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Steve Matthews / August 18 at Saratoga

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6 Furlongs. Claiming $20,000. 3&up. Purse: $36,000.

Post -- 1 p.m.

1 Warrior From Above(L) 114 Garcia 12-1-6 Ubillo 30-1

2 Hookdonchurchpunch(L) 117 Desormeaux 6-1-1 Ronen 15-1

3 Grey Foose(L) 121 Espinoza 5-7-11 Contessa 15-1

4 Shane Roars(L) 117 Napravnik 6-9-7 Galluscio 8-1

5 Redemption Road(L) 119 Alvarado 1-5-8 Jerkens 5-2

6 Shoutout(L) 121 Montalvo 7-4-2 DeMola 15-1

7 Leroidessioux(L) 121 Maragh 2-4-4 Chatterpaul 3-1

8 Master Splash(L) 121 Velasquez 6-3-4 Englehart 4-1

9 Cybertron(L) 117 Ortiz, Jr 4-10-1 Serpe 8-1

10 Gramercy(L) 121 Luzzi 4-9-6 Shivmangal 10-1

Gramercy owns field's best late kick and will offer generous price. Leroidessioux bested top selection by more than a length when a game second in last; very dangerous. Cybertron was compromised by poor start in last; worth long look at long ticket.

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1 1/16 Mile. (Mellon Turf). 2yo. Maiden Special Weight. Purse: $85,000.

2 Thunder(L1) 119 Castellano x-x-x Catalano 15-1

3 Tattenham 119 Alvarado x-x-x Mott 15-1

1 Amen Kitten(L) 119 Desormeaux 4-x-x Ward 6-1

4 Norumbega 119 Rosario x-x-x McGaughey III 10-1

5 Elmutahid 119 Castro 7-x-x McLaughlin 8-1

6 More Hundred Acre(L1) 119 Velazquez x-x-x Pletcher 7-2

7 Lemon Drop Dream(L) 119 Nakatani 3-x-x Asmussen 3-1

8 Sonofasamurai 119 Cohen 3-x-x McPeek 4-1

9 Leveraged Loan(L1) 119 Velasquez x-x-x Mott 8-1

10 Warship 119 Ortiz, Jr x-x-x Albertrani 20-1

Also Eligible

11 Mo Jo(L1) 119 Garcia x-x-x Baker 15-1

12 Cumberland Chief(L1) 119 Maragh x-x-x Lukas 15-1

13 Never the End(L1) 119 Castellano x-x-x Kenneally 15-1

14 Newfound Zapper(L) 119 Desormeaux 3-4-x Ward 5-1

1a Brickyard Kitten(L1) 119 Napravnik x-x-x Maker 6-1

Amen Kitten is bred to improve with switch to sod; 5-furlong drill on Wednesday seals the deal. Lemon Drop Dream was fast-figured third in debut; big-time player. Norumbega is from a dam that's produced four turf winners; follow the money.

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5 1/2 Furlongs. Maiden Claiming $20,000. 3&up. NY Bred. Purse: $35,000.

2 Bandits Heart(L1) 119 Napravnik x-x-x Hennig 8-1

3 Barnards Galaxy(L) 119 Ortiz, Jr 11-4-9 O'Brien 15-1

4 Five Card Draw(L) 123 Castellano 3-6-2 Martin 3-1

5 Raffie's Factor(L) 119 Velasquez 5-2-6 Galluscio 5-1

6 Fastpluckylee(L1) 109 Davis 9-x-x Hosang, Jr 20-1

7 Seghesio(L) 119 Maragh 2-2-3 Bond 7-2

1 Karakorum Holiday(L) 119 Alvarado 3-7-4 Odintz 4-1

8 Inquest(L) 119 Luzzi 5-3-9 Martin 6-1

1a Karakorum Treasure(L) 119 Espinoza 10-5-x Odintz 4-1

9 Nine Links(L1) 112 Garcia x-x-x Galluscio 12-1

Karakorum Holiday was victimized by wide trip in last; call based on price potential. Seghesio is rested and hails from potent layoff barn (Bond); very playable. Five Card Draw was just length behind next-out winner in last; don't ignore.

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7 Furlongs. Maiden Special Weight. 2yo. Purse: $80,000.

1 Orb 119 Rosario x-x-x McGaughey III 12-1

2 Demographic Trend(L) 119 Napravnik 4-3-x Romans 6-1

3 Bad Hombre(L1) 119 Alvarado x-x-x Kimmel 8-1

4 Violence(L1) 119 Velazquez x-x-x Pletcher 9-5

5 Titletown Five 119 Maragh 4-3-x Lukas 7-2

6 Holden On(L) 119 Castellano 5-x-x Brown 4-1

7 Pagets 119 Nakatani x-x-x Mott 12-1

8 Bred to Boss(L1) 112 Garcia x-x-x Shivmangal 20-1

Demographic Trend returns to dirt and cuts back to 7 furlongs; amplified kick predicted. Titletown Five could play out as the main speed with aggressive ride. Violence shows 5-furlong bullet for debut for Pletcher; can it really be that simple? Holden On was fifth behind upwardly mobile winner in debut; must consider.

