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SportsHorseracingBelmont Stakes

Steve Matthews / September 28 at BELMONT

1

6 Furlongs. (Inner Turf). 2yo. Maiden Special Weight. Purse: $75,000. Post -- 12:50 p.m.

1 River of Dreams(L) 120 Ortiz, Jr 5-x-x Gyarmati 10-1

2 Battle Red(L) 120 Velazquez 2-5-2 Pletcher 2-1

3 Prima Storm 120 Rosario x-x-x Clement 5-2

4 Essence At Noon(L) 120 Arroyo 7-6-5 Mazza 30-1

5 Tower East(L) 120 Castellano 9-7-3 Rodriguez 10-1

6 Call Daddy(L) 120 No Rider 10-8-x Friedman 4-1

7 Delta Outlaw 120 Franco 3-x-x Weaver 3-1

8 A Lot 120 Lezcano 8-x-x Mott 5-1

Delta Outlaw should pack amplified kick with cutback to 6 furlongs. Battle Red will prove very tough on a soft lead. Prima Storm compiled tight work tab for debut for Clement.

2

1 Mile. 2yo. Maiden Special Weight. NY Bred. Purse: $60,000.

1 False Positive(L1) 113 Rodriguez x-x-x Contessa 20-1

2 Interior Secretary 120 Velasquez x-x-x Weaver 9-2

3 Persuasive Devil(L) 120 Bravo 3-2-3 Orseno 2-1

4 Midnight Nick(L) 120 Saez 7-3-6 Contessa 20-1

5 Alexa's Spirit 120 Lezcano 5-x-x Hubley 10-1

6 Unauthorized(L) 120 Rosario 4-x-x Violette, Jr 5-1

7 Holy Week(L) 120 Davila, Jr 3-4-x Breed 30-1

8 Black Tide(L) 120 Maragh 5-8-x D'Alessndro 12-1

9 Bellamy Way(L) 120 Castellano 5-x-x Cannizzo 6-1

10 Ostrolenka(L) 120 Velazquez 7-x-x Pletcher 6-1

Persuasive Devil is riding a forward line on pace and final numbers. Bellamy Way is training with a purpose for first start in 49 days. Ostrolenka fired half-mile bullet on Sept. 15 and should move forward with race under belt.

3

6 Furlongs. (Inner Turf). Maiden Claiming $40,000. 3&up. Fillies and Mares. Purse: $41,000.

1 Flapper Girl(L) 120 Franco 7-x-x Hushion 6-1

2 Laghazirella Beach(L) 123 Davis 8-9-6 Matties 15-1

3 Warm Front(L) 123 Ortiz 9-8-x Duggan 7-2

4 Acrostic(L) 116 Rodriguez 3-6-7 Lerman 9-2

5 Buy Or Steal 120 Ortiz, Jr 8-x-x Weaver 5-2

6 Veronica Bay(L) 120 Arroyo 8-2-3 Quartarolo 7-2

7 Mini Muffin(L) 123 Silvera 2-4-5 Polanco 6-1

Flapper Girl logged three tight works for move to turf. Acrostic tallied improved late pace figure in last; dangerous. Warm Front adds blinkers and gets class relief; worth long look at long price.

4

7 Furlongs. (Widener Turf). 3&up. Claiming $50,000. Purse: $65,000.

1 Depeche Chat(L) 119 Ortiz, Jr 4-8-2 Jacobson 3-1

2 Thomas Hill(L) 119 Rosario 2-4-4 Brown 5-1

3 Awakino Cat(L) 121 Castellano 2-4-5 Contessa 6-1

4 Tigah(L) 121 Bravo 10-2-5 Quartarolo 7-2

5 Lay It Down(L) 121 Franco 3-5-2 Persaud 10-1

6 Nubin Ridge(L) 121 Arroyo 2-8-7 DiPrima 8-1

7 Mish Mosh(L) 121 Velasquez 1-1-4 Jacobson 5-2

Depeche Chat owns solid late pace figures and should pack intensified wallop with turnback to 7 furlongs. Nubin Ridge was a strong second this course and distance on June 1; dangerous. Mish Mosh is riding a two-race winning streak; right in the thick of this.

