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Steve Matthews / August 2 at Saratoga

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2 1/16 Miles. (National Fences). Allowance Optional Claiming. 4&up. Purse: $65,000. Post -- 1 p.m.

1 Quiet Approval(L) 144 Rafter 9-6-11 Neilson 20-1

2 Brave Prospect(L) 156 Dowling 8-11-2 Fisher 20-1

3 Memorial Maniac(L) 156 Hodsdon 6-2-1 Slater 15-1

4 Mabou(L) 148 Murphy 7-8-12 Jacobson 3-1

5 Alajmal 149 Geraghty 8-1-5 Elliot 5-1

6 Bodie Island(L) 149 Crowley 1-2-7 Sheppard 4-1

7 The Price of Love(L) 144 Nagle 5-5-3 Sheppard 8-1

8 Trippo(L) 156 McCarthy 3-1-5 Kingsley, Jr 6-1

9 Dr. Wheat(L) 148 Young 9-3-4 Aro 15-1

10 Birthday Beau(L) 144 Dalton 3-6-3 Sanger 15-1

11 Grantor(L) 144 Walsh 7-2-9 O'Dwyer 15-1

12 Seer(L) 144 Aizpuru 8-3-8 Fisher 10-1

Also Eligible

13 Extraextraordinary(L) 156 Murphy 1-3-1 Fout 5-1

14 Duc de Savoie(L) 151 Dahl 3-6-2 Day 15-1

15 Saint Dynaformer(L) 152 Roberts 5-1-5 Morris 15-1

16 Sillium(L) 156 McCarron 1-5-7 Valentine 15-1

Alajmal was prepped on the flat last time and was clear-cut winner over jumps two starts back. Sillium was a determined winner the first time he tried the hurdles; very dangerous. Bodie Island was an easy winner over the Spa fences during Open House Week; right in the thick of this.

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2 1/16 Miles. (National Fences). The A.P. SMITHWICK MEMORIAL (Grade I). 4&up. Purse: $100,000.

1 Decoy Daddy(L) 154 Murphy 6-10-1 Delozier, III 2-1

2 Nationbuilder(L) 142 Crowley 3-6-9 Sheppard 9-5

2b Divine Fortune(L) 154 Nagle 2-1-2 Sheppard 9-5

1a Via Galilei 150 Geraghty 1-3-1 Delozier, III 2-1

3 All Together(L) 142 Aizpuru 3-5-3 Fisher 10-1

1c The Jigsaw Man 142 McCarthy 4-7-7 Delozier, III 2-1

1x Tax Ruling(L) 158 Dowling 4-1-8 Slater 2-1

4 Country Cousin(L) 150 Rafter 2-2-2 Gomena 4-1

5 Dynaski(L) 146 Walsh 7-3-3 Voss 15-1

6 Left Unsaid(L) 142 Young 2-2-1 Voss 5-1

7 Spy in the Sky(L) 146 Hodsdon 4-4-6 Day 20-1

Via Galilei has delivered strong efforts in three stateside starts. Divine Fortune owns three wins over the Spa fences. Tax Ruling is a multiple Grade I stakes winner.

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1 Mile & 1 Furlong. 3&up. Claiming $20,000. Purse: $38,000.

1 Dreaming Blue(L) 121 Dominguez 6-5-1 Stidham 7-2

2 Joe Corrigan(L) 114 Garcia 5-7-6 Ubillo 15-1

3 Tuvia's Force(L) 121 Napravnik 2-4-1 Zito 6-1

4 Sky Music(L) 121 Ortiz, Jr 7-6-7 Contessa 12-1

5 Tom Cat Allie(L) 121 Smith 6-7-5 Brown 20-1

6 Joe Vann(L) 121 Velazquez 6-2-5 Pletcher 1-1

7 Hurricane Heat(L) 121 Studart 7-7-2 Sciacca 30-1

8 Tap Attack(L) 121 Lezcano 5-6-4 Persaud 20-1

9 Alvito(L) 121 Desormeaux 4-1-9 Ronen 10-1

Joe Vann drops and logged five tight works since last out. Dreaming Blue has failed to beat a runner in last two starts but is more than good enough on 'A' game. Tuvia's Force was second in lone start on Spa loam.

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1 1/16 Mile. (Mellon Turf). Allowance Optional Claiming. 3&up. Purse: $90,000.

