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Steve Matthews / August 29 at Saratoga

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11/8 Miles. 2yo. Maiden Special Weight. Purse: $85,000. Post -- 1 p.m.

1 Credit Call 119 Maragh 10-x-x Lukas 15-1

2 Taken by the Storm 119 Cohen x-x-x McPeek 8-1

3 Western Sadler(L) 119 Leparoux 5-5-2 Asmussen 5-2

4 Boogie Too(L) 119 Alvarado 6-x-x Zito 6-1

5 Thane 119 Ortiz, Jr 4-x-x McLaughlin 6-5

6 Norumbega 119 Rosario 9-x-x McGaughey III 5-1

Thane moves to turf after useful fourth in main track debut; rates close call. Norumbega should move forward for potent second-out stable. Western Sadler logged three tight works since fifth in last; dangerous.

2

7 Furlongs. 2yo. Maiden Claiming $65,000. Purse: $50,000.

1 Money in Return(L) 112 Garcia 4-6-3 Persaud 20-1

2 Scofield(L1) 119 Espinoza x-x-x Martin 6-1

3 Smoke Town(L) 119 Dominguez 7-x-x Dutrow, Jr 2-1

4 Stick With Skip 119 Leparoux x-x-x Motion 12-1

5 Brazilian Court(L) 119 Rosario 2-7-x Hess, Jr 6-1

6 Mister Woolman(L) 119 Lezcano 6-x-x Zito 12-1

7 Brother Bob(L) 119 Velazquez 3-4-x Trombetta 7-2

8 Summer Revival(L) 119 Castellano 2-x-x Jacobson 4-1

Brazilian Court compiled four workouts since clear-cut placing in last start; more to give. Summer Revival displayed good speed when a strong second in debut; could easily take this. Scofield shows work tab that culminated with half-mile bullet; could be the goods.

3

6 Furlongs. 2yo. NY Bred. THE DAVID. Purse: $100,000.

1 Slot Play(L1) 120 Maragh 1-x-x Terranova 5-1

2 Cay to Pomeroy(L) 120 Castellano 6-1-x Galluscio 7-2

3 Awesome Weekend(L) 120 Dominguez 1-3-x Contessa 3-1

4 Mr Rodriguez(L) 120 Velasquez 1-x-x Rodriguez 6-1

5 Weekend Hideaway(L) 120 Lezcano 1-2-x Serpe 8-5

6 Becker's Galaxy(L) 118 Garcia 5-x-x Galluscio 15-1

Mr Rodriguez has trained strongly since impressive score in debut; more to come. Weekend Holiday earned top figure when winning last; very dangerous. Slot Play put in determined effort to win first start; right in the thick of this.

4

6 Furlongs. 3&up. Fillies and Mares. Allowance Optional Claiming. Purse: $85,000.

1 Promise Me a Cat(L) 121 Dominguez 4-2-3 Martin 5-2

2 Smokin' Alice(L) 117 Rosario 4-1-1 Weaver 8-1

3 Hearts of Red(L) 117 Velasquez 4-8-3 Nicks 6-1

4 Xunlei(L) 117 Maragh 5-5-1 Romans 5-1

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

6 North Freeway(L) 121 Velazquez 6-8-1 Dutrow 4-1

Bessie M showed improved speed in last and after logging fast final fractions in prior two; set for best. Promise Me a Cat regressed in last after earning series of fast figures. Smokin' Alice has won four of last six starts; must consider.

5

11/16 Miles. (Mellon Turf). 2yo. Maiden Special Weight. Purse: $85,000.

