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Steve Matthews / May 26 at Belmont

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6 1/2 Furlongs. 3&up. Allowance Optional Claiming. NY Bred. Purse: $59,000. Post -- 12:50 p.m.

1 Sailmate(L) 121 Cohen 4-1-1 Kimmel 7-5

2 Smokin Hero(L) 121 Nakatani 7-6-3 Englehart 5-2

3 Moonlight Song(L) 121 Alvarado 5-1-1 Baker 6-1

4 Recurring Dream 118 Castro 3-1-1 Barker 3-1

5 Wishful Tomcat(L) 121 Ortiz, Jr 7-4-4 Arroyo 12-1

6 Tap Attack(L) 121 Lezcano 6-6-6 Persaud 20-1

Smokin Hero needed last and could play out as the main speed with aggressive ride. Sailmate is training with a purpose for first start since August; dangerous. Recurring Dream has yet to deliver a bad effort.

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6 Furlongs. 3&up. Fillies and Mares. Maiden Claiming $20,000. NY Bred. Purse: $28,000.

1 Signora Sofia(L) 111 Garcia 10-4-9 Sciacca 20-1

2 Catalina Island(L) 118 Cohen 8-3-9 Englehart 5-2

3 Joy Rising(L) 118 Alvarado 11-10-8 Ferraro 8-1

4 Lady Utopia 118 Hole x-x-x Goodwin 20-1

5 Freud's Dream(L) 117 Ortiz 10-2-3 Ryerson 3-1

6 Read the Research(L) 118 Maragh 5-6-x Pompay 2-1

7 Galaxy Jet(L) 124 Lezcano 6-4-8 Martin 8-1

8 La Busta(L) 124 Ortiz, Jr 11-5-8 Campo, Jr 12-1

Freud's Dream gets class relief, favorable surface switch and makes peak start of form cycle. Catalina Island also drops and is working with a purpose for return from 84-day freshener. Read the Research makes first start with maiden-claiming tag; dangerous.

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1 Mile. Allowance. 3&up. Purse: $77,000.

1 Street Thug(L) 118 Dominguez 1-2-x Dutrow, Jr 7-2

2 Term Loan(L) 116 Nakatani 6-1-2 Violette, Jr 4-1

3 This Hard Land(L) 123 Lezcano 1-2-1 Ubillo 5-1

4 Adirondack Express(L) 121 Napravnik 4-3-5 Dutrow, Jr 8-1

5 Ender Knievel(L) 116 Velazquez 5-1-2 Pletcher 6-5

6 Private Tale(L) 121 Castellano 2-3-1 Trombetta 12-1

This Hard Land logged fast numbers when breaking maiden last out; more to come. Term Loan regressed in last after fast-figured win in prior; rebound potential. Street Thug was front-running winner in last and could play out as the main speed once again.

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1 1/16 Mile. 3&up. Maiden Special Weight. Purse: $75,000.

1 Transplendent(L) 118 Cohen 5-9-x Kimmel 15-1

2 Desert Storm(L) 118 Alvarado 2-3-3 Mott 2-1

3 North Ocean(L) 118 Castro 6-x-x Weaver 20-1

4 He Ain't Bluffing(L) 123 Dominguez 3-x-x Dutrow, Jr 5-2

5 Stressing(L) 118 Ortiz, Jr 3-7-5 Persaud 10-1

6 Beach Boy Alex(L1) 118 Velazquez x-x-x Contessa 15-1

7 Mulheb(L1) 118 Garcia 4-8-x McLaughlin 5-1

8 Arkansas Joe(L) 118 Nakatani 3-2-4 Zito 4-1

Desert Storm compiled five tightly grouped works since top-figured placing last month. Arkansas Joe has yet to take a backward step on the numbers. Stressing closed well in last and should be aided by today's longer trip.

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6 Furlongs. (Inner Turf). 3&up. Maiden Claiming $25,000. Purse: $32,000.

