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Steve Matthews / August 5 at Saratoga

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1 3/16 Mile. (Mellon Turf). Allowance Optional Claiming. 3&up. Fillies and Mares. Purse: $87,000. Post -- 1 p.m.

1 Centrina(L) 121 Velasquez 1-3-4 Galluscio 6-1

2 Forbidden Gift(L) 117 Alvarado 7-7-1 Mott 10-1

3 Decennial(L) 121 Lezcano 1-3-6 Martin 5-1

4 Fire Assay(L) 121 Castellano 3-4-4 Toner 7-2

5 Vapour Musing(L) 117 Dominguez 1-3-5 Motion 10-1

6 Gunforhome(L) 121 Leparoux 4-8-9 Lopresti 15-1

7 The Real Future(L) 121 Husbands 7-7-2 Creel 30-1

8 Memories Made(L) 117 Napravnik 7-1-2 Nicks 12-1

9 Trophy Wife(L) 117 Velazquez 4-1-4 McGaughey III 3-1

10 Hunter Forward(L) 121 Castro 1-3-3 Schettino 5-1

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11 The Winged Venus(L) 117 No Rider 10-4-11 Badgett, Jr 10-1

12 Victory for V L Ts(L) 121 Velasquez 4-3-2 Rice 5-2

Fire Assay logged career best final fraction when a strong third in last. Forbidden Gift was pace compromised in same last race as top selection. Hunter Forward was a clear-cut winner at this level last out at Belmont; must consider.

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1 Mile & 1 Furlong. (Inner Turf). Maiden Special Weight. 3&up. Purse: $85,000.

1 Lelaps(L1) 119 Prado 5-3-3 Motion 10-1

2 Conspiracy(L) 119 Dominguez 6-x-x Brown 4-1

3 Entrainment(L) 119 Castellano 3-5-3 Walsh 6-1

4 Hogue(L1) 119 Leparoux 2-4-2 McPeek 8-1

5 State Flag(L) 119 Velazquez 9-3-3 McGaughey III 9-2

6 Cornhusker(L) 123 Rosario 3-1-5 Voss 10-1

7 Quiet Danger(L) 119 Castro 2-7-2 Weaver 6-1

8 His Own Beat(L1) 119 Maragh x-x-x Badgett, Jr 20-1

9 Input(L) 119 Alvarado 2-7-4 Mott 3-1

State Flag is working with a purpose for return from helpful 57-day freshener. Entrainment is improving and bred to handle switch to sod. Conspiracy should move forward in second start for Chad Brown.

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5 1/2 Furlongs. (Mellon Turf). Maiden Special Weight. 3&up. Purse: $80,000.

1 Our Mister(L1) 119 Alvarado x-x-x Hushion 8-1

2 Rockin Boogie(L) 119 Dominguez 4-3-2 Levine 3-1

3 Prescott Brown(L) 119 Lezcano 4-x-x Zito 4-1

4 Frothy Market 111 Garcia 5-6-3 Martin 30-1

5 Loud Pipes(L) 123 Castellano 5-5-x Maker 7-2

6 Miss Suwanee(L) 114 Maragh 3-8-5 Ritvo 4-1

7 Wally Did It(L) 119 Leparoux 4-11-x Goldberg 5-1

8 Tricky Slam(L) 119 Espinoza 7-x-x Aquilino 15-1

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9 Demon's Deputy(L) 119 No Rider 3-2-2 Gyarmati 4-1

Wally Did It adds blinkers after making forward move in last; more to come. Rockin Boogie is rested and owns fast dirt figs. Our Mister debuts for Mike Hushion; could be the goods.

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6 Furlongs. Allowance. 3&up. Fillies and Mares. Purse: $82,000.

2 Evasive Cat(L) 117 Ortiz, Jr 9-1-3 McLaughlin 8-1

1 Barbados Beauty(L) 117 Leparoux 2-3-1 Asmussen 6-1

1a Diamante de Fuego(L) 117 Bridgmohan 2-1-2 Stidham 6-1

3 Brilliant Katie(L) 117 Rosario 5-2-1 Matz 5-1

4 Donnatale(L) 117 Castro 7-1-x Nihei 20-1

5 Crespano(L) 117 Lezcano 6-3-2 Coronel 10-1

6 Resonating 117 Garcia 2-1-x Jerkens 9-5

7 Willet(L) 121 Dominguez 1-1-1 Iselin 4-1

8 Finders Key 117 Maragh 1-5-x Albertrani 15-1

9 Age Of Aquarius(L) 117 Cohen 8-1-2 Catalano 12-1

Crespano is training swiftly and logged only win when fresh and rested. Willet is very talented but has been on the bench since December and will offer short ticket. Age Of Aquarius returns to dirt for Wayne Catalano; very interesting. Finder's Key was a determined winner in last; don't dismiss.

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1 1/16 Mile. (Inner Turf). Maiden Special Weight. 3&up. Fillies and Mares. NY Bred. Purse: $65,000.