1 Bombaguia(L) 121 Prado 2-1-6 Kimmel 15-1

2 He's A Fireball(L) 117 Maragh 5-1-7 Albertrani 20-1

3 Alwaary 121 Napravnik 5-6-7 Napravnik 20-1

4 Slow Pace(L) 121 Castellano 5-2-6 Pletcher 3-1

5 Grip Hands(L) 121 Dominguez 1-5-3 Motion 10-1

6 Slumber(L1) 121 Alvarado 4-1-2 Mott 2-1

7 Kindergarden Kid(L) 121 Velasquez 3-2-6 Tagg 6-1

8 Perfect Footprint(L) 121 Husbands 5-5-4 Figueroa 50-1

9 Noll Wallop(L) 121 Rosario 4-7-9 Voss 15-1

10 Barocci(L) 121 Leparoux 1-2-2 Clement 7-2

Main Track Only

11 Keep Me Informed(L) 121 No Rider 1-2-3 Mott 7-2

12 Arthur's Tale(L) 121 Castellano 3-3-6 Albertrani 5-2

13 Bernie the Maestro(L) 121 No Rider 1-1-5 Jacobson 3-1

Grip Hands was a front-running winner on Poly in last and projects as the main speed with return to turf. Slumber gets the meds in first start since moving to Bill Mott barn; dangerous. He's A Fireball was compromised by soft fractions in last; price will be tempting.

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1 Mile. (Inner Turf). Maiden Claiming $50,000-$40,000. 3&up. Fillies and Mares. Purse: $48,000.

1 Crimson Spire(L) 123 Bridgmohan 7-2-6 Scace 20-1

2 Irish Wedding(L) 123 Rosario 2-6-6 Rodriguez 9-2

3 Caution Sign(L) 123 Leparoux 3-2-7 Clement 3-1

4 Picture Book(L) 119 Dominguez 8-x-x Brown 5-1

5 Malibu Red(L) 119 Lezcano 4-3-2 Servis 6-1

6 Tightly Wound(L) 119 Napravnik 7-x-x Arnold, II 10-1

7 Street Dreams(L) 119 Garcia 2-6-4 Romans 4-1

8 Vicola(L1) 119 Velasquez x-x-x Rice 12-1

9 Krissy Kat(L) 119 Cohen 5-4-x Nicks 12-1

10 Sindhu(L1) 119 Ortiz, Jr x-x-x Rice 15-1

Also Eligible

11 Certainty(L) 119 Maragh 9-8-2 Albertrani 15-1

12 English Notes(L) 119 Desormeaux 2-3-11 Hess, Jr 15-1

13 Snookie Slew(L1) 123 Rosario x-x-x Dutrow, Jr 12-1

Crimson Spire logged fast late pace fig in most recent turf start and has benefit of rail on tight-turned course. Caution Sign is working with a purpose for potent layoff barn (Clement); very playable. Malibu Red is speedy and will prove very tough on an unchallenged lead.

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1 Mile & 1 Furlong. The BIRDSTONE. 3&up. Purse: $100,000.

1 Alma d'Oro(L) 120 Castellano 3-4-2 Pletcher 3-1

2 Hello Lover(L) 118 Suarez 3-1-1 Reid, Jr 6-1

3 Colizeo(L) 120 Napravnik 5-7-3 Pletcher 8-1

4 Pleasant Prince(L) 120 Lezcano 6-12-4 Brown 15-1

5 Isn't He Perfect(L) 118 Dominguez 2-1-1 Dutrow, Jr 7-2

6 Gallant Fields(L) 118 Rosario 8-5-2 Dutrow, Jr 8-1

7 San Pablo(L) 120 Velazquez 4-2-2 Pletcher 2-1

Alma d'Oro is fresh and consistently earns field's fastest final fractions. Isn't He Perfect makes quick return after clear-cut second in Penn National stake this past Saturday. San Pablo needed last and owns fast back figs.

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6 Furlongs. Allowance Optional Claiming. 3&up. Purse: $90,000.

1 Tahitian Warrior(L) 121 Dominguez 3-5-2 Albertrani 3-1

2 Winning Touch(L) 121 Castellano 2-4-1 Brown 7-2

3 Catalan(L) 114 Garcia 1-1-5 Rodriguez 12-1

4 Little Drama(L) 121 Maragh 7-5-7 Mareina 6-1

5 Leave of Absence(L) 121 Garcia 6-3-2 Violette, Jr 6-1

6 R King of the Road(L) 121 Velazquez 1-4-1 Pletcher 8-5

R King of the Road owns speed, fast numbers and fired half-mile bullet last week. Catalan has won two straight for Rudy Rodriguez; worth long look. Winning Touch has trained strongly since game placing in last.

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1 Mile. (Inner Turf). Claiming $20,000. 3&up. Fillies and Mares. Purse: $37,000

1 Proud Dame(L) 121 Cohen 5-1-4 Tagg 3-1

2 Sheerflakesofgold(L) 117 Desormeaux 2-1-4 McPeek 5-2

3 Spelling Test(L) 119 Castellano 7-1-2 Englehart 6-1

4 Youwontseeme(L) 117 Dominguez 4-7-7 Klesaris 12-1

5 Silent Joy(L) 121 Maragh 4-7-2 Englehart 15-1

6 Katy's Office Girl(L) 121 Espinoza 6-7-6 Turner, Jr 30-1

7 Forever Vow(L) 121 Prado 3-4-5 Wilkes 5-1

8 The Silver Machine(L) 117 Ortiz, Jr 6-9-7 Sciacca 30-1

9 Grisaille(L) 121 Napravnik 7-1-6 Benzel 6-1

10 Dattts Appealing(L) 121 Lezcano 2-3-4 Signore, Jr 10-1

Main Track Only

11 Private Councel(L) 121 Lezcano 1-3-3 Goodwin 12-1

Grisaille is training consistently for first start since January and packs potent late kick on best. Proud Dame drops after tough-trip fifth in most recent; very interesting. Spelling Test gets class relief after winning two starts back; rebound potential.

