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Steve Matthews / July 26 at SARATOGA

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1 3/16 Mile. (Mellon Turf). Maiden Special Weight. 3&up. Fillies and Mares. Purse: $83,000. Post -- 1 p.m.

1 Magnolia Lane(L) 124 Castellano 4-3-4 McGaughey III 6-1

2 La Majestique(L) 118 Alvarado 3-x-x Morley 10-1

3 Palestrina(L) 118 Ortiz, Jr 2-6-2 McLaughlin 10-1

4 Indy's Million(L) 113 Rice 3-5-4 Tagg 12-1

5 Rapid Repair(L) 118 Rosario 2-2-4 Mott 2-1

6 Engaginglee(L) 118 Lanerie 2-3-2 Romans 5-2

7 Sky Bird(L) 118 Arroyo 7-3-x Zito 20-1

8 Smart Ashley(L) 118 Leparoux 2-4-2 Arnold, II 9-2

La Majestique tallied solid late pace figure when third in debut. Rapid Repair has finished second in last two starts; continues trend? Engaginglee owns fast figs but has failed as the favorite in last two starts; your move.

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1 1/16 Mile. (Inner Turf). Allowance. 3&up. NY Bred. Purse: $75,000.

1 Sanctify(L) 117 Franco 2-3-1 Mott 7-2

2 Blue Pigeon(L) 115 Ortiz, Jr 3-5-1 Clement 5-2

3 Macagone(L) 119 Ortiz 1-6-3 Wilson 6-1

4 The Spotted Wonder(L) 120 Luzzi 1-4-6 O'Brien 30-1

5 Ocala Jim(L) 120 Lezcano 1-9-9 Donk 12-1

6 Saltine Warrior(L) 122 Velazquez 3-1-2 Weaver 8-1

7 Hidden Vow(L) 120 Castellano 7-3-8 Brown 4-1

8 Gridley Here(L) 115 Leparoux 7-5-1 McPeek 15-1

9 Balderdash(L) 115 Arroyo 7-7-6 Feron 30-1

10 Mr Algebra(L) 120 Velasquez 4-2-4 Rodriguez 10-1

Macagone was a front-running winner in last and projects as the main speed once again. Sanctify is training with a purpose for first start in 56 days. Hidden Vow regressed in last after fast-figured third in prior.

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6 Furlongs. Maiden Special Weight. 2yo. Purse: $83,000.

1 Thirtysilverpieces(L1) 118 Albarado x-x-x Ward 12-1

2 Da Jenius(L1) 118 Alvarado x-x-x Guillot 12-1

3 Today's Agenda 118 Castellano x-x-x Dutrow 5-1

4 Bayerd(L1) 118 Napravnik x-x-x Asmussen 6-1

5 Captain Moss(L1) 118 Bravo x-x-x Zito 8-1

6 King Rontos(L) 118 Ortiz, Jr 3-x-x Rodriguez 10-1

7 Sharm(L1) 118 Lanerie x-x-x Lukas 15-1

8 Aldrin(L1) 118 Rosario x-x-x Brown 1-1

Also Eligible

9 Competitive Edge(L1) 118 Velazquez x-x-x Pletcher 9-5

King Rontos owns experience edge in field of newcomers. Aldrin is training strongly for debut. Today's Agenda also is working sharply for first start.

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5 1/2 Furlongs. (Mellon Turf). Maiden Special Weight. 3&up. NY Bred. Purse: $73,000.

1 Vecino(L) 124 Saez 4-6-7 Matz 5-2

2 Sir Maurice(L) 124 Lezcano 3-8-5 Scott 10-1

3 Tom's Vision(L) 124 Davis 3-3-8 Goodwin 5-1

4 Poppy's Watching(L) 124 Franco 6-4-2 Englehart 3-1

5 Sounds of Saratoga 119 Lanerie 11-8-8 Martin 12-1

6 Junger(L) 119 Leparoux 5-4-7 Hertler 4-1

7 Chang's Secret(L) 124 Garcia 5-7-7 Prine 15-1

8 Leatherhead Lurie(L) 119 Arroyo 10-5-8 DiPrima 20-1

9 Two Blue(L) 124 Luzzi 6-12-10 O'Brien 30-1

Poppy's Watching is rested and owns solid final fractions. Junger is speedy and could prove very tough on a soft lead. Sir Maurice was a game third in last; don't ignore.

