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Steve Matthews’ Aqueduct selections for Sunday, Feb. 19

Best bet: BEST PLAY (6)

Best value: OUT OF TROUBLE (9)

FIRST: JC My Way regressed in last start after improved placing in prior; bounces back with blinkers on. Two Term Max was a front-running second in last; very dangerous. La Dama de Hierro bested top selection by more than a length when second in last; right in the thick of this.

SECOND: Head Shrinker makes third start of form cycle after displaying improved speed in last; primed for best today. Ranger Lady was a clear-cut winner in last at Parx; big-time threat. Baronet should pack amplified kick with cutback to sprint.

THIRD: Light the Vow drops into maiden claimer after being compromised by wide trip in last. Hopper Dropper was a fast-figured third in last; very dangerous. Chosen One Elijah is speedy and pulls 10 pounds from the field; very interesting.

FOURTH: Decorator Jenn tallied solid late-pace figure when second in debut; more to give. Brown/Rodriguez entry: My Girl Annie owns two seconds and a third in three starts and mate Easy Way Out has finished second in both outings; short-priced pairing. No Hayne No Gayne was a clear-cut second to a much-the-best winner last out; right in the thick of this.

FIFTH: Adirondack King packs powerful late kick and is training sharply for first start since July; call based on price potential. Doyouknowsomething took backward step in last after fast-figured win in prior; very playable. Matrooh owns fast numbers but has been on the bench for more than a year; must take the good with the bad.

SIXTH: Best Play notched crisp final fraction when a determined winner in last start; rates close call. CJ’s Awesome owns three wins from five starts on the inner track; logical, short-priced player. Puppy Manners has the benefit of the rail and makes second start since claimed by Rudy Rodriguez; must consider.

SEVENTH: Shuffle Up notched fast late-pace number when a strong second in last; more to give. Alright Alright exits top-figured, 10-length win in last; bounces at short price today? Mystical Song earned rapid internal and final figures when a game third in last; very dangerous in second start since eight-month absence.

EIGHTH: Stormin Monarcho has won two of last three starts and projects as the controlling speed in field that’s light on front-runners. Paid Admission makes first start since moving to Danny Gargan barn; worth long look at long price. Kid Cruz looms a serious threat if able to recapture previous form; let price be your guide.

NINTH: Out of Trouble made menacing middle move when a tough-trip fifth in last; call based on price in wide-open nightcap. Toni Tools logged sizzling final fraction when a strong second in last; very playable. Maple Mo was a front-end maiden winner in last; speedy threat once again. Bluegrass Flag also is fleet-footed and worked three times since breaking maiden last month; worth long look at long price.

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