Steve Matthews / Oct. 3 at Belmont

Travel deals

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11/16 Miles. (Widener Turf). 3&up. Claiming $35,000. Purse: $40,000. Post -- 12:50 p.m.

1 Political Justice(L) 118 Ortiz, Jr 2-1-7 Araya 12-1

2 Kitten's Kid(L) 118 Castellano 1-2-2 Domino 3-1

3 Wayward Sailor(L) 113 Ortiz 2-10-2 Scott 15-1

4 Balance the Budget(L) 113 Garcia 7-5-1 Chatterpaul 10-1

5 Commitment Letter(L) 118 Espinoza 4-7-3 Shivmangal 12-1

6 Golden Tornado(L) 121 Lezcano 1-8-8 Rice 12-1

7 Saturday's for Fun(L) 118 Prado 8-5-3 Tagg 5-2

8 See Me Proud(L) 118 Velasquez 2-1-4 Quick 5-1

9 Raging Lion(L) 118 DeCarlo 4-3-4 Manning 20-1

10 Hardrocker(L) 121 Dominguez 4-2-1 Englehart 6-1

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11 Willy Pay(L) 116 Garcia 4-3-1 Brown 3-1

12 Da Vinci(L) 118 No Rider. 6-4-4 Rice 5-1

Balance The Budget drops and logged fast 5-furlong workout since last start; forward move predicted. Kitten's Kid showed improved speed when winning last and owns fast back numbers; big-time threat. Golden Tornado overcame a 20-length, first-call deficit to win last; don't dismiss. On dirt: Wayward Sailor, Willy Pay, Da Vinci.2

6 Furlongs. 2yo. Fillies. NY Bred. Maiden Claiming $50,000. Purse: $42,000.

1 Read the Personals(L) 115 Garcia 6-x-x Gullo 6-1

2 Star Black(L) 120 Lezcano 3-3-x Persaud 8-1

3 My Four Rewards(L1) 120 Ortiz, Jr x-x-x Lostritto 15-1

4 Grand Lely Drive(L) 120 Maragh 6-5-x Ritvo 2-1

5 La Bella Chabella(L1) 120 Arroyo x-x-x Lotruglio 12-1

6 E Street Bourbon(L1) 120 Lezcano x-x-x Kenneally 4-1

7 My Favorite Two(L) 120 Alvarado 5-5-x Zito 3-1

8 Absolute Paradise(L) 120 Prado 4-8-4 Laxmeter 12-1

Grand Lely Drive is rested and could play out as the controlling speed. My Favorite Two returns to dirt after showing improved early foot in last; dangerous. Star Black has finished third in both starts; right in the thick of this.

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6 Furlongs. (Widener Turf). 3&up. Allowance Optional Claiming. Purse: $70,000.

1 Jess Not Jesse(L) 121 Velasquez 3-1-1 Rice 2-1

2 Top Yank(L) 121 Luzzi 1-12-5 Pringle 15-1

3 Partly Mocha(L) 118 Castellano 3-4-1 Weaver 4-1

4 Thomas Hill(L) 118 Castro 2-8-4 Grusmark 10-1

5 Isn'tlovejustgrand(L) 116 Garcia 8-3-1 Aquilino 10-1

6 Barrel of Love(L) 121 Velazquez 1-6-5 Hertler 5-2

7 Departures(L) 121 Maragh 4-6-1 Chatterpaul 10-1

8 Brian(L) 118 Lezcano 5-10-2 Hennig 8-1

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9 Chasing Moonlight(L) 121 No Rider. 1-4-2 Albertrani 12-1

10 Sage Valley(L) 118 No Rider. 1-3-3 Rodriguez 8-5

11 Distorted Dream(L) 118 Maragh 1-7-5 Mareina 3-1

12 Wild Target(L) 118 No Rider. 2-1-5 Kenneally 5-2

Brian is training with a purpose for first start in 83 days; return to rating tactics is key. Barrel Of Love tallied fast number when a hard-charging winner in last; very playable. Jess Not Jessie has won five of last six starts; could easily take another. On dirt: Brian, Wild Target, Sage Valley.4

11/16 Miles. (Inner Turf). 3&up. Fillies and Mares. NY Bred. Maiden Special Weight. Purse: $57,000.

