08/24/2013 1:20PM

Closer Looks: Saratoga August 25, 2013

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Race 1

Treasured
The improvement was noticeable at second asking while making her first start over turf and she's eligible to be ready for an even sharper performance this time around while turning back in distance; a couple of sharp looking recent workouts help add appeal.
Go Baby Go Go
She gave a solid account of herself while getting a feel for the Saratoga turf in her latest start and the third place finisher from that race returned to win next out here on 8/19 going 1 3/16m over turf vs. MSW rivals with a 77 Beyer; note that she beat a couple of these in that race.
Giant's Jewel
Her turf form hasn't been bad by any means, but a couple of her better races have been run against maiden claiming company, and this looks like it can prove to be a tough spot for her to step back in with maiden special weight competition.
Bitty Kitty
Not going to count out the possibility of her showing up with an improved performance with only two races behind her, but she's obviously going to need to produce a much sharper performance in order to prove to be a player in this spot.
Perfect Package
She's going to need to be careful to avoid an early pace dispute, but she fits in with these, and like the idea of her turning back in distance for this; it doesn't hurt to see that she shows up for a barn that has been live at this meeting.
Callana
She has a strong pedigree for turf and her dam was a multiple graded stakes winner while winning 10 of 16 turf starts for 876k; she's clearly capable of better than what she showed us in her latest outing, and if she runs the way she did in her first two starts, she'll make a serious bid for the top prize.
Placentia
Bernardini has been a poor influence as a turf sire, but this filly does have some turf on the bottom of her pedigree, and it is interesting to see that she'll be making her first start with Lasix today; others entice more, but not willing to count her out of the mix.
Quay
She's run well in back-to-back starts to begin her career and this 250k to purchase ran well enough going seven furlongs in her career debut to suggest that a mile is within her range; must consider.
Dynaverse
Another daughter of top turf influence Dynaformer signed on in here and this filly is out of a G1 winning dam who won 11 of 18 turf starts for $1 million; it is worth noting the presence of C.V. aboard another in here, but feel that she commands some respect after an improved run with the addition of blinkers.
Forever Road
She showed a little something in her first two career starts but she might not have cared for the added distance she was handed in her latest outing and she will need an improved performance to threaten these.
Atlantic Dream
She moves from one high win percentage barn to another and this filly is a full to multiple graded stakes winner Icy Atlantic (7-44, 957k over turf) and a 1/2 to G3 winner Wild Promises (11-15, 630k over turf); runner up from latest won next out at GP on 3/8 going 1 1/8m over turf vs. MSW rivals with a 75 Beyer.
My Place
Sire wins with approximately 16% of his first time starters and dam won two of seven starts for 62k; this barn isn't best known for first-out success, but this filly certainly looks like she's been working well in preparation for her career debut.

