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Steve Matthews' Aqueduct selections for Sunday, Dec. 9

Best Bet: NO HAYNE NO GAYNE (3); Best Value: SOUTHERN KING (6)

FIRST: Mom I Forgive You has worked three times since solid second in debut; more to come. Excess Capacity makes first start with maiden-claiming tag; very dangerous. Regal Retort compiled tight work tab for debut; follow the money.

SECOND: Wheresthebarber drops back in with maiden claimers after even third in last; rates close call. Golconda is fresh and moves to dirt; must consider. Shuffling Madness is competitive on best efforts; price will be tempting.

THIRD: No Hayne No Gayne logged eye-catching work slate for first start in 58 days; primed for best. Cause We Are Loyal packs potent kick on "A" efforts. Out of Orbit was a clear-cut winner in last and owns faster back numbers; right in the thick of this.

FOURTH: Center City projects as the controlling speed in maiden field that's loaded with newcomers. Wheeler Forty Five debuts for Rudy Rodriguez; could be the goods. Silver Token and Dr. Lloyd are firsters from Linda Rice barn; must be factored into the mix.

FIFTH: She's a Black Belt returns to dirt and cuts back to sprint; amplified kick predicted. Cariba was a useful fifth in debut; dangerous. Noble Alma exits speed and fade in first start; tighter with race under belt.

SIXTH: Southern King tallied rapid late-pace figure when a winner at the distance and surface last time; pairs up.  Le General notched swift internal and final numbers when winning by nearly seven lengths last out; big-time player. Just Right is another last-race winner that was victorious in first start at the Big A; very playable.

SEVENTH: Bon Raison owns sprinter's speed and could get the early jump in contentious field. Sanavi has won three of last four starts and owns fast late-pace figures on best efforts; very dangerous. Langdarma was a fast-figured second in last; must consider.

EIGHTH:  I'm an Ocala Dude makes first start since gelded and owns fast back numbers; takes this if not damaged goods. Devine Entry owns swift late-pace figures on best efforts; dangerous. Fillet of Sole makes third start of form cycle after game placing in last; logical, short-priced threat.

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