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Steve Matthews / Thursday, July 8, at Belmont

Best Bet: TOUGH COOKIE T (9); Best Value: NATURAL SPEED (4)1

6 Furlongs. Claiming $20,000-$18,000. 3&up. Purse: $33,000. Post - 1 p.m.

1 Aquino(L) 1-3-6 Garcia Violette 121 8-1

2 Missile Motor(L) 3-3-6 Maragh Chatterpaul 119 10-1

3 West Coast Flier(L) 5-2-1 Velasquez Rodriguez 119 2-1

4 Super Shape(L) 1-2-1 Luzzi Levine 117 5-1

5 Not for Money(L) 3-4-6 Dominguez Dutrow 119 3-1

6 Marina Market(L) 3-1-10 Rodriguez Persaud 110 15-1

7 Brilliant Son(L) 5-2-6 Cohen Jacobson 119 7-2

Missile Motor owns a stalker's style that could prove the key in small, but contentious opener. Super Shape gets confident class boost in first start for new connections. West Coast Flier is speedy and hails from Rudy Rodriguez barn; dangerous.

2

5 1/2 Furlongs. Maiden Special Weight. 2yo. NY Bred. Purse: $36,000.

1 Spa Sunrise(L1) x-x-x Coa Ward 115 5-2

3 Coupon 3-x-x Hill LeCesse 118 4-1

4 Crea's Law(L1) x-x-x Velazquez Pletcher 118 7-2

5 Able Bellamy(L1) x-x-x Maragh Stoklosa 118 10-1

6 Bug Juice x-x-x Castellano Levine 118 10-1

7 Actlikeyoumeanit(L1) x-x-x Dominguez Contessa 118 6-1

2 Bound by Humor(L1) x-x-x Samyn Rossi 118 20-1

1a Princess Zip(L) 3-x-x Coa Ward 115 5-2

2b Midnight Max(L1) x-x-x Lezcano Rossi 118 20-1

8 Sognare x-x-x Lezcano Serpe 118 6-1

Ward entry: Princess Zip has experience edge and mate Spa Sunrise is bred to win early; just one goes with Coa listed on both. Crea's Law shows solid work tab; stay tuned to tote. Able Bellamy is another that's training swiftly; must respect.

3

1 1/16 Mile. Allowance. 3&up. Fillies and Mares. Purse: $53,000.

1 Sapphire Mink(L) 6-8-1 Prado Duggan 116 6-1

2 Station Hill(L) 4-1-5 Garcia Albertrani 116 2-1

3 Suzanne(L) 2-7-8 Maragh Sacco 116 5-1

4 Banker's Buy(L) 2-5-1 Lezcano Zito 121 7-5

5 Tribeca(L) 2-7-4 Velazquez Donk 116 8-1

Station Hill fired swift 5-furlong drill since earning improved internal numbers in last; breakthrough predicted. Banker's Buy is fresh and owns fast figures. Suzanne would be aided by hot fractions.

4

1 Mile. (Widener Turf). Claiming $16,000. 3&up. Purse: $24,000.

2 Citi Smoke(L) 5-5-7 Corujo Reiff 116 30-1

3 French Transition(L) 6-4-5 Samyn Martin, Sr. 123 10-1

4 Big Stick(L) 7-7-4 Coa McLaughlin 123 1-1

1 Senor Enrico(L) 5-5-4 Rodriguez Persaud 116 6-1

5 September Hero(L) 7-6-5 Bridgmohan Wolferseder 123 15-1

1a Natural Speed(L) 6-4-2 Maragh Persaud 123 6-1

6 Ungi Blanc(L) 4-7-6 Lezcano Mena, II 123 15-1

7 Pavoratti's Soul(L) 7-4-2 Dominguez McGillycuddy 123 2-1

Natural Speed owns sprinter's speed and projects as the dominant front-runner with aggressive ride. Big Stick owns two wins from three starts on Belmont sod and now drops to career low; very playable. Pavoratti's Soul owns fast figures on best efforts.

5

6 1/2 Furlongs. Maiden Claiming $35,000-$25,000. 3&up. Fillies and Mares. Purse: $23,000.

2 Illgiveyouwattever(L) 8-3-6 Maragh DiPrima 118 6-1

3 Saint Jen(L) 9-x-x Hill Terranova, II 118 12-1

4 Indianella(L1) x-x-x Cohen Clement 118 5-1

5 Rani Baba(L) 8-x-x Velazquez Benzel 118 5-1

1 Marhill Street(L1) x-x-x Lezcano Albertrani 118 6-1

6 Can't Rezist(L) 3-2-x Castellano Hushion 118 5-2

7 No Goal(L) 8-4-2 Santiago Hennig 118 7-2

1a Ivy Walk(L) 4-7-6 Lezcano Albertrani 123 6-1

No Goal logged six tightly grouped works for first start with maiden claiming tag; rates call based on price potential. Can't Rezist could play out as the main speed; very dangerous. Illgiveyouwattever makes first start for Greg DiPrima and tallied solid number on dirt two races back.

