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Steve Matthews / July 28 at Saratoga

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1 Mile & 1 Furlong. 3&up. Allowance Optional Claiming. Purse: $87,000. Post -- 1 p.m.

1 Westshore(L) 121 Leparoux 3-1-8 Baker 3-1

2 Big Screen(L) 117 Maragh 9-5-2 Albertrani 5-1

3 Bridge Loan(L) 117 Castellano 4-4-1 Pletcher 5-1

4 Hoist(L) 117 Velasquez 3-1-1 Galluscio 10-1

5 Photon(L) 117 Prado 3-3-1 Dutrow, Jr 12-1

6 Most Happy Fella(L) 121 Cohen 3-7-1 Quick 12-1

7 Sumo(L) 121 Napravnik 1-7-3 Canani 12-1

8 This Hard Land(L) 114 Garcia 4-1-2 Ubillo 15-1

9 Raison d'Etat(L) 121 Alvarado 6-2-3 Mott 5-2

Raison d'Etat logged career best number on Spa surface last summer; rates close call in contentious opener. This Hard Land is rested and owns fast figs on 'A' game; price will be tempting. Photon is fresh and training with a purpose; classic Rick Dutrow.

2

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

1 Fire Guard 118 Alvarado x-x-x Mott 10-1

2 Newfound Zapper(L) 118 Desormeaux 4-x-x Ward 5-1

3 Western Sadler(L) 118 Leparoux 5-2-x Asmussen 6-1

4 Electromagnetic(L1) 118 Rosario x-x-x Ward 12-1

5 Bernie the Jet(L) 118 Ortiz, Jr 4-x-x Contessa 4-1

6 Town Hall(L1) 118 Lezcano x-x-x Mott 15-1

7 Secret Soul(L) 118 Dominguez 6-x-x Donk 6-1

8 Credit Call 118 Prado x-x-x Lukas 15-1

9 Charming Kitten(L1) 118 Castellano x-x-x Pletcher 3-1

10 Demographic Trend(L) 118 Maragh 3-x-x Romans 8-1

Also Eligible

11 Page McKenney 118 Napravnik 6-x-x Napravnik 15-1

Main Track Only

12 El Duro(L1) 118 No Rider x-x-x Pletcher 5-2

13 Boston Proper(L1) 118 No Rider x-x-x Mott 4-1

Western Sadler owns running style that could be well served by switch to sod. Newfound Zapper compiled sharp work slate for turf debut. Charming Kitten is from a dam that's thrown two turf winners.

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6 Furlongs. 2yo. Maiden Special Weight. Purse: $80,000.

1 Honorable Dillon(L1) 118 Lezcano x-x-x Kenneally 10-1

2 Pass the Pico(L) 118 Leparoux 4-x-x Asmussen 4-1

3 New Line 118 Alvarado x-x-x Mott 15-1

4 Gulfport(L) 118 Rosario 2-x-x Romans 7-5

5 Indygoflyer 111 Garcia 7-x-x Lukas 20-1

6 North Slope 118 Dominguez x-x-x McLaughlin 5-1

7 Simon Eyes(L) 118 Velazquez 2-x-x Ward 6-1

8 Lawn Man(L1) 118 Castellano x-x-x Pletcher 6-1

Also Eligible

9 Tizracer(L1) 118 Velazquez x-x-x Pletcher 5-1

10 Revelationist(L1) 118 Dominguez x-x-x Maker 12-1

11 Gunderman(L) 118 Bridgmohan 2-x-x Casse 10-1

Simon Eyes was second to a tons-the-best, repeat winner in debut; timid call in wide-open juvenile dash. Gulfport was clear-cut second as the favorite in first start; very dangerous. North Slope makes debut for McLaughlin; could easily be the goods.

4

6 Furlongs. 3&up. Claiming $20,000. Purse: $37,000.

1 Crown The Chief(L) 121 Castellano 2-3-4 Levine 9-2

2 D' Sauvage(L) 121 Studart 8-3-6 Chatterpaul 20-1

3 Hurricane Heat(L) 121 Luzzi 7-7-2 Sciacca 50-1

4 Runawayeightyfour(L) 121 Napravnik 2-1-4 Galluscio 6-1

5 Shankopotamus(L) 121 Maragh 6-6-5 Terranova,II 8-1

6 Laysh Laysh Laysh(L) 121 Cohen 3-2-5 Jacobson 4-1

7 Pete's Parley(L) 121 Alvarado 4-3-5 Matties 15-1

8 King Rock(L) 121 Dominguez 5-2-3 Rice 6-1

9 Coffee Boy(L) 121 Leparoux 2-2-2 Asmussen 7-2

10 Greeley's Law(L) 121 Prado 6-3-1 DiSanto 20-1

11 Tom Cat Allie(L) 114 Garcia 7-5-6 Brown 20-1

12 Star Dance M D(L) 121 Ortiz, Jr 5-3-2 Englehart 12-1

13 The Zipster(L) 121 Velasquez 3-5-3 Brown 30-1

Crown The Chief may play out as the main speed on the fence with aggressive ride. Laysh Laysh Laysh looms the prime beneficiary if pace meltdown ensues. Coffee Boy was an ultra-game second in last; logical threat.

