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Steve Matthews / August 13 at Saratoga

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6 Furlongs. 3&up. Claiming $25,000. Purse: $39,000.

Post -- 1 p.m.

1 Gramercy(L) 121 Ortiz, Jr 9-6-2 Shivmangal 20-1

2 Devoted Wildcat(L) 117 Rosario 4-8-6 Gullo 3-1

3 A Boy Named Em(L) 117 Alvarado 3-2-5 Trombetta 6-1

4 Rockstar Life(L) 117 Espinoza 2-8-6 Contessa 8-1

5 Basalt(L) 119 Leparoux 1-2-7 Asmussen 5-2

6 Police Chatter(L) 114 Garcia 6-6-2 Serpe 7-2

1a Why Broadway(L) 117 Ortiz, Jr 3-10-3 Shivmangal 20-1

7 Freedom Writer 117 Montalvo 1-5-7 Appel, Jr 30-1

8 Buckeye Heart(L) 119 Dominguez 4-1-1 Englehart 5-1

A Boy Named Em cuts back to 6 furlongs and should pack amplified late kick. Basalt bested top selection by nearly five lengths on July 21; could easily pair up wins. Rockstar Life displayed improved speed in last; developing and dangerous.

2

6 Furlongs. 2yo. Fillies. Maiden Special Weight. NY Bred. Purse: $60,000.

1 Hope for Tomorrow(L1) 119 Alvarado x-x-x Schettino 5-1

2 Jerusalem Stone(L) 119 Castellano 5-x-x Hennig 8-1

3 Riptherubberoff(L) 119 Velasquez 2-x-x Rodriguez 5-2

4 Carameaway(L) 119 Dominguez 7-3-x Friedman 6-1

5 Grand Lely Drive(L) 119 Maragh 5-x-x Ritvo 12-1

6 Agilion(L1) 119 Rosario x-x-x Kimmel 7-2

7 La Java(L1) 119 Garcia x-x-x Violette, Jr 3-1

Grand Lely Drive flattened after making menacing middle move in debut; moves forward. Carameaway could play out as the main speed; very dangerous. Riptherubberoff was a clear-cut second in debut; could easily take this. Jerusalem Stone should improve with race under belt.

3

1 Mile & 1 Furlong. Allowance Optional Claiming. 3&up. NY Bred. Purse: $69,000.

1 Fortitude(L) 121 Alvarado 1-4-2 Schosberg 5-1

2 Roaring Conquest(L) 121 Rosario 3-3-6 Englehart 4-1

3 Saxophone Len(L) 117 Lezcano 1-3-12 Hushion 2-1

4 Good Law(L) 121 Leparoux 9-4-2 Proctor 6-1

5 Pure Attitude(L) 121 Napravnik 4-3-4 Orseno 3-1

6 Good Karma(L) 121 Luzzi 5-8-2 Hernandez,Jr 6-1

Fortitude is training with a purpose for first start since St. Paddy's Day; primed and ready. Saxophone Len logged solid pace and final numbers when winning last; dangerous. Good Law owns speed and fast back figs.

4

51/2 Furlongs. Allowance. 3&up. NY Bred. Purse: $62,000.

2 Charlie's Punch(L) 117 Rosario 1-2-2 Rice 12-1

3 Countknickerbocker(L) 119 Leparoux 1-3-8 Domino 10-1

4 Next Question(L) 121 Napravnik 2-1-3 Trombetta 2-1

5 Petey Cramer(L) 121 Velasquez 3-5-2 Rodriguez 4-1

6 Rock Star Charlie(L) 117 Garcia 2-2-1 Rice 8-1

7 Carson Bandit(L) 121 Castro 6-1-2 Farfan-Casarez 12-1

8 Synthesizer(L) 117 Dominguez 7-8-1 Bond 12-1

9 The Snickers Kid(L) 117 Prado 5-1-2 Rodriguez 6-1

1 Hooligan's Delight(L) 121 Ortiz, Jr 4-2-3 Barbara 5-1

10 El Cuadro(L) 121 Maragh 1-6-2 Farrell 30-1

Also Eligible

11 All Class(L) 121 Dominguez 8-1-8 Englehart 15-1

1a Adjournment(L) 121 Alvarado 8-3-7 Barbara 5-1

Main Track Only

12 N. F.'s Destiny(L) 117 Velasquez 1-x-x Rice 5-2

Charlie's Punch compiled eye-catching work tab for first start since February and hails from potent layoff barn (Linda Rice). Countknickerbocker was a fast-figured winner the first time he touched Spa sod; very playable. Next Question logged top number when game second in "live" race last out; likely short price is the knock. Hooligan's Delight is right in the thick of this on 'A' game.

