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SportsHorseracingBelmont Stakes

Steve Matthews / May 17 at Belmont

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1 1/16 Mile. (Widener Turf). 3&up. Fillies and Mares. Claiming $25,000. Purse: $41,000. Post -- 12:50 p.m.

1 Star Vesta(L) 116 Castro 1-3-2 Baker 7-2

2 In Her Hey Day(L) 114 Garcia 3-2-8 Martin, Sr. 15-1

3 Tonigail(L) 116 Camacho, Jr 4-4-5 Signore, Jr 20-1

4 Fleet Allaire(L) 121 Lezcano 1-1-12 Cibelli 3-1

5 G. A. Empress(L) 121 Espinoza 6-4-3 Arriaga 15-1

6 Megaspiel(L) 121 Alvarado 9-5-8 Reed 6-1

7 Australis Princess(L) 121 Castellano 5-1-1 Brown 5-2

8 Cranberry Queen(L) 121 Blake-Baeza 10-5-7 Giambanco 50-1

9 Dattts Appealing(L) 121 Napravnik 4-4-5 Hennig 6-1

10 Chalk Player(L) 116 Hernandez 5-4-8 Persaud 30-1

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11 Rock Star Royalty(L) 116 Camacho, Jr 4-3-1 Brown 8-5

Star Vesta logged swift final fraction when a clear-cut winner last time and notched 5-furlong work in the interim. Tonigail tallied solid late pace figure when fourth on turf two starts back; dangerous. Megaspiel can contend on 'A' game. ON DIRT:Rock Star Royalty.

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6 1/2 Furlongs. 3&up. Fillies and Mares. Maiden Claiming $16,000. Purse: $26,000.

1 Karakorum Royale(L1) 118 Studart 7-x-x Odintz 20-1

2 Fly Cat(L) 113 Hernandez 5-3-6 Aquilino 12-1

3 Three Zips(L) 117 Garcia 9-6-x Feron 8-1

4 Miss Brass Bonanza(L) 113 Ayuso 10-4-x Grusmark 30-1

5 Pique Out(L1) 113 Camacho, Jr x-x-x Brown 6-1

6 Majestic Twelve(L) 124 Lezcano 11-x-x Signore, Jr 30-1

7 Dem Aah Watch Meh(L) 118 Ortiz, Jr 6-8-4 Persaud 20-1

8 Last Minute Rose(L) 118 Dominguez 2-2-4 Asmussen 1-2

9 Siberian Wildcat(L) 118 Maragh 6-6-2 Contessa 8-1

Fly Cat packs solid late kick and lands in field where favorite has lost ground in the stretch in every start. Last Minute Rose owns speed but lacks heart; vulnerable chalk? Pique Out debuts in suspect group; follow the money.

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1 1/16 Mile. The VANLANDINGHAM. 3&up. Purse: $90,000.

1 Swag Daddy(L) 112 Napravnik 5-2-1 Dutrow, Jr 20-1

2 Stay Thirsty(L) 124 Castellano 11-3-1 Pletcher 7-5

3 Sastre(L) 118 Lezcano 5-6-8 Persaud 50-1

4 Arthur's Tale(L) 118 Maragh 6-4-4 Albertrani 10-1

5 Trickmeister(L) 118 Dominguez 6-1-1 Dutrow, Jr 8-5

6 Joan's Choice(L) 118 Garcia 2-2-1 Violette, Jr 7-2

Trickmeister is speedy, rested and training sharply for Rick Dutrow; classic pattern. Joan's Choice needed last and owns fast figs on best. Stay Thirsty has shown a history of winning off the bench; very dangerous.

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6 1/2 Furlongs. 3yo. Claiming $14,000. Purse: $28,000.

