Steve Matthews / September 1 at SARATOGA

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1

11/8 Miles (Mellon Turf). 3&up. Fillies and Mares. Allowance Optional Claiming. Purse: $90,000. Post -- 1 p.m.

2 Cushion(L) 122 Rosario 10-1-3 Clement 5-2

3 Keening(L) 122 Napravnik 2-1-3 LoPresti 5-1

4 Bella Serenade(L) 124 Ortiz, Jr 1-1-7 Catalano 15-1

5 Majestic Marquet(L) 120 Velasquez 4-3-4 Rodriguez 7-2

6 Clearbrook(L) 122 Lezcano 3-3-3 Mott 2-1

1 Bold Kitten(L) 122 Castellano 4-1-6 Maker 6-1

7 Oasis At Midnight(L) 122 Bravo 5-3-3 Orseno 4-1

1a Kitten's Queen(L) 122 Castellano 1-2-3 Maker 6-1

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8 Lady of Gold(L) 120 Maragh 3-5-1 Motion 6-1

9 Three Hearts(L) 120 Velazquez 4-3-3 Mettee 8-1

Keening logged improved final fraction when a game second in last. Cushion gets favorable cutback in distance. Three Hearts makes peak start of form cycle; worth long look.

2

6 Furlongs. 3&up. Fillies and Mares. NY Bred. Maiden Special Weight. Purse: $73,000.

1 Brad's Ruby(L) 121 Ortiz 5-2-3 Englehart 7-2

2 Joshans Giant(L) 121 Velasquez 4-3-x Rice 3-1

3 Saharan Serenade 114 Worrie 9-3-5 Toscano, Jr 12-1

4 Sweet Sweet Afleet 121 Lopez x-x-x Ferraro 20-1

5 Moonlight Fantasy(L) 121 Luzzi 7-x-x Hushion 4-1

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6 Town Kitty 121 Franco x-x-x Ryerson 20-1

7 Honeychild(L) 121 Prado 6-8-7 McPeek 12-1

8 Marriedtomichael(L) 121 Castellano 4-x-x Brown 5-1

9 La Reverie(L1) 121 Rosario x-x-x McPeek 12-1

10 Jilly Mac(L) 121 Lezcano 3-4-6 Ryerson 8-1

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Brad's Ruby is speedy and training sharply for first start since March. Saharan Serenade could impact at fat odds if pace meltdown ensues. Joshans Giant moves to dirt for Linda Rice; must consider.

3

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

1 Third Frontier 119 Leparoux x-x-x McPeek 15-1

2 Spotless(L1) 119 Arroyo x-x-x DiPrima 20-1

3 Memories of Peter(L1) 119 Lezcano x-x-x Ryerson 8-1

4 Elusive New Yorker(L) 119 Bridgmohan 4-x-x Cannizzo 4-1

5 Mark My Style(L1) 119 Saez x-x-x Contessa 8-1

6 Cantgetwisetome(L1) 119 Ortiz x-x-x Martin 8-1

7 Got Winged(L1) 119 Napravnik x-x-x Dini 10-1

8 Buddy the Elf(L1) 119 Maragh x-x-x Levine 7-2

9 Fleeting(L1) 119 Ortiz, Jr x-x-x Gyarmati 3-1

10 Cats Landing(L1) 119 Rosario x-x-x Sciacca 15-1

Also Eligible

11 Banana Thief(L) 119 Bridgmohan 5-2-x Asmussen 5-2

12 Korus Warrior 119 Prado x-x-x Reed 10-1

Main Track Only

13 Eddie Boots(L1) 119 Castellano x-x-x Gullo 5-1

14 Pierce's Prize(L) 119 DeCarlo 3-x-x Ryerson 2-1

Banana Thief holds experience edge in field of mostly newcomers. Elusive New Yorker, the other runner with a start, is from a dam that's produced two grass winners. Mark My Style noticeably picked up the tempo in final two workouts.