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1 1/16 Mile. (Inner Turf). 3&up. Claiming $25,000. Purse: $40,000.

1 Reserve Currency(L) 117 Cohen 4-6-4 Quick 4-1

2 Blue Creek(L) 117 Velasquez 8-8-1 Galluscio 20-1

3 No Play(L) 117 Napravnik 8-2-1 Gray 12-1

4 Knock Rock(L) 119 Alvarado 1-5-5 Schwartz 15-1

5 Adios Nardo(L) 119 Lezcano 1-1-6 Rodriguez 3-1

6 Commitment Letter(L) 117 Ortiz, Jr 7-3-8 Shivmangal 8-1

7 Manx(L) 117 Maragh 7-5-1 Lukas 15-1

8 Hey Cuz(L) 117 Castellano 8-1-4 Maker 5-1

9 Majesty's Pilgrim(L) 121 Luzzi 8-1-8 Tschan 30-1

10 King David(L) 119 Dominguez 1-1-2 Rivelli 5-2

Also Eligible

11 Kathy's Kitten(L) 121 Dominguez 9-5-3 Hushion 8-1

12 Captain Webb(L) 117 Velazquez 8-1-3 Pletcher 3-1

Main Track Only

13 How Do I Win(L) 117 Rosario 3-5-3 Canani 3-1

14 Acadian Blues(L) 121 Ortiz, Jr 4-2-6 Gyarmati 4-1

Adios Nardo earned fast late pace figs when winning two straight for Rudy Rodriguez; more to come. Blue Creek is lightly raced and could make forward move with return to turf. No Play could impact with pace meltdown; price will be tempting. King David has won three of last four at AP and picks up Dominguez for local debut; must consider.

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7 Furlongs. Claiming $20,000. 3&up. Fillies and Mares. Purse: $37,000.

1 Primal Baby(L) 121 Ortiz, Jr 2-2-1 Englehart 2-1

2 Natalie Victoria(L) 121 Cohen 2-6-3 Jacobson 4-1

3 Sansannah(L) 121 Dominguez 8-7-3 Englehart 8-1

4 Miss Libby(L) 110 Garcia 4-1-10 Aquilino 15-1

5 Roman Renegade(L) 121 Velasquez 2-6-3 Levine 5-1

6 Coast of Sangria(L) 117 Maragh 7-5-1 Farro 12-1

7 No Three Words(L) 121 Lezcano 4-1-4 Hennig 10-1

8 Double Mint(L) 117 Luzzi 8-7-3 Galluscio 12-1

9 Mess In A Dress(L) 117 Bridgmohan 1-4-2 Baker 6-1

Mess In A Dress tallied swift final fraction when winning at this level in last; more to give. Primal Baby logs fast figs with machine-like consistency; logical, short-priced player. Double Mint's speed gives her a puncher's chance; worth long look.

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5 1/2 Furlongs. (Mellon Turf). Maiden Special Weight. 2yo. Fillies. Purse: $80,000.

1 Tie Dye(L1) 119 Cohen x-x-x Kimmel 12-1

2 Sunset Time(L) 119 Desormeaux 3-2-4 Ward 5-2

3 Coconut Shrimp(L1) 119 Castellano x-x-x Pletcher 3-1

4 Flash Fever(L1) 119 Velazquez x-x-x Motion 6-1

5 Daar Zayed 119 Rosario x-x-x Harty 15-1

6 Love to Score(L1) 119 Leparoux x-x-x Romans 10-1

7 Jonata(L1) 119 Dominguez x-x-x Hushion 6-1

8 Dancing For Glory(L1) 119 Lezcano x-x-x Brown 4-1

Also Eligible

9 Indian Splendor(L) 119 Dominguez 2-4-x Dutrow 6-1

Main Track Only

10 Chifa(L) 119 Rosario 5-x-x Trombetta 7-2

Sunset Time compiled sharp series of 5-furlong drills for switch to sod; set for best. Indian Splendor was a front-running third in last; must consider if able to escape AE list. Dancing For Glory is from a dam that's thrown three turf winners; could be the goods. Coconut Shrimp debuts for Pletcher/Repole; need more?

