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Steve Matthews / August 21 at Saratoga

Best Bet: SLEVIN (9); Best Value: VERTICAL LIFT (8)1

1 Mile. (Inner Turf). 3&up. Starters Allowance. Purse: $49,000. Post -- 1 p.m.

1 Storm Island(L) 121 Cohen 9-1-1 Rice 12-1

2 Brown Indian(L) 117 Velasquez 5-4-1 Weaver 10-1

3 Those Wer the Days(L) 121 Castro 1-1-2 McLaughlin 6-1

4 Tapativity(L) 117 Leparoux 1-7-5 Maker 15-1

5 Time Trial(L) 121 Solis 7-1-4 Casse 8-1

6 Don't Fooli Houli(L) 116 Ortiz, Jr 5-5-2 Morrison 10-1

7 Sour(L) 117 Garcia 2-9-3 Stall, Jr 6-1

8 Concert Stage(L) 121 Velazquez 1-3-2 Brown 7-2

9 Bishop of Nola(L) 121 Castellano 4-1-3 Brown 4-1

10 Bwana Brave(L) 121 Dominguez 3-1-8 Ryerson 5-1

Also Eligible

11 J Isle(L) 117 Castro 7-3-3 Schwartz 12-1

Main Track Only

12 Regal Strike(L) 117 Dominguez 2-6-1 Dutrow, Jr 7-2

13 Crepe Au Sucre(L) 121 Chavez 5-3-2 Kelly 8-1

14 Launch N Relaunch(L) 121 No Rider 2-3-5 Dutrow, Jr 5-1

Those Wer The Days logged fast late pace figure in lone turf win and is training with a purpose for first start in 317 days. Brown Indian owns sprinter's speed and could play out as the controlling front-runner. Concert Stage owns fast turf numbers.

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7 Furlongs. 2yo. Fillies. Maiden Special Weight. Purse: $50,000.

1 Siberian Wildcat(L) 119 Maragh 5-x-x Contessa 4-1

2 Spare Change(L) 119 Leparoux 2-x-x McGaughey III 2-1

3 Klondike Kate(L1) 119 Velazquez x-x-x Mott 5-1

4 Grace Like Rain(L) 119 Albarado 5-x-x Lukas 6-1

5 Street Savy(L1) 119 Dominguez x-x-x Brown 5-2

6 Shoshana(L1) 119 Nakatani x-x-x Zito 8-1

Grace Like Rain showed late interest after slow start and wide trip in debut; more to give. Spare Change was second to a runaway winner in first start; could easily take this. Street Savy debuts for Chad Brown; charting a must.

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6 Furlongs. 3&up. Claiming $17,500-$15,500. Purse: $29,000.

1 W. W.'s Lady's Man(L) 121 Dominguez 2-3-5 Rodriguez 2-1

2 The Zipster(L) 121 Espinoza 5-5-1 Metivier 6-1

3 Turnpike Token(L) 121 Grabowski 2-2-5 Ferraro 12-1

4 Digger Karakorum(L) 119 Lezcano 3-3-4 Odintz 15-1

5 System Restore(L) 121 Maragh 9-2-2 Balsamo 4-1

6 Lil O's Expression(L) 121 Mena 3-4-1 Barrera, III 6-1

7 Hero Figure(L) 121 Castellano 3-1-1 Englehart 5-2

W. W.'s Lady's Man earned fast pace and final numbers when game second in last; short price is the knock. System Restore could be in the garden spot if top selection hits the wall in the lane. Hero Figure owns speed and fast figures; right in the thick of this.

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1 Mile & 1 Furlong. (Mellon Turf). The WOODFORD RESERVE LAKE PLACID (Grade II). 3yo. Fillies. Purse: $150,000.

2 Bellamy Star(L) 118 Velazquez 2-1-2 Pletcher 8-1

3 Trac N Jam(L) 118 Bridgmohan 1-1-1 Hansen 20-1

4 Wyomia(L) 116 Lenclud 3-5-2 Garrison 10-1

5 Winter Memories(L) 122 Lezcano 1-1-1 Toner 4-5

6 Kathmanblu(L) 118 Castellano 4-6-3 McPeek 8-1

7 Hungry Island(L) 118 Solis 1-1-1 McGaughey III 5-1

8 Dynamic Holiday(L) 120 Dominguez 5-1-1 Motion 6-1

Main Track Only

1 Believe in A. P.(L) 116 No Rider 3-2-4 Dutrow, Jr 3-1

9 Indian Tale(L) 116 No Rider 9-2-1 Dutrow, Jr 5-1

1a Tiz the Argument(L) 116 No Rider 1-6-x Dutrow, Jr 3-1

Hungry Island packs potent late kick and is working sharply; pulls upset. Winter Memories delivers strong efforts with machine-like consistency. Bellamy Star is speedy and starts from the hedge; don't dismiss.