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1 Mile. 3&up. Claiming $12,500. Purse: $25,000.

3 Mr. Espresso(L) 121 Davis 6-7-1 Sciacca 10-1

1 Abilio(L) 112 Worrie 5-7-5 Jacobson 2-1

4 Bobby V.(L) 121 Arroyo 4-5-7 Chatterpaul 6-1

5 Chrisandlorisposse(L) 121 Rice 4-1-7 Bush 6-1

6 Summit County(L) 119 Maragh 6-3-1 Englehart 8-1

7 Awesome Heart(L) 119 Ortiz, Jr 4-3-6 Iwinski 8-1

1a Le Deluge(L) 119 Velasquez 5-3-2 Jacobson 2-1

8 Stephen A(L) 116 Rodriguez 6-1-4 Zito 7-2

2 Mister Woolman(L) 119 Franco 4-5-4 Quick 10-1

2b Straight Fax(L) 119 Franco 3-5-3 Quick 10-1

Bobby V. is riding a forward line on the numbers and should offer generous ticket. Quick entry: Mister Woolman fired half-mile bullet on Sept. 11 and mate Straight Fax was third at 70-1 last time; just one goes with Manny Franco listed on both. Abilio drops, makes quick return and returns to dirt; big-time threat.

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1 1/16 Mile. Allowance. 3&up. NY Bred. Purse: $62,000.

1 Jack's R Wild(L) 119 Davis 6-6-8 Davis 20-1

2 Jesses Giant Dunk(L) 119 Velazquez 3-1-2 Adsit 6-1

3 Broadway Bay(L) 118 Castellano 4-1-3 Brown 4-1

4 Sea Raven(L) 120 Ortiz, Jr 1-7-x Hammond 5-2

5 Salisbury Knight(L) 120 Maragh 11-3-5 Jerkens 6-1

6 Here He Fitz(L) 112 Worrie 5-4-5 Hertler 15-1

7 Gridley Here(L) 116 Rosario 8-2-7 McPeek 3-1

8 Sunnysider(L1) 119 Saez 10-9-1 Wilson 15-1

9 Futurazo(L) 119 Lezcano 2-1-3 McCall 15-1

Sea Raven has trained strongly since dominant maiden score last month; more to come. Jesses Giant Dunk is rested and owns fast late pace figures on best efforts. Futurazo sips in from FL and owns imposing 11-for-48 slate; dangerous.

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1 1/16 Mile. (Widener Turf). The MISS GRILLO. 2yo. Fillies. Purse: $200,000.

1 Tammy the Torpedo(L) 117 Rosario 1-x-x Brown 3-1

2 Ancient Goddess(L) 117 Maragh 3-1-2 Terranova,II 6-1

1a Greywalls(L) 115 Velazquez 3-5-x Terranova,II 3-1

3 Skinner Box(L) 117 Ortiz 3-1-x Violette, Jr 8-1

4 Lady Bling(L) 117 Lezcano 1-x-x Donk 20-1

5 Titanium Jo(L) 117 Bravo 1-4-x DiMauro 30-1

6 Nicky's Brown Miss(L) 121 Torres 1-3-3 Capilupi 8-1

7 Margaret Reay(L) 115 Saez 2-6-x Wilson 20-1

8 Amazing Anne(L) 117 Franco 1-3-x Morley 30-1

9 Lady Eli(L) 117 Ortiz, Jr 1-x-x Brown 4-1

10 Partisan Politics(L) 121 Castellano 1-3-x Brown 7-2

11 My Cara Mia 117 Velasquez 1-x-x Friedman 12-1

Margaret Reay notched swift final fraction when a stubborn second in turf debut last time; half-mile bullet on Sept. 15 seals the deal. Lady Eli overcame soft fractions when a hard-charging as the favorite in first start; very playable. Skinner Box has delivered solid efforts in both starts; must consider.

