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Steve Matthews / August 22 at SARATOGA

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6 Furlongs. 3&up. Claiming $50,000. Purse: $67,000. Post -- 1 p.m.

1 Metaurus(L) 120 Franco 5-7-4 Sciacca 15-1

2 Bernie the Maestro(L) 122 Napravnik 3-5-3 Cannizzo 6-1

3 Be Bullish(L) 122 Velasquez 2-4-2 Jacobson 9-5

4 Moments Notiz(L) 124 Ortiz, Jr 3-1-2 Jacobson 2-1

5 Doubledown Again(L) 120 Ortiz 2-2-2 Contessa 4-1

6 Twin Engine(L) 120 Leparoux 3-3-1 Wilkes 8-1

Twin Engine should pack amplified kick with cutback to 6 furlongs. Moments Notiz owns speed and fast figures. Be Bullish finished a neck in front of top selection when second in last; dangerous.

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6 Furlongs. 2yo. Fillies. Maiden Claiming $50,000. Purse: $50,000.

1 French Magician(L) 119 Rosario 3-x-x Trombetta 5-1

2 Zarleeza(L) 119 Velazquez 6-x-x Pletcher 3-1

3 No Shanks(L) 119 Saez 5-x-x Mareina 4-1

4 My Eastern Beauty(L) 119 Lezcano 8-7-x Ronen 30-1

5 Palm Beach Shirley(L1) 112 Worrie x-x-x Contessa 8-1

6 Arctic Ocean(L1) 119 Ortiz x-x-x Contessa 12-1

7 Nejma 119 Albarado 6-x-x Ferraro 12-1

8 Know It All Anna(L) 119 Franco 4-4-x Rodriguez 2-1

French Magician projects as the main speed on the fence. Zarleeza adds blinkers and should move forward in second start. Know It All Anna also dons the shades and should be favorably positioned.

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6 Furlongs. 3&up. THE LORD & TAYLOR TALE OF THE CAT. Purse: $100,000.

2 Traffic Light(L) 124 Bisono 3-1-4 Velazquez 7-2

3 Bahamian Squall(L) 124 Castellano 7-3-3 Fawkes 3-1

1 Royal Currier(L) 122 Ortiz, Jr 1-1-2 Jacobson 5-1

4 Mewannarose(L) 122 Velazquez 1-5-1 Englehart 15-1

5 Tenango(L) 120 Rosario 5-2-2 Jacobson 8-1

6 Bern Identity(L) 120 Lopez 1-5-2 Breen 5-2

7 Sensational Slam(L) 124 Velasquez 4-1-2 Quick 6-1

Sensational Slam is 1-for-1 at the Spa and logged solid final fraction in last. Traffic Light is fresh and owns fast figures. Royal Currier is riding a two-race winning streak.

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61/2 Furlongs. 3&up. Fillies and Mares. Maiden Special Weight. Purse: $83,000.

2 Keri Belle(L) 124 Alvarado 4-5-x Shirreffs 10-1

3 Judy Legend(L) 119 Ortiz, Jr 4-4-x Motion 7-2

1 Running Wild(L) 119 DeCarlo 3-10-x Jerkens 3-1

4 Via Strata(L1) 119 Ortiz x-x-x McLaughlin 2-1

5 Trautman(L) 119 Saez 10-4-x Contessa 15-1

6 Savvy Star(L1) 119 Rosario x-x-x Mott 8-1

1a Remarkable(L1) 119 Maragh x-x-x Jerkens 3-1

7 Austa(L1) 119 Castellano x-x-x Pletcher 5-1

Judy Legend adds blinkers after showing improved speed in last. Running Wild logged three tight works since late-running third in last; very playable. Via Strata compiled eye-catching work tab for debut; follow the money.

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11/8 Miles. 3&up. Allowance Optional Claiming. Purse: $93,000.

