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Steve Matthews' Aqueduct selections for Friday, Jan. 18

Best bet: OK HONEY (5)

Best value: BUSTIN TO BE LOVED (2)

FIRST: My Victoria Rose logged a solid late-pace figure when a game second in last; more to come. Summer Punch is riding a two-race winning streak and owns fast numbers; very dangerous. Love to Learn is fresh and training strongly; very playable.

SECOND: Bustin to Be Loved is firing bullets for first start in eight weeks; primed and ready. Trance has won two straight; razor-sharp and very dangerous. Thousand Percent, another that's working sharply, is more than good enough on "A" game.

THIRD: Equal the Score, second in both starts, compiled consistent work slate for first start in more than a year; timid call. Finn's Posse drops and adds blinkers; wake-up potential. There He Goes is 0-for-10 but was a game second in last; must be factored into the mix.

FOURTH: Outplay gets confident two-level price boost after determined win in last; keeps on giving. Mills was a clear-cut second behind a much-the-best winner in last; dangerous. Langdarma notched place honors in last two starts; must consider.

FIFTH: Ok Honey has worked three times since regressing in last start; rebounds on Friday. Bee'snbee's makes first start with maiden-claiming tag; worth long look. Analyze With Honor was an even third when favored in debut; recoups losses?

SIXTH: Much Trouble compiled tight work slate for first start in 370 days; barn has them ready off the bench. Dr. Hipp logged eye-catching work string for first start since June for Chad Brown; need more? D'ambrosia makes first start since claimed by Rudy Rodriguez; right in the thick of this.

SEVENTH: No Deal has drilled three times since winning second in a row last month; gets hat trick. Our Girl Abby is speedy, owns fast figures and fired half-mile bullet last week; could easily take this. Big Birthday packs potent kick on best efforts; must consider.

EIGHTH: Two Hot Betty tallied fast late-pace figure when a clear-cut winner in last; pairs up. Wilburnmoney made middle move and flattened in first start since three-month layoff last out; very dangerous. Courageous Queen is speedy, rested and will prove very tough on a soft lead. Malarkey is another that was a clear-cut winner in last; must be factored into the mix.

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