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1 Mile & 3 Furlongs. (Inner Turf). 3&up. Maiden Special Weight. Purse: $50,000.

1 Springcourt(L) 119 Velazquez 4-x-x Pletcher 6-1

2 Rivendell(L) 119 Cruz 5-5-x Lopresti 12-1

3 Deposit Slip(L) 119 Maragh 2-x-x Fout 3-1

4 Wanganui 119 Castro x-x-x Voss 20-1

5 Smokin Star(L) 123 Castanon 9-3-4 Nihei 10-1

6 Depreciable(L) 119 Velasquez 2-4-5 Ritter 15-1

7 Colossal Gift(L) 119 Dominguez 2-2-3 Clement 4-1

8 Easy Reach(L) 123 Lezcano 6-2-9 Fisher 15-1

9 Cease(L) 123 Mena 3-4-2 Stall, Jr 5-2

10 Empiricist(L) 119 Castellano 3-2-10 Toner 12-1

Also Eligible

11 Magnificent Moon(L) 119 Castellano 3-3-7 DeMola 8-1

12 Majesty's Pilgrim(L) 123 Solis 3-7-6 Tschan 30-1

13 Dream Man(L) 119 Leparoux 7-4-x Mott 12-1

14 Bonded(L) 123 Cruz 5-5-5 Day 30-1

Deposit Slip made sustained rally when second in debut and is bred to handle marathon trip. Cease is a winner that was dq'd; big-time danger. Colossal Gift has finished second at short odds in last two starts; bad trend?

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5 1/2 Furlongs. (Mellon Turf). 2yo. Fillies. Maiden Special Weight. Purse: $50,000.

1 Sweet Cat(L) 119 Velazquez 2-x-x Pletcher 5-2

2 Tanglewood Tale(L1) 119 Dominguez x-x-x Romans 6-1

3 Fly to the Sky(L) 119 Castro 5-x-x Fawkes 15-1

4 Richbelle(L1) 119 Velasquez x-x-x Weaver 8-1

5 Woodford Lady 119 Cruz x-x-x McPeek 15-1

6 Chessrate(L1) 119 Sanchez x-x-x Englehart 15-1

7 Run a Risk(L) 119 Lenclud 6-x-x Arnold, II 10-1

8 Singn On Themoon(L1) 119 Cohen x-x-x Contessa 8-1

9 Cattaraugus(L1) 119 Solis x-x-x Lewis 6-1

10 More Than Love(L1) 119 Castellano x-x-x Terranova,II 7-2

Also Eligible

11 Zucchini Flower(L) 119 Dominguez 4-x-x Motion 6-1

12 Spring Breeze(L) 114 Curatolo 4-x-x Martin 10-1

Main Track Only

13 Star Vesta(L1) 119 Velasquez x-x-x Weaver 5-1

14 Reservation Blues(L1) 119 No Rider x-x-x Pletcher 2-1

Run A Risk logged two sharp works on Spa sod and is from a dam that's produced three grass winners. Singn On Themoon compiled eye-catching string of drills on Saratoga turf; very interesting. Sweet Cat moves to turf after clear-cut second in debut; logical.

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6 Furlongs. 2yo. Fillies. Maiden Spc. Wt. NY Bred. Purse: $40,000.

1 Suave N Sassy(L) 119 Samyn 11-5-x Hertler 15-1

2 Motion Lounge(L1) 119 Castro x-x-x Schettino 4-1

3 Ave's Halo(L1) 119 Dominguez x-x-x Rice 5-2

4 Beautiful But Blue(L) 119 Castellano 4-x-x Bush 3-1

5 Raffie's Chance 119 Maragh x-x-x Albertrani 12-1

6 Malla(L1) 114 Ortiz, Jr x-x-x Gyarmati 20-1

7 Flavor Girl(L) 114 Curatolo 2-x-x Martin 6-1

8 Read the Research(L) 119 Velazquez 6-x-x Mott 5-1

Beautiful But Blue adds blinkers after speed and fade in debut; tighter today. Flavor Girl was clear-cut second in first start and hails from potent second-out stable. Read The Research moves to dirt for Mott; wakeup potential.

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1 Mile. (Inner Turf). 3&up. Fillies and Mares. Maiden Claiming $25,000. Purse: $23,000.