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2 Miles. Allowance Optional Claiming. 3&up. Purse: $87,000.

2 Elder Skatesman(L) 121 Lezcano 7-10-3 Allyn 30-1

3 Sensor(L) 117 Alvarado 8-1-6 Albertrani 5-1

4 Tap Attack(L) 114 Garcia 4-5-6 Persaud 20-1

5 Bridge Loan(L) 117 Castellano 2-4-4 Pletcher 8-5

1 Springcourt(L) 121 Cohen 4-8-4 Jacobson 3-1

6 Sumo(L) 121 Rosario 2-1-7 Canani 7-2

7 Red Letter Day(L) 121 Napravnik 6-4-4 Elliot 20-1

8 Veiled Prophet(L) 121 Espinoza 4-1-1 Contessa 8-1

1a Ea(L) 121 Dominguez 1-3-8 Jacobson 3-1

Sumo wheels back in a hurry after losing head bob last week; main speed at ultra-marathon trip. Ea bested top selection when a determined winner in last; two-mile trip is fuzzy for all. Bridge Loan was game second in last; right in the thick of this.

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5 1/2 Furlongs. (Mellon Turf). The CORONATION CUP. 3yo. Fillies Purse: $100,000.

1 Pearl In The Sand 115 Prado 2-2-2 Wilkes 20-1

2 Sensible Lady(L) 122 Perez 1-1-3 Salzman 3-1

3 Alydarla(L) 115 Velazquez 2-7-3 Asmussen 8-1

4 Sweet Cat(L) 115 Castellano 2-1-5 Pletcher 7-2

5 Quick Flip(L) 115 Leparoux 7-5-4 Kenneally 15-1

6 Sharp Sally(L) 115 Lezcano 1-1-x Clement 8-1

7 Spun Cap(L) 115 Castro 1-x-x Caramori 9-2

8 Kiss in the Forest(L) 115 Rosario 3-5-4 Levine 12-1

9 Heaven Knows What(L) 115 Dominguez 1-5-1 Trombetta 4-1

Main Track Only

10 Ullapool(L) 119 Lezcano 2-1-1 Kenneally 5-2

Sharp Sally has yet to taste defeat in two starts and is bred to handle switch to sod. Sensible Lady packs strong late kick and has won four of last six; big-time player. Heaven Knows What looms the controlling speed and will prove very tough on soft lead.

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1 Mile. (Inner Turf). 3&up. Claiming $50,000. Purse: $46,000.

1 Volcano Run(L) 123 Napravnik 4-1-3 Dutrow 10-1

2 Winter Now(L) 117 Velazquez 5-1-2 Pletcher 3-1

3 Smoky Meeting(L) 117 Lezcano 4-1-3 Grusmark 20-1

4 Suspicious U(L) 117 Maragh 7-1-2 Badgett, Jr 20-1

5 Late Starter(L) 119 Dominguez 1-3-3 Dutrow, Jr 6-1

6 Magical Season(L) 117 Castellano 4-4-3 Maker 4-1

7 Giant Indian(L) 117 Ortiz, Jr 5-3-1 Scott 20-1

8 Space Race(L) 117 Lezcano 3-4-5 Matz 5-1

9 Back Away(L) 119 Bravo 1-1-1 Ryan 4-1

10 Vee One Rotate(L) 117 Cohen 5-8-2 McPeek 12-1

Also Eligible

11 Splendiferous(L) 117 Solis 4-5-4 Nihei 8-1

12 Renzo Bertoni 117 Leparoux 7-5-1 Jerkens 15-1

Main Track Only

13 Truetap(L) 117 No Rider 4-2-1 Asmussen 5-2

14 Hoist(L) 117 Velasquez 3-1-1 Galluscio 5-1

15 Desert Storm(L) 117 No Rider 9-1-2 Mott 3-1

16 Charlie's Quest(L) 117 Garcia 4-5-1 Dutrow, Jr 4-1

Vee One Rotate returns to turf after tough-trip fifth in last; call in wide-open nightcap. Back Away has won three in a row on Mth sod and is a nice fit at this level. Volcano Run was a good-looking winner in most recent grass start; very playable. Winter Now is fresh and closes strongly on best.

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