Race 2

Potosi's Silver
125K yearling; 1/2 SW Jehan (302K, 0-6 at 2, 3-15 sprint) by 11-99 (11%) 2yo FTS sire; dam placed sprinting (9K, 0-3 sprint) with 4 winners from 5 runners (0-3 with 2yos, 3-5 with sprinters); dam 1/2 multiple 2yp SW Deputy Warlock (298K, 3-4 at 2, won debut, 1-2 sprint); barn 36-99 (36%, $2.76 ROI) past 5 years 2yo FTS MSW dirt sprint Spa; respect.
Go West Marie
52K 2yo after 1F work 10.0; sire 12-83 (14%) 2yo FTS; dam SP sprinter (128K, 2-6 sprint) with 1 winner from 2 runners (1-2 with 2yos, 1-2 with sprinters); female family G2 sprint SW Time to Explode (247K); barn 0-21 past 5 years 2yo FTS dirt sprints; jock's 2nd call
Mei Ling
500K yearling; sire 12-134 (9%) 2yo FTS; 1st starter from winning dam (98K, 1-6 sprint); dam 1/2 multiple G2 route SW Master Command (1.1M, 0-2 sprint), 2yo G1 sprint SP X Star (48K, 1-3 at 2, won debut, 1-3 sprint), multiple G3 route SW Aurora Lights (277K, 0-1 sprint); barn 2-5 (40%, $3.02 ROI) past 5 years 2yo FTS MSW dirt sprint Spa; can't ignore.
Gracer
Sire 138-879 (16%) 2yos; dam won sprint (83K, 5-10 sprint) with 1 winner from 2 runners (0-1 with 2yos, 1-2 sprinters); dam 1/2 multiple SW Shag (348K, 2-3 sprint); barn 3-3 (100%, $9.63 ROI) pst 5 yrs 2nd-out 2yos MSW dirt sprint Spa; earned good fig when well-bet, but 3rd-finisher only Beyered 29 when next-out 3rd at Parx 8/12; capable.
Tizarocket
100K yrlng, 190K 2yo after 1F work 10.2; 1/2 turf SP 2yo Lacy Sunday (Germany, 11K) by 8% 2yo FTS; unraced dam has 4 wnnrs/7 rnnrs (1-3 with 2yos, 2-4 sprint); dam 1/2 SW Nijinsky's Lover (179K, 1-2 at 2, 0-1 sprint); barn 3%, $1.22 pst 5 yrs 2yo FTS MSW dirt sprint Spa; 2 works match Camden Jane (3rd FTS MSW turf 8/22)
Gratitude
Sire 43-268 (16%) 2yo FTS; dam G2 sprint SW at 2 (117K, 2-2 at 2, 2-2 sprint) with 1 winner from 4 runners (0-2 with 2yos, 1-3 with sprinters); dam full multiple G1 route SW Tiznow (6.4M, 0-1 sprint); barn 7-45 (16%, $1.55 ROI) past 5 years 2yo FTS MSW dirt sprint Spa; 6/9 work matches Dancing House (1st FTS MSW 58 Beyer 7/31); interesting.
Vero Amore
15K 2yo after 1F work 10.3; sire 9-149 (6%) 2yo FTS; 1st starter from route winner (11K, 0-2 at 2, 0-2 sprint); female family G3 turf SW Cassis (England, 1-5 at 2, won debut, 1-1 sprint); barn 1-2 (50%, $3.95 ROI) past 5 years 2yo FTS MSW dirt sprint Spa.
Crashing Conclave
140K RNA yearling, 50K 2yo after 1F work 10.2; sire 57-337 (17%) 2yo FTS; 1st starter from turf SW dam (292K, 2-3 at 2); 3rd dam G1 turf SW Smuggly (France, 147K); this is barn's 1st debut runner; classy pedigree at square price, but also lots of turf to consider
Ocean Boulevard
Sire 116-790 (15%) 2yos; SW dam (184K, 0-3 at 2, 2-5 sprints) has 1 winner from 2 runners (1-2 with 2yos, 1-2 sprinters); dam 1/2 G3 route SW Susan's Angel (350K, 0-2 at 2, 0-4 sprint); barn 1-77 (1%, $0.04 ROI) past 5 years 2yos MSW dirt sprint; slight improvement 1st-Lasix; jock's 1st call
Fingers Crossed
Sire 43-268 (16%) 2yo FTS; 1st starter from sprint winner (61K, 0-3 at 2, 1-8 sprint); dam 1/2 SW Manchurian (125K, 2-3 sprint); dam full turf SP Jinni (132K, 1-2 at 2, won debut); barn 7-45 (16%, $1.55 ROI) past 5 years 2yo FTS MSW dirt sprint Spa; 7/4 work matches Sky Painter (1st FTS MSW turf 8/22)

Race 3

Solengo
He's had tons of chances including the beaten chalk effort vs. maiden sellers; Slimshady exited race two back to get up by a nose in this league with a 64 Beyer; he has a ton of work to do to match top kin, triple grass winner and over $100K earner Fizzano; not seeing it.
Knockher Off
Unbridled's Song about 12% of his first-time turf runners in a 484-horse study; sire graduated in debut at 2, won the 1995 BC Juvenile, earned $1.3 million, never turfed; stakes winning 4 for 16 dam earned nearly $250K, never turfed; this is her first to race; show horse in last graduated in this league, beat state-bred $14K optional foes here a week ago; towers over these on the Beyer scale; all systems go.
Irish Etiquette
Gelding much too polite in last pair when he gave up the lead when challenged; if you figure he was just short in last you can build a case for a move forward; it still is hard to get past the multiple beats for a tag.
Sayaprayerforme
Can never dismiss sub :22 speed; shades re-added but they sure didn't seem to help the other times they were used; style no secret, look for Luzzi to send hard trying to discourge the other zip.
Its What I Do
Backers got to scream for about a quarter mile before reality set in; considering the cut back, he could find himself behind the 8 ball turning for home.
Hammerhead
Wild Desert 1 for 20 with first-time turfers; sire took the Queen's Plate, won twice at 2, banked over a million, won on grass once; dam was 0 for 7; this is her first to roll; expect better result.
Acigarisjustacigar
More experienced rider here and at least he has the two races to build on; he's lost ground in the lane in 3 of the 4 outs; has some things to iron out today.
Kitstrickortreat
Boxcars every time, looking at the same fate; dam 2nd in best result; 3 of 4 siblings won; 3 tried grass to no avail; top earner Titletown Tiger banked nearly $125K taking 4 of 46; off poorly in 2 of the 3 starts, fresh Lasix today, note wraps everytime; try to get a good look at him on the track.
Animal Wrights
Bothered in the debut but the published moves seem on the light side; dam 0 for 4; all 3 sibs won; all won on grass, top kin Tomorrow's Nano banked nearly $100K; homebred may need a race or two.
No Nukes
Seldom like runners in this league after repeated misses for a tag; trained steadily this month, place horse in last took a maiden $35K claimer, winner took an N1X fray and 2 others ran second; might need softer to show top talent.