4

7 Furlongs. 2YO. THE HOPEFUL (Grade I). Purse: $350,000.

2 Sharm(L) 116 Maragh 3-4-x Lukas 15-1

1 Maratik(L) 116 Bridgmohan 4-x-x Dorochenko 20-1

3 Requite 118 Rocco, Jr 1-x-x Weaver 4-1

4 Signature Cat(L) 116 Ortiz 2-x-x Guillot 8-1

5 I Spent It(L) 122 Castellano 1-1-x Dutrow 2-1

1a Dekabrist(L) 120 Prado 5-1-1 Dorochenko 20-1

6 Competitive Edge(L) 118 Velazquez 1-x-x Pletcher 6-5

Competitive Edge visually and numerically impressed when winning debut. I Spent It fired 5-furlong bullet since winning Saratoga Special; very dangerous. Dekabrist ships in for capable Florida-based barn.

5

6 Furlongs. 3&up. NY Bred. Maiden Special Weight. Purse: $73,000.

1 Shimba(L) 119 Rosario 2-4-x Clement 1-1

1a Readyheartandsoul(L) 119 Castellano 9-2-5 Albertrani 1-1

2 Disco Joey(L1) 119 Luzzi x-x-x Brown 20-1

3 Freudex(L) 119 Velasquez 2-x-x Englehart 8-1

4 Hidden Warrior(L) 124 Ortiz 2-3-6 Rice 10-1

5 Keen's Cupla(L) 119 Ortiz, Jr 5-5-2 Contessa 6-1

6 Shinnecock Bay(L) 119 Lezcano 4-5-2 Albertrani 15-1

7 Stenson(L) 119 Saez 6-2-4 Divitto 15-1

8 Super Nicky(L) 119 Napravnik 9-3-x Englehart 20-1

9 Curious Cal(L) 119 Franco 4-4-3 Baker 5-1

10 Imposing Figure(L1) 119 Arroyo x-x-x McMahon 20-1

Live Oak entry: Shimba bested a next-out winner when second in last and mate Readyheartandsoul was a top-figured second on dirt two starts back; potent pairing. Hidden Warrior was a clear-cut second in last; dangerous. Stenson is rested and training consistently.

6

1 Mile (Inner Turf). 3&up. Claiming $40,000. Purse: $62,000.

1 State Flag(L) 120 Saez 8-5-2 Englehart 15-1

2 Where's Danny(L) 115 Worrie 6-4-7 DiSanto 30-1

3 One King's Man(L) 124 Franco 2-4-4 Brown 30-1

4 Live in Joy(L) 120 Castellano 4-7-3 Maker 5-2

5 Wagson(L) 120 Bridgmohan 4-2-4 Cox 30-1

6 Treasury Devil(L) 120 Arroyo 4-1-6 Rodriguez 8-1

7 Depeche Chat(L) 120 Leparoux 8-2-4 Arnold, II 8-1

8 Majestic Raffy(L) 120 Ortiz, Jr 3-6-2 Englehart 12-1

9 Which Market(L) 120 Ortiz 7-1-8 Hushion 5-1

10 Dan and Sheila(L) 120 Velazquez 6-3-2 Donk 20-1

11 Abilio(L) 120 Velasquez 5-8-4 Jacobson 12-1

12 Monument Hill(L) 122 Maragh 3-4-1 Weaver 3-1

Main Track Only

13 Summer Sunset(L) 120 Ortiz 7-5-5 Levine 5-2

14 Herbal Prospector(L) 124 Maragh 1-3-7 Englehart 2-1

15 Finding Candy(L) 120 Castellano 6-4-3 Brown 6-1

16 Conspiracy(L) 120 No Rider 3-1-3 Contessa 5-1

Which Market gets price reduction and packs potent late kick on best efforts. Live in Joy also drop and owns fast figs on 'A' game. Treasury Devil regressed in last after determined win in prior; rebound potential.

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51/2 Furlongs. 2yo. Maiden Special Weight. Purse: $83,000.

1 Carpe Diem(L1) 119 Velazquez x-x-x Pletcher 8-5

2 Old Mexico(L1) 119 Leparoux x-x-x Asmussen 6-1

3 Artemusmailcarrier(L1) 119 Napravnik x-x-x Maker 8-1

4 Ready for Rye 119 Castellano x-x-x Albertrani 10-1

5 River of Dreams(L1) 119 Ortiz, Jr x-x-x Gyarmati 12-1

6 Promise and Hope(L1) 119 Prado x-x-x Cannizzo 20-1

7 Whateveryouwant(L1) 119 Franco x-x-x Brown 20-1

8 Ask Chuck 119 Davis x-x-x LoPresti 15-1

9 Because I'm Happy(L1) 119 Maragh x-x-x Mareina 8-1

10 Louisiana Brown(L) 119 Saez 6-2-2 Scherer 4-1

Also Eligible

11 Radamel(L) 119 Arroyo 5-x-x Morales 30-1

12 Banksy(L) 116 Mejias 4-x-x Ward 8-1

Louisiana Brown is fleet-footed and should benefit from return to dirt. Banksy is training sharply for first start since April. Carpe Diem was bought for $1.6 million in March and fired 5-furlong bullet on Aug. 25; could be the goods.

