04/10/2006 11:00PM

Bluegrass Babies for Wed. April, 12

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Welcome to Bluegrass Babies! Each racing day during the Keeneland Spring Meeting, I'll crunch the statistics of the juvenile races and give an analysis with top three selections.

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Race 2
4 1/2 Furlongs
Maiden Special Weight
Purse $50,000
2-Year-Olds

1. Squelch (Pulpit - Lady of Choice, by Storm Bird)

Foal date (Foal state): April 25 (Kentucky)
Auction history: $360,000 (Keeneland September 2005)
Sire's race record: 4-6, 728K, multiple G2 winner, 3 wins routing.
Sire's win percentage with 2yo firsters: 13% (15-120)
Dam's race record: 0-4
Dam's foal record: 5 runners, 3 winners, 4 juvenile runners, 2 juvenile winners.
Blacktype foal(s): Proposal (by Mt. Livermore) - stakes-placed sprinter, 115K
Multiple Choice (by Mt. Livermore) - multiple G3 winning sprinter.
Trainer's 3-year record with 2yo firsters in dirt sprints: 10-68 (15%), $1.08 ROI
Fun facts: Owner/trainer/jockey combination sent out juvenile debut winner Dance Daily at this meet in 2005 (7-2 odds). Dam 1/2 to G3 winner In Contention (4-9 at 2), G1 winner Well Chosen (juvenile debut winner), and juvenile stakes-placed turf runner Fine and Dandy (89K).

2. Lusk (Old Kentucky Home - Legume, by Numerous)

Foal date (Foal state): May 17 (Kentucky)
Auction history: $1,000 (Keeneland September 2005)
Sire's race record: 1-4, 7K in France.
Sire's win percentage with 2yo firsters: 0% (0-3)
Dam's race record: Unraced.
Dam's foal record: This is her first foal
Trainer's 3-year record with 2yo firsters with Lasix in dirt sprints: 0-5
Fun facts: Third dam was G3 winner at 2.

3. Teuflesberg (Johannesburg - St. Michele, by Devil's Bag)

Foal date (Foal state): February 3 (Kentucky)
Auction history: $37,000 RNA (Fasig Tipton July 2005), $9,000 (Fasig Tipton October 2005)
Sire's race record: 7-10, $1M, all wins at 2, G1 winner on both turf and dirt.
Sire's win percentage with 2yo firsters: 0% (0-1)
Dam's race record: 0-7, unraced at 2.
Dam's foal record: 1 runner, 0 winners, 1 juvenile runner.
Trainer's 3-year record with 2yo firsters in dirt sprints: 0-1.
Fun facts: Second dam a half to multiple stakes-winner Northcote Road (628K, 9 of 11 wins on turf).

4. Clifton Market (Tejano Run - Lilys Tears, by Fire Dancer)

Foal date (Foal state): May 8 (Kentucky)
Auction history: $3,300 RNA (Fasig-Tipton February 2005), $1,000 RNA (Fasig Tipton October 2005)
Sire's race record: 8-21, $1.1M, G2 winner, 3-5 at 2, won debut, 6 route wins.
Sire's win percentage with 2yo firsters: 14% (9-66)
Dam's race record: 0-8, unraced at 2.
Dam's foal record: 1 runner, 1 winner, 1 juvenile runner
Trainer's 3-year record with 2yo firsters with Lasix in dirt sprints: 2-26 (8%), $1.41 ROI
Fun facts: Second dam half to stakes-winner Diamond Rich (121K, 2-11 at 2).

5. Mistycal Light (Festival of Light - Sweet Misty, by Lucky So n' So)

Foal date (Foal state): February 23 (Kentucky)
Auction history: None
Sire's race record: 3-9, 632K, G3 winner in UAE.
Sire's win percentage with 2yo firsters: This is his first runner.
Dam's race record: Multiple stakes-winner, 422K, 1-6 at 2, won debut, 12 of 15 wins routing.
Dam's foal record: 1 runner, 1 winner, 1 juvenile runner, 1 juvenile winner, 1 juvenile debut winner.
Trainer's 3-year record with 2yo firsters with Lasix in dirt sprints: 1-21 (5%), $4.06 ROI
Fun facts: Dam half to stakes-placed Princess Smoggy (81K, all wins sprinting, won debut at 2).