2 Chief Wild Eagle(L) 120 Velasquez 1-7-2 Rodriguez 8-1

3 Mark It Man(L) 120 Dominguez 5-1-2 Gullo 3-1

4 Personal Assistant(L) 113 Ortiz 4-1-6 Contessa 7-2

5 Festive Spirit(L) 111 Garcia 6-2-1 Baker 7-2

1 Jet Set Cat(L) 118 Castro 3-5-3 Campo, Jr 15-1

1a Freudian Therapist(L) 118 Ortiz, Jr 12-4-3 Campo, Jr 15-1

6 Handsome Harbor(L) 118 Velazquez 6-2-3 Schosberg 6-1

7 Flipion(L) 118 Napravnik 3-4-5 Pecoraro 15-1

8 A Boy Named Em(L) 118 Castellano 6-7-5 Kenneally 5-1

Festive Spirit fired crisp half-mile drill for first start in 61 days and was a winner off similar layoff this past winter. Mark It Man could play out as the controlling speed with aggressive ride. Chief Wild Eagle was a last-to-first winner in last start at Prx; right in the thick of this.

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6 Furlongs. (Inner Turf). 3&up. Fillies and Mares. Claiming $20,000. Purse: $30,000.

1 Bayshore Blaze(L) 122 Husbands 3-8-2 Toscano, Jr 8-1

2 Beppj(L) 122 Luzzi 7-8-4 Sciacca 15-1

3 Simple Exchange(L) 122 Velasquez 3-2-6 Kelly 8-5

4 Princess Reyana(L) 116 Espinoza 9-5-4 Persaud 20-1

5 Rough Winter(L) 118 Lopez 1-3-3 Kelly 5-1

6 Hurricane Caroline(L) 116 Napravnik 5-8-8 Bush 12-1

7 Mistretta(L) 116 Ortiz, Jr 7-1-3 Brown 20-1

8 Style Watch(L) 116 Lezcano 10-5-4 Martin 15-1

9 Bullet Baby(L) 122 Smith 5-5-3 Gyarmati 5-1

10 Portend(L) 122 Alvarado 7-7-1 Reed 6-1

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11 Ullapool(L) 116 Castellano 4-5-4 Brown 2-5

12 Legions Star(L) 115 Garcia 7-9-4 Smith 20-1

Simple Exchange turns back to sprint and should pack intensified late kick in contentious field. Portend gets class relief after logging improved internal numbers in most recent; dangerous. Rough Winter was a winner the first time she set foot on the Belmont sod; must consider.

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6 Furlongs. 3&up. Claiming $15,000. Purse: $30,000.

1 Callmetony(L) 121 Velasquez 4-3-2 Imperio 8-1

2 Raynick's Jet(L) 121 Luzzi 4-6-5 Quick 15-1

3 Mystic Era(L) 114 Garcia 6-6-6 Toscano, Jr 50-1

4 King Rock(L) 121 Cohen 3-3-3 Jacobson 9-5

5 Take Down Two(L) 121 Velazquez 2-4-6 Contessa 5-2

6 Rigby(L) 121 Dominguez 6-7-5 Asmussen 4-1

7 Im a Quickie(L) 121 Napravnik 1-7-4 Klesaris 6-1

8 Launch N Relaunch(L) 121 Maragh 11-5-6 Gullo 20-1

Take Down Two is fresh and owns fast figs on 'A' game; call in weak field. King Rock packs strong late kick on best and now makes first start for potent Drawing Away/David Jacobson tandem. Rigby is 2-for-2 at Belmont Park; more than good enough on best.

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7 Furlongs. (Widener Turf). 3&up. Claiming $20,000. Purse: $40,000.

1 Onzain(L) 122 Lezcano 7-5-7 Imperio 30-1

2 Metaurus(L) 117 Camacho, Jr 2-2-4 Gullo 15-1

3 Tawaared(L) 122 Dominguez 8-2-1 Dutrow, Jr 5-2

4 Moose Man(L) 122 Burke 4-6-1 Sacco 12-1

5 Raging Wit(L) 122 Maragh 6-1-8 Galluscio 8-1

6 Becky's Kitten(L) 122 Castellano 2-3-3 Maker 7-2

7 Deerslayer(L) 115 Garcia 6-4-5 Rodriguez 6-1

8 The Vin Man(L) 122 Luzzi 4-8-6 Sciacca 15-1

9 Metrology(L) 115 Ortiz 6-10-5 Campo, Jr 50-1

10 Waywardwillie(L) 117 Hernandez 5-10-3 Badgett, Jr 20-1

11 Xodo(L) 122 Napravnik 1-1-8 Schettino 3-1

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12 My Golden Opinion(L) 122 Dominguez 4-4-1 Rodriguez 4-1