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1 Mile & 1 Furlong. Allowance. 3&up. Purse: $85,000.

1 Rankhasprivileges(L) 115 Albarado 2-4-6 McPeek 12-1

2 Rocket Time(L) 119 Borel 1-3-x Stall, Jr 5-2

3 C J's Awesome(L) 119 Leparoux 1-7-2 McPeek 4-1

4 Golden Soul(L) 120 Hernandz,Jr 3-6-7 Stewart 5-1

5 Bay of Biscay(L) 119 Castellano 1-2-5 Pletcher 7-2

6 Away Game(L) 119 Luzzi 5-6-1 Violette, Jr 20-1

7 Matuszak(L) 115 Alvarado 10-2-3 Mott 6-1

8 Forever Thing(L) 120 Velazquez 4-2-7 Pletcher 10-1

Rocket Time was a wire-to-wire winner in most recent and could get early jump once again. Matuszak gets class relief and pack potent late kick on best. Bay of Biscay bested a next-out winner when breaking maiden in last; dangerous.

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11/2 Miles. (Inner Turf). Claiming $35,000. 3&up. Purse: $58,000.

1 Capitan Futuro(L) 120 Leparoux 3-2-1 Mettee 3-1

2 Arc Above(L) 122 Ortiz, Jr 7-2-1 Rodriguez 7-2

3 Succesful Brothers(L) 122 Saez 7-4-2 Contessa 15-1

4 Knights Nation(L) 120 Albarado 8-7-11 Stewart 6-1

5 Razzle Jazil(L) 120 Velasquez 1-1-1 Sheppard 12-1

6 Mr. Starr's Report(L) 120 Rocco, Jr 6-1-3 Fisher 15-1

7 Ducks Dock(L) 115 Mejias 7-3-5 Araya 30-1

8 Ballerino(L) 120 Bravo 6-5-3 Lerman 30-1

9 State Flag(L) 122 Castellano 5-2-1 Brown 5-1

10 Barnards Galaxy(L) 122 Ortiz 1-3-3 Morley 12-1

11 Cozy Kitten(L) 122 Lanerie 6-7-3 Serpe 8-1

12 Ampersand(L) 120 Lezcano 3-6-5 Violette, Jr 10-1

Also Eligible

13 Sandyinthesun(L) 120 Davis 9-10-6 Davis 30-1

Successful Brothers makes first start since claimed and returns to turf. Capitan Futuro has been sidelined for 553 days and takes precipitous price plunge; fire sale? Mr. Starr's Report could play out as the dominant speed.

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6 Furlongs. Allowance. 3&up. Purse: $85,000.

1 The Big Beast(L) 120 Castellano 1-3-2 Dutrow 7-2

2 Gombey Dancer(L) 121 Maragh 3-8-4 Weaver 20-1

3 Celebrated Talent(L) 121 Ortiz, Jr 6-1-2 McLaughlin 8-1

4 Twang(L) 117 Rosario 5-2-2 Stall, Jr 4-1

5 Rich 'n' Tuck(L) 117 Saez 2-1-8 Zito 12-1

6 Cost Affective(L) 121 Lanerie 1-2-4 Jacobson 15-1

7 Scam(L) 121 Bravo 5-1-3 McGaughey III 5-1

8 Jimmy Connors(L) 117 Ortiz 3-8-2 Breen 9-2

9 Thunder's Rollin'(L) 124 Napravnik 1-2-3 Asmussen 15-1

10 Fabulous Kid(L) 120 Lezcano 6-7-3 Toner 6-1

Rich 'n' Tuck owns field's fastest late pace numbers. Jimmy Connors is fleet-footed and will prove very tough on an unchallenged lead. Celebrated Talent is working sharply for first start in308 days; must consider.

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6 1/2 Furlongs. The AMSTERDAM (Grade II). 3yo. Purse: $200,000.

