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Steve Matthews / Friday, July 2, at Belmont

Best Bet: LORRAINE IN SPAIN (5); Best Value: TACONIC VICTORY (6)1

6 1/2 Furlongs. Claiming $12,500. 3&up. Fillies and Mares. Purse: $20,000. Post - 1 p.m.1 Silver Tax 4-5-4 Chavez Toscano 116 20-1

2 Quitters Never Win(L) 10-7-1 Velazquez Lotruglio 116 12-1

3 Delta Holiday(L) 1-2-3 Maragh Alexander 120 5-2

4 Wine Bar(L) 3-2-2 Santiago Contessa 116 3-1

5 Donna's Sandee(L) 8-10-2 Rodriguez DeMola 113 10-1

6 Fiona Storm(L) 3-1-6 Hill Schettino 119 5-1

7 Kick the Cruiser(L) 2-3-6 Garcia Buckley 120 2-1

Delta Holiday logged solid late pace figure when winning at GP in April and is training consistently for comeback. Wine Bar is the one that must be caught; could easily take this. Donna's Sandee is right in the thick of this on best efforts. Quitters Never Win earned improved internal numbers in last; price will be tempting.

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5 Furlongs. Maiden Special Weight. 2yo. Purse: $50,000.

2 Settle for Medal(L1) x-x-x Velasquez Hennig 118 6-1

3 Police Chatter x-x-x Lezcano Serpe 118 10-1

4 Leave of Absence(L1) x-x-x Garcia Violette 118 4-1

5 Wing Glider(L1) x-x-x Santiago Contessa 118 15-1

6 Boys At Tosconova(L) 2-x-x Dominguez Dutrow 118 8-5

7 Brilliant Speed x-x-x Castellano Albertrani 118 12-1

8 Nuckser x-x-x Bermudez McGillycuddy 118 30-1

1 Brahman(L1) x-x-x Cohen Pletcher 118 3-1

Also Eligible

1a Volcker(L) 3-x-x Velazquez Pletcher 118 3-1

Boys At Tosconova was second when debuting in CD stakes and fired 5-furlong bullet last week; experience edge is key. Settle For Medal logged sneaky-good work tab; stay tuned to tote. Leave Of Absence shows work slate that concluded with 5-furlong bullet; happy hunting.

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1 1/16 Mile. (Inner Turf). Allowance Optional Claiming. 3&up. Purse: $60,000.

1 Buddy's Humor(L) 5-4-4 Lezcano Levine 119 3-1

2 Staying On(L) 6-3-6 Maragh Clement 117 6-1

3 Gangbuster(L) 7-1-4 Desormeaux Ice 117 4-1

4 Extra Zip(L) 8-1-1 Chavez Toscano 117 12-1

5 Cherokee Artist(L) 5-7-2 Dominguez Motion 119 5-2

6 Wesley(L) 7-4-1 Castellano Hennig 119 3-1

Gangbuster tallied fast-figured win in lone start on Belmont sod and notched crisp half-mile drill on Sunday; rebounds. Wesley is fresh and owns fast late pace and final numbers; very playable. Cherokee Artist is dangerous on best efforts.

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1 Mile. Maiden Special Weight. 3&up. NY Bred. Purse: $37,000.

1 Rollofthetundra(L) 10-5-2 Richards Adel 118 12-1

2 Ponte Vecchio(L) 8-9-2 Maragh Weaver 123 5-1

3 Raffinator(L) 3-3-8 Prado Ryerson 118 7-2

4 Winning Token(L) 2-5-x Espinoza Bush 118 6-5

5 Who's Willie Fitz(L1) 4-3-x Rodriguez Corrao 111 9-2

6 Fortitude(L) 4-x-x Dominguez Schosberg 118 10-1

7 Personal Worth(L) 9-8-2 Samyn Figueroa 123 20-1

Rollofthetundra was split by a pair of next-out winners when a hard charging second in most recent dirt start; fat price in bad field. Raffinator earned swift numbers in last two starts; big-time threat. Winning Token exits fast-figured placing in last; likely favorite.

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6 Furlongs. (Inner Turf). Claiming $16,000. 3&up. Fillies and Mares. Purse: $23,000.

2 Royal Valentine(L) 8-4-7 Samyn Aquilino 120 20-1

3 Straight A Student(L) 5-2-6 Rodriguez Persaud 109 6-1

4 Eleni's Hope(L) 3-9-1 Dominguez Imperio 120 8-1

1 Cat Grace(L) 9-9-8 Lopez Lotruglio 113 20-1

5 Lorraine in Spain(L) 5-5-5 Velasquez Hough 120 3-1

6 Vortices(L) 5-6-1 Studart Toscano 120 30-1

7 Come From Away(L) 3-1-1 Garcia Lerman 120 5-2

1a Ed's Princess(L) 7-8-4 Malasquez Lotruglio 120 20-1

8 Hello Gold(L) 5-3-3 Maragh D'Amelio 120 4-1

9 Flaming Punch(L) 1-3-5 Cohen Jacobson 121 6-1

Lorraine In Spain is riding a potent pattern on the form parameters and should be primed for best in third start since March. Straight A Student nearly stole it on the front-end last time and could prove tough as the main speed once again. Come From Away has been idle for nearly a year, but won after long layoff last summer; don't ignore.

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6 1/2 Furlongs. Allowance. 3&up. Fillies and Mares. Purse: $52,000.