13 Bravo Romeo(L) 115 Garcia 1-2-3 Rodriguez 3-1

14 No La Hace(L) 122 Velasquez 1-2-1 Rice 7-2

15 Cure(L) 122 Castro 5-3-1 Rice 5-1

16 Winaholic(L) 122 Cohen 4-5-4 Jacobson 6-1

Xodo notched fast late pace fig when a clear-cut winner at this level last out and has worked swiftly since claimed. Deerslayer had rough trip in last and could prove very tough on an unchallenged lead. Tawaared is fleet-footed, fresh and drops for Rick Dutrow; very dangerous.

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1 Mile. The KENNEL UP. 3&up. Purse: $50,000.

1 Gospel Lesson(L) 119 Nakatani 1-1-7 Orseno 10-1

2 Harmonizer(L) 122 Castellano 3-4-6 Maker 5-2

3 Worth A Buck(L) 118 Velazquez 1-1-5 Miceli 5-1

4 Bernie the Maestro(L) 117 Cohen 11-1-6 Jacobson 5-1

5 Most Happy Fella(L) 118 Lopez 1-6-5 Quick 8-1

6 Irish Lion(L) 117 Ortiz, Jr 9-2-4 Badgett, Jr 20-1

7 Itsagoodtendollars(L) 121 Maragh 3-3-1 Levine 9-5

Gospel Lesson is riding a two-race winning streak and logged two 5-furlong workouts since arriving from South Florida; razor-sharp and ready. Worth A Buck, a hot commodity at the claim box, also has won two in a row and could receive ideal setup; very playable. Itsagoodtendollars owns speed and fast figures; be no surprise.

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6 Furlongs. (Inner Turf). 3&up. Fillies and Mares. Maiden Special Weight. NY Bred. Purse: $55,000.

1 Thirty Minutes(L) 118 Luzzi 9-x-x Contessa 5-1

2 Desert Bliss(L) 118 Cohen 6-6-2 Englehart 12-1

3 I Am Siamese(L) 113 Hernandez 11-8-x Hertler 30-1

4 Margaret Lilian(L) 118 Maragh 9-7-2 Contessa 2-1

5 She Is a Lioness(L1) 124 Velasquez 4-x-x Allard 8-1

6 Freud's Dream(L) 117 Ortiz 2-3-3 Ryerson 12-1

7 Joy Rising(L) 118 Prado 10-8-x Ferraro 15-1

8 Our Pink Ribbon(L) 118 Napravnik 3-5-4 Brown 6-1

9 Sweet Penny(L) 124 Nakatani 3-6-6 DiSanto 7-2

10 Ancient Devil(L1) 119 Ayuso 7-7-8 Appel, Jr 50-1

11 Zippy Kitty(L) 118 Studart 6-6-7 Ronen 20-1

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12 Bandini's Diamond(L) 124 Velasquez 2-2-3 Rice 5-2

13 Fujiana(L) 118 Castro 10-2-3 Bush 8-1

14 Pennymine(L1) 118 Velazquez x-x-x Schosberg 10-1

15 Read the Research(L) 118 No Rider 5-6-x Pompay 4-1

16 Islarama(L) 118 Maragh 2-x-x Vazquez 6-1

Zippy Kitty displayed dramatic improvement when making turf debut last time and should have more to give in second start since two-month absence. Our Pink Ribbon owns sprinter's speed and may get the early jump if rider hits the gas from the gate. Margaret Lilian has worked three times since failing at 85 cents on the dollar last out; hard to take struggling barn at short ticket. Freud's Dream was a very game second in last; must consider.

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