1 C. Zee(L) 119 Saez 1-3-1 Zito 10-1

2 Rock Fall(L) 117 Castellano 1-1-8 Pletcher 2-1

3 Casiguapo(L) 115 Lezcano 2-6-9 Morales 15-1

4 Coup de Grace(L) 123 Napravnik 1-6-1 Jones 3-1

5 Tiznowforamerica(L) 117 Rosario 1-4-12 Albertrani 10-1

6 John's Island(L) 119 Arroyo 1-4-1 Jerkens 20-1

7 Noble Moon(L) 123 Ortiz, Jr 6-1-3 Gyarmati 8-1

8 Captain Serious(L) 121 Ortiz 2-1-1 Hushion 4-1

9 Big Guy Ian(L) 115 Bridgmohan 3-4-6 Dilger 20-1

Coup de Grace made sustained rally to win last at Del and fired 5-furlong bullet in the interim. John's Island owns fast final fractions and notched three wins in last four starts. Noble Moon is speedy and compiled endurance-building work tab for first start since Wood Memorial.

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1 1/16 Mile. (Mellon Turf). Allowance Optional Claiming. 3&up. Fillies and Mares. NY Bred. Purse: $78,000.

1 Run to Mama(L) 120 Leparoux 7-1-5 Kimmel 15-1

2 Palace Dreams 120 Lezcano 2-8-3 Duggan 5-1

3 Miz Owell(L) 122 Ortiz, Jr 2-7-1 Maker 3-1

4 Elmra(L) 115 Maragh 4-8-1 Hennig 12-1

5 Distorted Beauty(L) 115 Ortiz 1-1-4 Levine 8-1

6 Lady's Lunar Luck(L) 120 Alvarado 8-3-8 Kimmel 5-1

7 Caribean Beat(L) 120 Rosario 3-6-6 Bush 10-1

8 The Lady Says Yes(L) 122 Castellano 1-3-2 Brown 7-2

9 Alternative Meds(L) 120 Saez 7-8-3 Duggan 20-1

10 Chow Fun(L) 122 Velazquez 1-9-4 Levine 12-1

Lady's Lunar Luck makes peak start of form cycle after displaying improved speed in last; breakthrough predicted. Distorted Beauty is riding a two-race winning streak; very playable. Miz Owell was an ultra-game second in last.

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1 Mile & 1 Furlong. The JIM DANDY (Grade II). 3yo. Purse: $600,000.

1 Cousin Stephen(L) 117 Velazquez 1-6-3 Brown 12-1

2 Legend(L) 117 Saez 2-1-2 Bond 12-1

3 Ulanbator(L) 117 Leparoux 3-2-3 Wilkes 15-1

4 Tonalist(L) 123 Rosario 1-1-2 Clement 8-5

5 Kid Cruz(L) 119 Ortiz, Jr 1-1-8 Rice 8-1

6 Commanding Curve(L) 117 Bridgmohan 9-2-3 Stewart 5-1

7 Wicked Strong(L) 123 Maragh 4-4-1 Jerkens 2-1

Kid Cruz consistently notches the field's fastest late pace numbers. Wicked Strong has trained strongly since tough-trip fourth in Belmont Stakes. Tonalist logged determined effort to win Belmont; right in the thick of this.

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1 1/16 Mile. (Inner Turf). Allowance. 3&up. NY Bred. Purse: $75,000.

1 Charity Reins(L) 120 Bravo 5-5-7 Serpe 20-1

2 Ballybrit(L) 113 Worrie 5-4-2 Contessa 15-1

3 Woke Up Tired(L,MTO) 119 Velazquez 1-3-3 Schettino 6-1

4 Double Gold(L) 115 Arroyo 5-5-5 Miranda 30-1

5 Mister Dooley(L) 120 Davis 8-8-9 Davis 30-1

6 Elroi(L) 124 DeCarlo 2-5-3 Pugh 7-2

7 Bluegrass Flash(L) 119 Rosario 4-1-2 Clement 4-1

8 Noosh's Tale(L) 115 Rice 3-7-2 Kelly 12-1

9 Birchwood Road(L) 120 Saez 5-9-6 Wilson 15-1

10 Poliziotto(L) 120 Castellano 8-3-3 Brown 5-1

11 Tapitation(L) 119 Ortiz, Jr 2-2-2 Kenneally 5-2

12 Trainingforsuccess(L) 120 Alvarado 3-7-5 Friedman 10-1

Noosh's Tale was pace and trip compromised when third in last; more to come. Tapitation was a strong second in lone turf start; very dangerous. Elroi was a willing second in last; logical. Poliziotto owns fast figs but has been on the bench for more than a year; mixed message.

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