Steve Matthews / June 7 at BELMONT

Travel deals

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11/16 Miles. 3&up. Allowance. Purse: $96,000. Post -- 11:35 a.m.

1 Away Game(L) 114 Luzzi 6-1-2 Violette, Jr 12-1

2 Bernardo(L) 124 Ortiz 12-1-2 Toscano, Jr 3-1

3 Spartiatis(L) 120 Stevens 7-3-1 Blusiewicz 10-1

4 Lieutenant Seany O(L) 114 Velasquez 2-2-1 Jacobson 6-1

5 Cap the Moment 124 Montanez 3-8-8 Smith 30-1

6 Catholic Cowboy(L) 120 Ortiz, Jr 2-3-5 Zito 6-1

7 Forever Thing(L) 120 Velazquez 2-7-1 Pletcher 7-2

8 Wabbajack(L) 120 Maragh 5-5-1 Toner 8-1

9 Jimmy Connors(L) 114 Espinoza 2-2-3 Breen 4-1

Lieutenant Seany O owns fast late pace figures on best efforts. Bernardo gets class relief and makes peak start of form cycle. Jimmy Connors adds blinkers and could play out as the speed of the speed.

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11/16 Miles. 3yo. THE EASY GOER. Purse: $150,000.

1 Life in Shambles(L) 117 Rosario 2-1-1 Clement 4-1

2 Souper Lucky(L) 115 Ortiz 1-2-9 Albertrani 15-1

3 Effinex(L1) 117 Montanez 3-8-1 Smith 20-1

4 Kid Cruz(L) 121 Ortiz, Jr 8-1-1 Rice 5-2

5 Misconnect(L) 115 Castellano 1-1-2 Pletcher 4-1

6 No Surrender(L) 117 Bravo 1-1-5 Pletcher 8-1

7 Legend(L) 115 Saez 1-2-2 Bond 3-1

8 Pass the Coffee(L) 115 Velasquez 3-3-1 Zito 12-1

9 Howl(L) 115 Alvarado 4-1-5 Barrera, III 30-1

Legend tallied improved final fraction when winning last. Kid Cruz packs a potent late kick on 'A' game. Life in Shambles looms the main speed on the fence.

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11/2 Miles. 4&up. THE BROOKLYN INVITATIONAL. (Grade II). Purse: $500,000.

1 Eriugena(L) 117 Smith 1-1-2 Maker 10-1

2 Ground Transport(L) 117 Velazquez 1-1-4 Stidham 3-1

3 Micromanage(L) 119 Castellano 3-1-7 Pletcher 7-2

4 Cat Burglar(L) 117 Napravnik 3-1-1 Baffert 5-2

5 Ever Rider(L) 121 Espinoza 2-2-8 Munoz 5-1

6 Golden Soul(L) 115 Bridgmohan 7-5-9 Stewart 15-1

7 Bigger Is Bettor(L) 115 Arroyo 1-2-5 Ubillo 30-1

8 Norumbega(L) 115 Rosario 8-2-2 McGaughey III 6-1

Micromanage logs swift late pace numbers on 'A' efforts. Cat Burglar tallied rapid pace and final figs in last; bounces today? Ground Transport is 1-for-1 on Belmont loam.

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6 Furlongs. (Inner Turf). 4&up. THE JAIPUR INVITATIONAL. (Grade III). Purse: $300,000.

1 Spring to the Sky(L) 114 Maragh 2-10-4 Brown 15-1

2 Global Power(L) 120 Radosevich 6-5-3 Quartarolo 30-1

3 Marriedtothemusic(L) 120 Velasquez 1-1-2 Rice 12-1

4 Upgrade(L) 116 Castellano 1-3-3 Brown 10-1

5 Anyriderill Do(L) 114 Napravnik 3-11-5 Werner 20-1

6 Undrafted(L) 114 Velazquez 2-5-3 Ward 5-1

7 Non Stop(L) 114 Lezcano 4-2-5 Cannizzo 50-1

8 Ben's Cat(L) 122 Pimentel 1-1-1 Leatherbury 5-2

9 Positive Side(L) 114 Nakatani 3-2-2 Forster 8-1

10 Marchman(L) 122 Albarado 1-1-3 Calhoun 3-1

11 Salto(L) 114 Ortiz, Jr 3-3-2 Pletcher 5-1

Salto should pack amplified kick with cutback to 6 furlongs. Ben's Cat owns an imposing 26-for-39 slate. Marriedtothemusic holds razor-sharp current condition.