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1 1/16 Mile. (Inner Turf). 3&up. Maiden Special Weight. NY Bred. Purse: $65,000.

1 Knock Quietly(L) 123 Cohen 7-2-6 Schwartz 8-1

2 Nelson Avenue(L) 116 Garcia 3-4-4 Quartarolo 6-1

3 Post Pattern 119 Velazquez 5-2-3 Schettino 5-2

4 Moneyinyour Pocket(L1) 119 Luzzi 8-5-3 Baker 20-1

5 Potus(L) 119 Maragh 4-8-5 Levine 8-1

6 Say Lancelot(L1) 123 Studart 11-11-12 Figueroa 50-1

7 Sunny Sol Rio(L1) 119 Castro x-x-x Weaver 6-1

8 Sonnyandpally(L) 119 Alvarado 6-4-2 Zito 5-1

9 Jake's Shake(L) 123 Napravnik 7-7-6 Domino 12-1

10 River Tune(L) 119 Desormeaux 2-11-6 Hess, Jr 4-1

Main Track Only

11 Lawyer Jim(L) 119 No Rider 10-3-x Lewis 7-2

12 Papa Tom(L) 112 Garcia 2-10-4 Ubillo 3-1

1a Ali's Winner(L) 119 No Rider 5-3-2 Schwartz 8-1

Post Pattern logged solid final fraction when a tough-trip fifth in last. River Tune set pressured pace when a game second in last; speedy threat. Moneyinyour Pocket gets blinkers and Lasix and could wakeup at fat ticket.

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1 1/16 Mile. (Mellon Turf). 3&up. Claiming $20,000. Purse: $37,000.

1 Cat Sweep(L) 121 Maragh 3-5-3 Terranova,II 10-1

2 Hardrocker(L) 123 Bravo 1-2-3 Trombetta 12-1

3 Tycoon Cat(L) 121 Montalvo 6-5-12 Granville 30-1

4 Powerful Instinct(L) 117 Castro 4-3-6 Sallusto 10-1

5 Fast Grievance(L) 121 Cohen 6-5-3 Contessa 30-1

6 Eye Witness(L) 117 Rosario 4-5-4 Asmussen 15-1

7 Kathy's Kitten(L) 121 Alvarado 9-5-3 Hushion 5-1

8 Yankee Kitten(L) 121 Castellano 6-6-5 Brown 4-1

9 Colonel Bill(L) 121 Garcia 2-6-2 Ness 5-2

10 See Me Proud(L) 110 Garcia 7-6-5 Quick 10-1

11 Sam's Buck(L) 123 Velasquez 1-7-4 Weaver 12-1

12 Mightylover(L) 121 Ortiz, Jr 8-4-5 Schettino 20-1

13 Out of Your Mind(L) 121 Luzzi 4-6-10 Sciacca 20-1

14 Lake Nona(L) 121 Husbands 12-10-6 Antonucci 20-1

Also Eligible

15 Fear Nothing(L) 117 Desormeaux 6-3-1 Ronen 15-1

16 Plotter(L) 117 Ortiz, Jr 6-3-5 Schettino 20-1

Colonel Bill was pace and trip compromised when a solid second last out. Kathy's Kitten was freshened since failing as the fave on June 23; main speed on best. Sam's Buck was a hard-charging maiden winner last out; dangerous.

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7 Furlongs. 3&up. Allowance Optional Claiming. Purse: $85,000.

1 Wishful Tomcat(L) 121 Montalvo 4-1-5 Granville 30-1

2 Hello Lover(L) 121 Ortiz, Jr 4-3-1 Reid, Jr 7-2

3 Percussion 114 Garcia 6-1-1 Dunham 20-1

4 Que Posse(L) 121 Castro 3-1-1 McLaughlin 5-2

5 Prince Silver(L) 121 Desormeaux 2-1-3 Scherer 5-1

6 Our Dark Knight(L) 121 Cohen 2-4-8 Moquett 15-1

7 Shrewd One(L) 123 Bravo 1-2-1 Serpe 3-1

8 Congressional Page(L) 121 Napravnik 3-5-5 Trombetta 12-1

9 Good Morning Diva(L) 117 Castellano 4-3-4 Hills 8-1

Prince Silver made furious late rally after poor start in last; more to come. Que Posse is fresh and owns fast figures; could easily take this. Shrewd One paired up swift numbers in last two starts; regresses at short ticket today?

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5 1/2 Furlongs. (Mellon Turf). 3&up. Allowance Optional Claiming. Purse: $82,000.

