 Ocala Princess(L1) 116 Ortiz, Jr x-x-x Morley 15-1

2 Jamaalaree(L1) 116 Velazquez x-x-x Ward 2-1

3 Coastal Zip(L1) 119 Prado x-x-x Tarrant 8-1

4 Banana Thief(L1) 119 Bridgmohan x-x-x Asmussen 8-5

5 The Prez(L1) 119 Franco x-x-x Brown 20-1

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6 Essence At Noon(L) 119 DeCarlo 5-x-x Mazza 20-1

7 Amazing Anne(L1) 116 Alvarado x-x-x Morley 4-1

8 Classic Aussie(L1) 116 Maragh x-x-x Orseno 15-1

Also Eligible

9 Meiomi Boy 119 Saez x-x-x LeCesse 15-1

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Main Track Only

10 Good Luck Gus(L) 119 No Rider 2-x-x Rodriguez 2-1

Amazing Anne is from a dam that's produced two turf winners. Banana Thief fired 5-furlong bullet on July 15. Jamaalaree is by a top-shelf turf sire.

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6 Furlongs. 3&up. Claiming $50,000. Purse: $49,000.

1 Big Blue Talent(L) 118 Lopez 5-3-2 Ward 5-2

2 Mr. O'Leary(L) 122 Rosario 6-4-2 Clement 7-5

3 Patty and Nooche(L) 120 Velazquez 2-9-5 Schettino 5-1

4 Beau Who(L) 124 Saez 2-3-4 Englehart 6-1

5 Southern Blessing(L) 118 Napravnik 8-6-10 Asmussen 8-1

6 Indian Nobility(L) 122 Prado 6-7-5 Green 15-1

Indian Nobility makes peak start of form cycle after displaying improved speed in last. Beau Who is fresh and could be ideally positioned in the stalker's seat. Patty and Nooche packs solid late kick on 'A' game.

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51/2 Furlongs (Mellon Turf). 3&up. Maiden Claiming $40,000. Purse: $45,000.

1 Bold Runner(L) 119 Castellano 7-6-4 Quartarolo 12-1

2 Midnight Frolic(L) 112 Worrie 9-10-x Contessa 20-1

3 Speed Read(L) 119 . 5-9-10 Violette, Jr 12-1

4 Captain Keon(L) 124 Arroyo 2-3-7 Ubillo 7-2

5 War of Honor(L1) 119 Ortiz, Jr x-x-x Maker 6-1

6 A Touch of Poetry(L) 119 Saez 3-3-8 Zito 5-2

7 Spa City Treasure(L) 124 Ortiz 6-2-2 Violette, Jr 3-1

8 Shylock(L) 119 Luzzi 4-5-8 DiPrima 20-1

9 Frame(L) 124 DeCarlo 5-4-2 Albertrani 3-1

10 Secret Ops(L) 119 Garcia 5-4-4 Contessa 8-1

11 Delta Warrior(L) 119 DeCarlo 2-9-4 Kopaj 5-1

12 Big Air(L) 119 Lanerie 7-9-7 Lukas 4-1

Secret Ops was a tough-trip fifth in last and now makes third start since layoff. Spa City Treasure logged three tight works since last start; dangerous. Captain Keon owns fast figures on best efforts.

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11/8 Miles. 3&up. Claiming $20,000. Purse: $39,000.

1 Village Warrior(L) 119 Velazquez 8-3-1 Pletcher 2-1

2 Best Play(L) 124 Lanerie 9-5-1 Jacobson 7-2

3 Roaring Conquest(L) 122 Saez 1-8-3 Englehart 10-1

4 Maserati(L) 124 Leparoux 6-4-1 McPeek 4-1

5 Citizen Wells(L) 122 Alvarado 10-9-6 Weaver 3-1

6 Here He Fitz(L) 124 Maragh 5-4-1 Hertler 8-1

7 Rooster Cruiser(L) 117 Ortiz, Jr 2-3-1 Lukas 15-1

Roaring Conquest was a determined winner in last and could have more to give. Village Warrior could play out as the controlling speed. Here He Fitz is fresh and can win from on or off the pace.

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7 Furlongs. 3&up. Maiden Claiming $50,000. Purse: $50,000.

