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Steve Matthews’ Saratoga selections for Wednesday, Aug. 17


Best Value: MY CARA MIA (4)

FIRST: Reporter logged dominant score over the Suffolk Downs fences last out. Blue Atlantic should be tighter in second start since two-year absence. Unsinkable can prove very tough on an unchallenged lead.

SECOND: Jademarie will benefit from return to dirt; call based on price. Lutheran Miss logged easy wins in last two starts; very dangerous. Shakesperian Dream drops and switches surfaces; don’t ignore.

THIRD: Askfor Forgiveness has finished second in three of four starts; finally gets it done today? Cashconsiderations debuts for Chad Brown; could be the goods. Storm the Tower is another newcomer that’s training sharply; follow the money.

FOURTH: My Cara Mia was victimized by wide trip in last and owns fast figures on “A” game. All in Fun has speed and starts from the fence; very playable. Industrial Policy packs a solid kick on best efforts.

FIFTH: Zito entry: Ussery’s Alley compiled tight work tab for first start in five months and mate Choir Director owns speed; potent pairing. Sugar Trip was a game second behind a repeat winner in debut; very dangerous. Justalittlebitmore makes first start with maiden-claiming tag; very interesting.

SIXTH: Llanita tallied swift late-pace figure when third in last; more to give. Giovanna Blues made strong rally when second to a repeat winner in debut; big-time player. Crystal Wave is speedy and could play out as the controlling front-runner.

SEVENTH: Lord of Love exits hard-charging placings in last two starts and should offer generous ticket in wide-open dash. Entertainer is riding an improving line on the numbers and should be well served by switch to sod. Cort fired 5-furlong bullet since last start and will prove very tough on soft lead.

EIGHTH: Jacobson entry: Transparent compiled tight work tab for first start in 56 days and mate Indycott makes peak start of form cycle; potent pairing. Wizardly gets confident price hike after sitting out “jail” time since said; worth long look. Don Dulce can impact if fractions get fast and furious.

NINTH: Lull set sizzling splits when a front-end winner in debut; speed of the speed with aggressive ride. Big City Dreamin also is quick from the blocks and hails from Chad Brown barn; dangerous. Inspired Flight, another that’s fleet-footed, will offer fat ticket in turf debut; intriguing.

TENTH: Gorgeous Charli adds blinkers and fired 5-furlong bullet since speed and fade last time; main speed in weak nightcap. Chomsky packs strong late kick and could be in the catbird seat if top selection hits the wall in the lane. Lubsen is training sharply for first start in eight weeks; very dangerous. Persuasion was bought for $625k as a yearling; could be the goods.

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