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Steve Matthews / May 14 at BELMONT

Best Bet: KNICKERDOODLE (6); Best Value: POLIZIANO (4)1

1 Mile. (Widener Turf). 3&up. Maiden Special Weight. Purse: $75,000. Post -- 1:20 p.m.

1 Social Affair 117 Velazquez 8-4-2 McGaughey III 5-1

2 Better Man(L) 124 No Rider 3-5-x Terranova 5-1

3 Pacific(L1) 117 Castellano x-x-x Pletcher 3-1

4 Perfect Stormy(L) 117 Studart 5-6-8 Reiff 20-1

5 Wing Foot(L) 117 Rosario 9-x-x Motion 2-1

6 Grand Strand(L) 117 Arroyo 2-6-10 Jerkens 8-5

7 Distant Thoughts(L) 117 Saez 7-4-8 Serpe 12-1

8 Howl(L) 117 DeCarlo 2-5-6 Barrera, III 12-1

9 Jimmy Soul(L) 112 Rice 5-2-7 Schettino 8-1

10 Lunar Tales(L) 124 Alvarado 2-x-x Contessa 7-2

Lunar Tales compiled eye-catching work tab for first start since moving to streaking Gary Contessa barn. Howl was a front-running second in last and fired half-mile bullet in the interim. Wing Foot has trained sharply since non-threatening debut; improvement expected.

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7 Furlongs. 3&up. Maiden Claiming $20,000. Purse: $29,000.

1 Mach Seven(L) 117 Worrie 5-4-4 Parker 15-1

2 Stowe(L) 113 Rice 7-x-x Gargan 12-1

3 England(L) 118 Castellano 2-4-2 Jacobson 6-5

4 King Gettigan(L) 118 Ortiz 3-3-3 Gullo 4-1

5 Giulio Cesari 124 Franco 5-3-2 Sciacca 15-1

6 Wood On the Fire(L) 124 Ortiz, Jr 5-3-5 Donk 8-1

7 Dexter Cheesestake(L) 113 Mejias 4-5-x Nevin 6-1

8 Wild About Dixie(L) 108 Valentin 11-x-x Kingsley, Jr 12-1

9 Say Nay Nay(L) 118 Alvarado 7-10-10 Donato 20-1

10 Come On Charlie(L) 124 Lezcano 7-9-x Persaud 30-1

England was second to a dominant winner in last and should have more to give in second start since four-month layoff. Giulio Cesari is speedy and could prove very tough on an unchallenged lead. King Gettigan tallied improved final fraction in last; very dangerous.

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7 Furlongs. 3&up. Starters Allowance. Purse: $50,000.

1 Blue Cherokee(L) 124 Castellano 1-2-4 Jacobson 8-5

2 Muscles Marinara(L) 122 Garcia 2-6-5 Rojas 10-1

3 Midnight Missile(L) 124 Alvarado 5-3-1 Baker 5-1

4 Againsome(L) 119 Ortiz, Jr 1-8-5 Pletcher 9-5

5 Alysaro(L) 122 Velasquez 1-7-7 Gonzalez 5-1

Midnight Missile made middle move and flattened out last time after fast-figured third in prior; rebounds. Blue Cherokee could play out as the main speed in first start for David Jacobson; very dangerous. Boss of Me was an even third in last and owns solid back numbers.

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6 Furlongs. 3&up. Claiming $20,000. Purse: $32,000.

1 Demon's Deputy(L) 120 Saez 4-6-5 Coronel 12-1

2 Tempered Threat(L) 122 Ortiz 1-2-5 Gullo 3-1

3 G W's Hammer(L) 122 Franco 1-2-4 Hertler 10-1

4 Bos'n Alwyne(L) 120 Garcia 5-5-4 Mazza 30-1

5 Little Wyatt(L) 120 Ortiz, Jr 3-2-4 Kenneally 12-1

6 Can't Catch Me Now(L) 117 Mejias 4-3-5 Barrera, III 20-1

7 Ten Items Or Less(L) 122 Lezcano 2-2-1 Brown 7-2

8 Ballybrit(L) 124 Alvarado 1-4-6 D'Alessandro 8-1

9 Poliziano(L) 120 Montanez 3-3-3 Rojas 5-1

10 Conticinio(L) 120 Arroyo 9-7-3 Perillo 20-1

11 Reggie D(L) 122 Maragh 1-5-7 Gullo 6-1

Poliziano displayed improved speed in last and packs a strong late kick on 'A' game. Ballybrit tallied swift internal numbers when a front-running winner in last; big-time threat. Reggie D ended long drought when winning last and fired 3-furlong bullet since claimed; right in the thick of this.

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6 Furlongs. 3&up. Fillies and Mares. NY Bred. Claiming $20,000. Purse: $40,000.

1 Typhoon Teri(L) 122 Franco 5-1-5 Hertler 4-1

2 Platinum Bombshell(L) 122 Rosario 3-1-1 Gullo 5-2

3 First Penny(L) 120 Ortiz 3-3-2 Sciacca 6-1

4 Keen On Green(L) 108 Mejias 2-8-1 Scott 30-1

5 Kilnockagain(L) 115 Rice 5-4-4 Jacobson 3-1

6 Bridget Moloney(L) 115 Arroyo 5-5-2 Chatterpaul 6-1

7 Happy Recap(L) 110 Worrie 3-2-1 Persaud 5-1

Kilnockagain drops and makes peak start of form cycle; rates close call. First Penny is riding a forward line on the numbers. Happy Recap is speedy and gets class relief; must consider.

