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Steve Matthews’ Saratoga selections for Sunday, Aug. 14

Best bet: NO TEXTING (7)

Best value: D.S. BOYD (10)

FIRST: Day of Fury is riding a two-race winning streak; more to come. Rockford could be the prime beneficiary if pace gets hot and hectic. Dad’z Laugh is ultraconsistent; right in the thick of this.

SECOND: Mo Promise was a clear-cut second in debut. Aikenetta also exits game placing in first start; big-time threat. Asscher has failed as the favorite in both outings; you’ve been warned.

THIRD: Rapscallion notched solid final fraction when winning last; pairs up. Serious Talk is fresh and looms a front-end threat on “A” game. Protection makes first start since claimed by Bruce Levine; dangerous.

FOURTH: Torrent made sustained rally when third in debut; experience edge in field of firsters. Thirtydaysinjune compiled strong work tab; follow the money. Jamyson ’n Ginger makes first start for Rudy Rodriguez; could be the goods.

FIFTH: Agawa gets confident price hike after solid placing in last; rates close call. Accord is speedy and compiled tight work tab for first start since December; very playable. Resilient One could be in the garden spot if fractions get fast and furious.

SIXTH: Beautiful Lady gets Lasix after wide third in debut at Parx; experience counts in field of mostly newcomers. Serious I Candy was bought for $325,000 last year and has trained swiftly for debut; stay tuned to the tote. Drip Brew fired 5-furlong bullet to conclude work tab; worth long look.

SEVENTH: No Texting projects as the controlling front-runner in first start since November; speed kills. Elusive Neko runs late and looms the prime beneficiary if top selection hits the wall in the lane. King of Spades was pace and trip compromised last out; improvement expected.

EIGHTH: Cave Johnson was a tough-trip fifth in last; call based on price potential. Vulcan’s Forge tallied swift late-pace figure in last; dangerous. Hunter O’Riley is riding a forward line on the numbers and makes peak start of form cycle; must be factored into the mix.

NINTH: Gunnevera made strong rally to win last at Gulfstream and added ground should play to strength. Recruiting Ready is fleet-footed and owns fast figures; paltry price is the problem. Sonic Mule logged easy score in debut at Monmouth; must be considered.

10TH: D.S. Boyd was an even fourth in first start since three-month layoff; forward move predicted. There Goes Ben was a tough-trip second in same last race as top selection; big-time player. Kangaroo Style displayed newfound speed in common July 17 race; right in the thick of this. Oh So Sinister should improve with return to grass; price will be tempting.

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