6. Datrick (Favorite Trick - Daum, by French Deputy)
Foal date (Foal state): February 7 (Texas)
Auction history: None.
Sire's race record: 12-16, $1.7M, multiple G1 winner, 8-8 at 2.
Sire's win percentage with 2yo firsters: 13% (11-85)
Dam's race record: 0-2, all races at age 2.
Dam's foal record: This is her first foal.
Trainer's 3-year record with 2yo firsters with Lasix in dirt sprints: 58-243 (24%), $2.29 ROI
Fun facts: Dam cost 50K as yearling. Second dam is half to G3C-placed Stars N' Stripes (2yo winner, 9 of 10 wins sprinting), multiple G3-placed Hot Operator, and multiple 2yo SW Ocalarado (83K).

7. Hoosier Ambassador (Crown Ambassador - Bestow, by Raise a Man)

Foal date (Foal state): March 29 (Indiana)
Auction history: $10,000 (Fasig Tipton October 2005)
Sire's race record: 2-9, 92K, G2-placed, both wins sprinting at 2.
Sire's win percentage with 2yo firsters: 15% (7-47)
Dam's race record: 3-21, 10K, unraced at 2, all wins sprinting.
Dam's foal record: 4 runners, 2 winners, 2 juvenile runners
Trainer's 3-year record with 2yo firsters in dirt sprints: 1-31 (3%), $0.19 ROI
Fun facts: Dam half to multiple stakes-placed runner True Chompion (112K, won at 2), and juvenile stakes-placed runner Gracie Allen (101K, won debut).

8. Nereus (Sea of Secrets - Smiling Mindy, by Robyn Dancer)

Foal date (Foal state): March 7 (Florida)
Auction history: None.
Sire's race record: 4-10, 155K, G2 winner, 2-2 at 2, all wins sprinting.
Sire's win percentage with 2yo firsters: 14% (8-58)
Dam's race record: 2-6, 41K, both wins at 2.
Dam's foal record: 2 runners, 1 winner, 2 juvenile runners
Trainer's 3-year record with 2yo firsters with Lasix in dirt sprints: 0-7.
Fun facts: Second dam half to multiple stakes-winner Pecuniary (241K).

9. Scatorama (Scatmandu - Colville Deb, by Salt Lake)

Foal date (Foal state): May 5 (Kentucky)
Auction history: Withdrawn (Ocala October 2004)
Sire's race record: 6-16, 330K, G3 winner, 1-3 at 2.
Sire's win percentage with 2yo firsters: 7% (4-55)
Dam's race record: Unraced.
Dam's foal record: 3 runners, 2 winners, 2 juvenile runners, 1 juvenile winner, 1 juvenile debut winner.
Blacktype foal(s): Thekatcamehome (by Sea of Secrets), juvenile stakes-winner, 78K, won debut.
Trainer's 5-year record with 2yo firsters in dirt sprints: 0-1.
Fun facts: Second dam half to juvenile stakes-placed Simple Robbery (22K), stakes-winner True Confession (49K), and juvenile stakes-placed runner Diamond Bank (123K).

Analysis:
SQUELCH has excellent pedigree, and draws valuable inside post for debut. Should be dangerous with an alert break. TEUFLESBERG shows solid workout times over this surface. First crop sire won the Breeders' Cup Juvenile at two. DATRICK goes out for top debut barn, but his workmate, Paljo, could only muster a fourth-place finish in his debut here opening day. MISTYCAL LIGHT shows quick work over the surface. CLIFTON MARKET's workmate, Salty Talker, finished seventh in the debut here on Sunday. LUSK only cost 1K, and may need weaker.

Picks


1. Squelch
2. Teuflesberg
3. Datrick

Questions? Comments? E-mail dillman@drf.com