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Steve Matthews’ Aqueduct selections for Monday, Feb. 20

Best bet: GLARE ICE (6)

Best value: LITTLE BEAR CAT (7)

FIRST: Lady’s First compiled tight work tab for first start since August; call in weak opener. Wild With Style needed last and drops; dangerous. Fashiononthesurge fired 5-furlong bullet on Jan. 21; stay tuned to the tote.

SECOND: Lady Luciano set hot fractions when dueled into defeat last time; set for breakthrough. Ducasa was a front-end winner in last start; big-time threat. Even Bette could impact at fat ticket if pace meltdown ensues.

THIRD: Myfourchix makes peak start of form cycle after logging improved internal numbers in last. Ultimate Holiday was a fast-figured third after poor start in last; dangerous. Summer House tallied wire-to-wire win in first start on inner track; right in the thick of this.

FOURTH: Hyde Park Express is training consistently for first start since November; call based on price potential. Hey Lady is riding a forward line on the numbers; logical contender. Sugar Reef compiled strong work slate for first dirt start; worth long look.

FIFTH: Fearless Dragon lost all chance after stumbling out of the gate in Gulfstream stakes last time; class drop seals the deal. Kohlhase owns speed and fast final figures; big-time threat. Toohottoevenspeak can impact if fractions get hot and hectic.

SIXTH: Glare Ice is riding a forward line on pace and final figures; more to come. Sea Pebble is fleet-footed and could prove tough on an unchallenged lead. Megan’s Muse should pack amplified late kick with cutback to sprint; price will be tempting.

SEVENTH: Little Bear Cat tallied solid number when a tough-trip fourth in last; more to give. Sweetpollypurebred logged swift internal numbers when a strong third in last; very playable. JC’s American Dream consistently earns fast final numbers; right in the thick of this.

EIGHTH: Caledonian notched rapid late-pace figure when winning lone inner-track start on New Year’s Day; rates close call. Sal the Turtle owns three wins and a second in four starts; logical, short-priced threat. Bavaro failed when 55 cents on the dollar last time but should benefit from return to 6 furlongs.

NINTH: Repole Stable entry: Noneedtoflatterme was a clear-cut second in debut and mate Samurai Warrior logged fast numbers in both starts on winterized surface. Over Promised gets class relief after earning deceptively fast final figure in last; dangerous. Mister Hayes wan an improved third in last; must consider.

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