1 Rt. Sixty Seven(L) 123 Montalvo 7-7-2 Appel, Jr 20-1

2 Rapidize(L) 120 Ortiz, Jr 5-11-2 DiSanto 12-1

3 Ampa's Girl(L) 120 Luzzi 8-2-x Morrison 10-1

4 Hall of Flame(L) 115 Garcia 6-6-10 Ubillo 30-1

5 Madame Johar(L) 123 Lezcano 2-4-3 Clement 2-1

6 Eurokay by Me(L) 120 Lopez 4-9-7 Schwartz 20-1

7 Silver Prize(L) 115 Ortiz 5-9-9 Antonucci 20-1

8 Field Star(L) 120 Espinoza 8-10-9 Alvarez 30-1

9 Katie Malone(L) 120 Prado 4-6-3 Canani 4-1

10 Mela Dramatically(L) 123 Maragh 3-3-8 Motion 7-2

11 Caribean Beat(L) 120 Rosario 5-4-x Bush 6-1

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12 Milkyyourway(L) 120 Dominguez 3-4-x Schettino 9-5

13 Muhammara(L) 120 Castro 10-x-x Weaver 12-1

14 Bank On Basta 116 Coa 13-x-x Quick 20-1

15 Bluffing Quality(L) 120 No Rider. 7-7-7 Ronen 15-1

Mela Dramatically was compromised by slow start and wide trip when fast-closing third in last; rates close call. Madame Johar bested top selection by a neck when favored in last; be no surprise. Katie Malone was fourth in same last race as top two and could have more to give in second start since three-month layoff. On dirt: Milkyyourway, Rapidize.5

6 Furlongs. 3&up. Fillies and Mares. NY Bred. Maiden Special Weight. Purse: $52,000.

1 Hooked On You(L1) 120 Dominguez x-x-x Schettino 5-1

2 Nine Loves(L) 120 Castellano 2-2-x Englehart 2-1

3 Hundred Acre Wood(L1) 120 Ortiz, Jr x-x-x Sciacca 20-1

4 Cape Cod Carol(L) 120 Castro 7-5-4 Ryerson 15-1

5 Rock N Cozy(L) 123 Velazquez 3-7-4 Domino 6-1

6 Bonita Sonata(L) 115 Garcia 2-8-5 Bond 10-1

7 Divadora(L) 120 Lezcano 4-3-4 Lawrence, II 8-1

8 Islarama(L) 120 Maragh 2-3-2 Vazquez 7-2

9 All Mine Tonight 120 Rosario x-x-x Jerkens 12-1

Islarama was a clear-cut second behind a repeat winner in most recent start and hails from potent Delaware-based barn. Nine Loves has finished second in both starts; continues trend? Rock N Cozy is speedy and rested; dangerous. Bonita Sonata would be aided by fast fractions.

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7 Furlongs. 3&up. Starter Optional Claiming. Purse: $53,000.

2 Professor Fate(L) 117 Ortiz, Jr 2-4-3 Guerrero 5-1

3 Cactus City Road(L) 117 Maragh 5-1-4 Orseno 20-1

4 Minescape(L) 117 Rosario 1-6-3 Jacobson 8-1

5 Shankopotamus(L) 121 Velasquez 2-1-3 Rice 3-1

6 So Scott(L) 121 Dominguez 3-7-3 Jacobson 6-1

1 Washington's Rules(L) 121 Garcia 2-2-5 Dutrow, Jr 7-2

7 Point Taken(L) 117 Castellano 1-2-6 Cannizzo 8-1

8 Clip the Coupons(L) 117 Lezcano 8-2-4 Brown 12-1

9 Classic R and B(L) 112 Garcia 4-1-5 Gullo 12-1

10 Dan and Sheila(L) 117 Castro 1-2-7 Pompay 10-1

1a Charlie's Quest(L) 117 Garcia 1-4-5 Dutrow, Jr 7-2

Shankopotamus logged game placing after setting hot splits in last; softer flow is key. So Scott packs strong stretch kick and will be in the garden spot if top selection hits the wall in the lane; very dangerous. Washington's Rules earned solid numbers when second in last two starts; right in the thick of this.

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6 Furlongs. 3&up. Fillies and Mares. NY Bred. Allowance Optional Claiming. Purse: $54,000.