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61/2 Furlongs. Starter Optional Claiming. 3&up. Fillies & Mares. Purse: $65,000.

1 Sly Warrior(L1) 121 Castellano 1-2-x Maker 8-1

2 Starship Girl(L) 117 Dominguez 1-3-x Brown 12-1

3 Matching Skies(L) 117 Bridgmohan 9-4-4 Casse 8-1

4 Caviar N Champagne(L) 117 Ortiz, Jr 2-1-2 Englehart 5-1

5 Garnet Street(L) 121 Desormeaux 4-1-1 Turner, Jr 6-1

6 Sheza Classy Lady(L) 117 Maragh 3-1-1 Levine 15-1

7 Bid a Moon(L) 121 Napravnik 3-2-2 Schosberg 15-1

8 Irish Exchange(L) 117 Leparoux 1-7-6 Stall, Jr 9-2

9 Quick Flip(L) 117 Cotto, Jr 7-5-4 Pompay 10-1

10 Smokin' Alice(L) 117 Velasquez 1-1-9 Rodriguez 4-1

11 Royal Sighting(L) 121 Rosario 2-1-6 Englehart 8-1

Irish Exchange was unfazed by fast fractions when a front-running winner last time; main speed once again. Smokin' Alice gets confident class boost after willing score in last; big-time player. Garnet Street regressed in last after top-figured victory in prior; bounce back possibility.

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1 Mile. (Inner Turf). Claiming $35,000. 3&up. Fillies and Mares. Purse: $42,000.

1 Strikealinethruit(L) 121 Prado 6-7-2 Duggan 12-1

2 La Billos(L) 117 Dominguez 2-1-7 Lakeman 15-1

3 Frivolous Alex(L) 119 Rosario 1-8-3 Weaver 10-1

4 Miss Ruud(L) 117 Leparoux 8-1-2 McPeek 12-1

5 Steal The Dance(L) 121 Ortiz, Jr 5-6-1 Terranova,II 7-2

6 Debonair Dancer(L) 117 Castro 3-4-6 Toner 15-1

7 Julep Tulip(L) 121 Napravnik 2-2-5 Breen 5-1

8 Stella Girl(L) 117 Alvarado 7-1-5 Mott 8-1

9 Street Savy(L) 117 Castellano 4-8-1 Brown 6-1

10 Inaugurate(L) 121 Lezcano 2-4-1 Brown 3-1

Malibu Holiday

11 Malibu Holiday(L) 117 Desormeaux 3-3-3 McPeek 2-1

Debonair Dancer is fleet-footed and could play out as the speed of the speed with aggressive ride. Steal The Dance is riding an improving line on the numbers; very dangerous. Julep Tulip was a game second versus pricier field at Mth last out; right in the thick of this.

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1 1/16 Mile. (Mellon Turf). Maiden Special Weight. 2yo. NY Bred. Purse: $65,000.

1 Sir Leslie(L) 119 Lezcano 9-x-x Serpe 15-1

2 West Hills Giant(L1) 119 Rosario x-x-x Terranova,II 6-1

3 Julesco 116 Leparoux x-x-x Clement 5-1

4 Holy Endeavor(L) 119 Dominguez 2-x-x Ward 6-1

5 Archer Hill(L1) 119 Solis x-x-x Lewis 3-1

6 Everydoghashisday(L) 119 Maragh 6-x-x Contessa 12-1

7 Notacatbutallama(L1) 119 Velazquez x-x-x Pletcher 5-2

8 Arctic Missile(L1) 119 Cohen 10-x-x McPeek 12-1

9 Slimshady 119 Luzzi 8-x-x O'Brien 30-1

10 Economy of Words(L) 112 Garcia 6-9-x Peebles 30-1

Also Eligible

11 Song of Aspen 119 Lezcano 5-6-x Persaud 30-1

12 Hobson's Choice(L1) 119 Lezcano x-x-x Toner 5-1

13 Treasure's Galaxy(L1) 119 Husbands 10-x-x Duggan 20-1

14 Captain Gaughen(L) 119 Montalvo 7-6-5 Ryerson 15-1

Main Track Only

15 Huggy Boy(L) 119 No Rider 6-x-x Reynolds 12-1

16 Read the Proposal(L1) 119 Garcia x-x-x Violette, Jr 2-1

Archer Hill compiled eye-catching work slate for debut; timid call in wide-open nightcap. Holy Endeavor moves to grass after clear-cut second when 65 cents on the dollar in debut; logical player. Everydoghashisday never got into the hunt in debut on dirt but could wakeup at fat ticket with switch to sod. Notacatbutallama makes first start for Pletcher/Repole; guaranteed underlay.

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