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1 Mile. 3&up. Allowance Optional Claiming. NY Bred. Purse: $65,000.

2 Indy Tune(L) 119 Franco 1-5-5 Barrera, III 15-1

3 Effinex(L) 119 Maragh 2-6-7 Jerkens 4-1

1 Precious Metal(L) 119 Rosario 6-4-8 Jacobson 5-1

4 Onecats Chance(L) 121 Castellano 3-1-2 Quartarolo 8-1

5 Sioux(L) 117 Ortiz 1-7-1 Hushion 7-2

6 Modern Child(L) 112 Rodriguez 4-4-7 Imperio 20-1

7 Petrocelli(L) 121 Velazquez 10-1-3 Hills 10-1

8 Saturday Appeal(L) 121 Velasquez 5-2-2 Schosberg 10-1

9 Goodtolook(L) 121 Saez 4-3-3 Contessa 15-1

1a Cousin Michael(L) 123 Rice 2-7-2 Jacobson 5-1

10 Quick Money(L) 121 Ortiz, Jr 7-1-2 Nevin 3-1

Petrocelli logged two of three career wins on Belmont loam and fired 5-furlong bullet on Monday. Goodtolook owns speed and fast final figures; big-time danger. Cousin Michael owns swift numbers and an advantageous stalker's style; right in the thick of this.

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1 1/16 Mile. (Widener Turf). The PILGRIM (Grade III). 2yo. Purse: $200,000.

1 Vision Perfect(L) 118 Franco 1-3-x Donk 12-1

2 Startup Nation(L) 122 Rosario 1-1-x Brown 2-1

3 Face the Music 118 Velazquez 1-2-x McGaughey III 5-1

4 Imperia(L1) 116 Maragh 2-x-x McLaughlin 6-1

5 Offering Plan(L) 118 Lezcano 1-x-x Brown 9-2

6 All I Karabout(L) 118 Santiago 1-4-x Correas, IV 12-1

7 Nutty Futty(L) 118 Valdivia, Jr 3-1-4 Van Culin 15-1

8 Strong Coffee(L1) 118 Ortiz, Jr 4-1-x Motion 4-1

9 Artie's Flight(L) 118 Toledo 1-8-x Gorham 30-1

Strong Coffee gets the meds after failing as the favorite in last; rebounds. Startup Nation has yet to taste defeat in two starts; obvious contender. Offering Plan made impressive burst when a last-to-first winner in debut; worth long look.

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61/2 Furlongs. 3&up. Maiden Special Weight. NY Bred. Purse: $60,000

1 Man of Mystery(L1) 120 Toledo x-x-x Shuman 12-1

2 Disco Joey(L) 113 Rodriguez 7-x-x Brown 20-1

3 Dusk to Dawn(L) 120 Ortiz 9-5-7 Hushion 8-1

4 Celebrate We Will(L1) 123 Maragh x-x-x Levine 10-1

5 Wildniteattheopera(L) 120 Rosario 2-x-x Hennig 3-1

6 McQuaid(L1) 120 Franco x-x-x Violette, Jr 15-1

7 Domer(L1) 120 Ortiz, Jr x-x-x Clement 10-1

8 Spark to Ignite(L) 120 Velazquez 2-10-7 O'Brien 8-1

9 Freudex(L) 120 Velasquez 2-x-x Englehart 5-1

10 Readyheartandsoul(L) 120 Castellano 2-9-2 Albertrani 7-2

11 Lyrical Miracle(L) 120 Arroyo 5-3-8 Turner, Jr 30-1

Dusk to Dawn logged eight tight works (highlighted by 5-furlong bullet on Sept. 18) for barn (Hushion) that excels with fresh and rested runners. Wildniteattheopera was a clear-cut second in debut and has trained sharply in the interim. Readyheartandsoul was a two-move second in last; dangerous. McQuaid shows a workout tab that culminated with crisp half-mile breeze from the gate; follow the money.

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