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Steve Matthews’ selections for Sunday, July 10

FIRST: Still Krz tallied solid final fraction when a change-of-pace fifth in last; class drop seals the deal. Galadonado is speedy and owns fast final figs; very dangerous. Erik the Red is right in the thick of this on ‘A’ game.

SECOND: Runaway Scarlett notched better-than-it-looks late-pace figure when a close-up seventh in last; call based on price potential. Sweet Ella was done in by wide trip in last after hard-charging second in last; must respect. Mama’s Red Hat owns competitive numbers on best efforts; price will be tempting.

THIRD: Songoficeandfire is the only member of five-horse field with win at 12-furlong trip. Guapaza has delivered strong efforts in all three stateside starts. Trophee packs potent late kick on best races.

FOURTH: Giant Rocks was second to a tons-the-best winner last out. Follow the Signs also was a runner-up behind a dominant victor last time; dangerous. Haul Anchor compiled swift work slate for debut; follow the money.

FIFTH: Regulus has finished second in last two starts and could be sitting on breakthrough in third outing of form cycle. Frazil drops and returns to dirt; big-time player. Private Tale mad forward move on the numbers in last; worth long look at long price.

SIXTH: Imperia owns fast final fractions and fired swift half-mile drills for first start in 86 days; rates close call. Mission Driven is 1-for-1 on Belmont turf and makes first start for Chad Brown barn; very dangerous. Altar Boy owns a win and a second in two starts on Belmont sod; right in the thick of this.

SEVENTH: You Lie is riding a two-race winning streak and has “foundation” on the final figures. Mrs. Hudson is speedy, rested and training forwardly; big-time player. Summer Reading also is fleet-footed and fired half-mile bullet for return to dirt; must consider.

EIGHTH: Shkspeare Shaliyah ended long drought when a determined winner in last; pairs up at a price. Tale of Fancy has trained sharply since fast-figured, front-end score last time; dangerous. Request is working with a purpose for return from 235-day layoff for Chad Brown; likely underlay.

NINTH: Moonshine Cafe compiled five tight works for first start since hard-charging fourth in debut last summer; throw deep in wide-open nightcap. Lady’s First is speedy and could prove very tough on a soft lead; very playable. Ginned Up was a fast-figured fourth in last; big-time threat. Out of Nowhere should pack amplified kick with cutback to 7 furlongs.


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