2 Flirtatious Spring(L) 123 Velasquez 5-3-5 Rice 6-1

3 Yes It's Pink(L) 119 Leparoux 3-x-x Clement 3-1

4 Goldie's Reward(L) 119 Alvarado 7-3-8 Weaver 15-1

5 Rt. Sixty Seven(L1) 123 Montalvo x-x-x Appel, Jr 30-1

6 Grace's Neh Neh(L1) 119 Lezcano 11-x-x Kelly 30-1

7 Mighty Reward(L) 119 Bridgmohan 8-7-2 Shuman 8-1

1 Corinthian's Lark(L) 119 Maragh 8-4-x Brown 12-1

8 Junoon(L) 119 Castellano 5-3-x Brown 5-2

9 Bringhomethegold(L) 119 Castro 6-x-x Bush 15-1

10 Always Home(L) 119 Ortiz, Jr 11-2-8 Serpe 4-1

Also Eligible

11 Chasing Piper(L) 119 Dominguez 3-7-4 Levine 5-1

12 Caribean Beat(L1) 119 Rosario x-x-x Bush 10-1

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13 Sugar Beach(L) 116 Garcia 3-5-3 Ubillo 5-1

14 Haldane(L) 119 Napravnik 4-x-x Galluscio 6-1

15 Islarama(L) 119 Maragh 3-2-2 Vazquez 2-1

1a The Giant's Beauty(L) 119 Lezcano 6-x-x Brown 12-1

Always Home tallied solid final fraction when second at 62-1 two starts back; rebounds at fat ticket. Junoon hails from Chad Brown barn and logged good numbers in both starts. Mighty Reward is fresh and owns competitive numbers.

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1 1/16 Mile. (Mellon Turf). Maiden Special Weight. 2yo. Fillies. Purse: $85,000.

2 Win for Kitten 119 Lezcano x-x-x Clement 12-1

3 Double Tapped(L) 119 Leparoux 3-6-x Asmussen 6-1

1 Anita Chica(L) 119 Alvarado 5-x-x Mott 10-1

4 Skyfall(L1) 119 Velazquez x-x-x Pletcher 4-1

5 Three Hearts 119 Dominguez 4-x-x Motion 3-1

6 Pink Traffic(L) 119 Velasquez 4-x-x McLaughlin 8-1

7 Lovely Dynaformer(L1) 119 Maragh x-x-x Mott 15-1

8 Gustavia(L1) 119 Castellano x-x-x Brown 5-1

9 Tap Twenty One(L) 119 Napravnik 4-x-x Arnold, II 6-1

10 Summer of Fun(L1) 119 Castro x-x-x Weaver 15-1

Also Eligible

11 Flattermewithroses(L1) 119 Husbands x-x-x Antonucci 30-1

12 Faceineveryflower(L1) 112 Garcia x-x-x Dutrow, Jr 15-1

13 Colorful Image(L) 119 Castellano 3-x-x Pletcher 8-1

14 Grand Mere(L1) 119 Rosario x-x-x Stidham 15-1

Main Track Only

15 Artfully 119 No Rider x-x-x Albertrani 6-1

1a Sandsarita(L1) 119 No Rider x-x-x Mott 10-1

Tap Twenty One moves to turf after tough-trip debut; recent works suggest improvement. Double Tapped is riding a forward line on the numbers; dangerous. Skyfall owns turf breeding on both sides of pedigree.

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1 Mile. (Inner Turf). Allowance. 3&up. Fillies and Mares. Purse: $67,000.

1 I Dreamt I Was(L) 121 Dominguez 4-1-3 Asmussen 7-2

2 Siracha(L) 117 Rodriguez 1-9-x Ferraro 15-1

3 Bakin' With Cindy(L) 117 Velasquez 3-1-2 Rodriguez 4-1

4 City Scamper(L) 121 Maragh 10-1-2 Albertrani 15-1

5 Schillerette(L) 121 Alvarado 2-4-4 Rodriguez 5-1

6 Bella Lady(L) 121 Castro 7-7-6 Farro 20-1

7 Mary P. Jones(L) 117 Espinoza 1-6-4 Feron 10-1

8 Evan's Rocket(L) 121 Leparoux 4-5-2 Jerkens 15-1

9 Temper In Command(L) 119 Castellano 1-4-5 Romans 3-1

10 Going Green(L) 121 Rosario 2-8-3 Gullo 8-1

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11 Caught by You(L) 117 No Rider 7-10-4 Englehart 8-1

12 Wise Choice(L) 121 Ortiz, Jr 1-4-3 Sciacca 12-1

13 Ibid(L) 117 No Rider 1-12-3 Rice 7-2

14 Erin Enchanted(L) 117 Maragh 1-10-6 Schosberg 5-1

15 Mischief Maker(L) 117 Cohen 4-1-3 Brown 5-2

16 Purely Majestic(L) 114 Garcia 11-3-2 Gullo 6-1

Temper In Command was a hand-ridden winner the first time she touched Spa sod; more to come. I Dreamt I Was returns to more manageable trip; intensified kick predicted. Schillerette was a willing second in last; big-time player.

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5 1/2 Furlongs. Maiden Claiming $50,000. 2yo. Fillies. NY Bred. Purse: $47,000.