5

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

3 Prince Silver(L) 121 Desormeaux 1-3-2 Scherer 15-1

1 Bank Merger(L) 121 Garcia 6-7-2 McLaughlin 4-1

1a Higher Court(L) 121 Maragh 3-1-2 Albertrani 4-1

4 Power World(L) 117 Prado 8-1-7 Mott 6-1

5 Associate(L) 121 Dominguez 1-2-3 Dutrow, Jr 3-1

2 Head Heart Hoof(L) 121 Castellano 5-2-2 Dutrow 7-2

6 Gallant Fields(L) 121 Cohen 5-2-2 Jacobson 6-1

2b Flat Bold(L) 123 Castellano 1-2-2 Rodriguez 7-2

7 Our Edge(L) 121 Lezcano 2-2-6 Moquett 15-1

8 Escrow Kid(L) 121 Napravnik 1-2-6 Doran 8-1

9 Closerwalk(L) 117 Rosario 4-1-6 Catalano 12-1

Associate has trained sharply since hand-ridden score last month; pairs up. Head Heart Hoof is fresh, fleet-footed and hails from white-hot Tony Dutrow barn; could easily take this. Flat Bold is another that owns speed and fast figs; happy hunting.

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

1 Camies Kruzen(L1) 112 Garcia x-x-x Brown 20-1

2 Stealth Steed(L) 123 Lezcano 3-9-2 Terracciano 15-1

3 Seghesio(L) 119 Napravnik 2-2-3 Bond 8-1

4 Why Argue(L) 119 Ortiz, Jr 2-3-2 Hennig 10-1

5 Rockheaded(L) 119 Maragh 6-3-x Levine 3-1

6 Adriatic Spirit(L) 119 Dominguez 7-7-11 Donk 8-1

7 Karakorum Holiday(L) 119 Alvarado 7-4-3 Odintz 10-1

8 Vicariouslyutopian(L) 119 Bridgmohan 9-6-5 Brown 30-1

9 New York New York(L) 119 Lezcano 7-5-x Hushion 15-1

10 Say Lancelot 123 Studart 11-12-7 Figueroa 50-1

11 Geantor(L1) 119 Leparoux 6-x-x Romans 4-1

12 Keyaly(L) 123 Prado 8-6-8 DiSanto 30-1

13 El Cuadro(L) 123 Rosario 6-2-10 Farrell 6-1

14 Cameron Canyon(L) 119 Castellano 4-2-4 Galluscio 10-1

Also Eligible

15 Ommadon's Reign(L) 123 Studart 8-6-7 Scott 50-1

16 Irish Etiquette(L) 119 Espinoza 9-11-9 O'Brien 30-1

El Cuadro exits "live" race and returns to preferred footing. Rockheaded logged swift number in lone dirt start; big-time player. Seghesio showed improved speed when a clear-cut second in last; right in the thick of this.

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1 1/16 Mile. (Inner Turf). 3&up. Fillies and Mares. Purse: $87,000.

1 Town Flirt(L) 121 Solis 4-1-3 Weaver 15-1

2 Kitty Wine(L) 117 Lezcano 4-2-2 Kenneally 5-1

3 Draw It(L) 121 Maragh 3-2-2 Albertrani 8-1

4 Star Torina(L) 121 Prado 4-7-6 Mott 8-1

5 Dreaming Of Cara(L) 117 Dominguez 5-8-4 Friedman 12-1

6 Raise The Flag(L) 117 Castro 1-3-4 McGaughey III 10-1

7 Onepointhreekarats(L) 121 Leparoux 2-5-1 Motion 6-1

8 Pianist(L) 117 Castellano 1-2-x Brown 7-5

9 New Wave(L) 117 Napravnik 5-8-2 Arnold, II 15-1

10 Assateague(L) 117 Rosario 1-2-7 Matz 15-1

Also Eligible

11 All for Georgia(L) 121 Rosario 2-4-2 Catalano 12-1

12 Christina d'Oro(L) 121 Ortiz, Jr 2-8-2 Duggan 8-1

13 Heart of Destiny(L) 117 Prado 7-2-4 Baker 10-1

Main Track Only

14 Tapit Dancer(L) 121 No Rider 2-2-3 Asmussen 3-1

15 Assyria(L) 117 No Rider 3-1-3 Clement 8-1

16 Thisizsparta(L) 117 No Rider 9-1-2 Jerkens 5-1

Dreaming Of Cara was pace compromised when a close-up fifth in last; call based on price potential. Pianist notched fast figure when an easy winner in last; very dangerous. Raise The Flag has trained strongly since making sustained rally to win most recent; worth long look.

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5 1/2 Furlongs. (Mellon Turf). 3&up. Fillies and Mares. Maiden Special Weight. NY Bred. Purse: $60,000.