1 Strong Impact(L) 121 Castellano 1-2-1 Brown 7-2

2 Seven Lively Sins(L) 117 Velazquez 3-2-3 Stall, Jr 6-1

3 Southpaw Slammer(L) 117 Napravnik 1-2-10 Dutrow, Jr 10-1

4 Tazered(L) 121 Ortiz, Jr 2-3-2 Quick 15-1

5 Clip The Coupons(L) 117 Rosario 2-4-4 Brown 5-1

6 Count Catamount(L) 116 Garcia 1-1-3 Rodriguez 8-1

7 Marquet Cat(L) 121 Garcia 2-3-3 Servis 5-1

8 Alston Gunter(L) 121 Bravo 4-4-5 Trombetta 15-1

9 Elusive Story(L) 117 Espinoza 4-5-3 Turner, Jr 50-1

10 Outside Love(L) 114 Nieves 1-5-6 Maver, Jr 50-1

11 Ivanho(L) 121 Alvarado 2-4-2 Mott 6-1

12 Perfect Trippi(L) 117 Maragh 9-7-2 Romans 20-1

13 Baltimore Raven(L) 121 Cohen 6-7-1 McMahon 30-1

14 It's Time to Laugh(L) 121 Castro 1-3-1 Hills 20-1

Main Track Only

15 Reserved Quality(L) 117 No Rider 2-4-4 Dutrow, Jr 4-1

1a Orsonian(L) 121 No Rider 5-2-4 Rodriguez 7-2

Ivanho logged three tight works for first start since moving to Bill Mott barn. Clip The Coupons is training sharply and packs potent late punch. Strong Impact owns speed and fast numbers; right in the thick of this.

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1 1/2 Mile. (Inner Turf). The SWORD DANCER INVITATIONAL (Grade I). 3&up. Purse: $600,000.

1 Al Khali(L) 116 Alvarado 3-6-11 Mott 8-1

2 Point Of Entry(L) 123 Velazquez 1-1-1 McGaughey III 5-2

3 Tahoe Lake(L) 116 Castro 2-3-7 McPeek 15-1

4 Newsdad(L) 118 Rosario 4-5-1 Mott 12-1

5 Game Ball(L) 116 Espinoza 4-7-2 Chatterpaul 30-1

6 Center Divider(L) 116 Napravnik 2-8-3 Brown 5-1

7 Hailstone(L) 116 Garcia 3-5-4 Ribaudo 20-1

8 Brilliant Speed(L) 116 Castellano 6-5-3 Albertrani 6-1

9 Turbo Compressor(L) 123 Bravo 1-1-8 Pletcher 2-1

Al Khali has trained crisply since tough-trip third in UN at Mth; rider upgrade is the clincher. Turbo Compressor was a wire-to-wire winner in UN and looms the controlling speed once again. Point Of Entry is 2-for-2 at the 12-furlong trip; could easily take fourthg straight.

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11/4 Mile. The ALABAMA (Grade I). 3yo. Fillies. Purse: $600,000.

1 Sea Island(L) 121 Rosario 1-4-1 McGaughey III 12-1

2 Zo Impressive(L) 121 Maragh 2-1-2 Albertrani 5-1

3 Grace Hall(L) 121 Castellano 1-3-1 Dutrow 7-5

4 Uptown Bertie(L) 121 Lanerie 1-1-2 Margolis 20-1

5 Via Villaggio(L) 121 Nakatani 2-3-1 Hollendorfer 8-1

6 Questing(L) 121 Ortiz, Jr 1-1-5 McLaughlin 5-2

7 In Lingerie(L) 121 Velazquez 3-1-1 Pletcher 6-1

Grace Hall notched swift final fraction when a hand-ridden winner in Delaware Oaks; more to come. Questing tallied fast figs when winning last two; very dangerous. Via Villaggio was second to top selection at Del last out but could be best suited to 10-furlong distance; very interesting.

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1 1/16 Mile. (Inner Turf). Allowance. 3&up. Fillies and Mares. NY Bred. Purse: $67,000.

2 Bakin' With Cindy(L) 117 Velasquez 3-1-2 Rodriguez 5-2

1 Love Stanza Chance(L) 121 Ortiz, Jr 6-4-9 Albertrani 8-1

3 G. A. Empress(L) 114 Garcia 9-3-1 Arriaga 15-1

4 Sparks Will Fly(L) 117 Cohen 9-10-1 Englehart 20-1

5 Ladywell Court(L) 117 Velazquez 3-1-5 Serpe 3-1

6 Evan's Rocket(L) 121 Alvarado 4-5-2 Jerkens 12-1

7 Schillerette(L) 121 Castro 2-4-4 Rodriguez 4-1

8 City Scamper(L) 121 Maragh 10-1-2 Albertrani 15-1

9 Read the Signs(L) 121 Luzzi 8-9-1 Schettino 20-1

10 Mary P. Jones(L) 117 Espinoza 2-1-6 Feron 6-1

Also Eligible

11 Proud Siren(L) 110 Garcia 4-6-5 Granville 30-1

1a Strike Accord(L) 117 Rosario 4-2-1 Kimmel 8-1

Main Track Only

12 Tapitude(L) 121 Castellano 5-3-4 Brown 2-1

Ladywell Court closed into hot final fraction when a strong third in last; moves forward in second start 81-day absence. Read the Signs is rested and could prove a very tough customer on a soft lead. Strike Accord was beaten favorite in last and must be considered if able to escape AE list. Schillerette bested top selection by a neck when a willing second in last; right in the thick of this.

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