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11/8 Miles. 3&up. Allowance. Purse: $85,000.

1 Wizardly(L) 120 Leparoux 4-4-4 Asmussen 8-1

2 Matuszak(L) 116 Lezcano 7-10-2 Mott 15-1

3 Lieutenant Seany O(L) 116 Maragh 1-4-2 Friedman 15-1

4 Mister Dooley(L) 120 Davis 7-8-8 Davis 50-1

5 Classic Sense(L) 116 Ortiz 1-5-2 Brown 10-1

6 Harpoon(L) 116 Castellano 7-3-7 Pletcher 4-1

7 Grand Strand(L) 116 Ortiz, Jr 1-2-2 Rodriguez 15-1

8 C J's Awesome(L) 120 Prado 3-1-7 McPeek 6-1

9 Box Office(L) 120 Rosario 2-2-2 Servis 5-1

10 Successful Runner(L) 124 Franco 1-2-2 Iadisernia 7-2

11 None Like Nolan(L) 120 Velazquez 1-2-9 Pletcher 12-1

12 Sir Leslie(L) 124 Lezcano 1-4-2 Serpe 20-1

Wizardly is riding a forward line on the numbers and should be aided by added ground. Successful Runner is speedy, rested and training swiftly; very dangerous. Matuszak would be aided by pace meltdown.

9

11/8 Miles (Mellon Turf). 3yo. THE SARANAC (Grade III). Purse: $300,000.

1 Ring Weekend(L) 117 Velazquez 2-5-5 Motion 8-5

2 Life in Shambles(L) 116 Rosario 7-3-2 Clement 5-2

3 Predicting(L) 117 Davis 4-1-3 Antonucci 30-1

4 Cabo Cat(L) 121 Maragh 4-1-2 Hennig 4-1

5 Storm(L) 117 Castellano 1-1-1 Pletcher 5-1

6 Beyond Smart(L) 119 Napravnik 1-1-1 Sheppard 15-1

7 Smooth Daddy(L) 117 Ortiz 1-4-4 Albertrani 12-1

8 Bashart(L) 119 Saez 5-5-6 Matz 10-1

9 Lunar Rover(L) 116 Bridgmohan 1-4-5 Bond 2-1

10 Wallyanna(L) 123 Ortiz, Jr 1-4-1 Pino 7-2

Cabo Cat owns fast late pace figs on best and logged four tight works for first start in 45 days. Bashart makes peak start of form cycle; worth long look. Ring Weekend bested top selection by four lengths when a clear-cut second in last; dangerous. Smooth Daddy was a front-running winner last time; don't ignore.

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7 Furlongs. 3&up. Claiming $16,000. Purse: $32,000.

1 Capital City(L) 120 Prado 7-5-2 Green 12-1

2 Socialsaul(L) 122 Lezcano 8-3-1 Cannizzo 15-1

3 Reggie D(L) 122 Arroyo 4-5-4 D'Alessandro 20-1

4 My Tee Time(L) 121 Ortiz, Jr 6-1-1 Maker 6-1

5 Starship Captain(L) 124 Castellano 6-1-7 Levine 5-1

6 I Want You to Know(L) 122 Ortiz 4-3-2 Contessa 8-1

7 Twocubanbrothersu(L) 124 Mejias 2-6-8 Conkey 10-1

8 Moe Man(L) 124 Velasquez 3-8-1 Rodriguez 7-2

9 Seeker(L) 124 Franco 5-7-7 Brown 15-1

10 Shankopotamus(L) 122 Lezcano 1-1-5 Englehart 5-2

Starship Captain makes first start since claimed by Bruce Levine; rates close call in contentious finale. Moe Man should pack intensified late wallop with turnback to 7 furlongs; very playable. Reggie D would be aided by pace meltdown. Capital City was done in by swift splits last time; dangerous on 'A' game.

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