1 Pegasus Diamond(L) 119 Ortiz, Jr 5-4-2 O'Brien 15-1

2 Princess Jenny(L) 123 Dominguez 5-4-x Bond 4-1

3 Jennys Creek(L) 119 Smith 9-x-x Martin 20-1

4 Sweet Penny(L) 123 Prado 4-3-6 DiSanto 10-1

5 Subtle(L) 123 Rosario 5-5-x Brown 5-1

6 Dancing Winner 119 Velasquez x-x-x Englehart 20-1

7 Desert Bliss(L) 119 Napravnik 3-3-2 Englehart 6-1

8 Zippy Kitty(L) 112 Garcia 8-6-6 Barker 20-1

9 Carey Princess(L) 119 Maragh 4-2-3 Chatterpaul 8-1

10 Thescreenisred(L) 119 Castellano 4-2-x Brown 5-2

11 Bluffing Quality(L) 119 Leparoux 7-x-x Wilkes 12-1

12 Artie R R 119 Garcia x-x-x Kelly 20-1

Also Eligible

13 Mighty Reward(L) 119 Bridgmohan 8-7-2 Shuman 12-1

14 Bell Notes 119 Ortiz, Jr x-x-x O'Brien 20-1

15 A. P. Hutchy(L) 119 Velasquez 2-4-3 Rice 2-1

Main Track Only

16 Ms. True Way(L1) 116 Garcia x-x-x Winney 15-1

Subtle is speedy and compiled eye-catching work slate for first start in 61 days. Desert Bliss packs solid late kick and could be in the garden spot if top selection hits the wall in the lane. Thescreenisred was a fast-figured second in debut on turf; big-time contender.

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1 Mile & 1 Furlong. (Inner Turf). The DIANA (Grade I). 3&up. Fillies and Mares. Purse: $600,000.

1 Tapitsfly(L) 120 Rosario 1-2-3 Romans 7-2

2 Law of The Range(L1) 118 Maragh 6-4-6 Botti 15-1

3 Zagora(L) 120 Dominguez 1-5-1 Brown 5-2

4 Dream Peace(L) 118 Leparoux 8-4-3 Collet 6-1

5 Winter Memories(L) 120 Castellano 2-1-4 Toner 9-5

6 Hungry Island(L) 120 Velazquez 3-1-3 McGaughey III 5-1

Zagora tallied swift late pace and final figs when winning lone start on Spa sod last summer; upset call. Winter Memories is more than good enough on 'A' game. Tapitsfly was masterfully ridden when a front-running winner in Just A Game; must be considered once again.

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

1 Alpha(L) 119 Dominguez 12-2-1 McLaughlin 5-2

2 Fast Falcon(L) 117 Napravnik 2-2-1 Zito 10-1

3 Atigun(L) 117 Leparoux 3-1-5 McPeek 8-1

4 Neck 'n Neck(L) 119 Goncalves 1-1-5 Wilkes 3-1

5 My Adonis(L) 117 Castellano 1-8-3 Breen 20-1

6 Teeth of the Dog(L) 121 Rosario 1-1-5 Matz 5-1

7 Liaison(L) 119 Garcia 3-2-6 Baffert 7-2

8 Prospective(L) 121 Velazquez 1-1-18 Casse 12-1

Prospective tallied rapid final fraction when besting short field in Ohio Derby; ready for prime time. Neck 'n Neck logged very fast numbers in winning last two at CD; very playable. Teeth of the Dog could play out as he main speed in paceless Jim Dandy. Alpha is firing bullets for first start since Kentucky Derby debacle; big-time threat on best.

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5 1/2 Furlongs. (Mellon Turf). 3&up. Claiming $20,000. Purse: $36,000.

1 Venture World(L) 117 Velasquez 1-8-3 Englehart 8-1

2 Undrgroundregulatr(L) 117 Dominguez 2-8-5 Asmussen 3-1

3 Logical Order(L) 114 Garcia 10-8-8 Arroyo 30-1

4 Luigi P 121 Lezcano 6-9-5 Bizelia 15-1

5 Keltic Fighter(L) 121 Montalvo 7-3-8 Hizo 50-1

6 Leroidessioux(L) 121 Maragh 4-1-2 Chatterpaul 10-1

7 Synthesizer(L) 117 Napravnik 7-8-1 Bond 4-1

8 Kathy's Kitten(L) 121 Leparoux 9-5-3 Hushion 5-1

9 War Hitch(L) 119 Castellano 1-3-2 Levine 4-1

10 Plotter(L) 117 Ortiz, Jr 3-5-6 Schettino 15-1

11 Nick Rules(L) 117 Rosario 5-4-2 Parboo 20-1

12 Towner(L) 117 Bridgmohan 4-9-1 Cox 12-1

Main Track Only

13 Praying for Mike(L) 121 No Rider 3-4-1 Jerkens 8-1

14 There Goes Vinny(L) 110 Garcia 1-3-5 Rodriguez 6-1

15 Chasing Moonlight(L) 121 Maragh 4-2-10 Albertrani 7-2

16 Ice Theater(L) 117 No Rider 4-8-1 Young 20-1

Towner returns to dirt after victimized by wide trip in last; close call. Synthesizer owns speed and makes first start with claiming tag; very dangerous. Kathy's Kitten was a beaten favorite in last two starts; right in the thick of this on best. Nick Rules should move forward in second start since six-month layoff.

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