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Steve Matthews’ Saratoga selectons for Sunday, Aug. 20

Best Bet: FUHRIOUSLY KISSED (9); Best Value: MACHO MIAH (7)

FIRST: Here and There was an even fifth in first start since eight-month absence last time; more to give. Caniform is fresh and packs potent kick on “A” effort; dangerous. Straightaway May was a clear-cut second in last after 9-length win in previous start; big-time player.

SECOND: Mambo At the Gym was pace and trip compromised last time; call based on price potential. Air Vice Marshall logged three tight works since game placing in last; very playable. Hollow Point exits sprints and should be favorably positioned in turf debut.

THIRD: Swizzle turns back in distance and makes peak start of form cycle; amplified kick predicted. Conspiring returns to grass after making forward move on the numbers in last. Complicit has trained sharply since willing second in last; right in the thick of this.

FOURTH: Noneedtoflatterme tallied solid final fraction when a clear-cut winner in last; pairs up. Fortuitous Path drops and owns fast back figures. Chubby Master took backward step in last after strong placing in previous start; rebound threat.

FIFTH: Layla Noor gets the meds and moves to grass for high-percentage barn; forward move predicted. Mad Dog Matters was second to a runaway winner in debut on dirt; bred to handle surface switch. Fools Gold debuts for Chad Brown after being purchased for $425K this past March; be a fool to ignore.

SIXTH: Purrfect Miss was a tough-trip second at 53-1 in debut on Opening Day; timid call in race that’s jammed with newcomers. Party Club gets blinkers after speed and fade in last; dangerous. In Jail was a clear-cut second to a dominant winner in debut at Laurel; must be considered.

SEVENTH: Macho Miah fired half-mile bullet since easy maiden score in last at Finger Lakes; ready for the big time. Wicked Macho was a hard-charging second in last start; very dangerous. Italian Syndicate is fleet-footed and looms the main speed in turf debut; worth long look.

EIGHTH: Baronet displayed improved speed in last and gets the nod if able to escape AE list. Ready for Summer makes first start since reclaimed by Steve Klesaris; very interesting. Magician’s Vanity (fast figure in last) and Lillie’s Answer (exits key race) both finished second in last start; each must be considered.

NINTH: Fuhriously Kissed tallied swift late-pace figure when winning first start on Spa soil; pairs up. Annie Rocks owns speed and adds blinkers; dangerous. Going for Broke owns a win and two seconds in three starts at Saratoga; must respect.

TENTH: Enasoit exits front-running maiden score in last at Laurel and projects as the speed of the speed with aggressive ride. Dearie cuts back to sprint and should pack amplified wallop at fat ticket. Ventry Bay drops and is training swiftly for first start in 10 weeks; dangerous. Consumerconfidence was a perfect-trip maiden winner in last; demand value if he draws in from AE list.

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