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Steve Matthews / June 8 at Belmont

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1 Mile. 3&up. Claiming $15,000. Purse: $29,000.

Post Time -- 12:50 p.m.

1 Gramercy(L) 114 Ortiz 7-3-5 Shivmangal 15-1

2 Patent Pending Tom(L) 121 Camacho, Jr 3-10-9 Fisher 15-1

3 Mr. Hopps(L) 121 Garcia 6-5-1 Violette, Jr 10-1

4 Alvito(L) 121 Cohen 5-1-4 Jacobson 3-1

5 Ranger Wes(L) 119 Castellano 1-4-x Galluscio 6-1

6 Prime Player(L) 121 Smith 6-2-4 Baker 5-1

7 Rutherford B.(L) 112 Garcia 1-5-5 Kimmel 8-1

8 Ess Shape(L) 121 Lezcano 5-4-7 Martin, Sr. 20-1

9 Purge Bird(L) 121 Velasquez 2-2-8 Rice 5-2

10 Jazzbo(L) 121 Ortiz, Jr 7-8-5 Ortiz 20-1

Alvito logged fast final fraction when winning on dirt two starts back; return to preferred footing is key. Purge Bird earned swift numbers when second in last two starts; logical threat. Rutherford B. was a pace-pressing maiden winner in last; developing and dangerous.

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5 Furlongs. 2yo. Maiden Special Weight. Purse: $70,000.

1 Rose Junction(L1) 118 Velazquez x-x-x Pletcher 5-2

2 Craving Carats(L) 118 Castellano 4-x-x Romans 7-2

3 Lignite(L) 115 Gutierrez 2-2-x Ward 2-1

4 Brassy Ego(L1) 118 Maragh 3-x-x Schwartz 8-1

5 Sunlover(L1) 118 Leparoux x-x-x Romans 10-1

6 Summer Shiner 118 Alvarado x-x-x McPeek 8-1

7 Red Wings 118 Nakatani x-x-x Lukas 12-1

Summer Shiner compiled sneaky-good work tab for debut; best guess. Lignite has finished second in both starts; continues trend? Rose Junction makes first start for Pletcher; obviously must be considered.

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6 Furlongs. 3&up. Maiden Special Weight. Purse: $70,000.

1 Amber Coast(L1) 119 Gutierrez x-x-x Hennig 7-2

2 Harrier Hill(L1) 119 Castro 3-6-x McLaughlin 3-1

3 Nevada Kid(L) 119 Napravnik 4-x-x Zito 8-1

4 Bailey Park(L1) 119 Velasquez x-x-x Rice 10-1

5 Mr. Beer Goggles(L) 119 Ortiz, Jr 4-6-4 Persaud 20-1

6 Cactus City Road(L1) 119 Maragh x-x-x Orseno 12-1

7 Wise Guy Charlie(L) 119 Castellano 3-5-2 Brown 2-1

8 Demon's Deputy(L) 119 Velazquez 2-5-5 Gyarmati 6-1

Demon's Deputy compiled eye-catching training slate for first start in 289 days; primed and ready. Wise Guy Charlie was fast-figured third in last at Prx: regresses at short ticket today? Mr. Beer Goggles would be aided by hot fractions. Harrier Hill gets the meds for stateside debut; very interesting.

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6 Furlongs. 3&up. Maiden Claiming $20,000. Purse: $28,000.

1 Ice Theater(L) 119 Studart 3-10-8 Jerkens 6-1

2 Timothy's Boy(L) 119 Lezcano 2-4-10 Barbara 8-1

3 Purple Pico(L) 116 Ortiz 3-7-10 O'Brien 10-1

4 Point to Karakorum(L) 119 Espinoza 5-7-9 Odintz 30-1

5 Inquest(L) 119 Maragh 9-2-3 Martin 5-1

6 Stealth Steed(L) 116 Garcia 3-6-9 Terracciano 12-1

7 Second And One(L) 123 Castro 4-2-2 Weaver 3-1

8 Blake Street Bully(L) 119 Blake-Baeza 6-8-5 Giambanco 50-1

9 Tramici Bay(L) 119 Napravnik 7-3-7 Servis 2-1

Ice Theater fired crisp half-mile drill since much-improved third in last; more to come. Tramici Bay makes first start with maiden claiming tag and should move forward in second start since seven-week layoff. Second And One owns fast figs but has been idle for 537 days; mixed message.

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7 Furlongs. (Turf.) 3&up. Maiden Claiming $25,000. Purse: $32,000.

