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Steve Matthews / August 24 at SARATOGA

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6 1/2 Furlongs. 2yo. Fillies. Maiden Special Weight. Purse: $73,000. Post -- 1 p.m.

1 Legend of Lorelei(L) 119 Trujillo 2-x-x Contessa 8-1

2 Gregorian Gold(L1) 119 Sullivan x-x-x Lugovich 15-1

3 Live Like Jay 119 Alvarado x-x-x McPeek 10-1

4 Lady's First(L) 114 Cancel 6-x-x Stewart 6-1

5 Flatware(L) 119 Rosario 4-x-x Hennig 5-1

6 Frosty Margarita(L) 119 Ortiz, Jr 2-x-x Rodriguez 3-5

Flatware broke slowly when an even fourth in debut; improvement predicted. Frosty Margarita was second to a repeat winner in debut; logical, short-priced player. Gregorian Gold compiled sneaky-good work slate at Fair Hill; follow the money.

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Five and One Half Furlongs(T) . 3YO&Up. Claiming $25,000-$25,000 Purse: $50,000.

1 Great Attack(L) 122 Velasquez 1-3-4 Jacobson 5-2

2 Doc Almon(L,MTO) 124 No Rider 3-2-1 Sharp 6-5

3 Rockford(L) 120 Hernandez 1-6-3 Contessa 8-1

4 Political Farce(L) 122 Franco 6-4-3 Contessa 20-1

5 Make My Saturday(L) 120 Velazquez 6-2-5 Donk 4-1

6 Thomas Hill(L) 120 Lopez 9-9-3 Brown 6-1

7 Mish Mosh(L) 122 Ortiz, Jr 4-6-6 Asmussen 3-1

8 Liberal Spin(L) 120 Ortiz 5-3-4 Toner 5-1

Thomas Hill gets class relief and owns fast final fractions on 'A' game; half-mile bullet on Aug. 13 seals the deal. Rockford tallied solid number when a determined winner on dirt last time; dangerous. Mish Mosh owns speed and is a two-time winner on Spa sod; must consider.

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Six Furlongs. 3YO&Up. Fillies and Mares Allowance. Purse: $85,000.

1 Two Taps(L) 120 Alvarado 2-1-4 Shirreffs 5-2

2 Callista(L) 120 Leparoux 4-1-x Carroll 3-1

3 Titanium(L) 117 Ortiz, Jr 6-1-1 Moquett 10-1

4 Full of Sugar(L) 124 Ortiz 4-4-5 Hennig 15-1

5 Regent's House(L) 121 Lezcano 5-6-4 McLaughlin 2-1

6 Paris Bikini(L) 117 Castellano 5-6-5 Pletcher 6-1

Callista tallied very fast late pace figure after poor start in last; more to give. Paris Bikini makes third start of form cycle; dangerous on soft lead. Full of Sugar also is speedy and returns from helpful 59-day freshener.

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Six Furlongs. 3YO&Up. Fillies and Mares Maiden Claiming $25,000-$25,000 Purse: $39,000.1 Offlee Good(L) 124 Silvera 3-5-6 Fisher 20-1

2 Yourcreditisgood(L) 119 Rodriguez 9-8-3 Orseno 5-1

3 Glare Ice(L) 119 Ortiz 4-2-x Asmussen 4-1

4 Little Mary Ellen(L) 119 Velazquez 5-4-2 Trombetta 7-2

5 Bye Sheila(L) 114 Cancel 8-3-4 Terranova,II 12-1

6 She's All Even(L) 119 Rosario 2-3-3 Contessa 3-1

7 Twisted Cat Tail(L1) 119 Franco x-x-x Nevin 12-1

8 Shotgun Love(L) 124 Alvarado 4-9-3 Schettino 6-1

9 Stoneheartedlover(L) 124 Carmouche 5-7-6 Scott 15-1

Little Mary Ellen goes turf to dirt and long to short; enhanced late kick expected. She's All Even was a fast-figured second in last and logged two crisp works in the interim; big-time player. Shotgun Love owns speed but lacks heart; handle with care at short ticket.

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One Mile and One Eighth Allowance(T) . 3YO. Fillies. Purse: $85,000.

1 Tapitry(L) 120 Ortiz, Jr 2-3-4 McGaughey III 2-1

2 Five Hearts(L1) 118 Lezcano 11-1-3 Mott 12-1

3 My Sweet Girl(L) 118 Ortiz 2-5-3 Tagg 3-1

4 Dating Lady Luck(L) 122 Rosario 2-6-1 Stall, Jr 9-5

5 Courageisamajority(L) 122 Velazquez 1-1-2 Motion 8-1

6 Elementsofharmony(L) 118 Saez 1-x-x Rodriguez 10-1

My Sweet Girl compiled seven closely grouped works for first start since June 24; primed and ready. Elementsofharmony was a front-running winner in debut and could play out as the controlling speed once again. Courageisamajority is riding a two-race winning streak; don't overlook.

