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Steve Matthews / August 16 at SARATOGA

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

Post -- 1 p.m.

2 Harpoon(L) 118 Velazquez 7-3-7 Pletcher 9-5

3 Vona(L) 120 Ortiz 5-1-3 Rice 10-1

4 Indian Nobility(L) 122 Alvarado 3-6-7 Green 15-1

1 Cost Affective(L) 124 Lanerie 5-1-2 Jacobson 3-1

1a Dyker Beach(L) 124 Velasquez 2-2-2 Jacobson 3-1

5 Ghareeb(L) 122 Lezcano 3-7-7 McLaughlin 8-1

6 Goodnewsisnonews(L) 120 Ortiz, Jr 2-7-1 Asmussen 7-2

7 Forever Thing(L) 122 Franco 6-4-2 Pletcher 6-1

Goodnewsisnonews should pack amplified kick with cutback to 7 furlongs. Ghareeb could prove very tough on a soft lead. Jacobson entry: Cost Affective regressed in last and mate Dyker Beach consistently logs fast figs; potent pairing.

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5 1/2 Furlongs. (Mellon Turf). Claiming $25,000. 3&up. Purse: $50,000.

1 Bluegrass Springs(L) 120 Ortiz 4-5-6 Rice 12-1

2 Thomas Hill(L) 120 Alvarado 4-4-4 Contessa 5-1

3 Fast Time(L) 122 Franco 6-7-1 Rodriguez 6-1

4 Awakino Cat(L) 124 Velazquez 5-5-1 Contessa 4-1

5 Be Bullish(L,MTO) 122 No Rider 2-4-2 Jacobson 2-1

6 Hold On Smokey(L) 124 Marin 1-4-5 Kielty 6-1

7 Decisive Move(L) 120 Maragh 2-5-7 Duggan 8-1

8 Mia Poppy(L) 120 Napravnik 7-4-8 Schettino 20-1

9 Jess Not Jesse(L) 120 Velasquez 3-3-1 Rice 12-1

10 Mish Mosh(L) 120 Ortiz, Jr 4-7-7 Maker 5-2

Awakino Cat fired 3-furlong bullet since last start; potent kick on 'A' game. Mish Mosh drops and could play out as the speed of the speed. Jess Not Jesse owns five wins from six start on Spa sod.

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1 Mile & 1 Furlong. (Inner Turf). The KNOB CREEK LAKE PLACID (Grade II). 3yo. Fillies. Purse: $300,000.

1 Duff One(L) 116 Ortiz 6-10-6 Contessa 15-1

2 My Miss Sophia(L,MTO) 122 No Rider 7-2-1 Pletcher 2-5

3 V V Goodnight(L) 116 Bridgmohan 4-5-4 Proctor 20-1

4 Xcellence(L1) 120 Bravo 4-3-3 Brown 9-5

5 Crown Queen(L) 116 Velazquez 1-1-3 Mott 5-2

6 Minorette(L) 120 Lezcano 1-2-3 Brown 7-5

Crown Queen has won two straight and should have more to give. Xcellence gets the meds after being pace and trip compromised in stateside debut last time. V V Goodnight tallied improved final fraction in last.

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1 1/16 Miles. (Mellon Turf). 2yo. Maiden Special Weight. Purse: $83,000.

1 Can't Happen Here(L1) 119 Ortiz, Jr x-x-x Brown 4-1

2 Reality(L) 119 Velazquez 2-x-x Pletcher 7-2

3 Security Risk 119 Lezcano 3-x-x McGaughey III 3-1

4 Vision Perfect(L1) 119 Franco x-x-x Donk 20-1

5 Compton County 119 Rocco, Jr x-x-x Weaver 8-1

6 Mr. Discreet(L) 119 Napravnik 5-x-x Pletcher 12-1

7 Tower East(L) 119 Garcia 7-3-x Rodriguez 15-1

8 Courtier 119 Ortiz x-x-x Mott 12-1

9 Kings Knight 119 Hernandz,Jr x-x-x Arnold, II 15-1

10 Syntax(L1) 119 McCarthy 2-5-x Lawrence, II 5-1

Also Eligible

11 The Truth Or Else 119 Luzzi 3-4-x McPeek 10-1

1a Incremental(L) 119 Alvarado 6-x-x Stall, Jr 4-1

Incremental is training sharply and rates the call if able to escape AE list. The Truth Or Else, another that's not in the body of the race, is riding a forward line on the numbers. Security Risk was third after taking heavy tote support in debut.

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1 Mile & 1 Furlong. Allowance. 3&up. Purse: $85,000.