1 Spina(L) 5-4-3 Chavez Friedman 121 15-1

2 Taconic Victory(L) 2-1-2 Lezcano Hennig 117 8-1

3 Biz Jet(L) 4-1-2 Garcia Albertrani 117 4-1

4 Zonga Zing(L) 8-1-x Castellano Terranova, II 117 4-1

5 Muhaawara(L) 2-1-2 Maragh McLaughlin 117 7-2

6 White Chiffon(L) 1-3-4 Dominguez Asmussen 119 3-1

7 Nonna Mia(L) 4-3-3 Velazquez Pletcher 117 4-1

Taconic Victory is training strongly for first start since March and owns stalker's style that should be well served in contentious field. White Chiffon was fast-figured winner at the distance in most recent; very dangerous. Nonna Mia could prove a tough customer if able to shake clear from other front-runners.

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1 1/16 Mile. (Widener Turf). Claiming $20,000. 3&up. Fillies and Mares. Purse: $26,000.

2 Seeing Clearly(L) 8-1-1 Luzzi Morrison 123 15-1

3 Mollyisintheclouds(L) 4-5-8 Desormeaux Sacco 123 6-1

4 East Coaster(L) 2-6-3 Studart Chatterpaul 123 10-1

5 Mesa Girl(L) 5-6-9 Samyn Ortiz 123 20-1

1 Diva in Training(L) 4-4-1 Prado Rodriguez 123 5-1

6 Paparazzi Charm(L) 8-8-7 Lezcano Mena, II 123 50-1

7 Mustang Fever(L) 5-6-1 Cohen Parisella 123 12-1

8 Boxitup(L) 2-8-4 Velasquez Bush 123 5-2

1a Barbie Girl(L) 1-4-1 Lezcano Rodriguez 123 5-1

9 Higher Incentive(L) 7-6-3 Dominguez Imperio 123 4-1

10 Fourth Chapter(L) 3-6-5 Maragh Iselin 123 5-1

Main Track Only

11 Najarans Star(L) 2-2-2 Dominguez Dutrow 123 2-1

Mollyisintheclouds fired half-mile bullet since change-of-pace fourth in last; sitting on breakthrough Boxitup tallied swift final fraction when a strong second in last; logical contender. Rodriguez entry: Diva In Training and Barbie Girl could both impact on their 'A' games; each worth long look. Mesa Girl logged two of three lifetime wins on Belmont grass; don't dismiss.

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1 1/4 Mile. (Inner Turf). Allowance Optional Claiming. 3&up. Purse: $55,000.

2 Uncle Indy(L) 8-3-5 Velasquez Penna 120 6-1

3 Mr.Universo(L) 4-5-8 Velazquez Lobo 120 12-1

1 Armstrong Mill(L) 3-1-4 Maragh Clement 120 2-1

4 Schopenhauer(L) 4-1-4 Cohen Manning 120 10-1

5 Premium Gold(L) 7-5-7 Castellano Kimmel 120 10-1

6 Into My Soul(L) 7-2-3 Lezcano Dutrow 120 8-1

7 Pocket Cowboys(L) 2-1-7 Prado Schwartz 120 7-2

8 Thabazimbi 6-3-7 Desormeaux Mott 120 5-1

1a Grassy(L) 10-2-4 Dominguez Clement 120 2-1

Thabazimbi hails from streaking Mott barn and compiled four tightly grouped works last month for first start since October. Clement entry: Grassy consistently earns fast late pace and final figures and mate Armstrong Mill owns win and two thirds in three starts on Belmont turf; dangerous coupling. Premium Gold gets price drop and owns competitive back figures; very interesting.

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1 Mile. (Widener Turf). Maiden Claiming $35,000. 3&up. NY Bred. Purse: $24,000.

1 The Cuff Shooter(L) 6-2-3 Dominguez Serpe 123 5-2

2 City Whisper(L) 9-x-x Velasquez Rice 119 5-1

3 Shipping News 10-x-x Castellano Lerman 119 12-1

4 Prince Dylan(L) 10-5-6 Lopez Hertler 112 20-1

5 Gasper C.(L) 7-7-7 Lezcano Rossi 119 20-1

6 October Dreams(L) 2-x-x Rodriguez Johnson 112 6-1

7 Perspective Light(L) 7-7-7 Bridgmohan Fisher 123 20-1

8 Mystic Era(L) 6-2-9 Chavez Toscano 119 20-1

9 Joba(L) 8-5-5 Santiago Jerkens 119 4-1

10 Dundee(L) 6-10-x Cohen Levine 119 12-1

11 Blue Horseshoe(L) 5-5-x Espinoza Martin 119 12-1

12 Navajo Spirit(L) 10-6-11 Corujo Pringle 116 50-1

Also Eligible

13 Ambassador Bridge(L1) 7-4-2 Prado Gyarmati 119 6-1

14 Ommadon's Answer(L) 6-3-6 Velazquez O'Brien 119 4-1

Main Track Only

15 Diablo's Fire(L) 8-x-x No Rider Domino 119 6-1

Perspective Light was pace and position compromised in last and now makes first turf start with maiden claiming tag. Dundee dons the blinkers and could play out as the controlling speed in first start going long; very playable. The Cuff Shooter is 0-for-14, but consistently logs fast numbers; big-time threat. Ommadon's Answer must be factored into mix if able to escape AE list.

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