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Steve Matthews / July 23 at Saratoga

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5 1/2 Furlongs. (Mellon Turf). 3&up. Claiming $35,000. Purse: $41,000. Post -- 1 p.m.

1 Decisive Move(L) 119 Dominguez 1-4-1 Dutrow 4-1

2 Black Rhino(L) 117 Rosario 6-2-2 Ward 7-2

3 Shotinthefog(L) 117 Castro 5-1-3 Weaver 6-1

4 Tightend Touchdown(L) 117 Castellano 4-4-1 Maker 5-1

5 Heiko(L) 117 Maragh 6-3-5 Miller 8-1

6 Bravo Habibi(L) 117 Leparoux 5-6-1 Asmussen 3-1

7 Tennis Racket(L) 121 Ortiz, Jr 4-6-3 Scott 15-1

8 Political Justice(L) 117 Espinoza 8-1-4 Araya 15-1

Bravo Habibi drops after tough-trip fifth in last; moves forward in second start since March. Political Justice is fleet-footed and could play out as the dominant speed in turf debut. Black Rhino owns fast figs and maked peak start of form cycle.

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1 1/16 Mile. (Inner Turf). 3&up. Claiming $35,000. Purse: $53,000.

1 Veiled Prophet(L) 121 Velasquez 1-2-5 Galluscio 12-1

2 Glowing Praise(L) 121 Lezcano 4-3-3 Fisher 6-1

3 Red Leader(L) 121 Castro 8-2-3 Rodriguez 15-1

4 Liston(L) 121 Ortiz, Jr 5-2-1 McLaughlin 7-2

5 Attractive Ride(L) 121 Desormeaux 1-5-7 Scherer 10-1

6 Flamin' Hot(L) 121 Garcia 4-3-8 Violette, Jr 4-1

7 Carson Hall(L) 121 Castellano 1-2-4 Brown 5-2

8 Safety Valve(L) 121 Napravnik 3-1-6 Jenkins 5-1

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9 Meridian Magic(L) 121 Cohen 1-3-5 Jacobson 2-1

Liston is fresh, gets class relief and logged fast late pace fig at this level two starts back; delivers KO blow. Glowing Praise has been sidelined for more than two years but owns swift numbers on 'A' game. Flamin' Hot was just neck behind top selection on April 19; right in the thick of this.

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5 1/2 Furlongs. (Mellon Turf). 3&up. Fillies and Mares. Allowance Optional Claiming. NY Bred. Purse: $64,000.

1 Nice Stuff(L) 121 Napravnik 1-2-11 Dutrow 8-1

2 Letshootpool(L) 121 Rodriguez 1-2-9 LeCesse 15-1

3 Eden Is Burning(L) 121 Castellano 2-2-6 Contessa 3-1

4 Paraiba(L) 121 Lezcano 6-6-8 Donk 8-1

5 Strategic Missile(L) 116 Garcia 6-1-5 Feron 12-1

6 Lady Rizzi(L) 121 Velasquez 8-3-7 Rice 4-1

7 Notell(L) 121 Leparoux 4-1-7 Contessa 10-1

8 We Need V L T's(L) 121 Garcia 5-9-1 Rice 15-1

9 High Cry(L) 121 Dominguez 1-1-1 Ness 5-2

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10 Myrtle's Gray(L) 121 Maragh 8-2-3 Duggan 3-1

11 Laylaben(L) 121 No Rider 10-1-4 Rice 8-1

12 Easy Ending(L) 121 No Rider 1-4-2 Rodriguez 2-1

Letshootpool was fast-figured, front-running winner in last at FL and is 1-for-1 on Spa sod. High Cry is riding a three-race winning streak and hails from high-percentage Jamie Ness barn; very dangerous. Paraiba could impact if pace meltdown ensues.

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1 Mile. (Inner Turf). 3&up. Allowance. Purse: $87,000.