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1 Mile. (Widener Turf). 3&up. Fillies and Mares. Claiming $40,000. Purse: $40,000.

1 Take the Zeppole(L) 122 Arroyo 1-7-3 DiSanto 30-1

2 Chloe Bear(L) 122 Ortiz 3-7-9 Gullo 5-1

3 Nickerdoodle(L) 122 Bravo 7-3-2 Farro 5-2

4 William'sluckygray(L) 118 Montanez 3-1-8 Contessa 15-1

5 Eurokay by Me(L) 122 Ortiz, Jr 4-2-6 Barker 10-1

6 Lucky Nancy E.(L) 118 Franco 2-1-4 Ryerson 8-1

7 Dattts Da Boss(L) 122 Garcia 3-5-7 Toscano, Jr 3-1

8 Dramatize(L) 111 Mejias 2-7-1 Hushion 12-1

9 Tizallheart(L) 119 Rice 1-7-2 Metivier 6-1

10 Sundae School(L) 124 Saez 1-5-3 Terranova 20-1

Nickerdoodle is 1-for-1 on Belmont sod and packs swift late pace figs on best efforts. Tizallheart made sustained rally to win last; very dangerous. Dattts Da Boss exits key race and notched only win on Belmont turf; worth long look.

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11/4 Miles. (Inner Turf). 3&up. Allowance Optional Claiming. Purse: $80,000.

1 Most Happy Fella(L) 120 Solis 2-8-6 Schosberg 8-1

2 North Star Boy(L) 120 Castellano 3-11-2 Saville 7-2

3 Treasury Devil(L) 120 Rosario 3-7-1 Clement 6-1

4 Mills(L) 120 Ortiz, Jr 2-7-7 Tagg 4-1

5 Bravodino(L) 120 Maragh 2-7-4 Motion 2-1

6 Cozy Kitten(L) 122 Lezcano 3-3-10 Serpe 15-1

7 Rapscallion(L) 122 Prado 1-5-3 Motion 12-1

8 Comes the Dream 120 Alvarado 6-6-1 Weaver 20-1

9 Stormy Len(L) 120 Velazquez 8-6-3 Donk 5-1

Bravodino tallied rapid final fraction when a game second in stateside debut at Kee last time; more to come. Stormy Len is rested and could play out as the controlling speed; very dangerous. Comes the Dream owns a win and a second in two starts on Belmont grass; must consider.

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6 Furlongs. 4&up. THE DIABLO. Purse: $100,000.

1 Royal Currier(L) 118 Castellano 3-4-4 Jacobson 5-1

2 Carried Interest(L) 122 Franco 1-3-5 Violette, Jr 4-1

3 Green Gratto(L) 120 Camacho, Jr 2-5-1 Jones 15-1

4 Saturday's Charm(L) 118 Velazquez 7-3-2 Asmussen 5-2

5 Sensational Slam(L) 120 Velasquez 2-1-7 Quick 7-2

6 Tenango(L) 120 Alvarado 2-2-1 Jacobson 3-1

Sensational Slam should find already ample late kick intensified with cutback to 6 furlongs. Royal Currier could play out as the speed of the speed with aggressive ride from the rail. Green Gratto also is fleet-footed and fired two bullet works since last start; don't dismiss.

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1 Mile. (Widener Turf). 3&up. Fillies and Mares. NY Bred. Maiden Special Weight. Purse: $60,000.

2 Regifting(L) 117 Lezcano 10-9-7 Fisher 50-1

3 Eddy's Time(L) 124 Maragh 2-8-6 Tagg 7-2

4 Baby B(L) 117 Saez 3-4-x Contessa 6-1

5 Bella Fachi(L) 117 DeCarlo 9-10-x Frisco 50-1

6 Tenacious Indeed(L) 117 Franco 9-x-x Duggan 20-1

7 Piccolo Flats(L) 117 Rosario 9-6-x Gargan 12-1

1 Dulhan 117 Chaves x-x-x Barrera, III 50-1

8 Sleek(L) 117 Ortiz 6-7-x Hushion 6-1

9 Nile Empress(L) 117 Lezcano 5-5-x Brown 4-1

10 Laurenmychanelgirl(L) 112 Rice 6-x-x Rice 8-1

11 Rose Quartz(L1) 117 Arroyo x-x-x Ribaudo 15-1

12 Lady Kreesa(L1) 117 Ortiz, Jr x-x-x Donk 3-1

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13 Brandini(L) 124 Saez 2-2-6 Bond 2-1

14 Kelly's Prize(L) 117 No Rider 4-6-2 Donk 4-1

15 Shades of Indygo(L) 117 Franco 3-3-3 Ryerson 8-1

1a Pleasant Shaker(L) 119 Mejias 12-9-7 Barrera, III 50-1

Eddy's Time was pace compromised when a clear-cut second in last; rates close call. Nile Empress makes turf debut for Chad Brown; improvement expected. Baby Bi displayed improved speed when a solid third in first grass start for white-hot Contessa barn; very playable. Lady Kreesa bested 107 rivals in half-mile work on April 28; follow the money.

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