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Steve Matthews’ Aqueduct selections for Sunday, March 19



FIRST: Right Ben is speedy and makes third start of form cycle; set for best. Flux Capacitor was a hard-fought second in last; dangerous. Mo Focused exits sprints and drops; front-end threat.

SECOND: Tuscan Getaway is fleet-footed and fresh; controlling front-runner. Indycott makes first start since claimed by Rudy Rodriguez; very playable. Kid Cruz could impact if pace meltdown ensues.

THIRD: Lakeside Sunset makes first start since claimed and owns fast back figures; call based on price potential. Head Shrinker is riding a forward line on the numbers and gets class relief; very dangerous. Morethanjusthello should be aided by cutback to sprint; don’t ignore.

FOURTH: Perina’s Pride was a hard-charging second in last and owns “foundation” on the figures; more to come. Madison Blues is riding a forward line on the numbers; big-time player. Megan’s Muse is right in the thick of this on best efforts; price will be tempting.

FIFTH: Bee Noteworthy was an 8-length winner in last and owns faster back numbers; pairs up. Play Me a Memory is speedy and will prove very tough on a soft lead. Slam Chowder made first start since 14-month layoff last time; tighter today.

SIXTH: Sir Bond exits determined score in last and makes first start since reclaimed by Bruce Levine; returns quick dividends. Gentrify is quick from the gate and could play out as the speed of the speed; very interesting. Mewannarose also is fleet-footed and has won two in a row; underlay material.

SEVENTH: Bullheaded Boy has won two straight and has the benefit of the rail; gets three-peat. No Texting fought off pace pressure when an ultra-game second in last; very dangerous. Taoiseach could impact if fractions get fast and furious. Damage Control was a handy, wire-to-wire winner in last; must be factored into the mix.

EIGHTH: Clairvoyant Lady overcame slow fractions when a tenacious winner in last; more to come. Luna Rising was a two-move third in last after front-running score in previous start; very playable. Dr. Stone can prove to be a serious front-end threat on “A” game; worth long look at long price.

NINTH: We Were Kings logged solid numbers when second to a runaway winner in last at Laurel; first start versus NY-bred seals the deal. Hopper Dropper displayed improved speed in last after fast-figured third two starts back; very playable. The Brown Bomber debuts for Rodriguez; delivers KO blow? Source Control, an uncoupled barn mate of The Brown Bomber, drops and gets rider upgrade; must consider.


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