1 Our Favorite Place(L1) 119 Espinoza x-x-x Friedman 20-1

2 Sassy Expression 119 Napravnik 7-x-x Dutrow 5-1

3 Read the Personals(L1) 119 Ortiz, Jr x-x-x Gullo 10-1

4 Gee Linz(L1) 119 Dominguez x-x-x Schettino 6-1

5 Ascended Fever(L) 119 Cohen 2-2-x Badgett, Jr 3-1

6 Searchingforahero(L) 119 Rosario 6-x-x Ward 4-1

7 Uncaged Heart(L1) 119 Bridgmohan x-x-x Nicks 6-1

8 John's Mariah(L) 119 Castellano 4-7-x Martin 7-2

Also Eligible

9 Uncle Southern(L1) 119 Velasquez x-x-x Rice 5-1

10 Sweet Sway(L1) 119 Alvarado 6-x-x DiMauro 6-1

11 Wildcat's Element(L) 119 Castro 3-4-x Contessa 5-1

12 Spanish Sword 119 Gomez x-x-x Ramos 12-1

Ascended Fever adds blinkers and logged three tight works since last start; breakthrough predicted. Wildcat's Element owns speed and must be considered if able to escape AE list. John's Mariah gets rider upgrade after improved fourth in last.

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6 Furlongs. Allowance. 3&up. Purse: $82,000.

1 Big Blue Nation(L) 117 Leparoux 11-2-8 Arnold, II 6-1

2 One Sock Down(L) 117 Maragh 6-4-1 Coletti, Sr. 12-1

3 Thermal Cat(L) 117 Rosario 4-2-1 Catalano 5-2

4 Ascauga(L) 117 Prado 1-x-x Motion 6-1

5 Perfect Trippi(L) 117 Lezcano 9-7-2 Romans 20-1

6 Professor Fate(L) 117 Castellano 3-1-5 Kenneally 4-1

7 Clip The Coupons(L) 117 Dominguez 2-4-4 Brown 8-1

8 Cajun Breeze(L) 121 Leyva 6-4-2 Yates 3-1

Thermal Cat is fresh and training sharply and was fast-figured winner in debut. Big Blue Nation failed to handle Polytrack last time; dangerous with return to dirt. Clip The Coupons logged only win on Spa loam last summer.

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6 Furlongs. The ALFRED G. VANDERBILT (Grade I). 3&up. Purse: $400,000.

1 Shackleford(L) 121 Velazquez 1-1-3 Romans 6-5

2 Emcee(L) 115 Garcia 1-4-3 McLaughlin 2-1

3 Justin Phillip(L) 115 Dominguez 3-2-1 Asmussen 10-1

4 Rothko(L) 116 Leparoux 2-1-5 Asmussen 8-1

5 Poseidon's Warrior(L) 114 Ortiz, Jr 5-8-3 Reid, Jr 30-1

6 Sloane Ranger(L) 115 Lezcano 3-1-1 Ciresa 15-1

7 Jersey Town(L) 116 Prado 2-6-3 Tagg 10-1

8 Hamazing Destiny(L) 116 Rosario 4-1-7 Lukas 12-1

Emcee fires best efforts when fresh and rested and compiled eye-catching work slate for return. Shackleford was game winner of Met Mile; could easily take this. Poseidon's Warrior's speed gives him a puncher's chance.

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7 Furlongs. Claiming $20,000. 3&up. Purse: $36,000.

1 Rockstar Life(L) 117 Espinoza 8-6-4 Contessa 30-1

2 Heron Lake(L) 121 Lezcano 6-1-x Zito 6-1

3 My Man Dan(L) 117 Garcia 11-4-1 Asmussen 5-1

4 Devoted Wildcat(L) 117 Rosario 8-6-4 Hess, Jr 8-1

5 Africanist(L) 117 Castellano 5-6-2 Kenneally 3-1

6 A Boy Named Em(L) 117 Alvarado 2-5-6 Gullo 12-1

7 Crea's Law(L) 121 Luzzi 10-5-6 O'Brien 30-1

8 Alternative(L) 117 Cohen 1-4-9 Badgett, Jr 30-1

9 Slinger(L) 117 Leparoux 4-3-5 Wilkes 12-1

10 Kid Wando(L) 117 Ortiz, Jr 3-3-1 Guerrero 15-1

11 American Legend(L) 123 Bridgmohan 1-x-x Catalano 12-1

12 Warrior From Above(L) 114 Garcia 1-6-3 Ubillo 50-1

13 Zow(L) 117 Velazquez 9-1-1 Pletcher 4-1

14 Decesion Point(L) 121 Napravnik 3-7-7 Trombetta 15-1

Also Eligible

15 Gramercy(L) 121 Montalvo 6-2-9 Shivmangal 50-1

16 Rutherford B.(L) 117 Castro 8-1-3 Arroyo 30-1

My Man Dan returns to dirt and gets class relief. Heron Lake could take this if able to replicate effort in debut. A Boy Named Em could impact with pace meltdown. Gramercy regessed in last; dangerous with rebound effort. Zow has been idle since October and now drops into claimer; fire sale?

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