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Steve Matthews / August 24 at Saratoga

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5 1/2 Furlongs. (Mellon Turf). 2yo. Fillies. Maiden Special Weight. Purse: $80,000. Post -- 1 p.m.

1 Runway Ready(L) 119 Maragh 5-x-x Contessa 3-1

2 Aussieaussieaussie 119 Rosario x-x-x Harty 8-1

3 Magical Moon(L) 119 Napravnik 5-x-x Stall, Jr 5-2

4 Grenoble(L) 119 Lezcano 5-x-x Zito 10-1

5 Poultney 119 Castellano x-x-x Hennig 6-1

6 Lighthouse Bay(L1) 119 Castro x-x-x Weaver 4-1

7 K to the Croft 119 Desormeaux x-x-x McPeek 8-1

8 Wickapecko(L1) 119 Ortiz, Jr x-x-x Brown 12-1

Also Eligible

9 Sensational Appeal(L1) 119 Rosario x-x-x Matz 8-1

10 Judy G(L1) 119 Alvarado x-x-x Tagg 6-1

11 Speaking Role 119 Leparoux x-x-x Motion 4-1

12 Emotional Kitten(L) 119 Desormeaux 3-9-2 Ward 2-1

13 Indian Splendor(L) 119 Dominguez 2-4-x Dutrow 5-1

14 Jane of All Trades(L) 119 Dominguez 3-4-x McLaughlin 5-2

Jane of All Trades was a tough-trip third in turf debut last out. Indian Splendor looms the main speed in first grass start. Magical Moon is bred to improve with switch to sod.

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6 Furlongs. Maiden Claiming $35,000. 2yo. Fillies. Purse: $42,000.

1 No More Fives(L1) 119 Castellano x-x-x Rodriguez 5-1

2 Star Black(L1) 119 Lezcano x-x-x Persaud 20-1

3 Should Make It(L1) 119 Montalvo x-x-x Contessa 6-1

4 Chifa(L) 119 Rosario 5-x-x Trombetta 2-1

5 Desert Traveler(L1) 119 Ortiz, Jr x-x-x Badgett, Jr 10-1

6 Bozique 119 Garcia 6-x-x Ribaudo 5-1

7 Go the Distance(L) 119 Alvarado 4-x-x Aquilino 4-1

8 Pure Treasure 112 Garcia x-x-x Green 8-1

Go the Distance was pace and trip compromised in first start. Chifa hails from potent second-out stable. Should Make It fired 5-furlong bullet in final morning drill.

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6 1/2 Furlongs. 3&up. Claiming $50,000. Purse: $45,000.

1 Big Creek(L) 117 Lezcano 4-10-14 Persaud 20-1

2 P J's Magical Wink(L) 117 Desormeaux 1-2-11 Green 12-1

3 Perfect Trippi(L) 117 Rosario 9-7-2 Romans 6-1

4 Professor Fate(L) 117 Lezcano 4-3-1 Kenneally 7-2

5 Dangerous Trick(L) 117 Maragh 5-4-2 Pompay 6-1

6 Fusa Code(L) 121 Leparoux 5-3-6 Asmussen 8-1

7 Matty's Avenger(L) 117 Velazquez 10-9-1 Stewart 12-1

8 Charlie's Quest(L) 119 Garcia 1-4-5 Dutrow, Jr 4-1

9 Reserved Quality(L) 117 Dominguez 4-2-4 Dutrow, Jr 3-1

Big Creek makes quick comeback after victimized by soft splits in last. Reserved Quality is rested and hails from Rick Dutrow stable. Professor Fate owns fast figs on 'A' game.

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6 Furlongs. 3&up. Fillies and Mares. Maiden Claiming $20,000. NY Bred. Purse: $35,000.

1 Carrot Thief(L) 123 Studart 4-7-8 Quick 6-1

2 My Zealous Storm 116 Garcia 8-2-7 Chin 12-1

3 Azasecret(L) 119 Leparoux 8-5-x Carroll 5-2

4 Esthers Classy Las(L) 119 Husbands 5-8-12 Farrell 8-1

5 Kellster(L) 119 Montalvo 8-x-x Contessa 10-1

6 Dontrainonmyparade(L) 119 Lezcano 9-11-x Kelly 20-1

7 Sucre(L) 116 Davis 9-8-4 Jobidon 30-1

8 Bridgetta(L) 119 Napravnik 6-2-4 Brown 6-5

My Zealous Storm owns speed and should be tighter in second start since four-month layoff. Bridgetta returns to dirt and was game second this level two starts back. Azasecret makes first start with maiden claiming tag.

