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Steve Matthews’ Aqueduct selections for Thursday, April 7

Best Bet: MYFOURCHIX (8)

Best Value: REAL ESTATE RICH (6)

FIRST: Cats Halo is training sharply for first start since October; primed and ready. Adrestia is speedy, rested and adds blinkers; very dangerous. Jennifer’s Legacy is one of five newcomers in this field; tote watching a must.

SECOND: Petrocelli projects as the controlling speed with aggressive ride. Fire Alarm was a clear-cut winner for this price in last at Prx; very playable. Bad Hombre is fresh and owns fast figures on best efforts; right in the thick of this.

THIRD: Beautyinthepulpit packs solid late kick and should be ideally positioned in closely-matched field. Readthebyline is fleet-footed and drops; dangerous. Pretension bested top selection by a neck when a front-end winner in last; must consider.

FOURTH: Kitai is 0-for-11 but may have finally found the right bunch; weakness of field is selection’s strength. Egyptian Rose makes third start of form cycle; very interesting. Violet Road could impact if pace gets fast and furious.

FIFTH: Between the Lines fired eye-catching half-mile bullet for first start in 52 days; set for big effort. Ostrolenka owns fast internal and final numbers; big-time threat. Eye Luv Lulu is 2-for-2 on the Big A’s main track; dangerous. Drama King also is 2-for-2 on Aqueduct’s outer surface; small but contentious field.

SIXTH: Real Estate Rich tallied swift final fraction when a hard-charging second in last; added furlong plays to strength. Rapid Rouge regressed in last after fast-figured win in prior; could easily take this. Stay Tuned gets favorable cutback to 7 furlongs; must consider.

SEVENTH: Integrity is fresh and owns speed and fast numbers; rates close call. Narvaez was a swift-figured, front-running winner in last; very playable. Praetereo could be the prime beneficiary if pace meltdown ensues.

EIGHTH: Myfourchix owns a win and a second in two starts on Big A’s main track and fired crisp half-mile work on April 1. Eloquent Tribute is fresh and could be ideally positioned in the stalker’s seat. Blithely consistently delivers strong efforts; must respect.

NINTH: Dream On is training with a purpose for first start in 516 days; call in weak nightcap. Riot Worthy has finished second five times in eight starts; bad trend. Firestar is rested and owns fast figures on best efforts. Boss Lady Platinum (3-furlong bullet on March 31) and Judge’s Fudge (string of three, 5-furlong drills) are newcomers that could be the goods if the money shows.

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