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Steve Matthews’ Aqueduct selections for Sunday, Jan. 10

Best Bet: DRAMA KING (8)


FIRST: Storm Cell fired half-mile bullet since useful fifth in debut; more to give. U Do That was an improved fourth in last and should be aided by today’s added ground. Acapella has failed four straight times as the favorite; you’ve been warned.

SECOND: Magsamelia had wrong setup when thrust into the role of chaser last time; speed of the speed with proper ride. Time for Angie could be ideally positioned in the stalker’s seat; very dangerous. More Than Rainbows is a front-running threat on ‘A’ game; right in the thick of this.

THIRD: Saythreehailsmary’s tallied solid final fraction when a determined winner in last; pairs up. Sheriffa was less than two lengths behind top selection after battling up front last time; big-time danger. Stroke Play packs a potent late kick on best efforts. Wonder Gal gets favorable cutback to shorter route.

FOURTH: Swagner gets rider upgrade and makes peak start of form cycle; breakthrough predicted at fat ticket. Uncle Duncan was a front-running maiden winner in last; logical, short-priced player. Pioneer of Wifi regressed in last after improved third in prior; rebound potential at juicy number.

FIFTH: E J’s Legacy notched swift late pace figure when a game second in last; call based on price. Cards of Stone tallied fast internal and final numbers when winning at 38-1 in debut; bounces at short odds today? Pagan compiled solid training tab for dirt debut; don’t dismiss.

SIXTH: Red Atlantic fired two bullet works for first start versus NY-breds; rates close call in wide open dash. Rock Garden took backward step in last after front-running third in prior; very playable. Flatterwillgetyou gets extra sixteenth after wide rally for third in debut; right in the thick of this.

SEVENTH: Liberal Spin is fresh and packs potent late kick. Lane Allen should be favorably positioned in the stalker’s seat; very dangerous. Visionary Ruler was an ultra-game second in last; right in the thick of this. Songa makes first start since claimed by Rudy Rodriguez; need more?

EIGHTH: Drama King logged lifetime-best final fraction when a stubborn winner in last; more to come. Special Ops hails from potent layoff stable and owns win and a second in two starts on inner track; dangerous. Sioux failed to deliver when favored in last but is more than good enough on best efforts.

NINTH: McKenzies Way gets confident price hike in first start since claimed; gets call if able to escape AE list. Prince Zurs is riding a two-race winning streak and owns faster back numbers. Storm Pursuit adds blinkers and could play out as the controlling speed. Upgrade plunges in first start since claimed; fire sale? Sun Splashed could impact at fat ticket if pace meltdown ensues.

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