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One Mile and One Eighth. 3YO&Up. Maiden Special Weight Purse: $83,000.

1 All Rise(L1) 118 Lezcano 4-6-x Mott 5-2

2 Prodigal(L) 118 Ortiz 8-x-x Zito 20-1

3 Jess's Dream(L1) 118 Velazquez x-x-x McLaughlin 7-2

4 Captain Tim(L) 118 Alvarado 8-2-4 Shirreffs 5-1

5 Godrevy(L) 118 Castellano 5-3-2 Albertrani 8-1

6 Sharm(L) 118 Saez 10-2-2 Lukas 12-1

7 Chase the Love 124 Rodriguez 12-4-7 DeMola 20-1

8 Securitiz(L) 118 Ortiz, Jr 3-3-4 Jerkens 3-1

Sharm regressed on turf last time after fast-figured placing on dirt in prior; surface switch is the key. Securitiz has yet to take a backward step on the numbers in three starts; very playable. Jess's Dream compiled eye-catching work tab for debut; must be factored into the mix.

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One Mile(T) . 3YO&Up. Allowance Optional Claiming Purse: $78,000.

1 Balderdash(L) 120 Arroyo 7-4-5 Feron 30-1

2 Special Selection(L) 120 Hernandez 1-5-9 Brown 12-1

3 Analysis(L) 120 Lanerie 8-5-3 Weaver 15-1

4 Hidden Vow(L) 120 Lopez 1-7-5 Brown 12-1

5 Readtheprospectus(L) 120 Ortiz, Jr 4-3-7 Brown 3-1

6 Iced Over(L) 120 Saez 3-3-1 Lauer 8-1

7 Wildniteattheopera(L) 120 Rosario 2-5-10 Hennig 5-1

8 Three for Me(L) 122 Castellano 4-1-2 Klesaris 7-2

9 Birchwood Road(L) 122 Bridgmohan 1-3-4 Nihei 6-1

10 Forever Utopia(L) 115 Cancel 7-1-1 Terranova,II 10-1

Also Eligible

11 Make a Decision(L) 120 Ortiz 7-4-4 Rice 8-1

12 Captain Gaughen(L) 120 Velazquez 10-2-7 Ryerson 4-1

13 Glowing Ember(L) 120 Velasquez 5-2-1 Contessa 6-1

Main Track Only

14 Escape to the Moon(L) 120 No Rider 5-4-3 Brown 5-1

15 Saturday Appeal(L) 120 Alvarado 1-6-8 Schosberg 6-1

16 Bug Juice(L) 120 Castellano 2-2-7 Farro 3-1

Hidden Vow tallied improved final fraction when a surging winner in last; pairs up. Special Selection owns speed and is working with a purpose for first start since June 17; price will be tempting. Readtheprospectus owns fast figs and hails from Chad Brown barn; need more?

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One Mile and One Eighth. The SUMMER COLONY. 3YO&Up. Fillies and Mares. Purse: $100,000.

1 Tiz So Sweet(L) 119 Alvarado 1-5-1 Mott 9-5

2 Imposing Grace(L) 121 Carmouche 5-4-3 Coffey 15-1

3 Catch My Drift(L) 119 Ortiz, Jr 2-5-5 Brown 2-1

4 Montana Native(L) 119 Rosario 3-3-8 Clement 7-2

5 Samantha Nicole(L) 117 Velazquez 2-1-3 McLaughlin 6-1

6 Holiday's Jewel(L) 119 Lopez 4-6-6 Friedman 15-1

Montana Native is riding a forward line on the numbers and owns faster back numbers. Tiz So Sweet was a front-end winner in last and looms the controlling speed once again; very playable. Catch My Drift is rested and packs potent late kick on best efforts.

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One Mile and One Eighth(T) . 3YO&Up. Fillies and Mares Maiden Claiming $40,000-$40,000 Purse: $45,000.

1 Esky(L) 118 Lezcano 9-10-5 Bush 20-1

2 Cosmic Tale(L) 118 Ortiz 4-7-5 Baker 2-1

3 Weekend Hottie(L) 118 Carmouche 6-3-3 Streicher 3-1

4 Justenuffdior(L) 118 Castellano 4-2-7 Levine 6-1

5 Sheepish(L) 124 Sullivan 8-9-8 Shevy 50-1

6 Sugar Mags(L) 118 Velazquez 7-6-7 Donk 12-1

7 Confessa(L) 119 Cancel 3-7-5 Toscano, Jr 6-1

8 That Warrior Girl(L) 118 Arroyo 8-6-5 Ubillo 30-1

9 Q T Bird(L) 118 Jimenez 5-4-9 Barrera, III 15-1

10 Hope's Roar(L) 118 Franco 5-8-7 Brown 5-1

Confessa was pace compromised when a clear-cut third in last; call in weak nightcap. Weekend Hottie adds blinkers could be in the garden spot if fractions get fast and furious. Cosmic Tale exits sprints and could play out as the dominant speed. Justenuffdior makes first start since claimed and gets rider upgrade; very interesting.

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