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Steve Matthews’ Aqueduct selections for Friday, April 1

Best Bet: FRAZIL (2)

Best Value: REGISTRADA (1)

FIRST: Registrada drops and packs solid late kick on ‘A’ effort; call based on price potential. Bluemoonofsaratoga was a front-running maiden winner in last; dangerous. Queens Tiara was second to much-the-best winners in last two starts; right in the thick of this.

SECOND: Frazil was a hard-charging winner in last and now makes first start since reclaimed by Steve Klesaris. Storm Pursuit is speedy and drops; could easily take this. Now We Are Free is 1-for-1 on the Big A’s main track; worth long look.

THIRD: Sunny Puzzle bounced in last after fast-figured win in prior; rebounds today. Richie’s Rich is riding a two-race winning streak; razor-sharp and very dangerous. Rich ‘n’ Tuck displays pattern similar to top selection and makes first start since claimed by John Toscano; must consider.

FOURTH: Choir Director compiled solid work slate for first start in 11 weeks; primed for breakthrough effort. Chomsky is fresh and owns fast figs on best efforts. Say Cin Cin was a hard-charging second in last; logical contender.

FIFTH: Lotsa Noodles was pace and trip compromised in last and logged most recent win on Big A’s main track. Is She Hot owns speed and will prove tough on a soft lead. Bonita Luna hold sharp current condition and now makes first start since claimed by Gary Gullo.

SIXTH: Lehigh Five tallied swift late pace figure when a fast-closing second in last; today’s additional furlong plays to strength. Swell has logged fast numbers in last three starts; big-time threat. Ganador took backward step in last after determined win in prior; bounce-back potential.

SEVENTH: Overawe benefited from soft flow when winning last but is razor-sharp and should offer playable price. Thirst for Glory owns and edge on final numbers; short price is the problem. Mystical Song won debut at 85-1 and is worth a long look at long odds.

EIGHTH: Bold Illusion is speedy, adds blinkers and projects as the controlling front-runner. Hunter Cat is rested and owns fast figures on best efforts. Southern Gentleman regressed in last after strong placing in debut; rebound threat. Caelifera was an even third in last; right in the thick of this.

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