1 Torment(L) 118 Prado 6-3-4 Cesare 12-1

2 Teahupoo(L) 118 Nakatani 6-x-x Nicks 6-1

3 Midnight Michael 116 Garcia x-x-x Ortiz 30-1

4 Cobalt Red(L) 123 Lezcano 10-10-6 Martin, Sr. 50-1

5 Leroidessioux(L) 123 Maragh 2-2-8 Chatterpaul 3-1

6 It's Truly Ahvee(L) 123 Dominguez 9-6-3 Rice 8-1

7 Libertyisawesome(L1) 118 Ortiz, Jr x-x-x Badgett, Jr 20-1

8 Shy Humor(L) 118 Lezcano 3-9-8 Hennig 4-1

9 War Hitch(L) 118 Castellano 3-2-3 Levine 7-2

10 Trickey Guy(L) 123 Alvarado 2-4-3 Sciacca 8-1

11 Tell Grant(L) 123 Velasquez 8-6-9 Rice 12-1

12 Ambit(L) 118 Espinoza 7-5-8 Contessa 30-1

Also Eligible

13 Side Party Ralph(L) 111 Ortiz 5-4-3 Sallusto 8-1

14 Dreamalot(L) 123 Smith 7-8-7 Kelly 15-1

15 West Hills(L) 118 Smith 6-5-9 White 15-1

Main Track Only

16 Cameron Canyon(L) 118 Velasquez 4-7-3 Galluscio 6-1

Ambit makes peak start of form cycle and could be sitting on breakthrough at fat ticket. It's Truly Ahvee could play out as the dominant front-runner; very dangerous. Trickey Guy owns fast dirt numbers; must consider.

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6 Furlongs. 3&up. Claiming $15,000. Purse: $30,000.

1 Fulton Street(L) 121 Cohen 3-4-5 Jacobson 4-1

2 Sastre(L) 121 Lezcano 5-5-6 Persaud 15-1

3 The Zipster(L) 121 Luzzi 5-3-4 Brown 20-1

4 Day Of Destiny(L) 121 Ortiz, Jr 7-5-5 Gullo 10-1

5 Token Sacrifice(L) 114 Garcia 11-8-2 Ronen 30-1

6 Skinny Peter(L) 121 Dominguez 6-5-4 Parisella 9-2

7 Take Down Two(L) 121 Velazquez 3-2-4 Contessa 5-2

8 Antenna(L) 121 Velasquez 5-3-3 Dutrow 7-2

9 Political Justice(L) 117 Napravnik 4-2-1 Jacobson 6-1

Day Of Destiny packs potent late kick on best and could ideal setup in big field. Take Down Two makes third start since layoff after fast-figured third in last; big-time player. Political Justice is speedy and drops to lifetime low; must consider.

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1 1/16 Mile. (Widener Turf). 3&up. Fillies and Mares. Claiming $20,000. Purse: $31,000.

1 Luck in the City(L) 114 Garcia 3-2-6 Jerkens 30-1

2 Silent Joy(L) 121 Nakatani 11-5-7 Englehart 12-1

3 Uptown Girl 121 Napravnik 1-x-x McPeek 6-1

4 Miss Libby(L) 116 Ortiz, Jr 7-4-1 Brown 15-1

5 Lillehammer(L) 121 Dominguez 12-1-2 Pugh 8-1

6 Market Princess(L) 116 Alvarado 6-1-3 Mott 3-1

7 My Donna Jean(L) 121 Espinoza 10-7-3 Fisher 15-1

8 Some Legend(L) 121 Lezcano 6-9-4 Persaud 30-1

9 Royal Sighting(L) 116 Ortiz 6-4-4 Kelly 6-1

10 Truly Devoted(L) 121 Castellano 11-4-1 Maker 7-2

11 Gypsy Preacher(L) 121 Castro 3-1-6 Weaver 5-1

12 Ausable Chasm(L) 121 Camacho, Jr 6-4-6 Sciacca 30-1

Also Eligible

13 The Winged Venus(L) 116 Napravnik 7-5-6 Badgett, Jr 10-1

14 St. Lucy(L) 121 Velazquez 8-8-2 Schosberg 12-1

15 Missysmoonlitmagic(L) 114 Ortiz 10-1-3 Conway, Jr 15-1

Main Track Only

16 Legions Star(L) 114 Garcia 7-9-4 Smith 20-1

My Donna Jean was speed sharpened on dirt in last and should make big-time forward move with return to turf. Royal Sighting closes sharply on best and today's added ground plays to strength. Truly Devoted could prove very tough to catch on a soft lead; right in the thick of this.

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1 3/8 Mile. (Inner Turf). The SHEEPSHEAD BAY (Grade II). 3&up. Fillies and Mares. Purse: $200,000.

