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Steve Matthews’ Aqueduct selections for Monday, Feb. 19

Best Bet: BASS RIVER ROAD (8); Best Value: GYPSY JANIE (6)

FIRST: Bogulator was an even fourth in last and owns fast back numbers; forward move predicted. Presumptuous is training with a purpose for first start since September; very dangerous. Buy for Less was an improved second in last; don’t ignore.

SECOND: Afleet Martini packs potent kick and should be aided by 6 1/2-furlong distance. Bar None wheels back in a hurry after game placing just 10 days ago; logical, short-priced threat. Roman Revival also makes quick comeback after besting Bar None on Feb. 9; right in the thick of this.

THIRD: Open Bar was compromised by wide trip when a two-move fifth in last; rates close call. Chilly Bon Bon is speedy, drops and gets favorable cutback in distance. Awesome Heart gets class relief and will offer juicy ticket; very interesting.

FOURTH: Panic Attack compiled eye-catching work slate for debut; primed to get bettor’s hearts pounding. Wushu Warrior was a game second as the favorite in last; be no surprise. Killala Bay hails from powerful second-out stable; improvement expected.

FIFTH: The Caretaker got his game back when a strong second in last; more to give. Midnight Mission lived up to heavy tote support when an odds-on winner in debut; very dangerous. Macho Mia was a top-figured second in last; most be factored into the mix.

SIXTH: Gypsy Janie upped record to 3-for-4 when drawing off to seven-length score on Feb. 1; keeps on giving. Giant Boxer has trained sharply since fast-numbered win in debut; big-time player. Rapid Route owns sprinter’s speed and could prove very tough on an unchallenged lead.

SEVENTH: Old Upstart fired 5-furlong bullet work since fast-figured victory on Jan. 21; pairs up. Conquest Bigluck E gets confident, two-level price boost after front-running score on Jan. 13; very dangerous. Rockford delivers strong efforts with machine-like consistency; be no surprise.

EIGHTH: Bass River Road had won seven in a row before going to the sidelines on Dec. 17; sharp work tab for return seals the deal. Celtic Chaos should pack enhanced wallop with cutback to 6 furlongs. Gypsum Johnny is training swiftly for return from seven-month layoff for Linda Rice; must consider. My Boy Tate is riding a four-race winning streak; serious player in wildly-contentious Hollie Hughes Stakes.

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