Steve Matthews / March 28 at Aqueduct

Travel deals

1

6 Furlongs. 4&up. Claiming $16,000. Purse: $23,000.

Post -- 12:50 p.m.

1 Wishingonastar(L) 118 Ortiz 7-4-3 Barker 12-1

2 Taproot(L) 118 Ortiz, Jr 6-2-6 Servis 4-1

3 Beggarthyneighbor(L) 118 Maragh 6-7-2 Brown 5-2

4 Swiss Tart(L) 118 Velasquez 5-9-4 Galluscio 10-1

5 Estimator(L) 113 Rodriguez 4-3-6 Aquilino 15-1

6 Crown the Chief(L) 118 Castro 4-2-1 Miceli 2-1

7 Poppa's Pick(L) 118 Alvarado 6-7-4 Asmussen 5-1

8 Bob the Pool Man(L) 111 Tomas 10-6-2 Kettell 30-1

Crown the Chief gets class relief after chasing sizziling splits in last; softer flow today. Wishingonastar displayed improved speed in last and will offer tempting price; worth long look. Taproot makes first start since claimed by Jason Servis; dangerous on best.

2

6 Furlongs. 3yo. Fillies. Maiden Claiming $50,000. NY Bred. Purse: $40,000.

1 Riptherubberoff(L) 120 Alvarado 8-2-4 Rodriguez 5-2

2 Group Therapy(L) 120 Ortiz 6-6-3 Kimmel 7-2

3 Riveressed(L1) 120 Cohen 3-x-x Gonzalez 5-1

4 Delta Doyenne(L) 120 Velasquez 4-x-x Dutrow 2-1

5 Goldara(L) 120 Hill 4-6-x Divitto 15-1

6 Dizzy Disco Diva(L) 120 Ortiz, Jr 7-2-x D'Alessandro 6-1

Group Therapy is fresh and makes first start with a maiden claiming tag. Dizzy Disco Diva lost irons in last after hard-charging second in debut; dangerous. Delta Doyenne adds blinkers after wide trip in debut; very interesting. Riptherubberoff is speedy but is repeated failure at short odds; your move.

3

6 Furlongs. 4&up. Starters Handicap. Purse: $50,000.

1 Pleaseandthankyou(L) 121 Maragh 5-1-1 Levine 8-1

2 Blind Hope(L) 120 Ortiz, Jr 3-4-1 Servis 6-1

3 Head Heart Hoof(L) 127 Velasquez 3-1-1 Rodriguez 4-5

4 Shotgun City(L) 116 Silvera 2-3-7 Persaud 20-1

5 Cayambe(L) 121 Alvarado 1-8-1 Jacobson 5-2

6 Ancient Rome(L) 116 Ortiz 3-2-1 Brown 15-1

Cayambe visually and numerically impressed when winning last; more to come. Head Heart Hoof owns speed and fast figs but must shoulder a staggering 127 pounds. Shotgun City is riding a forward line on pace and final numbers; don't ignore.

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6 1/2 Furlongs. 3&up. Fillies and Mares. Maiden Special Weight. NY Bred. Purse: $50,000.

1 Typhoon Teri(L) 123 Velasquez 2-4-6 Galluscio 3-1

2 Miss Mastery(L) 123 Luzzi 6-3-x Grusmark 15-1

3 Rice and Beans(L) 113 Hiraldo 7-9-x Gutierrez 30-1

4 Concealed(L) 116 Maragh 3-x-x Jacobson 4-1

5 Louder Than Sound(L) 116 Tomas 4-3-4 Coffey 12-1

6 Curlin N Twirlin(L) 116 Hill 5-3-2 Terranova,II 7-2

7 Alpha J(L) 116 Alvarado 2-x-x Schwartz 2-1

8 My Uptown Gal(L) 118 Rodriguez 5-x-x Feron 12-1

Curlin N Twirlin logged three tight works for first start since 54-day freshener; rates close call. Concealed made sustained rally when a clear-cut third in debut; big-time player. Alpha J was a strong second at 8-1 in debut; regresses today at short ticket?

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1 Mile. 4&up. Claiming $35,000-$25,000. Purse: $41,000.

