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Steve Matthews’ Aqueduct selections for Wednesday, April 12

Best bet: RING KNOCKER (7)

Best value: PASS ME THE DICE (4)

FIRST: Double Dose should pack amplified late wallop with turnback to sprint. Scarlet Goddess was second to a much-the-best winner in last and owns fast back figures. Majestic Lassie logged four tight works since breaking maiden Feb. 5; don’t ignore.

SECOND: Quai Voltaire could play out as the controlling speed in weak maiden field. Light the Vow bested top selection by more than a length last time but seems to prefer minor awards. Hopper Dropper looms a front-end threat on best effort.

THIRD: Bogulator consistently logs fast late-pace figures; rates close call. Silver Dollar Diva logged solid final fraction in debut on Gulfstream sod; big-time threat. China Rider was a key-race fourth in lone grass start; worth long look.

FOURTH: Pass Me the Dice owns three wins on the Big A’s main track and should move forward in second start since six-month absence. Lord Commander was a fast-figured winner in last; regresses today? Big Discovery packs solid late kick on “A” game.

FIFTH: Unbridled Ocean owns fast late-pace figures and could be ideally positioned in big field. No Texting owns a win on the Big A turf; must consider. Blue Pigeon’s speed gives him a puncher’s chance at fat ticket.

SIXTH: Readthebyline is fleet-footed and loves to win; call in first start since claimed. John’s Island, also claimed by Oscar Barerra III in last start, makes quick return after strong placing this past Friday; very playable. All About Ashley owns competitive numbers on best races.

SEVENTH: Ring Knocker notched swift final fraction when winning second in a row on April Fools’ Day; more to come. Summer House also won last (albeit at Parx) and is 1-for-1 on Aqueduct’s outer oval; very dangerous. Da Wildcat Girl recorded two wins and five seconds from last seven starts; right in the thick of this.

EIGHTH: Undercover Agent is riding a forward line on the numbers and should transfer form to turf if able to escape AE list. Here Comes Michael was a late-running sixth in debut and is bred to handle grass. The Intern logged solid late-pace numbers on turf last year; dangerous. Outrageous Bet compiled eye-catching work slate for return from five-month absence; don’t overlook.

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