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7 Furlongs. 3yo. THE WOODY STEPHENS. (Grade II). Purse: $500,000.

1 Bayern(L) 117 Stevens 9-2-3 Baffert 5-1

2 Financial Mogul(L) 115 Ortiz 6-4-6 Violette, Jr 30-1

3 Havana(L) 123 Velazquez 3-2-1 Pletcher 6-1

4 Meadowood(L) 121 Napravnik 1-1-1 Ryan 15-1

5 Coup de Grace(L) 123 Castellano 1-10-1 Brown 10-1

6 Embellishing Bob(L) 123 Lezcano 1-1-2 Margolis 8-1

7 Tonito M.(L) 123 Nakatani 2-1-1 Hollendorfer 20-1

8 Favorite Tale(L) 121 Flores 1-7-1 Preciado 12-1

9 Spot(L) 123 Saez 6-7-1 Zito 30-1

10 Kobe's Back(L) 123 Rosario 4-3-7 Sadler 15-1

11 Social Inclusion(L) 117 Ortiz, Jr 3-3-1 Azpurua 7-5

12 Top Fortitude(L) 123 Smith 1-10-1 Owens 20-1

13 Pure Sensation(L) 115 Velasquez 2-3-2 Clement 30-1

Meadowood notched breakthrough final fraction when winning last. Favorite Tale can win from the stalker's seat; very dangerous. Social Inclusion will prove tough if able to secure an unchallenged lead.

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1 Mile. 3yo. Fillies. THE TVG ACORN. (Grade I). Purse: $750,000.

1 Fashion Plate(L) 121 Stevens 11-1-1 Callaghan 12-1

2 House Rules(L) 115 Solis 2-2-1 Jerkens 12-1

3 Fiftyshadesofgold(L) 121 Smith 1-2-1 Calhoun 8-1

4 Sweet Whiskey(L) 121 Velazquez 2-3-1 Pletcher 20-1

5 Sweet Reason(L) 121 Ortiz, Jr 3-1-4 Gyarmati 10-1

6 Tiz So Sweet(L) 117 Alvarado 1-1-4 Mott 20-1

7 Unbridled Forever(L) 117 Rosario 3-3-1 Stewart 10-1

8 My Miss Sophia(L) 121 Castellano 2-1-1 Pletcher 6-5

9 Artemis Agrotera(L) 121 Ortiz 5-1-1 Hushion 5-1

10 Lady Paradime(L) 119 Maragh 1-1-8 Breen 30-1

11 Risque Reality(L) 115 Velasquez 3-1-2 Pugh 30-1

12 Vero Amore(L) 115 Pennington 2-4-3 Reid, Jr 20-1

13 Euphrosyne(L) 121 Napravnik 10-3-1 Asmussen 20-1

Fiftyshadesofgold logged three tight works since winning last. Vero Amore was an ultra-game second in Black Eyed Susan. My Miss Sophia should be aided by cutback to a mile.

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11/16 Miles. 4&up. Fillies and Mares. THE OGDEN PHIPPS. (Grade I). Purse: $1,000,000.

1 Close Hatches(L) 123 Rosario 1-1-2 Mott 5-2

2 Antipathy(L) 115 Ortiz, Jr 2-2-1 McLaughlin 30-1

3 Belle Gallantey(L) 115 Ortiz 1-1-1 Rodriguez 30-1

4 Classic Point(L) 115 Solis 1-7-5 Jerkens 20-1

5 Beholder(L) 123 Stevens 1-1-1 Mandella 7-5

6 Princess of Sylmar(L) 123 Castellano 1-6-1 Pletcher 9-5

Princess of Sylmar is training with a purpose and owns fast figs on best. Beholder has won four straight in SoCal. Classic Point visually impressed when winning last.

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1 Mile. (Widener Turf). 4&up. Fillies and Mares. THE LONGINES JUST A GAME. (Grade I). Purse: $750,000.