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1 1/16 Mile. (Inner Turf). 3&up. Allowance Optional Claiming. NY Bred. Purse: $69,000.

1 Hear the Footsteps(L) 121 Dominguez 3-4-11 Rice 5-1

2 Gimme Credit(L) 121 Castellano 2-3-5 Brown 7-2

3 Barrel of Love(L) 114 Garcia 5-1-7 Hertler 10-1

4 Fortissi More(L) 121 Castro 7-6-6 Aro 15-1

5 The Thinker(L) 117 Lezcano 1-1-2 Brown 2-1

6 Power Blast(L) 121 Napravnik 8-1-3 Rice 12-1

7 Image Of Disco(L) 117 Prado 5-1-11 Ryerson 15-1

8 Ampersand(L) 117 Garcia 4-2-2 Violette, Jr 3-1

Gimme Credit owns fast late pace figs and should have more to give in second start since Memorial Day. Image Of Disco can prove a very tough customer on a soft lead. Ampersand delivers strong efforts with machine-like consistency.

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5 1/2 Furlongs. (Mellon Turf). 3&up. Fillies and Mares. Allowance Optional Claiming. Purse: $85,000.

2 Precision Farming(L) 121 Velasquez 8-5-3 Rice 15-1

3 Revenue(L) 121 Alvarado 2-8-2 Mott 5-2

4 Button Girl(L) 121 Dominguez 2-4-2 Nicks 3-1

5 Ballistic Sue(L) 121 Napravnik 4-1-5 Contessa 6-1

6 Catinatree(L) 114 Garcia 6-1-3 Hushion 5-1

7 Purely Love(L) 121 Velazquez 4-5-2 Trombetta 15-1

8 Pleasant Heiress(L) 121 Maragh 9-1-2 Parboo 12-1

9 Madame Giry(L) 117 Castro 1-1-2 Gambolati 7-2

Main Track Only

10 Curlina(L) 121 Ortiz, Jr 5-2-1 Gullo 6-1

1 North Freeway(L) 121 No Rider 6-8-1 Dutrow 6-1

11 Bessie M(L) 121 Castellano 2-5-3 Galluscio 5-1

12 Hot Roots(L) 117 Lezcano 3-1-5 Kenneally 4-1

13 Smokin' Alice(L) 117 Velasquez 4-1-1 Weaver 6-1

14 Media Starlett(L) 121 Castellano 2-2-6 Contessa 3-1

1a Victoria Lynn(L) 121 No Rider 5-1-3 Rodriguez 6-1

Revenue is firing bullets for first start in eight weeks. Ballistic Sue is fleet-footed and logged two sharp works since last start; very dangerous. Madame Giry is riding a two-race winning streak and would be aided by pace meltdown; big-time player.

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1 1/16 Mile. (Inner Turf). 3&up. Fillies and Mares. Claiming $20,000. Purse: $37,000.

1 Forever Vow(L) 121 Prado 2-3-4 Wilkes 5-2

2 Katy's Office Girl(L) 114 Garcia 5-8-6 Barker 30-1

3 Frivolous Alex(L) 119 Rosario 5-1-8 Weaver 6-1

4 Grisaille(L) 121 Napravnik 7-7-1 Benzel 15-1

5 Little Red Rider(L) 121 Ortiz, Jr 4-10-1 Parisella 3-1

6 Sally's Dream(L) 117 Maragh 6-5-6 Hennig 8-1

7 Audington(L) 117 Bridgmohan 3-9-2 Scherer 15-1

8 Skips Prospect(L) 121 Velasquez 5-10-5 Rice 12-1

9 Zeenut(L) 121 Leparoux 6-4-2 Arnold, II 7-2

10 Robinera's Afleet(L) 117 Desormeaux 8-5-1 Vega 30-1

Main Track Only

11 Cypress Isle(L) 121 Napravnik 1-4-3 Walder 5-1

Frivolous Alex owns speed and drops; rates close call. Little Red Rider made sustained rally when fourth in last and should be nearing peak in third start since yearlong layoff. Forever Vow made wide move when a hard-charging second in last; could easily take this.

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5 1/2 Furlongs. (Mellon Turf). 3&up. Claiming $20,000. Purse: $37,000.