Race 4

Radiohead (GB)
Lost 7 consecutive dirt races including 3-back when setting the pace; his last main-track win was May, 2011, on a less-than-fast BEL dirt oval in a 6.5F-optional claimer sitting 2nd just off the speed; maiden breaker was at 1 Mile on GP dirt.
Shankopotamus
3-for-7 on wet tracks and 1-for-18 on fast he is doing the rain dance for this; all 4 wins right on the lead no doubt what the strategy is for this; last looks much better since defeating the show runner who posted a 76 Beyer speed figure in his next-out FL allowance win; try to catch me.
Buckeye Heart
Lone 2013 win was a mid-pack rally at shorter vs. lesser; mild-late foot in latest over the track noting his other SAR win was August, 2012, at today's distance for a 25K-claiming price stalking the speed; stays with Velasquez 0-for-3 aboard this colt during career.
Superiority
Has 5 straight off-the-board finshes heading into this including a July-dirt loss for today's price tag at the distance; 1st time on SAR dirt today after showing no run on grass; best Beyer on a wet-main track like a few others in the field doing the rain dance.
Pin Number
Broke 8th, 8th and 7th in last 3 races while needing a style change he's been on the lead for all 3 win pictures; not much off the claim while his best speed figure was in 2011 on fast-BEL dirt at 1 Mile; three-7th-place finishes in 2013 does not add to the appeal.
Non Stop
Could not deal with Shankopotamus racing on a fast track in last as he lost a half length to the show runner who produced a 76 Beyer in a next-out win; best Beyer on BEL turf while a good sign that his 1st race off the claim was his best number of the year; seems to fit well here.
St Liams Halo
Most-recent dirt start 2 back was a last-place finish vs. the winner who repeated in a BEL-optional claimer with a 97 Beyer; 1st time at SAR today while dropping significantly in price 1st off the claim; the workouts for this are not enticing for an 0-for-9 barn with the 1st-off-the-buy angle since 2012; will be taking a wait and see approach.
Classic R and B
Big-post change breaking widest after saving ground from the rail in last; he was no match for similar rivals in most recent posting his lowest Beyer since April; his other SAR-dirt start represents a career-best speed figure August, 2012, in a 6F-SAR 20K-claimer.  