1 Ready Signal(L) 113 Prado 4-1-1 Tarrant 30-1

2 Strathnaver(L) 117 Smith 4-3-4 Motion 20-1

3 Dame Marie(L) 113 Ortiz 2-7-1 Kenneally 20-1

4 Somali Lemonade(L) 117 Saez 1-1-2 Matz 8-1

5 Coffee Clique(L) 121 Castellano 1-1-3 Lynch 10-1

6 Stephanie's Kitten(L) 123 Velazquez 8-3-1 Brown 4-1

7 Unlimited Budget(L) 121 Napravnik 5-2-4 Pletcher 20-1

8 Waterway Run(L) 115 Lezcano 1-2-2 Brown 6-1

9 Discreet Marq(L) 121 Ortiz, Jr 2-2-1 Clement 5-2

10 Better Lucky(L) 121 Rosario 2-3-1 Albertrani 3-1

Somali Lemonade logged wire to wire wins in last two and projects as the dominant speed once again. Better Lucky owns swift final fractions on best efforts. Strathnaver is fresh and packs strong kick on best races.

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1 Mile. 3&up. THE METROPOLITAN. (Grade I). Purse: $1,250,000.

1 Palace Malice(L) 124 Velazquez 1-1-1 Pletcher 8-5

2 Vyjack(L) 116 Ortiz, Jr 1-6-8 Rodriguez 30-1

3 Scarly Charly(L) 110 Franco 1-6-3 Hushion 50-1

4 Goldencents(L) 121 Smith 7-1-2 O'Neill 10-1

5 Moreno(L) 118 Rosario 4-3-10 Guillot 10-1

6 Central Banker(L) 119 Nakatani 1-6-2 Stall, Jr 8-1

7 Capo Bastone(L) 115 Espinoza 6-10-13 Pletcher 30-1

8 Declan's Warrior(L) 114 Bravo 2-2-14 Zito 30-1

9 Normandy Invasion(L) 116 Castellano 2-1-4 Brown 5-1

10 Clearly Now(L) 117 Lezcano 3-3-5 Lynch 10-1

11 Broadway Empire(L) 115 Stevens 4-1-9 Diodoro 20-1

12 Romansh(L) 115 Ortiz 1-11-1 Albertrani 15-1

13 Shakin It Up(L) 120 Napravnik 2-5-1 Baffert 6-1

Goldencents is speedy and firing bullets for first start since November. Palace Malice is a dominant force on 'A' game. Normandy Invasion's top efforts place him squarely in the mix.

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11/4 Miles. (Inner Turf). 4&up. THE KNOB CREEK MANHATTAN. (Grade I). Purse: $1,000,000.

1 Imagining(L) 122 Velazquez 1-2-1 McGaughey III 7-2

2 Hey Leroy(L) 116 Solis 2-1-10 Azpurua 12-1

3 Rookie Sensation(L) 116 Smith 3-2-8 Shirreffs 12-1

4 Grandeur(L1) 122 Stevens 3-1-8 Noseda 5-1

5 Boisterous(L) 122 Nakatani 3-1-8 Pletcher 8-1

6 Seek Again(L) 118 Rosario 2-1-1 Mott 3-1

7 Five Iron(L) 118 Saez 1-9-3 Lynch 15-1

8 Real Solution(L) 122 Castellano 2-4-9 Brown 5-1

9 Kaigun(L) 114 Garcia 4-2-1 Casse 15-1

10 Chamois(L) 114 Bravo 3-1-4 Clement 15-1

Boisterous was pace and trip compromised in last. Five Iron can dominate a field on the front-end; very playable. Kaigun was just nose behind top selection after awkward start in last; don't ignore.

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11/2 Miles. 3yo. THE BELMONT STAKES. (Grade I). Purse: $1,500,000.

