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Steve Matthews’ Saratoga selections for Wednesday, Aug. 10

Best bet: DA WILDCAT GIRL (2)

Best value: THREE ALARM FIRE (8)

FIRST: Reporter demolished maiden field by more than nine lengths at Suffolk Downs last time; more to give. Unsinkable is speedy and loves to win; very dangerous. Duke of Medina gets Lasix for stateside debut; very interesting.

SECOND: Da Wildcat Girl gets confident price hike after determined score in last; pairs up. You Lie drops after earning improved internal figures in last; dangerous. Making Havoc wheels back in a hurry after speed and fade versus pricier this past Friday; must consider.

THIRD: Show Giant moves to grass and projects as the controlling front-runner on speed-favoring course. Sea Pebble was a change-of-pace second in last; very playable. Pira makes first start with maiden-claiming tag; price will be tempting.

FOURTH: Private Client owns fast numbers but has failed as the favorite in all three starts; must take the good with the bad. Warranty logged tight work tab for first start in 68 days for Chad Brown; big-time player. My Kinda Devil was a useful third in debut; improvement expected.

FIFTH: Humboldt N Frost took backward step in last after front-running win in prior; rebounds. Gold Hawk returns to dirt and could be the prime beneficiary if top selection hits the wall in the lane. Wild Zambezi is fresh and owns fast figures on “A” efforts.

SIXTH: Zenna is riding a forward line on pace and final numbers. Scatter Point failed to beat a runner in turf debut but is training with a purpose for switch to dirt; worth long look at long price. Cha Cha Heels debuts for Rudy Rodriguez; follow the money.

SEVENTH: Can Can Babe is speedy and fired half-mile bullet for first start since claimed; controlling front-runner. One Penny Piece tallied improved final fraction when a hard-charging second in last; dangerous. Electro Peg owns fast late-pace figures on best efforts.

EIGHTH: Three Alarm Fire is 1-for-1 at the Spa and could be ideally positioned in the stalker’s seat. Jimbo Fallon logged fast late-pace figure when winning second in a row last; big-time threat. Wake Up in Malibu was a top-figured winner in last; regresses today?

NINTH: Old Time Hockey has the benefit of the rail and could secure unchallenged lead in field that’s light on speed. Kid Cruz needs help up front but packs powerful late kick on best efforts. Turco Bravo faster, tougher in last two starts and owns swift back numbers.

10TH: Vino Blanco fired half-mile bullet since being done in by bad start last time; call in wide-open nightcap. Jack Rocks adds blinkers and could play out as the main speed with aggressive ride. Risky Sour is 0-for-25 but owns fast figures on best races. Mr. Sam was a late-running third in debut and could appreciate today’s added ground.

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