6

1 1/16 Mile. (Inner Turf). Maiden Claiming $35,000. 3&up. Purse: $24,000.

2 Pacific Palisades x-x-x Luzzi Everett 118 20-1

3 Don Balcazio(L) 3-3-5 Castellano Clement 118 7-2

4 Pico Dinero(L) 5-x-x Espinoza Schettino 118 9-2

1 Financially Secure(L) 2-2-3 Lezcano Brown 118 8-5

5 Pagan Ruler(L) 7-8-6 Chavez Barker 123 12-1

6 Zurs Victory(L) 5-x-x Dominguez Dutrow 118 6-1

7 R J Hope(L) 5-5-3 Maragh Iselin 123 8-1

8 Seeking Anita(L) 4-6-x Prado Sciacca 123 12-1

Main Track Only

1a Sea of Liquidity(L) 5-2-2 Castellano Brown 118 8-5

Don Balcazio drops and makes peak start of form cycle; sitting on lifetime best. Pagan Ruler, another that gets class relief, owns fast figures on 'A' game; very playable. Financially Secure has lost three straight as the favorite; short price once again.

7

6 Furlongs. (Widener Turf). Claiming $16,000. 3&up. Purse: $22,000.

1 We Get It(L) 2-4-3 Prado Rodriguez 121 5-2

2 Passing Dream(L) 5-8-11 Chang Giambanco 121 50-1

3 Tympanic(L) 9-7-7 Lezcano DeMola 121 50-1

4 Seis de Mayo(L) 5-6-6 Maragh Toscano 117 4-1

5 Eddie's Point(L) 4-8-4 Malasquez Lotruglio 121 20-1

6 Sound Chaser(L) 8-6-5 Santiago Callejas 117 12-1

7 Slamm'n Lou(L) 6-7-4 Cohen Badgett 121 2-1

8 Franklin Delano(L) 8-8-1 Rodriguez Campo 114 6-1

9 Full Tilt Noogie(L) 6-5-8 Chavez Barker 121 10-1

Slamm'n Lou returns to turf after tough trip on dirt last out; amplified kick predicted at 6 furlongs. Franklin Delano is the only member of this field with a win on turf; big-time player. We Get It owns fast main track figures and moves to sod; short price is the knock.

8

1 1/16 Mile. (Inner Turf). Allowance Optional Claiming. 3&up. Purse: $57,000.

1 Lime Rickey 5-1-10 Velasquez Alexander 123 6-1

2 Summer Patriot(L) 4-5-7 Dominguez Tagg 120 5-2

3 Rogue Victory(L) 3-2-6 Castellano Weaver 120 8-1

4 Al Khali(L) 4-6-4 Desormeaux Mott 120 8-5

5 Operation Red Dawn(L) 2-7-6 Garcia Clement 120 3-1

Summer Patriot has trained sharply since closing into rapid final fraction last time; more to give in second start since 16-month layoff. Al Khali exits a series of races versus graded stakes rivals; big-time threat. Rogue Victory owns competitive numbers on best efforts; don't ignore.

9

7 Furlongs. (Widener Turf). Maiden Claiming $16,000. 3&up. Purse: $18,000.

2 Lupo(L) 7-2-2 Castellano Galluscio 118 6-1

1 Peytons Heart(L) 6-5-3 Chavez Kelly 123 8-1

3 Empire State(L) 7-x-x Prado Levine 123 10-1

4 King Prada(L) 3-3-9 Lezcano Ritvo 118 7-2

5 Navajo Spirit(L) 9-10-6 Husbands Pringle 123 50-1

6 Division Winner(L1) x-x-x Lezcano Brown 123 5-2

7 Flag Indy(L) 8-7-8 Rodriguez Ice 111 30-1

8 Maximus Prospector(L) 8-7-5 Rivera Chin 123 50-1

9 Tough Cookie T(L) 4-6-7 Velasquez Hertler 123 2-1

Main Track Only

1a Brushed Off(L) 5-6-3 Corujo Kelly 116 8-1

Tough Cookie T earned good final figure when a wide fourth in key race last and fired swift 5-furlong breeze in the interim. Lupo logs fast late pace figures on best efforts; very playable. Peytons Heart displayed improved speed in last; dangerous. King Prada exits tough-trip third in last; must consider.

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