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STEVE MATTHEWS | MAY 21 AT BELMONT

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6 Furlongs. 3&up. Fillies and Mares. NY Bred. Maiden Claiming $40,000. Purse: $41,000. Post -- 1:20 p.m.

1 Rockaway(L1) 118 Ortiz, Jr x-x-x Rodriguez 4-1

2 Offlee Catty(L) 118 Ortiz 5-2-x Baker 6-1

3 Talk to Me(L) 118 Castellano 4-2-9 Gorham 8-1

4 Mary's in Utopia(L) 118 Camacho, Jr 3-4-8 Prine 12-1

5 Baby B(L) 118 Saez 4-3-4 Contessa 9-5

6 Official(L) 118 Velasquez 4-4-7 Jacobson 2-1

Official gets class relief and makes first start for David Jacobson barn. Talk to Me adds blinkers and owns competitive numbers on best. Baby B is speedy and makes first start with maiden claiming tag.

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1 Mile. (Widener Turf). 3&up. Maiden Special Weight. Purse: $75,000.

2 Charitable 117 Solis 4-x-x Jerkens 4-1

1 Perfect Stormy(L) 117 Studart 3-5-6 Reiff 20-1

1a Einstein Affair(L) 117 Studart 6-7-6 Reiff 20-1

3 Upper East Side(L) 117 Castellano 2-7-x Pletcher 3-1

4 Brilliant Command(L) 124 Ortiz 7-2-x Brown 8-1

5 Knight of Valor(L) 117 Rosario 4-x-x Clement 4-1

6 Private Relations(L) 117 Alvarado 2-5-x Kimmel 7-2

7 Bolt From the Blue(L) 124 Lezcano 8-x-x Bush 12-1

8 Dr. Abramson(L) 117 Saez 6-x-x McPeek 6-1

Knight of Valor tallied solid final fraction when fourth in debut; more to come. Upper East Side was a hard-charging second in last; logical, short-priced player. Brilliant Command logged fast figures in both starts.

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

1 Imagine Tomorrow(L) 117 Mejias 6-4-1 Smith 5-1

2 Wildichi(L) 122 Solano 6-5-4 Goberdhan 30-1

3 Why Not Her(L) 115 Worrie 5-5-4 Stoklosa 15-1

4 Newyork Conspiracy(L) 115 Rice 3-7-3 Divitto 10-1

5 Purling(L) 122 Velasquez 2-1-3 Barbara 2-1

6 Rettalfa(L) 122 Franco 2-1-3 Gullo 5-2

7 Bridgetta(L) 120 Castellano 5-5-5 Brown 7-2

Purling is razor-sharp and owns a stalker's style that should play well in probable pace dynamics. Newyork Conspiracy will be aided by cutback to sprint. Rettalfa gets confident price hike after game placing in last.

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6 Furlongs. (Inner Turf). 3&up. Fillies and Mares. NY Bred. Allowance Optional Claiming. Purse: $65,000.

1 Invading Humor(L) 120 Ortiz, Jr 4-1-4 Levine 12-1

2 Sweet Maxine(L) 120 Velazquez 4-3-1 Gorham 12-1

3 Marcy(L) 120 Studart 6-9-10 Goodwin 50-1

4 Ornellia(L) 120 Saez 9-9-4 Bond 12-1

5 White Sangria(L) 122 Lezcano 2-1-8 Bush 2-1

6 Jitney(L) 120 Franco 7-5-2 Hertler 10-1

7 Uncle Southern(L) 120 Velasquez 3-5-1 Rice 5-1

8 A Prettydixie(L) 117 Rice 9-5-1 Kelly 20-1

9 Neck of the Moon(L) 120 Castellano 3-2-1 Brown 3-1

10 Desert Bliss(L) 120 Maragh 7-3-3 Englehart 6-1

11 Run a Dubb Dubb(L) 119 Rice 2-5-1 Rice 9-5

Desert Bliss needed last and owns fast late pace figures on best efforts. Ornellia logged both career wins on Belmont sod. Uncle Southern is 1-for-1 on Belmont grass. Marcy is speedy and will be aided by today's shorter trip.

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11/16 Miles. 3&up. Fillies and Mares. Maiden Special Weight. Purse: $75,000.

2 Rapid Repair(L) 117 Rosario 4-x-x Mott 3-1

3 Simply Spectacular(L) 124 Garcia 5-4-5 Wilson 20-1

4 Lusaka(L) 117 Castellano 8-8-x Pletcher 6-1

5 Sea Trial(L) 117 Ortiz, Jr 6-3-5 McGaughey III 5-2

1 Palestrina(L) 117 Franco 2-2-5 McLaughlin 6-5

1a Small World(L) 117 Velazquez 8-x-x McLaughlin 6-5

Sea Trial logged four tight works for first start in 47 days. Palestrina tallied swift figures when second in last two starts. Rapid Repair is fresh and moves to dirt for Mott; very interesting.