1 Bay of Biscay(L) 119 Velazquez 2-1-2 Pletcher 5-2

2 Catholic Cowboy(L) 120 Lezcano 1-7-2 Zito 10-1

3 Indy's Illusion(L) 120 Napravnik 7-6-2 Tagg 20-1

4 Grand Strand(L) 115 Ortiz, Jr 1-2-2 Rodriguez 8-1

5 Matterhorn(L) 115 Bravo 8-4-3 Pletcher 9-5

6 Ojos de Hielo(L) 115 Mejias 2-3-7 Rivelli 15-1

7 Baratti(L) 115 Ortiz 6-1-5 McLaughlin 7-2

Catholic Cowboy was a determined winner in last and fired half-mile bullet in the interim. Ojos de Hielo is rested and owns speed; dangerous. Matterhorn owns fast figures on best efforts.

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6 1/2 Furlongs. Maiden Special Weight. 2yo. Purse: $83,000.

2 Godiva's Limousine(L1) 119 Bravo x-x-x Zito 12-1

3 Sharm(L) 119 Lanerie 4-x-x Lukas 6-1

4 Noble Hustle(L1) 119 Ortiz, Jr x-x-x Dutrow 5-1

5 Fair Advantage 119 Rocco, Jr x-x-x Arnold, II 15-1

6 Money Changer(L) 119 Velazquez 3-x-x Pletcher 4-1

7 Bold Conquest(L) 119 Napravnik 2-x-x Asmussen 5-2

8 Zennor 119 Ortiz x-x-x McLaughlin 6-1

9 Gorgeous Bird 119 Hernandz,Jr x-x-x Wilkes 15-1

1 Kabang 119 Lezcano x-x-x Albertrani 12-1

10 Whiskey Cures Ugly(L1) 119 Alvarado x-x-x Morales 20-1

Also Eligible

1a Tap It Off 119 Lezcano x-x-x Albertrani 12-1

Bold Conquest chased fast fractions when a clear-cut second in debut. Money Changer was less than three lengths behind top selection last time and fired 3-furlong bullet on Aug. 11. Godiva's Limousine was bought for $475k as a yearling; follow the money.

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1 3/16 Miles. (Mellon Turf). Claiming $35,000. 3&up. Purse: $58,000.

1 Grand Rapport(L) 124 Velasquez 2-1-1 Jacobson 8-5

2 Gourmet Dinner(L) 120 Franco 5-6-5 Brown 10-1

3 Knights Nation(L) 120 Hernandz,Jr 5-8-7 Stewart 5-1

4 Sandyinthesun(L) 120 Davis 9-10-6 Davis 15-1

5 Blue Danube Waltz(L) 122 Marin 7-1-4 Conkey 30-1

6 Happy Fella(L) 122 Napravnik 9-6-1 Wilkes 8-1

8 Cozy Kitten(L) 120 Rocco, Jr 3-6-6 Serpe 6-1

9 Arc Above(L) 122 Ortiz, Jr 3-7-2 Rodriguez 3-1

Main Track Only

7 Bernie the Maestro(L) 120 Napravnik 3-5-3 Cannizzo 3-1

Grand Rapport consistently logs the field's fastest final fractions. Knights Nation is riding an improving line on the numbers; very interesting. Arc Above was a willing third in last; right in the thick of this.

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7 Furlongs. Allowance. 3&up. Purse: $85,000.

1 Mosler 117 Alvarado 1-4-x Mott 6-1

2 Fire Starter(L) 117 Velazquez 3-8-5 Dutrow 8-1

3 Demander(L) 120 Solis 4-4-1 Wilkes 30-1

4 Scam(L) 121 Bravo 3-5-1 McGaughey III 8-1

5 Surfing U S A(L) 117 Lezcano 3-2-1 Pletcher 7-2

6 Dream Saturday(L) 120 Velasquez 2-11-1 Nevin 15-1

7 Cool Samurai(L) 117 Maragh 6-1-2 Shirreffs 8-1

8 All My Memories(L) 120 Ortiz 2-1-2 Servis 6-1

9 Rich 'n' Tuck(L) 117 Napravnik 4-2-1 Zito 10-1

10 Financial Mogul(L) 117 Franco 12-6-4 Violette, Jr 12-1

11 Celebrated Talent(L) 121 Lanerie 6-6-1 McLaughlin 20-1

12 Crafty Dreamer(L) 121 Rocco, Jr 5-5-2 Iselin 8-1

13 Waco(L) 120 Ortiz, Jr 1-4-7 Bond 15-1

Crafty Dreamer gets favorable cutback in distance after notching improved internal numbers in last. Fire Starter packs potent kick on best and is working sharply for first start since March; very playable. Surfing U S A has logged swift numbers in all four starts.