1 Mystical Star(L) 116 Lezcano 1-7-5 Clement 10-1

2 Magical Cat(L) 116 Velazquez 1-2-1 Terranova,II 20-1

3 Aqsaam(L) 116 Napravnik 2-1-1 McLaughlin 4-1

4 Hit It Rich(L) 120 Castellano 1-2-1 McGaughey III 7-2

5 Aruna(L) 120 Dominguez 6-5-1 Motion 3-1

6 Principal Role(L) 118 Alvarado 3-2-1 Mott 6-1

7 Distorted Legacy(L) 116 Maragh 3-4-2 Penna, Jr 6-1

8 Woodford Belle(L) 116 Prado 2-4-3 Nihei 12-1

9 Hasay(L) 116 Leparoux 1-6-4 Motion 15-1

10 Senada(L) 116 Castro 3-7-3 Tagg 15-1

Main Track Only

11 Arena Elvira(L) 123 No Rider 3-1-1 Mott 5-2

12 Acting Happy(L) 123 Dominguez 3-4-2 Dutrow, Jr 8-1

13 Pinch Pie(L) 118 Castellano 1-5-7 Dutrow 3-1

14 Draw It(L) 118 Maragh 2-2-2 Albertrani 7-2

Hasay overcame plodding fractions when a determined winner at marathon distance in last; more in the tank. Aruna is 1-for-1 on Belmont turf and owns fast back figures. Hit It Rich handles the distance and is more than good enough on 'A' game.

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1 1/16 Mile. (Widener Turf). Allowance. 3&up. NY Bred. Purse: $62,000.

1 Out Of Your Mind(L) 121 Ortiz, Jr 9-4-2 Sciacca 15-1

2 Atitlan(L) 121 Espinoza 2-2-8 Quick 20-1

3 Doublespeak(L) 121 Maragh 7-4-3 Duggan 12-1

4 Chilton(L) 116 Castellano 5-1-6 Brown 6-1

5 Adirondack Dancer(L) 118 Velasquez 1-2-5 Rice 7-2

6 Rocky World(L) 114 Ortiz 5-10-4 Metivier 30-1

7 Sandyinthesun(L) 121 Davis 6-8-1 Davis 12-1

8 Unbridled Command(L) 116 Castro 3-1-2 Bush 3-1

9 L L Flying Notes(L) 116 Garcia 5-7-3 Hinds 30-1

10 Finn Again(L) 123 Garcia 1-6-x Rice 6-1

11 Cientifico(L) 123 Napravnik 8-1-8 Terranova,II 15-1

12 Ampersand(L) 118 Nakatani 4-1-5 Violette, Jr 5-1

Also Eligible

13 Parkinson Field(L) 121 Luzzi 5-7-11 Lostritto 30-1

14 Headingtothecity(L) 121 Velazquez 8-4-1 Contessa 15-1

Main Track Only

15 Ludo Bagman(L) 116 Dominguez 2-4-2 Dutrow, Jr 2-1

16 Our Eli(L) 121 Cohen 5-2-1 Brown 3-1

Out Of Your Mind chased hot fractions from tough post last time and stretchout to route is a plus; logged only win on Belmont sod. Ampersand fired half-mile bullet since last start and logged swift final fraction two races back. Rocky World is rested and owns competitive figures on best; price will be tempting.

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6 Furlongs. (Inner Turf). 3&up. Maiden Special Weight.

NY Bred. Purse: $55,000.

1 Senior Statesman(L1) 118 Studart x-x-x Quick 15-1

2 Lord of Love(L) 118 Napravnik 9-9-7 Hertler 30-1

3 Irish Humor(L) 118 Russell 6-3-3 Keefe 10-1

4 Newton Crescent(L1) 118 Alvarado x-x-x Benzel 15-1

5 Mr Rosenthal(L) 124 Ortiz, Jr 2-9-3 DiPrima 12-1

6 Adriatic Spirit(L) 118 Velazquez 4-11-5 Donk 6-1

7 Life of the City(L) 118 Maragh 8-x-x Stidham 3-1

8 Gossip Column(L) 118 Dominguez 2-5-5 Orseno 5-2

9 Northern Tripp(L1) 118 Lezcano x-x-x Ryerson 15-1

10 All Zipped Up(L) 124 Camacho, Jr 2-8-6 Lakeman 12-1

11 Royal Blessing(L) 118 Velasquez 6-x-x Rice 5-1

12 Iron Play(L) 111 Ortiz 9-10-6 Donk 50-1

Also Eligible

13 Native Breeze(L) 117 Garcia 10-9-9 Hooper 99-1

14 Say Lancelot 124 Studart 12-7-11 Figueroa 30-1

Main Track Only

15 Bob and Jim(L1) 118 Dominguez x-x-x Iselin 6-1

16 Readthebyline(L) 118 Velazquez 3-4-4 Schosberg 3-1

Royal Blessing talled deceptively fast final fraction in grass debut last summer; Linda Rice barn excels with maidens off the bench. Gossip Column logged very fast numbers in both turf starts; could easily take this. Life of the City is from a dam that's produced three turf winners; don't ignore. All Zipped Up was a game second at 86-1 last time; juicy-priced exotics player.

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