2 Silver Timber(L) 121 Dominguez 3-3-2 Brown 3-1

3 Coronation Day(L) 121 Castro 6-9-6 Weaver 15-1

4 French Fury(L) 121 Napravnik 7-1-1 Zito 12-1

5 I Ain't No Saint(L) 121 Espinoza 4-6-3 Imperio 30-1

1 Isn'tlovejustgrand(L) 121 Castellano 6-4-2 Levine 5-2

6 Chernobyl's Hero(L) 121 Velasquez 8-12-5 Rice 10-1

7 Bear Heart(L) 121 Alvarado 1-6-6 Benzel 6-1

8 Rudy Rudy Rudy(L) 114 Garcia 2-1-4 Rodriguez 5-1

9 Saints Alive(L) 121 Ortiz, Jr 3-2-11 Gullo 6-1

Also Eligible

10 Wishingonastar(L) 121 Cohen 7-5-7 Barker 20-1

11 Luigi P 121 Lezcano 1-7-6 Bizelia 6-1

12 Fastest Magician(L) 114 Garcia 7-8-4 Quartarolo 15-1

13 Tawaared(L) 121 Ortiz, Jr 7-4-4 Barbara 5-1

14 All Class(L) 121 Velasquez 8-1-8 Englehart 15-1

Main Track Only

15 Chasing Moonlight(L) 121 Maragh 1-4-2 Albertrani 3-1

1a Isthmus(L) 121 Rosario 4-2-1 Levine 5-2

Isn'tlovejustgrand consistently logs the field's fastest final numbers. All Class is speedy, makes peak start of form cycle and owns win on Spa sod. Saints Alive could prove very tough to catch if able to shake clear of other front-runners.

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7 Furlongs. The BALLERINA. 3&up. Fillies and Mares. Purse: $500,000.

1 Island Bound(L) 117 Leparoux 2-5-1 Wilkes 10-1

2 All Due Respect(L) 115 Rosario 6-8-3 Dutrow, Jr 20-1

3 It's Tricky(L) 122 Castro 1-1-1 McLaughlin 8-5

4 Belle of the Hall(L) 115 Ortiz, Jr 4-4-2 Albertrani 15-1

5 Nicole H(L) 117 Dominguez 2-2-4 Hushion 4-1

6 Turbulent Descent(L) 119 Velazquez 1-6-5 Pletcher 9-5

7 Derwin's Star(L) 117 Cohen 7-1-3 Klesaris 5-1

Derwin's Star cuts back to more appropriate distance and should pack intensified late kick. Turbulent Descent is 1-for-1 at Saratoga and compiled eye-catching work slate for first start since moving to Pletcher barn. It's Tricky is training with a purpose for first start since Memorial Day; right in the thick of this.

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1 1/16 Mile. (Inner Turf). Fillies and Mares. 3&up. Maiden Claiming $25,000. Purse: $38,000.

1 Let the Kitten Run(L) 119 Castellano 8-5-x Maker 3-1

2 Ginagain(L) 112 Garcia 5-4-6 Tagg 10-1

3 Picture Book(L) 119 Dominguez 5-8-x Brown 7-2

4 Shewreckstheplace(L) 119 Husbands 9-3-9 Goodwin 30-1

5 A New York Phillie(L) 123 Lezcano 6-4-6 Ubillo 20-1

6 Londoness(L) 119 Studart 8-9-x Cesare 50-1

7 Controlled Neglect(L) 119 Velasquez 4-2-5 Day 10-1

8 Fun and Gains(L) 119 Maragh 5-3-8 Wilkes 4-1

9 Maggie R 123 Castro 10-9-x Weaver 15-1

10 Bluegrass Rumor(L) 119 Rosario 2-10-4 Romans 5-1

11 Any Given Moment(L) 119 Leparoux 8-8-3 Baker 20-1

12 Difficult Creek(L) 119 Prado 5-3-x Nicks 20-1

Also Eligible

13 Romolo's Juliet(L) 112 Garcia 9-x-x Streicher 50-1

14 Comment(L) 119 Alvarado 7-8-5 Mott 6-1

15 Irish Wedding(L) 123 Lezcano 4-8-2 Rodriguez 6-1

Main Track Only

16 Pooh Corner(L) 119 Napravnik 7-5-5 Benzel 8-1

ANew York Phillie makes third start of form cycle after better-than-it-looks sixth versus stronger group last time; call based on price potential. Let the Kitten Run is lightly raced and makes first outing with maiden claiming tag. Picture Book notched solid numbers in both starts. Fun and Gains and Controlled Neglect can both impact in wide-open nightcap.

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