1 Yankee Dime(L) 119 Saez 3-11-3 Zito 12-1

2 Pecorino(L) 119 Velazquez 3-2-3 Pletcher 9-5

3 Forest Boy(L) 124 Lanerie 7-2-3 Jacobson 5-2

4 Americas Guest(L1) 119 Ortiz, Jr x-x-x Rodriguez 10-1

5 Pulpit's Legacy(L) 119 Hernandez, Jr 7-x-x Wilkes 8-1

6 Act of Heroism(L) 119 Bridgmohan 5-2-3 Catalano 5-1

7 Appealing Alex(L) 119 Ortiz 10-5-7 Zito 10-1

8 Eight Cents(L) 119 Rice 3-6-3 Divitto 15-1

Forest Boy is training with a purpose for first start for David Jacobson. Act of Heroism should pack amplified kick with cutback to 7 furlongs. Pecorino owns speed and fast figures.

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51/2 Furlongs (Mellon Turf). 3&up. Purse: $85,000.

1 Charlie's Picnic(L) 124 Rosario 1-7-6 Hennig 12-1

2 American Progress(L) 120 Velazquez 8-3-1 O'Brien 20-1

3 Let's Go Ben(L) 121 Leparoux 3-2-5 LoPresti 20-1

4 Big Sugar Soda(L) 117 Napravnik 4-3-8 Asmussen 5-1

5 Spartiatis(L) 124 Davis 9-7-3 Blusiewicz 8-1

6 Golden Story(L) 124 Bravo 4-1-2 Hickey 12-1

7 Father Johns Pride(L) 117 Ortiz, Jr 4-4-2 Kenneally 3-1

8 Moon Song(L) 120 Garcia 4-6-1 Motion 10-1

9 Apex(L) 121 Arroyo 3-2-1 Lalman 12-1

10 Run for Logistics(L) 112 Rice 5-4-3 Contessa 20-1

11 Bluegrass Springs(L) 121 Ortiz 5-6-4 Rice 12-1

12 Casa Creek(L) 124 Rocco, Jr 9-1-4 Nihei 4-1

Also Eligible

13 Defiant(L) 124 Lopez 1-3-1 Farro 5-1

Main Track Only

14 Oration(L) 120 No Rider 11-3-2 Clement 7-2

15 Takajo(L) 121 Saez 1-9-5 Terranova, II 5-1

Bluegrass Springs gets favorable turnback in distance and should possess enhanced wallop. Defiant is fleet-footed and must be factored into the mix if able to escape AE list. American Progress also owns speed and makes peak start of form cycle. Father Johns Pride logs swift number on best efforts.

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6 Furlongs. 3&up. Fillies and Mares. THE HRTV HONORABLE MISS (Grade II). Purse: $200,000.

1 La Verdad(L) 119 Ortiz 1-1-1 Rice 2-1

2 Speedinthruthecity(L) 117 Leparoux 1-5-1 Asmussen 6-1

3 R Free Roll(L) 116 Lopez 1-1-2 Gargan 4-1

4 Red Velvet(L) 111 Velazquez 4-1-1 Pletcher 12-1

5 Merry Meadow(L) 118 Maragh 2-1-4 Hennig 5-1

6 Calistoga(L) 115 Rosario 3-1-3 Mott 8-1

7 My Wandy's Girl(L) 119 Ortiz, Jr 3-1-5 Hushion 7-2

Red Velvet projects as the speed of the speed with aggressive ride. La Verdad delivers strong efforts with machine-like consistency. My Wandy's Girl could be in the garden spot if pace meltdown ensues.

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11/8 Miles. 3&up. Claiming $16,000. Purse: $32,000.

1 Junior Officer(L) 120 Davis 7-5-6 Sciacca 30-1

2 I Want You to Know(L) 122 Ortiz 2-4-5 Contessa 12-1

3 Zoebear(L) 120 Franco 4-5-3 Englehart 3-1

4 Lesson in Deceit(L) 124 Maragh 10-1-1 Englehart 8-1

5 Rap d'Oro(L) 117 Mejias 4-1-2 Hushion 5-1

6 Mr. Espresso(L) 117 Rice 1-3-3 Sciacca 6-1

7 Star of New York(L) 120 Arroyo 2-2-3 Quick 10-1

8 Bedouin Now(L) 120 Lezcano 4-3-4 Reiff 15-1

9 Romancing the Gold(L) 113 Worrie 1-8-5 Jacobson 2-1

Romancing the Gold earned solid late pace figure when a determined winner in last; more to come. Star of New York has finished second at short odds in last two starts; continues trend? Zoebear drops and owns fast back numbers. Lesson in Deceit regressed in last after pairing up fast-figured wins in prior two starts; don't dismiss.

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