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Steve Matthews' Aqueduct selections for Sunday, Jan. 13

Best Bet: BINARY (6); Best Value: THEFINALCRAZYDUDE (8)

FIRST: Jake Rocks adds blinkers and looms the speed of the speed with aggressive ride. American Mandate consistently fires strong efforts; be no surprise. Loverboy Lou was a fast-figured fourth in debut; don't ignore.

SECOND: Tusk logged three tight works since last start; forward move predicted. Regal Quality owns sit-and-pounce running style; dangerous. Weather Wiz is rested and owns speed and fast figures; must consider.

THIRD: Magnetron was a clear-cut second behind a repeat winner in last; more to give. Ark in the Dark is training sharply for first start since August; dangerous. Shortlist owns fast late-pace figures on best efforts; very interesting.

FOURTH: Wisecrack is riding a forward line on the numbers; probable pace dynamics plays to strength. Center City owns speed but lacks heart; must take the good with the bad. Forecaster compiled swift work slate for debut; could be the goods.

FIFTH: Ten Twenty Nine made solid rally when a wide third in last; call based on price potential. Leap to Glory is fleet-footed, adds blinkers and drops; big-time, front-running threat. All Clear owns fast numbers and is very much in demand at the claim box; easily could take this.

SIXTH: Binary compiled tight work tab for first start since Labor Day; primed and ready. Kumar adds blinkers and worked four times since sixth in debut; improvement expected. Erlich took backward step in last after fast-figured placing in previous start; bounce-back threat.

SEVENTH: Bustin to Be Loved compiled bullet-riddled work tab for first start since Thanksgiving; set for best. Blindwillie McTell was a fast-figured winner in last; bounces Sunday at short odds? Tiergan is training with a purpose and could be the prime beneficiary if pace meltdown ensues; worth long look at long price.

EIGHTH: Thefinalcrazydude regressed last week after fast-figured second two starts back; quick return is the key. La Cat Warrior has finished second in last two starts; same result Sunday? Wheresthebarber was a handy maiden winner in last; right in the tick of this. Infield Is In was a willing second in last; logical player. Latin Love Bug could impact if fractions get fast and furious.


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