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Steve Matthews’ Aqueduct selections for Sunday, April 3

Best Bet: DARNLEY BAY (4)

Best Value: SEA RAVEN (7)

FIRST: Sound of Freedom gets class drop after tough-trip fifth in last; call based on price potential. Hushhushmushmush has worked four times since second to a runaway winner in last; very dangerous. Conquest Kronos tallied solid final fraction when a game second just nine days ago; worth long look.

SECOND: Pretension was a front-end winner in last and could play out as the main speed once again. Beautyinthepulpit made solid late run when just a neck behind top selection last time. Readthebyline folded last out but is a front-running threat on ‘A’ effort.

THIRD: Moon Over a Beauty was done in by scorching splits last time; softer flow at longer trip today. Voluntario tallied swift late pace figure when a dominant winner in last; very dangerous. Seymourdini went to the sidelines after fast-figured score on Big A’s main track on the 52nd anniversary of the JFK assassination; demand value.

FOURTH: Darnley Bay logged career-best final fraction when a dominant winner in last; pairs up. Unrepented is 1-for-1 on Big A’s main track and could play out as the controlling speed; very dangerous. More Than Rainbows also is fleet-footed and will offer fat ticket; worth long look.

FIFTH: Narvaez gets price hike after handy, front-running score in last; more to come. Praetereo, an uncoupled mate of top selection from Steve Klesaris stable, looms the prime beneficiary if Narvaez hits the wall in the lane. Integrity is speedy and drops; very interesting.

SIXTH: Street Shark takes significant price plunge and will take this if all is well. March Too could be ideally positioned in the stalker’s seat. Attractive Ride is speedy, rested and owns fast figs; right in the thick of this.

SEVENTH: Sea Raven was a useful fourth in first start since six-month layoff last time; forward move predicted. Bellamy Way has trained strongly since much-the-best victory in last; very playable. Sioux makes first start since moving to Rudy Rodriguez barn; need more?

EIGHTH: Carrumba was a pole clear for second when finishing just a head behind a repeat winner in Comely Stakes last fall; ready for return. Mei Ling logs fast figures with machine-like consistency; could easily take contentious Top Flight Handicap. Joint Return packs a potent late kick on best efforts; price will be tempting.

NINTH: Dream On compiled tight work tab for first start in 512 days;call in wide-open, NY-Bred maiden nightcap. Riot Worthy owns five seconds from eight starts; bad trend? Yonka has trained sharply for debut for Maryland-based barn; follow the money. Boss Lady Platinum is another that’s working swiftly for first start; stay tuned to the tote.

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