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1 Mile. (Inner Turf). Allowance Optional Claiming. 3&up. NY Bred. Purse: $78,000.

2 Orino(L) 120 Maragh 3-5-9 Bond 3-1

3 Hurry Up Alan(L) 120 Velasquez 4-2-5 Jacobson 7-2

4 Western Tryst(L) 120 Ortiz, Jr 8-5-3 Rodriguez 12-1

1 Half Wildcat(L) 122 Arroyo 11-1-7 Hertler 30-1

5 Petrocelli(L) 122 Velazquez 1-3-4 Hills 6-1

6 Sun Worshipper(L) 120 Solis 7-1-4 Kelly 10-1

7 Mobridge(L) 122 Alvarado 1-4-2 Mott 9-2

8 Status of Forces(L) 120 Lezcano 8-8-5 Torelli 30-1

9 Why Not Whiskey(L) 120 Napravnik 3-7-3 Brown 6-1

10 Glowing Ember(L) 120 Franco 9-1-6 Contessa 10-1

Also Eligible

11 Captain Gaughen(L) 120 Lezcano 10-5-3 Ryerson 12-1

12 Karakorum Legend(L) 120 Velasquez 7-3-3 Rice 12-1

13 Mr Rosenthal(L) 120 Lezcano 4-3-1 DiPrima 10-1

14 Hear the Footsteps(L) 120 Ortiz 3-6-3 Rice 2-1

15 Majestic Raffy(L) 120 Franco 6-2-2 Englehart 4-1

1a Tom Kitten(L) 120 Ortiz, Jr 3-6-5 Vitali 30-1

Why Not Whiskey was pace and trip compromised in last; more to give. Orino is fleet-footed and firing bullets for first start in 49 days; very dangerous. Hurry Up Alan makes first start for David Jacobson; must respect.

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1 1/4 Miles. The ALABAMA (Grade I). 3yo. Fillies. Purse: $600,000.

1 Unbridled Forever(L) 121 Napravnik 2-3-3 Stewart 4-1

2 Miss Besilu(L) 121 Lezcano 3-2-6 Mott 15-1

3 America(L) 121 Ortiz, Jr 4-3-5 Mott 15-1

4 Joint Return(L) 121 Carmouche 2-1-4 Servis 15-1

5 Got Lucky(L) 121 Ortiz 1-7-2 Pletcher 5-1

6 Fortune Pearl(L) 121 McCarthy 1-3-1 Motion 8-1

7 Catch My Drift(L) 121 Bravo 1-1-x Brown 12-1

8 Stopchargingmaria(L) 121 Velazquez 1-1-4 Pletcher 2-1

9 Size 121 Alvarado 1-2-1 Mott 5-1

Stopchargingmaria tallied convincing score in CCA Oaks last time; surface lover. Miss Besilu owns speed and makes peak start of form cycle; don't dismiss. Joint Return owns competitive numbers on best efforts.

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1 1/16 Miles. (Inner Turf). Allowance Optional Claiming. 3yo. Purse: $85,000.

1 Innovation Economy(L) 118 Bravo 1-x-x Brown 6-1

2 Casiguapo(L) 118 Lezcano 5-2-6 Morales 15-1

3 Woodfield Springs(L) 122 Napravnik 9-3-6 Arnold, II 15-1

4 Request(L) 118 Ortiz, Jr 2-9-1 Brown 3-1

5 Vigorish(L) 122 Lanerie 5-1-4 Lukas 10-1

6 Broadway Zen(L) 118 Alvarado 3-2-1 Romans 6-1

7 Smooth Daddy(L) 122 Ortiz 4-4-2 Albertrani 5-1

8 Quick Indian(L) 118 Hernandz,Jr 7-10-1 Scherer 30-1

9 Shaun's Blessing(L) 122 Velazquez 4-1-x LoPresti 4-1

10 Sportscaster(L) 122 Bridgmohan 5-1-2 Romans 8-1

Also Eligible

11 Lulu Le' Mon(L) 122 Rocco, Jr 3-1-7 Dutrow 8-1

12 Flash Bullett(L) 122 Marin 6-1-1 Conkey 50-1

Main Track Only

13 Matuszak(L) 118 No Rider 7-10-2 Mott 3-1

14 Charitable(L) 118 No Rider 4-1-8 Rice 8-1

15 Village Warrior(L) 122 Velazquez 1-8-3 Pletcher 2-1

Innovation Economy tallied solid late pace number when winning debut last October; primed for return. Sportscaster logs fast final fractions on 'A' game. Request was a clear-cut second in last; dangerous. Shaun's Blessing delivered solid efforts in both starts.

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