1 Medal Count(L) 126 Albarado 8-2-1 Romans 20-1

2 California Chrome(L) 126 Espinoza 1-1-1 Sherman 3-5

3 Matterhorn(L) 126 Bravo 4-3-10 Pletcher 30-1

4 Commanding Curve(L) 126 Bridgmohan 2-3-6 Stewart 15-1

5 Ride On Curlin(L) 126 Velazquez 2-7-2 Gowan 12-1

6 Matuszak(L) 126 Smith 2-3-3 Mott 30-1

7 Samraat(L) 126 Ortiz 5-2-1 Violette, Jr 20-1

8 Commissioner(L) 126 Castellano 2-6-3 Pletcher 20-1

9 Wicked Strong(L) 126 Maragh 4-1-4 Jerkens 6-1

10 General a Rod(L) 126 Napravnik 4-11-3 Maker 20-1

11 Tonalist(L) 126 Rosario 1-2-1 Clement 8-1

Tonalist projects as the controlling speed with proper ride. California Chrome is for those that think racing is a spectator sport. Commanding Curve could find the 12-furlong trip right in his wheelhouse.

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11/8 Miles. (Inner Turf). 3&up. Allowance Optional Claiming. Purse: $102,000.

2 Artic North(L) 120 Alvarado 5-3-5 Miller 10-1

1 Cheyenne Nation(L) 120 Velasquez 4-2-1 Rodriguez 12-1

3 Inchcape(L) 120 Ortiz, Jr 2-3-4 Servis 12-1

4 North Star Boy(L) 120 Bravo 3-3-11 Saville 10-1

5 Let's Run(L) 120 Franco 3-7-1 Terranova 30-1

6 Red Vine(L) 122 Rosario 1-3-4 Clement 5-1

7 Ghurair(L) 120 Stevens 8-4-3 Brown 9-5

8 Developer(L) 122 Napravnik 1-2-8 Delacour 20-1

9 Shkspeare Shaliyah(L) 120 DeCarlo 10-5-11 Shivmangal 50-1

10 Jonrah(L) 120 Montanez 5-6-5 Frisco 30-1

11 Shining Copper(L1) 120 Castellano 6-5-3 Pletcher 8-1

12 Mr. Jenney(L) 122 Lezcano 1-2-1 Clement 4-1

Main Track Only

13 Gotham News(L) 120 Ortiz, Jr 4-3-1 Kenneally 7-2

14 Son of a General(L) 120 No Rider. 2-2-4 Falcone, Jr 5-2

1a Abraham(L) 120 No Rider. 3-1-7 Mott 12-1

1x Mighty Ian(L) 122 Velasquez 2-1-6 Rodriguez 12-1

Artic North compiled eye-catching work tab for first start since March. Mr. Jenney overcame slow fractions and wide trip to win last; very dangerous. Inchcape is 1-for-1 on Belmont sod.

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7 Furlongs. 3&up. Allowance Optional Claiming. Purse: $102,000.

1 Kingsford Drive(L) 120 Lezcano 1-5-3 Brown 15-1

2 Eastwood(L) 120 Saez 3-3-1 Pletcher 8-1

3 Tiz Yankee(L) 120 Ortiz, Jr 5-6-5 Zito 30-1

4 Bad Hombre(L) 120 Alvarado 8-10-11 Kimmel 30-1

5 In Trouble(L) 115 Napravnik 5-3-1 Dutrow 5-2

6 Confrontation(L) 120 Maragh 2-3-1 Tagg 8-1

7 In the Beat(L) 120 Lezcano 7-2-6 DeMola 99-1

8 Pazolini(L) 124 Rosario 1-1-7 McLaughlin 3-1

9 Slan Abhaile(L) 120 Ortiz 4-3-7 Romans 30-1

10 Protocol(L) 122 Solis 1-5-6 Shirreffs 6-1

11 Celebrator(L) 122 Velazquez 1-3-1 Pletcher 10-1

12 Quick Money(L) 124 Velasquez 1-1-2 Nevin 15-1

13 Ragtime(L) 119 Castellano 1-5-1 McGaughey III 12-1

14 Dighton(L) 122 Bravo 1-2-2 D'Alessandro 20-1

Also Eligible

15 Associate(L) 120 Ortiz 6-7-3 Nevin 15-1

16 Bet the Power(L) 120 Ortiz, Jr 6-3-6 Terranova 30-1

Quick Money hails from barn that excels with fresh and rested runners. Kingsford Drive was a front-running winner in last and could play out as the main speed once again. Protocol is firing bullets for first start in 91 days; dangerous. Dighton won last and is 3-for-6 at Belmont Park.

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