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Steve Matthews’ selections for July 9

FIRST: Altito compiled a bullet-riddled work tab for debut; best guess. Bobby On Fleek also is training swiftly for first start; follow the money. Condo Prince makes fist start for Rudy Rodriguez; could be the goods.

SECOND: My Kinda Gal has won two in a row and is training with a purpose for first start since April; call based on price potential. Detail also won last and owns fast late-pace figures; dangerous. Wild About Harry packs potent late kick on best efforts.

THIRD: Dreamsdocometrue raced wide when a game second in last; close call in contentious dash. So Noted tallied solid final fraction when winning last and has hit the board in all six starts; very dangerous. Ekhlaas owns speed and could prove very tough on an unchallenged lead.

FOURTH: Revved Up was a hard-charging second at the distance last time; more to come. Caldera exits fast-figured third in last; big-time threat. Uncle Gio could impact if pace meltdown ensues.

FIFTH: Disco Partner notched swift final fraction when a fast-closing second last time; more to give in third start of form cycle. Captain Gaughen drops and should be aided by cutback to 7 furlongs. Changewilldoyagood has worked four times since strong second last out; right in the thick of this.

SIXTH: Appealing Maggie set scorching splits when a clear-cut second in last; speed of the speed with aggressive ride. Lost Raven could be ideally positioned in the stalker’s seat; big-time danger. Coppa is 2-for-2 and ships in from SoCal for the ultra-potent Phil D’Amato barn; very playable.

SEVENTH: Tale of S’avall has trained sharply since tough-trip sixth in Woody Stephens; rates close call. Fish Trappe Road bested top selection by nearly five lengths when a strong second in Stephens; very playable. The Great Whiteway is fleet-footed and rates a puncher’s chance at fat ticket.

EIGHTH: Aquaphobia was a clear-cut winner in last after tallying swift final fraction when second in prior outing; more to come. Airoforce logged improved late-pace figure when besting a next-out winner in last; dangerous. Camelot Kitten is 2-for-2 on Belmont sod and hails from Chad Brown barn; underlay material.

NINTH: Shaman Ghost fired eye-catching 5-furlong bullet since winning Brooklyn; pairs up victories in Suburban. Noble Bird regressed in Met Mile after fast-figured score in Pimlico Special; bounce-back threat. Effinex was empty in Stephen Foster last time but is more than good enough on ‘A’ game.

TENTH: Noble Beauty tallied career-best late-pace number when second in last; more in tank in third start of form cycle. Catch a Glimpse has won all seven turf starts but must overcame daunting post today; demand value. Ballydoyle gets the meds for stateside debut; must be factored into the mix.

ELEVENTH: Joking is in lifetime-best form and tends to be overlooked in the wagering. A. P. Indian fired 5-furlong bullet since top-figured score in Prx stake last time; very dangerous. Anchor Down took backward step in last after swift-numbered victory in prior; rebound potential. Green Gratto’s speed must be respected.


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