1 Green Monster(L) 121 Velasquez 5-2-1 Brown 8-1

2 Majestic Raffy(L) 121 Lezcano 1-5-6 Aquilino 15-1

3 Set the Sail(L) 117 Leparoux 1-4-7 Lopresti 8-1

4 Fizzano(L) 121 Napravnik 3-3-1 Bond 4-1

5 Change of Command(L) 121 Dominguez 3-2-1 Trombetta 3-1

6 Coexist(L) 117 Cohen 6-4-1 Kimmel 8-1

7 Spring to the Sky(L) 117 Luzzi 5-2-4 Brown 6-1

8 Tiz Sardonic Joe(L) 117 Castellano 5-1-10 Kenneally 15-1

9 Sark(L) 117 Alvarado 3-8-1 Lukas 20-1

10 Which Market(L) 117 Garcia 2-1-3 McLaughlin 4-1

Also Eligible

11 Pervis(L) 121 Napravnik 2-9-2 Araya 20-1

12 Clip the Coupons(L) 117 Lezcano 2-4-4 Brown 8-1

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13 Hoist(L) 117 Velasquez 3-1-1 Galluscio 7-2

14 This Hard Land(L) 121 No Rider 4-1-2 Ubillo 4-1

15 Rein King(L) 121 No Rider 7-6-3 Terranova,II 8-1

Majestic Raffy was a determined winner in last and should offer generous ticket in wide-open heat. Which Market packs potent late kick and is training with a purpose for first start in 221 days; dangerous. Tiz Sardonic Joe owns speed and is 1-for-1 on Saratoga turf; very playable.

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

1 Broken Spell 118 Prado 8-7-x Lukas 15-1

2 Emotional Kitten(L) 118 Rosario 9-2-x Ward 9-2

3 Citizen Emma(L1) 118 Castellano x-x-x Pletcher 4-1

4 Da Mi Basia Mille 118 Lezcano x-x-x Clement 6-1

5 Zadina(L1) 118 Alvarado x-x-x Mott 10-1

6 Billboard Babe(L) 118 Maragh 3-6-x Ritvo 7-2

7 Minnie Bear(L1) 118 Trujillo x-x-x Ward 8-1

8 Aventurine(L1) 118 Dominguez x-x-x Pletcher 8-1

9 Omnitap(L) 118 Leparoux 6-6-x Asmussen 12-1

10 Radiant Cut(L) 118 Napravnik 6-x-x Donk 12-1

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11 Lucky Friend(L) 118 No Rider 4-x-x Pletcher 8-5

Emotional Kitten is from a dam that's produced four turf winners; surface switch is key. Citizen Emma compiled eye-catching drills on Spa sod; stay tuned to tote. Broken Spell owns turf breeding on both sides of pedigree; wakeup potential.

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1 Mile and 1 Furlong. 3&up. Fillies and Mares. Allowance

Optional Claiming. Purse: $87,000.

1 D' Oratory(L) 121 Castellano 6-2-3 Benzel 6-1

2 Born Bullish(L) 117 Napravnik 7-5-6 Terranova,II 15-1

3 Party Of Interest(L) 117 Garcia 1-2-3 McGaughey III 5-2

4 Victory for V L Ts(L) 121 Velasquez 3-2-1 Rice 4-1

5 Ginger Snapit(L) 121 Castro 1-4-6 Weaver 12-1

6 Baffle Me(L) 117 Lezcano 3-3-5 Hennig 4-1

7 Hard Life(L) 121 Dominguez 3-2-1 Dutrow, Jr 3-1

Ginger Snapit tallied fast final fraction when winning last and owns win and second in two starts on Saratoga loam. Hard Life is rested and training sharply for Rick Dutrow; very dangerous. Party Of Interest was a pace-setting winner in last and could prove very tough once again on a soft lead.

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5 1/2 Furlongs. 2yo. Maiden Special Weight. NY Bred. Purse: $60,000.

