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Steve Matthews’ Aqueduct selections for Thursday, Dec. 15


Best Value: MYFOURCHIX (7)

FIRST: Mr. Euro logged three tight works since speed and fade last out; tighter today. Prognostication could be the prime beneficiary if top selection hits the wall in the lane. Vilma owns fast numbers on best efforts.

SECOND: Lisa’s Secret ships in from Finger Lakes and should offer value in basement claimer. Julie D notched fourth win in a row when a front-running victor in last; likely chalk. Dreamboat Annie is right in the thick of this on best efforts.

THIRD: Natalie Victoria is speedy, gets class relief and makes second start since claimed by David Jacobson; need more? Maddizaskar switches surfaces for potent turf to dirt barn (John Terranova); worth long look. Just Got Out gets additional furlong after late-running third in last; logical.

FOURTH: Redemption Queen owns solid late-pace figures and makes first dirt start with a maiden-claiming tag. Celtic Serenade drops, returns to dirt and makes third start of form cycle; very playable. La Dama de Hierro would be aided by fast fractions.

FIFTH: Grey Glory gets confident price hike after winning second straight last time; more to come. Gambler’s Ghost is speedy and owns fast figures; very dangerous. Non Stop makes quick return after tough-trip seventh on Saturday; don’t ignore.

SIXTH: Dark as Midnight is fresh and fired eye-catching half-mile bullet on Dec. 4; primed and ready. Admiral Blue was an even fourth in last and owns swift back numbers; big-time player. Basic Hero was a willing, front-running second in last; be no surprise.

SEVENTH: Myfourchix is training with a purpose for first start since May and earned career-best number on inner track last winter; call based on price. Tahoe Tigress notched swift final fraction when a clear-cut winner in last; pair up potential. Frosty Margarita tallied sizzling internal and final numbers when second to a repeat winner in last; very dangerous. She’s All Ready fired half-mile bullet since winning last start; very interesting.

EIGHTH: Chomsky was a solid third in last and should move forward in second start since three-month absence. Spectrolite logged front-running seconds in both starts and is working sharply for first start since June; very dangerous. Abolitionist makes first start since gelded and fired swift 5-furlong drill on Dec. 2; big-time threat. Whitegate regressed in last after game placing in previous start; dangerous on the rebound.

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