1 Buckeye Heart(L) 116 Hill 3-1-3 Signore, Jr 20-1

2 Our Entourage(L) 118 Cohen 6-7-1 Jacobson 9-5

3 He's So Chic(L) 118 Morales 4-2-1 Ness 3-1

4 Matt and Jesse(L) 120 Castro 1-7-3 Ortiz 4-1

5 Shankopotamus(L) 118 Velasquez 5-7-5 Rice 12-1

6 Burned Bridges(L) 118 Silvera 5-6-5 Persaud 10-1

7 Scotus(L) 118 Maragh 6-4-4 Jacobson 4-1

Our Entourage is training with a purpose for first start since November and packs potent late kick on 'A' game. Shankopotamus is fleet-footed and will be aided by cutback to mile. He's So Chic closes strongly in sprints and could appreciate added ground.

6

1 Mile & 1 Furlong. 4&up. Claiming $15,000. Purse: $24,000.

1 Greeley's Law(L) 118 Luzzi 6-6-5 DiSanto 20-1

2 Macho Muchacho(L) 118 Velasquez 1-1-1 Parisella 5-2

3 Mason's Comprise(L) 111 Tomas 3-5-2 Grusmark 10-1

4 Springcourt(L) 118 Ortiz, Jr 6-2-4 Gullo 7-2

5 Red Leader(L) 118 Camacho, Jr 4-2-2 Rodriguez 8-1

6 Bulldog On a Bone(L) 115 Rodriguez 6-1-6 Aquilino 20-1

7 Kings Village(L) 108 Davis 5-3-5 Younghans 30-1

8 J W Blue(L) 118 Maragh 4-5-4 Brown 7-5

Macho Muchacho has won five in a row and has benefit of inside post in closely-matched field. Springcourt failed as the favorite in last but is 2-for-2 on the Big A's main track. J W Blue drops and owns fast figures on best efforts.

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1 Mile. 3&up. Maiden Claiming $16,000. NY Bred. Purse: $24,000.

1 Polaris Dream(L) 123 Ortiz 9-9-9 Barbara 4-1

2 Brandy's Big Guy(L) 116 Franco 3-3-6 Goodwin 6-1

3 Final Foose(L) 116 Lezcano 2-7-x Contessa 12-1

4 Antone Suavey(L) 118 Rodriguez 3-6-x Quartarolo 15-1

5 El Dreamer(L) 123 Luzzi 2-2-2 DiSanto 3-1

6 Spectacular Act(L) 118 Coa 4-3-5 Aquilino 10-1

7 Night Editor(L) 116 Cohen 5-9-4 Jacobson 7-2

8 Cameron Canyon(L) 116 Tomas 7-4-5 Galluscio 6-1

9 Power of the Heart(L) 116 Ortiz, Jr 3-4-x Servis 12-1

Night Editor wheels back in a hurry and drops after logging improved internal numbers last Wednesday. El Dreamer has finished second in last three starts; continues trend? Polaris Dream makes first start with a maiden claiming tag for suddenly-live Bob Barbara barn.

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

1 Hot Roots(L) 118 Cohen 6-5-2 Kenneally 7-2

2 Sacred Success(L) 118 Ortiz, Jr 4-3-5 Rodriguez 7-2

3 Expression(L) 120 Alvarado 3-1-7 Baker 5-2

4 Hold It(L) 118 Ortiz 2-6-1 Brown 6-1

5 Elusive Jozi(L) 118 Maragh 4-2-2 Friedman 4-1

6 Vinda(L) 118 Fragoso 7-1-1 Weaver 5-1

Hold It set strong splits when a solid second in last; controlling speed. Expression took backward step in last after fast-figured victory in prior; rebound potential. Sacred Success adds blinkers and could possess intensified early speed; must consider.

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1 Mile. 4&up. Fillies and Mares. Claiming $12,500. Purse: $24,000.

1 Born Flirt(L) 118 Lezcano 8-7-3 Araya 5-1

2 Alykela 113 Coa 5-5-6 DiSanto 6-1

3 Smarty Bull(L) 118 Ortiz, Jr 3-4-10 Servis 2-1

4 Beautiful Risk(L) 118 Chamafi 8-8-9 Badgett, Jr 20-1

5 Twillerbee(L) 111 Tomas 3-2-6 Coffey 8-1

6 Wise Choice(L) 111 Franco 4-5-5 Sciacca 15-1

7 Fruttidimare(L) 118 Velasquez 5-1-1 Rice 9-5

8 Mon Rose(L) 108 Hiraldo 6-6-6 Persaud 20-1

Fruttidimare drops and earned fast late pace figure when winning at Suffolk two starts back. Alykela is competitive on best efforts. Smarty Bull was an even third as the favorite last week; right in the thick of this.

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