2 Brassy Ego(L1) 118 Alvarado 3-x-x Schwartz 6-1

3 Economy of Words(L) 111 Garcia 9-x-x Peebles 30-1

4 Goodtolook(L1) 118 Napravnik x-x-x Contessa 8-1

5 Soul House(L1) 118 Rosario x-x-x Rivelli 6-1

1 Dark Roast(L) 118 Lopez 2-4-x Cash 5-2

6 Polan(L1) 115 Castellano x-x-x Pletcher 2-1

7 Mad With Fever(L1) 118 Montalvo x-x-x Lugovich 10-1

1a Waterway(L) 118 Lopez 2-x-x Cash 5-2

8 Weekend Hideaway(L1) 118 Lezcano x-x-x Serpe 8-1

Brassy Ego gets the meds and has trained consistently since even third in debut. Dark Roast tallied swift numbers when a clear-cut second in last at Mth; big-time player. Polan (Pletcher) and Goodtolook (Contessa) are newcomers that are working with a purpose; charting a must.

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1 Mile and 1 Furlong. 3&up. Maiden Special Weight. Purse: $85,000.

1 Escape Artist(L) 119 Dominguez 4-2-3 Brown 2-1

2 Tiz Yankee(L) 119 Lezcano 2-2-2 Zito 9-5

3 Invocation(L) 119 Cohen 2-6-5 Kimmel 3-1

4 Flashy Sunrise(L) 119 Rosario 3-2-6 Stewart 6-1

5 Alajmal 123 Castro 1-5-9 Elliot 15-1

1a Drill Sergeant(L) 119 Napravnik 2-2-x Calhoun 2-1

6 Grandpa Len(L) 119 Velasquez 6-6-2 Donk 12-1

7 Beach Boy Alex(L) 119 Ortiz, Jr 7-7-5 Contessa 30-1

Escape Artist logged five tight drills since fourth in last start; forward move predicted. Tiz Yankee has finished second in six of eight outings; continues trend? Invocation is improving and hails from streaking John Kimmelstable; don't dismiss.

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1 Mile and 1 Furlong. The EVAN SHIPMAN. 3&up. NY Bred. Purse: $100,000.

1 Good Karma(L) 118 Luzzi 8-2-3 Hernandez,Jr 20-1

2 Fiddlers Afleet(L) 120 Castellano 1-3-4 Jacobson 2-1

3 Pure Attitude(L) 118 Napravnik 3-4-5 Orseno 20-1

4 Johannesburg Smile(L) 120 Velasquez 1-2-2 Galluscio 5-2

5 Mineswept(L) 118 Dominguez 1-4-2 Gyarmati 8-1

6 Sailmate(L) 118 Cohen 1-1-4 Kimmel 4-1

7 Lunar Victory(L) 118 Alvarado 1-1-1 Mott 7-2

Sailmate has won both starts this year and lightly raced 4-year-old should continue forward development. Lunar Victory is fresh and owns fast numbers. Johannesburg Smile was top-figured winner in last; could easily pair up.

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6 Furlongs. 3&up. Claiming $35,000. Purse: $41,000.

1 Davins Ticket(L) 119 Rodriguez 6-2-1 LeCesse 15-1

2 Vee's Accolade(L) 121 Napravnik 4-7-4 Terranova,II 3-1

3 Into The Fray(L) 117 Castellano 6-1-3 Maker 5-2

4 Tug Of War(L) 117 Lezcano 8-10-6 Hushion 12-1

5 Say Mr. Sandman(L) 123 Velasquez 1-5-2 Englehart 12-1

6 Turnofthecat(L) 114 Garcia 4-11-1 Lukas 12-1

7 Salt Water Cowboy(L) 117 Lopez 4-3-2 Plesa, Jr 10-1

8 Master Splash(L) 121 Dominguez 6-3-4 Englehart 8-1

9 Grand Contender(L) 123 Rosario 3-1-9 Stall, Jr 4-1

Vee's Accolade was compromised by wide trip in last and owns very fast figs on 'A' game. Tug Of War returns to preferred footing for Mike Hushion; worth long look. Into The Fray is fresh and more than good enough on best efforts. Davins Ticket could play out as the main speed on the fence with aggressive ride.

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