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11/4 Miles. (Inner Turf). 3&up. Allowance. Purse: $77,000.

1 Away Game(L) 118 Luzzi 1-2-2 Violette, Jr 5-1

2 Papy(L) 124 Lezcano 2-1-5 Clement 3-1

3 Legendary(L) 124 Castellano 2-3-2 Saville 5-2

4 Nowhere to Run(L) 118 Ortiz, Jr 6-9-1 Dilger 15-1

5 Media Kid(L) 120 Ortiz 1-3-2 Morley 8-1

6 Wings of Fortune(L) 124 Maragh 5-2-4 Montoya 3-1

7 Spartiatis(L) 122 Solis 3-1-5 Blusiewicz 10-1

Wings of Fortune owns fast figs and handles the 10-furlong trip. Legendary also can get the marathon trip and was a clear-cut second in stateside debut last time. Spartiatas is speedy and could prove very tough on an unchallenged lead.

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

1 See Me Sometime(L) 114 Rice 5-1-6 Divitto 30-1

2 Another Incident(L) 117 Bravo 5-6-4 Zito 5-2

3 Accomplish First(L) 122 Velazquez 1-8-7 Dilger 2-1

4 See the Music(L) 114 Mejias 1-3-x Servis 10-1

5 Rumble Doll(L) 119 Franco 7-1-3 Falcone, Jr 6-1

6 Star Magnolia(L) 117 Ortiz 2-1-3 Nevin 4-1

7 Da Wildcat Girl(L) 117 Arroyo 7-5-2 Klesaris 8-1

Rumble Doll displayed improved speed on turf last time and was a winner on dirt two starts back; return to main track is the key. Da Wildcat Girl is training strongly for first start since February for streaking Steve Klesaris barn. See the Music was a front-running winner in last and could play out as the controlling speed once again.

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1 Mile. (Widener Turf). 3&up. Fillies and Mares. Allowance Optional Claiming. Purse: $85,000.

1 Unbelievable Dream(L) 120 Velasquez 9-2-8 Tagg 12-1

2 Maximova(L) 120 Lezcano 2-7-1 Clement 4-1

3 Gathering(L) 122 Ortiz, Jr 7-1-9 Sheppard 6-1

4 Miss Mischief(L) 120 Ortiz 4-5-4 Asmussen 20-1

5 Mariel N Kathy(L) 120 Castellano 3-7-1 Schettino 9-2

6 Scampering(L) 120 Velazquez 4-3-3 McGaughey III 3-1

7 Natalie Victoria(L) 124 Ortiz 1-2-1 Nevin 9-5

8 Filimbi(L) 120 Rosario 2-1-1 Mott 2-1

9 Crazy About Me(L) 120 No Rider 5-3-1 Pletcher 2-1

Maximova is 2-for-2 on Belmont turf and hails from potent layoff barn (Clement). Miss Mischief owns sprinter's speed and could play out as the dominant front-runner in turf debut. Gathering should move forward in second start since three-month absence.

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11/16 Miles. (Inner Turf). 3&up. NY Bred. Maiden Special Weight. Purse: $60,000.

1 Wake Up and Go(L) 124 Ortiz, Jr 2-5-8 Gargan 4-1

2 Macagone(L) 117 Velazquez 7-x-x Wilson 5-1

3 Vagarious(L) 117 Ortiz 2-7-4 Violette, Jr 10-1

4 Eastcoast Lights(L) 124 Prado 5-7-10 Reiff 30-1

5 Sugar Gold(L) 117 Garcia 7-6-8 Hertler 50-1

6 Manoffire(L) 124 Franco 6-x-x Nihei 8-1

7 Point Roll(L) 124 Rosario 3-3-x Clement 2-1

8 Thurgood(L1) 117 Bravo x-x-x Clement 8-1

9 Electric Currency(L) 117 Velasquez 2-x-x Rice 12-1

10 Sole Train(L) 117 Castellano 6-7-8 Serpe 8-1

Also Eligible

11 Chief Assignment(L) 117 Chaves 7-6-8 Friedman 30-1

12 Jack's Lion(L) 124 Lezcano 6-6-9 Goodwin 50-1

13 Rontos New York(L) 117 Ortiz, Jr 7-x-x Rodriguez 20-1

14 King Dix C(L) 124 Arroyo 6-8-7 Gullo 30-1

15 All Over Me(L) 117 Montanez 6-2-2 Cannizzo 20-1

Electric Company tallied swift final fraction when bested by repeat winner in debut; move to grass should play to strength. Wake Up and Go could play out as the main speed on tight-turned, inner turf course. Point Roll logged solid figures when third in both starts; continues trend? Macagone has trained swiftly since tough-trip debut; don't ignore.

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