1 Shy Humor(L) 119 Gutierrez 4-3-9 Hennig 7-2

2 Teahupoo(L) 119 Leparoux 6-x-x Nicks 5-1

3 Tall Tale Teller(L) 123 Castellano 8-5-6 Bush 4-1

4 Mingunade(L) 123 Smith 4-6-7 Sallusto 15-1

5 Fear Nothing(L) 119 Maragh 3-7-8 Penna, Jr 5-1

6 Countknickerbocker(L) 112 Ortiz 11-7-x Domino 30-1

7 Hardrocker(L) 123 Castro 5-5-4 Trombetta 4-1

8 Fullcontrol(L1) 119 Nakatani x-x-x Lakeman 12-1

9 Here Comes Drz(L) 119 Luzzi 8-5-12 Martin 15-1

10 Harry Consolidator(L) 112 Canchari 5-8-4 Shivmangal 50-1

11 Win the Day(L) 116 Garcia 5-4-6 Ortiz 50-1

12 It's Charlie Again(L1) 119 Velasquez x-x-x Rice 10-1

Also Eligible

13 Win for the Zipper(L) 119 Castro 4-4-9 Toner 5-1

Main Track Only

14 Padmore Village(L) 123 Alvarado 10-x-x Benzel 5-1

15 Rudyard Reward(L) 112 Garcia 9-7-9 Antonucci 15-1

Fear Nothing returns to grass after useful third in first start since two-month absence; makes forward move. Hardrocker owns solid numbers on 'A' game but has failed as the favorite in three of last four starts; must take the good with the bad. Mingunade needed last and logged decent late pace figure in lone turf start; price will be tempting.

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1 1/16 Mile. (Turf.) 3&up. Fillies and Mares. Allowance Optional Claiming. Purse: $79,000.

1 Weekend Fantasy(L) 121 Desormeaux 2-5-6 Jerkens 5-1

2 In Te Domine(L) 121 Velasquez 5-8-5 Martin 15-1

3 Julie's Love(L) 123 Leparoux 1-8-2 Motion 9-5

4 Naples Bay(L) 121 Lezcano 8-3-5 Clement 12-1

5 Honeymoon Girl(L) 121 Castellano 5-1-8 Brown 3-1

6 Zapparition(L) 121 Napravnik 5-3-9 Romans 5-1

7 Classical Fashion(L) 121 Velazquez 3-4-2 Contessa 20-1

8 J C's Queen(L) 123 Cohen 3-1-3 Toscano, Jr 15-1

9 Lemon Tiger(L) 121 Dominguez 4-3-1 Schettino 12-1

Main Track Only

10 Lady Cohiba(L) 116 Lezcano 2-6-1 Clement 3-1

11 Believe in A. P.(L) 121 Dominguez 2-1-3 Dutrow, Jr 2-1

12 Nuffsaid Nuffsaid(L) 116 Gutierrez 7-5-6 Hennig 6-1

Naples Bay compiled tight work tab for first start since November for trainer that excels with rested runners. Julies Love notched fast final fraction when winning stateside debut; could easily take another. J C's Queen will be aided by today's longer trip and owns two wins from four starts on Belmont sod; don't dismiss. Lemon Tiger is competitive on best efforts.

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7 Furlongs. (Turf.) 3&up. Fillies and Mares. Allowance. Ourse: $57,000.

1 Notell(L) 121 Dominguez 7-5-3 Contessa 8-1

2 Necessary Luxury(L) 114 Ortiz 10-3-1 Heffner 50-1

3 Stray Bullet(L) 121 Cohen 2-1-1 Jacobson 3-1

4 Shot Gun Pennie(L) 117 Maragh 6-8-1 Martin 20-1

5 Akira(L) 121 Lezcano 3-3-2 Abbott, III 4-1

6 Mostess Hostess(L) 121 Espinoza 1-2-x Morrison 6-1

7 City Vice(L) 114 Garcia 1-6-3 DeMola 30-1

8 City Scamper(L) 123 Castro 1-2-5 Albertrani 4-1

9 Bonatini(L) 117 Ortiz, Jr 1-4-3 Gyarmati 20-1

10 Strikealinethruit(L) 121 Leparoux 5-3-4 Duggan 6-1

11 Aquifolia(L) 121 Alvarado 7-5-5 Reed 15-1

12 Skips Prospect(L) 121 Velasquez 4-11-4 Rice 15-1

Also Eligible

13 Paws Up(L) 117 Smith 5-6-1 Kelly 30-1

14 Beppj(L) 121 Luzzi 1-7-8 Sciacca 12-1

Main Track Only

15 Malla(L) 117 Luzzi 9-1-8 Englehart 7-2

16 My Snookie's Pal(L) 121 Velasquez 8-8-3 Rice 6-1

Strikealinethruit tallied only win this course and distance last fall and should pack intensified wallop with cutback to sprint. Akira logged lone victory on Belmont sod and is firing bullets for first start in 260 days; very dangerous. Notell grabbed short-lived lead at quarter pole last time and should benefit from turnback to shorter trip. Stray Bullet could easily impact if pace meltdown ensues.