1 Warrior Marie(L) 116 Garcia 2-11-6 Streicher 15-1

2 Clear Pasaj(L) 118 Rosario 5-1-2 Levine 7-2

3 Sammzilla(L) 121 Santiago 9-1-7 Farro 20-1

4 Two Moons(L) 114 Coa 10-3-7 Quick 12-1

5 Leaping Lady(L) 118 Lezcano 4-8-3 Hertler 4-1

6 Capable Argument(L) 118 Castellano 1-2-x Cannizzo 5-1

7 Cinematize(L) 118 Dominguez 1-2-4 Dutrow 3-1

8 Bridgetta(L) 118 Maragh 1-1-6 Brown 12-1

9 Drinksonthehouse(L) 121 Velazquez 1-2-6 Trombetta 6-1

Leaping Lady tallied career best pace number in last and should be set for final-figure breakthrough in third start of form cycle. Cinematize won last and sit-and-pounce style will be well served if pace meltdown ensues. Bridgetta is riding a two-race winning streak; must factor into mix.

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7 Furlongs. (Widener Turf). 3&up. Fillies and Mares. THE VALOR LADY. Purse: $80,000.

1 Sure Route(L) 118 Castro 4-7-4 Ribaudo 20-1

2 Pinch Pie(L) 120 Dominguez 6-8-2 Dutrow 6-1

3 Catinatree(L) 118 DeCarlo 6-6-1 Contessa 30-1

4 Future Generation(L) 120 Maragh 4-1-4 Clement 7-2

5 Fontley(L) 120 Lezcano 4-5-1 Clement 8-1

6 Belle of the Hall(L) 120 Ortiz, Jr 4-4-4 Albertrani 8-1

7 Notassharpasuthink(L) 118 Rosario 1-2-2 Violette, Jr 4-1

8 Whipsaw City(L) 118 Castellano 2-6-5 Brown 3-1

9 The Underling(L) 118 Velazquez 2-6-6 Duggan 20-1

10 Dove Season(L) 118 Bisono 10-1-4 Servis 20-1

11 Winnie Dixie(L) 120 Garcia 1-1-1 McLaughlin 10-1

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12 Dancinginherdreams(L) 120 Alvarado 3-9-7 Mott 6-1

13 Agave Kiss(L) 117 No Rider. 3-5-1 Rodriguez 5-2

14 Tamarind Hall(L) 120 No Rider. 7-2-3 Fawkes 12-1

15 Mildly Offensive(L) 120 Velazquez 1-7-3 Pletcher 2-1

Fontley returns from helpful freshener and won stateside debut off the bench at Belmont's Spring/Summer meeting. Whipsaw City is fleet-footed and could prove very tough on a soft lead. Belle Of The Hall owns fast dirt figures and will prove a handful if able to transfer main-track form to turf. On dirt: Belle Of The Hall, Agave Kiss, Mildly Offensive.9

11/16 Miles. (Inner Turf). 3&up. Maiden Claiming $25,000. Purse: $31,000.

1 Great Karoo(L) 123 Ortiz, Jr 4-10-4 Mott 10-1

2 Northern Tripp(L) 115 Coa 9-8-5 Ryerson 30-1

3 Current Design(L) 120 Castellano 3-8-2 Ness 4-1

4 Griffin Rock(L) 118 Garcia 3-3-8 Sedlacek 15-1

5 Twigazuri Strait(L) 120 Velazquez 6-6-3 Nihei 6-1

6 Running Made Easy(L) 123 Smith 5-9-6 Younghans 50-1

7 Circularity(L) 120 Rosario 6-7-6 Pompay 6-1

8 Barrymore(L) 120 Lezcano 5-3-2 Clement 7-2

9 Santonio d'Oro(L) 120 Garcia 2-3-4 McPeek 8-1

10 Silver Skates(L) 123 Espinoza 9-8-5 Chatterpaul 30-1

11 Life's a Roar(L) 120 Dominguez 2-4-2 Goldberg 4-1

Also Eligible

12 Ballerino 123 Velasquez x-x-x Lerman 20-1

13 Vengeful Pride 120 Espinoza 9-9-10 O'Brien 50-1

14 Magnificent Moon(L) 118 Garcia 9-4-5 DeMola 8-1

15 Hidden Vow(L) 120 Prado 2-3-6 Quick 6-1

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16 Alaina's Secret(L1) 115 Ortiz 7-x-x Toscano, Jr 20-1

Circularity is training with a purpose for first start with maiden-claiming tag; close call in wide-open nightcap. Northern Tripp displayed improved speed in last; developing and dangerous. Barrymore gets class relief and owns fast figs on 'A' game. Santonio d'Oro will be aided by return to turf. Life's A Roar ships in for Alan Goldberg after game placing in last at Mth; right in the thick of this. Twigazuri Strait drops to lifetime low; must consider. On dirt: Current Design, Santonio d'Oro, Circularity.Entries -- © 2012 Equibase Company LLC, all rights reserved

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