1 Fredericksburg(L) 119 Lezcano 4-x-x Matz 2-1

2 Winning Cause(L) 119 Velazquez 6-x-x Pletcher 4-1

3 Irsaal 119 Garcia x-x-x McLaughlin 6-1

4 Revelationist(L) 119 Castellano 7-x-x Maker 12-1

5 Rakete(L) 119 Leparoux 7-x-x Arnold, II 12-1

6 Pagets 119 Alvarado 8-x-x Mott 12-1

7 Order of Magnitude 119 Maragh x-x-x Lukas 15-1

8 Summer Shiner 119 Desormeaux 3-5-x McPeek 7-2

9 Ride l'Ultimo(L1) 119 Ortiz, Jr x-x-x Hennig 20-1

10 Act of Divinity 119 Prado x-x-x McPeek 20-1

Also Eligible

11 Asunder 119 Velazquez 3-x-x Motion 5-2

12 Brickyard Kitten(L1) 119 Dominguez x-x-x Maker 6-1

13 Draw Two(L) 119 Dominguez 3-x-x Nihei 4-1

14 Never the End(L1) 119 Lezcano x-x-x Kenneally 12-1

15 Newfound Zapper(L) 119 Solis 3-4-x Ward 6-1

Main Track Only

16 Armor(L1) 119 No Rider x-x-x Mott 5-1

Newfound Zapper tallied swift late pace number when a hard charging third in last. Fredricksburg made sustained rally after poor break in debut; very playable. Revelationist logged sharp 5-furlong move on Saratoga sod; don't ignore.

6

1 Mile. (Inner Turf). 3&up. THE WIN. Purse: $100,000.

1 Swift Warrior(L) 118 Espinoza 6-3-3 Terranova 6-1

2 Scotus(L) 118 Garcia 6-3-3 McPeek 6-1

3 Hoofit(L) 118 Velazquez 3-4-10 Motion 12-1

4 Perfect Footprint 118 Husbands 7-5-5 Figueroa 50-1

5 Nine O Wonderful(L) 123 Napravnik 1-1-5 Bond 8-1

6 Yield Bogey(L) 120 Prado 6-5-3 Kelly 5-1

7 Right One(L) 120 Leparoux 5-2-3 Clement 3-1

8 Paris Vegas(L) 123 Rosario 1-3-3 Voss 5-1

9 Beau Choix(L) 120 Alvarado 2-4-5 Tagg 4-1

Main Track Only

10 Trickmeister(L) 118 Dominguez 5-3-1 Dutrow, Jr 4-5

11 Isn't He Perfect(L) 118 No Rider 2-2-1 Dutrow, Jr 5-2

12 Leave of Absence(L) 118 No Rider 3-6-3 Violette, Jr 5-1

Paris Vegas notched sizzling final fraction when a determined winner in last; pairs up. Yield Bogey gets class relief and can impact on best efforts. Beau Choix logged two sharp works since losing a head bob to top selection last time; right in the thick of this.

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11/16 Miles. (Mellon Turf). 2yo. Fillies. Maiden Special Weight. Purse: $85,000.

2 Derby Eve 119 Castellano 4-x-x Harty 8-1

3 Hedonemewrongsong 119 Napravnik x-x-x Sheppard 20-1

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

4 Sandsarita(L) 119 Velasquez 7-x-x Mott 15-1

5 Magnificent Shirl(L1) 119 Velazquez x-x-x Brown 4-1

6 Everything Sweet(L) 119 Garcia 5-x-x Violette, Jr 15-1

7 Zadina(L) 119 Alvarado 4-x-x Mott 5-2

8 Coarsegold(L1) 119 Lezcano x-x-x Hennig 12-1

9 Ruthie Blue Eyes(L1) 112 Garcia x-x-x Kimmel 20-1

10 Elusive Fate(L) 119 Leparoux 2-x-x Arnold, II 6-1

Also Eligible

11 Doctor Vickie Lynn 119 Cohen 2-x-x McPeek 8-1

12 Neith 119 Maragh 10-7-5 Lukas 20-1

1a Smittenwithkitten(L) 119 Dominguez 2-x-x Maker 3-1

1x Win for Kitten 119 Rosario x-x-x Clement 3-1

Main Track Only

13 Sensationalize(L) 119 . 4-x-x Mott 6-1

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

Zadina displayed strong late foot when a good-looking fourth in debut; more to come. Emotional Kitten is speedy and has trained strongly since last start; very playable. Elusive Fate's closing kick should be aided by longer trip and switch to sod.

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11/16 Miles. (Inner Turf). 2yo. Fillies. THE P.G. JOHNSON. Purse: $100,000.