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6 Furlongs. (Turf.) 3&up. Maiden Special Weight. Purse: $55,000.

1 Adriatic Spirit(L) 119 Velazquez 11-4-11 Donk 15-1

2 The Snickers Kid(L) 119 Prado 2-3-3 Rodriguez 7-2

3 Sonnyandpally(L) 119 Alvarado 2-3-5 Zito 3-1

4 Lakota Freud(L1) 123 Velasquez x-x-x Rice 8-1

5 Say Lancelot 123 Studart 12-7-11 Figueroa 50-1

6 Verde Mont(L) 119 Cohen 4-10-4 Kimmel 8-1

7 All Zipped Up(L) 116 Garcia 6-2-8 Lakeman 15-1

8 Captain Goodenough(L) 123 Smith 9-2-6 Baker 6-1

9 Sunshawn(L1) 119 Castro x-x-x Weaver 15-1

10 Solengo(L) 119 Dominguez 4-12-x Bond 5-1

11 Professor Chaos(L) 112 Ortiz 3-8-8 Metivier 12-1

12 Iron Play(L) 119 Ortiz, Jr 9-9-10 Donk 50-1

Also Eligible

13 Senior Statesman(L) 119 Studart 8-x-x Quick 20-1

Main Track Only

14 D Great Mr Bulla 112 Canchari x-x-x Shivmangal 15-1

15 Karakorum Holiday 119 Espinoza 3-7-x Odintz 10-1

16 Five Card Draw(L) 123 Castellano 2-x-x Martin 8-1

Sonnyandpally is rested and notched swift late pace figs on grass last year; tight work tab for comeback seals the deal. The Snickers Kid owns speed, fast numbers and makes turf debut for Rudy Rodriguez; big-time danger. Verde Mont is bred for turf on both sides of pedigree; right in the thick of this.

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Seven Furlongs. (Turf.) THE JALIPUR. 3&up. Purse: $150,000.

1 Leave of Absence(L) 118 Garcia 3-2-2 Violette, Jr 12-1

2 Yield Bogey(L) 118 Prado 12-9-5 Kelly 8-1

3 Boots Ahead(L) 120 Castro 4-5-1 Weaver 5-1

4 Upgrade(L) 118 Velazquez 5-1-3 Nihei 6-1

5 Right One(L) 122 Leparoux 3-3-8 Clement 2-1

6 Shintoh(L1) 118 Maragh 5-7-2 Jerkens 12-1

7 Bergerac(L) 118 Castellano 2-2-5 Brown 5-2

8 Senor Dehere(L) 118 Dominguez 2-6-2 Motion 15-1

Main Track Only

9 Ponzi Scheme(L) 124 Trujillo 1-3-3 Serey 6-5

Yield Bogey compiled deceptively sharp training tab for first start since October and displays history of firing big efforts off the bench. Boots Ahead was pace compromised when an even fourth in Fort Marcy last time; amplified punch predicted at 7 furlongs. Bergerac should be favorably positioned near the front with aggressive handling; dangerous.

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11/2 Mile. THE BROOKLYN HANDICAP (Grade II). 3&up. Purse: $200,000.

2 Hailstone(L) 115 Rocco, Jr 4-2-3 Ribaudo 15-1

3 Not Abroad(L) 117 Petro 1-5-1 Ritvo 6-1

4 Eye On Jacob(L) 114 Velazquez 1-2-9 Pletcher 5-1

5 Birdrun(L) 119 Maragh 2-6-2 Mott 4-1

6 Eldaafer(L) 117 Lopez 4-4-5 Alvarado 12-1

7 Golden Gulch(L) 115 Lezcano 1-3-3 Kenneally 12-1

8 Praetereo(L) 115 Prado 6-1-3 Domino 20-1

1 Arthur's Tale(L) 115 Castellano 3-6-4 Albertrani 8-1

1a Balladry(L) 115 Napravnik 1-5-2 Harty 8-1

9 Boxeur des Rues(L) 114 Gutierrez 10-10-6 O'Neill 12-1

10 Redeemed(L) 121 Dominguez 1-6-3 Dutrow, Jr 5-2

11 Kentucky Reign(L) 114 Rosario 6-7-1 Dutrow, Jr 30-1

Birdrun was done in by scalding splits last time and is 2-for-2 at 12-furlong trip. Redeemed crushed top selection by nearly 10 lengths in slop last time but may not hold same edge on dry land. Not Abroad closes strongly on best efforts; worth long look at long price. Eye On Jacob is 1-for-1 at Belmont and has trained strongly since fast-figured win at Big A in April; don't ignore.

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