1 Cindy's Joy(L) 123 Maragh 12-8-6 Carroll 12-1

2 Sundae's a Meese(L) 118 Ortiz, Jr 9-3-3 Barker 12-1

3 Silver Screamer(L) 119 Castellano 2-2-3 Weaver 5-2

4 Vertical Lift(L) 119 Leparoux 3-2-6 Scott 8-1

5 Vintage Heirloom(L) 114 Curatolo 3-3-2 Serpe 5-1

6 Roses for the Star(L) 119 Espinoza 8-4-2 Kelly 8-1

7 Le Grand Fromage(L1) 119 Velasquez x-x-x Rice 6-1

8 Malibu Spice(L) 119 Velazquez 2-4-6 Benzel 7-2

9 She's for Real(L) 123 Rodriguez 5-12-9 DiSanto 30-1

10 Turbo Tweaked(L) 119 Solis 8-2-3 Lewis 15-1

Also Eligible

11 Mecanique(L1) 119 Lenclud x-x-x Clement 10-1

12 Struck With Luck(L) 123 Blake-Baeza 7-8-7 Hosang, Jr 50-1

13 Tulane Up(L) 118 Ortiz, Jr 5-6-2 Terranova,II 20-1

14 Gone At Once(L) 119 Velasquez 8-9-x Bush 20-1

15 Sunny Smiles(L) 119 Solis 7-4-8 Donk 20-1

16 Eleven of Hearts(L) 119 Castanon 9-11-3 Nihei 20-1

Vertical Lift drops to lifetime low and is working strongly for first start in 203 days. Silver Screamer takes precipitous price plunge after claimed for $65k in June; your move. Cindy's Joy was eased in last, but logged swift late pace figures on best efforts.

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7 Furlongs. 3&up. Allowance Optional Claiming. Purse: $54,000.

1 Understatement(L) 121 Cohen 3-5-3 Jacobson 6-1

3 Saginaw(L) 121 Nakatani 4-1-4 Schettino 8-1

4 Just Hold On(L) 121 Lezcano 2-1-1 Barbara 6-1

5 Almighty Silver(L) 121 Espinoza 5-2-3 Ortiz 20-1

2 Bojan(L) 121 Velazquez 3-2-2 Pletcher 7-2

6 Will's Wildcat(L) 117 Albarado 6-4-1 Baker 5-1

1a Sun Dance Moon(L) 121 Leparoux 4-2-4 Jacobson 6-1

7 Mine Over Matter(L) 121 Velasquez 3-3-6 Hernandez 5-1

2b Have You Ever(L) 121 Castellano 4-1-3 Pletcher 7-2

8 Slevin(L) 123 Dominguez 1-4-4 Dutrow, Jr 3-1

Slevin tallies swift final fractions and could receive ideal setup in contentious field. Just Hold On owns positional speed and could prove very tough from stalker's seat. Have You Ever is fleet-footed and owns swift numbers; more than good enough on 'A' game.

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11/16 Mile. (Mellon Turf). 2yo. Fillies. Maiden Special Weight. NY Bred. Purse: $41,000.

2 Court of Dreams(L1) 119 Sanchez x-x-x Badgett, Jr 10-1

3 Strike Accord(L1) 119 Cohen x-x-x Kimmel 9-2

4 Landlubber(L1) 119 Leparoux x-x-x Maker 9-2

5 Wholelottashakin(L1) 119 Velasquez x-x-x Bush 15-1

6 Shesabronxbomber(L) 119 Nakatani 3-3-x Rivelli 4-1

7 Arizona Tammy(L1) 119 Cruz x-x-x Reed 10-1

8 Goldie's Reward(L) 119 Velazquez 7-x-x Weaver 8-1

9 Royal Bonnie(L1) 119 Castellano x-x-x Weaver 10-1

10 Alwaysinmycircle(L1) 119 Castro x-x-x Schettino 15-1

11 Ladywell Court(L) 119 Solis 4-x-x Serpe 7-2

Also Eligible

1 Stock Fund(L) 114 Curatolo 3-x-x Martin 3-1

12 Hlao Roo(L) 114 Ortiz, Jr 7-x-x Saville 20-1

13 Desert Bliss 119 Cruz 2-4-x DePasquale 12-1

Main Track Only

14 Sally's Dream(L) 119 Velasquez 2-4-x Hennig 5-2

1a Harbor Mist(L) 114 Curatolo 2-x-x Serpe 3-1

Ladywell Court displayed solid late kick in sprint debut and should be aided by today's added ground. Shesabronxbomber owns sprinter's speed and could prove very tough on soft lead. Strike Accord compiled eye-catching work slate for debut; very interesting. Landlubber is by potent turf sire (Kitten's Joy); right in the thick of this.

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