2 Qualify(L) 124 Ortiz, Jr 3-1-1 Motion 3-1

3 Awesome Vision(L) 120 Castellano 4-2-6 Albertrani 7-2

4 Cigar Street(L) 120 Velazquez 1-1-1 Mott 2-1

5 Pick of the Litter(L) 122 Albarado 4-2-2 Romans 4-1

6 Speak Logistics(L) 120 Saez 7-4-6 Contessa 30-1

1 Praetereo(L) 120 Velasquez 2-5-5 Jacobson 10-1

1a Spa City Fever(L) 122 Rosario 5-7-3 Jacobson 10-1

7 Bad Hombre(L) 122 Alvarado 5-1-3 Kimmel 8-1

Pick of the Litter was pace and position compromised in Grade 2 Mth Cup last out. Bad Hombre regressed in last after fast-figured win in prior. Cigar Street is training with a purpose for first start in 510 days.

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11/16 Miles. (Mellon Turf). 3&up. Claiming $25,000. Purse: $42,000.

2 Cosmic Coincidence(L) 119 Prado 3-5-7 Gullo 20-1

3 Gridley Here(L) 116 Alvarado 7-5-1 McPeek 5-1

4 Rack'em Earl(L) 119 Ortiz, Jr 7-2-1 Maker 6-1

5 Honor the Kitten(L) 121 Rocco, Jr 4-5-3 Klesaris 3-1

6 Aheadofthecurve(L) 119 Maragh 4-1-8 Pompay 12-1

7 Hard Rumor(L) 119 Rosario 1-3-8 Weaver 10-1

8 Professor Chaos(L) 116 Rice 6-6-6 Metivier 30-1

1 Tiu(L) 121 Castellano 1-2-4 Maker 4-1

9 Life's a Roar(L) 121 Davis 4-5-4 Parker 30-1

10 Z Lucky(L) 116 Garcia 6-7-2 Lukas 8-1

11 Giant Jo(L) 119 Ortiz 1-6-2 Schettino 12-1

12 Succesful Brothers(L) 124 Saez 9-7-4 Contessa 12-1

Also Eligible

13 Special Dinner(L) 124 Piermarini 2-1-2 Lockhart 30-1

1a Belly of the Whale(L) 116 Lopez 2-4-2 Ward 4-1

Tiu fired 5-furlong bullet for first start in 272 days and owns fast final fractions on best efforts. Honor the Kitten was victimized by wide trip in last. Aheadofthecurve was a determined winner on turf two starts back.

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6 Furlongs. 2yo. Fillies. Maiden Special Weight. Purse: $83,000.

2 Path 119 Napravnik x-x-x McGaughey III 12-1

3 Paulassilverlining(L) 119 Ortiz 4-x-x Nevin 6-1

1 Gap Year(L1) 119 Rosario x-x-x McLaughlin 3-1

4 Clothes Fall Off(L1) 119 Ortiz, Jr x-x-x McLaughlin 8-1

5 Chickaletta(L1) 119 Maragh x-x-x Englehart 20-1

6 Skipalute(L) 119 Leparoux 5-2-x Kenneally 5-1

7 Sierra Olivia(L1) 119 Velazquez x-x-x Pletcher 4-1

8 Stormy Sky(L1) 119 Rocco, Jr x-x-x Weaver 6-1

9 Souper Social 119 Castellano x-x-x Albertrani 10-1

10 Your Pace Or Mine 119 Saez x-x-x Saville 20-1

Also Eligible

11 Tippany(L1) 119 Napravnik x-x-x Hamm 5-1

1a Bonnet Plume 119 Lezcano x-x-x Albertrani 3-1

Paulassilverlining succumbed to swift splits in debut; main speed. Skipalute took backward step in last after willing second in debut; rebound threat. Gap Year compiled bullet-riddled work tab for first start.

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11/8 Miles. 3&up. Allowance Optional Claiming. Purse: $90,000.

1 Smooth Bert(L) 120 Ortiz 6-9-5 Gyarmati 15-1

2 Mr. Viber(L) 117 Velazquez 1-4-5 Pletcher 5-1

3 Tequila Hero(L) 120 Franco 7-2-1 LeCesse 30-1

4 Sinistra(L) 124 Rosario 1-3-1 Grusmark 3-1

5 Gotham News(L) 120 Castellano 5-6-4 Kenneally 4-1

6 Crushing(L) 122 Ortiz, Jr 5-1-1 Brown 7-2

7 Perfect Title(L) 120 Albarado 4-4-7 Stewart 10-1

8 Ragtime(L) 115 Napravnik 5-1-5 McGaughey III 8-1

9 Away Game(L) 119 Luzzi 1-5-6 Violette, Jr 6-1

Perfect Title is training strongly for first start since May; primed and ready. Sinistra tallied swift late pace figure when winning last; very dangerous. Ragtime owns sprinter's speed and should be favorably positioned in big field.