3 Top Tier Lass(L) 120 Velazquez 1-x-x Pletcher 2-1

4 Broken Spell(L) 120 Maragh 1-5-8 Lukas 12-1

5 Da Mi Basia Mille 120 Lezcano 1-x-x Clement 6-1

6 Skyfall(L) 118 Leparoux 1-x-x Pletcher 12-1

1 Almost an Angel(L) 120 Desormeaux 1-2-5 Ward 8-1

7 Watsdachances(L1) 120 Castellano 1-3-x Brown 4-1

2 Oscar Party(L) 116 Rosario 3-7-x Catalano 15-1

2b Incredible Journey(L) 120 Mena 1-x-x Catalano 15-1

8 Tara From the Cape(L) 120 Dominguez 1-1-x Pletcher 4-1

9 Go Kitten Go(L) 120 Trujillo 4-1-x Ward 15-1

Main Track Only

10 Over the Counter(L) 118 Maragh 1-x-x Pompay 5-2

1a Sweet Shirley Mae(L) 118 Desormeaux 5-1-x Ward 8-1

Incredible Journey earned solid late pace fig when overcoming tough trip to win debut; rates close call. Top Tier Lass logged top number when an impressive winner in debut on Spa sod; very dangerous. Da Mi Basia Mille is another that impressed when winning debut; ultra contentious heat.

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11/16 Miles. (Mellon Turf). 3&up. Claiming $20,000. Purse: $38,000.

1 Gimme Credit(L) 121 Castellano 2-2-3 Brown 2-1

2 Slamm'n Lou(L) 121 Maragh 5-4-7 Badgett, Jr 20-1

3 Dugan(L) 121 Velasquez 4-5-6 Sheppard 8-1

4 Wishingonadream(L) 114 Garcia 5-7-8 DiSanto 30-1

5 The Vin Man(L) 121 Prado 6-4-4 Sciacca 12-1

6 Short Shrift(L) 121 Lezcano 3-1-1 Fisher 3-1

7 Alcomatch(L) 121 Desormeaux 4-4-9 Toscano, Jr 10-1

8 Gamblin Fever(L) 121 Espinoza 4-9-7 Turner, Jr 15-1

9 Jet to Classics(L) 121 Luzzi 8-7-5 Martin 15-1

10 Foolish Tiger(L) 121 Castro 4-7-1 Bush 15-1

11 Cinnamon Beach(L) 121 Montalvo 9-5-10 Raia II 30-1

12 Pervis(L) 121 Ortiz, Jr 8-6-2 Araya 6-1

Also Eligible

13 Ground Frost(L) 121 Napravnik 3-5-5 Voss 10-1

Main Track Only

14 Seniors Pride(L) 121 Velasquez 1-1-2 Pletcher 3-5

15 Bail Out the Banks(L) 121 No Rider 6-4-2 Violette, Jr 6-1

16 Omniscient(L) 121 Bridgmohan 2-7-4 Asmussen 5-1

Dugan makes peak start of form cycle and could be sitting on breakthrough effort at big-time price. Gimme Credit made strong charge when second in last and consistently logs fast late pace figs; could easily take this. Short Shrift should move forward in second start since nearly yearlong layoff. Jet To Classic's speed gives him a puncher's chance.

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11/16 Miles. (Inner Turf). 3&up. Fillies and Mares. Maiden Claiming $25,000. Purse: $38,000.

1 Raquel(L) 116 Garcia 3-3-4 Balsamo 5-1

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

3 Romolo's Juliet(L) 114 Ortiz 9-x-x Streicher 30-1

4 Lizzie Bear(L) 119 Castellano 4-2-3 Walder 4-1

5 Stormin Esther(L) 123 Espinoza 9-11-12 DiSanto 50-1

6 Tightly Wound(L) 119 Montalvo 9-7-x Arnold, II 12-1

7 She Be Bunny(L) 119 Leparoux 7-3-7 Harty 12-1

8 Passionate Gold(L) 123 Dominguez 2-5-6 Trombetta 7-2

9 Corinzia(L) 119 Ortiz, Jr 8-7-x Bush 20-1

10 Accent(L) 123 Rosario 6-4-7 Asmussen 10-1

11 Crimson Spire(L) 123 Bridgmohan 6-7-7 Scace 12-1

12 Vicola(L) 119 Velasquez 6-x-x Rice 6-1

Also Eligible

13 Irish Wedding(L) 118 Ortiz 4-8-2 Rodriguez 5-1

14 She Gets It(L) 119 Montalvo 7-11-9 Contessa 20-1

15 Chessrate(L) 119 Maragh 4-5-5 Englehart 15-1

16 Crypto Kitten(L) 123 Dominguez 2-8-2 Maker 3-1

She Gets It displayed late interest in last and should be aided by today's added ground. Irish Wedding raced wide in last and today's longer trip plays to strength. Raquel logged very fast number on CD sod in May; very dangerous. She Be Bunny is the one that must be caught.

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