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11/8 Miles. 3&up. Fillies and Mares. THE PERSONAL ENSIGN. (Grade I). Purse: $500,000.

1 Antipathy(L) 118 Ortiz, Jr 1-3-2 McLaughlin 5-1

2 Stanwyck(L) 116 Maragh 2-3-3 Shirreffs 15-1

3 Majestic River(L) 118 Napravnik 1-1-1 Pletcher 15-1

4 Fiftyshadesofhay(L) 118 Velazquez 4-3-1 Baffert 12-1

5 Belle Gallantey(L) 120 Ortiz 1-5-1 Rodriguez 8-1

6 Close Hatches(L) 123 Rosario 1-1-1 Mott 8-5

7 Princess of Sylmar(L) 123 Castellano 2-2-1 Pletcher 9-5

Antipathy projects as the controlling speed on the rail with aggressive ride. Belle Gallantey logged fast numbers when winning Grade 1 Delaware Handicap; dangerous. Princess of Sylmar is 2-for-2 at Saratoga and tallies swift figures with machine-like consistency.

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11/16 Miles. (Mellon Turf). 3&up. Claiming $50,000. Purse: $51,000.

1 I'm Wide Awake(L) 113 Worrie 1-5-5 Ronen 30-1

2 Mop Head(L) 120 Franco 3-3-5 Cannizzo 15-1

3 Best Play(L) 124 Arroyo 2-9-5 Miranda 15-1

4 Film Shot(L) 120 Velazquez 5-6-3 Carroll 5-1

5 Ithastobegeorge(L) 120 Castellano 2-6-6 McMahon 8-1

6 Media Kid(L) 122 Ortiz 4-2-2 Morley 3-1

7 Overton Square(L) 117 Bridgmohan 1-10-1 Cox 12-1

8 Beamer(L) 120 Prado 5-10-6 Fout 15-1

9 Gaining Ground(L) 117 Saez 6-6-1 Wilson 8-1

10 Steve(L) 117 Lezcano 2-10-3 Serpe 12-1

11 Unbridled Logic(L) 120 Maragh 8-2-2 Levine 5-1

12 Just Foolin Around(L) 124 Lanerie 3-2-1 Hills 4-1

Mop Head is riding a forward line on the numbers. Beamer packs a potent late wallop on best efforts. Ithastobegeorge owns sprinter's speed and could play out as the controlling front-runner.

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1 Mile. (Inner Turf). 3&up. Starters Allowance. Purse: $55,000.

1 Smokey Brown(L1) 121 Castellano 7-2-2 Toscano, Jr 4-1

2 Big Island Boy(L) 119 Luzzi 10-3-5 Hickey 20-1

3 Aripeka(L) 121 Lezcano 2-2-3 Kenneally 2-1

4 Winnitude(L) 119 Franco 7-1-9 Sciacca 30-1

5 Mr Maybe(L) 119 Cintron 1-4-x Ritchey 12-1

6 All Over Me(L) 119 Napravnik 1-6-3 Maker 20-1

7 Distorted Dream(L) 114 Worrie 5-7-2 Englehart 15-1

8 Pecorino(L) 116 Velasquez 1-3-2 Rice 5-1

9 Permanent Campaign(L) 119 Ortiz 5-4-1 Violette, Jr 6-1

10 Jigsaw(L) 119 Rosario 4-1-3 Contessa 5-1

Main Track Only

11 Giant Fox(L) 116 No Rider 3-1-6 Gyarmati 3-1

12 Sand Paper(L) 121 Jimenez 4-1-5 Kelly 20-1

Mr Maybe made determined rally to win turf debut at Delaware; call based on price potential. Aripeka has finished second in last two starts; continues trend? Distorted Dream could prove very tough on an unchallenged lead. Pecorino also owns speed and is bred to handle switch to sod.

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