Race 5

Nonnie Connie
Considering the ground lost, she did not lose by much in the last run over the lawn; the filly wheels right back for a trainer who has enjoyed an outstanding meet and should make an impact against this caliber despite the troublesome beginning point.
Crafty Push
Enjoyed a clean trip when outfinished by Blue Sixty Four and she did turn in a fine effort when trying seven-eighths the one time; should be within striking range and never seems to get bet; seems worth inclusion, especially if an off-track is the case.
Blue Sixty Four
Has a history of slow getaways but woke up suddenly in the last run at huge odds earning a personal best Beyer; may finally capture the elusive second victory but another muddy track may be mandatory for such an upset; difficult call.
Lisalisalee
She had little chance 17 days ago when breaking from the outermost post, and racing over a tiring course, in her grass debut; drew out nicely in the previous run at Belmont and looks like a good fit against this limited crew; playable.
Midnightinpositano
Made up significant ground in the last assignment despite the bumpy, wide trip; that does not mean the extension to seven-eighths is ideal as today's early fractions figure to be more commonplace; mixed signals for this daughter of champ sprinter Midnight Lute.
Diamond Maker
Took quite a while to break maiden but it was at the course and distance; got away with a very soft half-mile fraction in that tally but there is really not that much pace opposition on view today; will be a square price for a change as well.
Kaitlyns Cat
Finished a remote fourth in her comeback race and that was against much better stock; has a better middle move than most of her foes here and reverts to original rider Castellano, a very favorable sign; exacta recommendation, rain or shine.
Seven Dreams
Exits the same event as the previous runner but made no impact; has never shown any preference for this oval but is only one of two runners who have conquered this distance; conflicting signals for this lass.
Rosie My Way
Tries blinkers for the first time and the trainer has an excellent record with the turf-to-dirt method; the filly might find herself much closer to the early lead here because of the pace nature of the field; very puzzling possibility.
Rock Show
Graduated in May in a race that was scheduled for the green; she was caught wide in her return race earlier this month but lands into a field today that seems light for the price tag involved; seems capable of launching a fair rally from midpack.

Race 6

Atigun
A difficult trip in the Colonial Turf Cup contributed to his seventh there; those willing to overlook that race may find him appealing; he was sharp in winning his turf bow May 4 and was subsequently second to Dark Cove in the Louisville Hcap; the latter went on to win the Stars and Stripes in Chicago; can stay the distance; but shows just two easy five furlong moves for the past two months.
Eagle Poise
Layoff prone to say the least; he tends to run well fresh, but as a general rule it's best to stay away from year-plus comebackers, even when in the hands of a good trainer; less enthusiastically, this one seems to want to go a marathon; even at 1 3/16 miles, this is short for him.
Sky Blazer
Is returned quickly by Tagg - don't see too many of his coming back on 10 days rest; would guess that is in great part influenced by the season at the Spa winding down - limiting other options; consistently runs Beers in the 87-90 range; those are decent, though far from flashy figures.
Hobbs
Never showed up in the Oceanport, and was soundly defeated; he is better than he showed that day, though weather he is good enough to handle these - that's iffy; his wins this year have come in allowances and a restricted Fla-bred stake.
Sandyinthesun
was all out to win Aug. 17 and those were just first-level allowance runners; doubt the answer for this one is the rise into a stakes race; he clearly likes htis distance, but off an 80 Beyer and with questionable class, he's an unappealing prospect.
Imagining
Had a wide trip in the Dixie and didn't run anywhere near as well as he had in his seasonal bow at Keeneland; Shug gave him the Orb treatment, getting him going at Fair Hill before shipping him to the Spa for one work; blinkers come on; like his tactical speed in a race without much pace; no issues distancewise and proven fresh; choice.
Star Channel
Ran better than the public expected in the Sword Dancer, finishing seventh, beaten just 4 1/4 lengths; granted, he was never a threat to win, but he wasn't dusted, either; won at 1 1/4 miles July 6 when with Pletcher; can run Beyers in the 88-90 range when at his best; second to Hobbs in a race earlier this year at Tampa.

Race 7

Concealed
Showed some early foot on the stretchout to this trip in her first off this barn's claim a couple of weeks left but didn't save much for the drive; there's not a lot of lick in here so expect with a clean break she'll again be close early, but don't know that she'll be able to stay the trip; siding with others on the win end.
Maxana
Returns quickly after getting on track too late at a shorter trip on the surface switch last time; her late running style would appreicate some pace up top and Castellano sides elsewhere today, but she gets a solid replacement and the added panel can't hurt.
What the Frost
Wasn't close at the finish of her first crack with winners at a slightly shorter trip, but she was returning just 16 days off a career best Beyer effort in her first start for this barn; 4 of the 5 who finished ahead of her in that race already returned to score and the other ran second, confirming the strength of the heat; given some time since, she looks to be the one to beat on the stretchout to the trip of her maiden score.
Madame Prosecutor
Four year old should be tighter with her first start since the winter behind her and now she's had a race over the track; stretchout to 7 panels also figures to benefit her and she was quite good going long over the inner track this past season; if she gets some pace to rally into she can prove a threat.
Necessary Luxury
Switches surfaces after tiring on the move to the green; she was facing a notch better in her main track tries downstate; recent running lines look ugly and maybe that helps dull the price as the numbers she earned do put her in the exotics mix here.
All Mine Tonight
Four year old has only run a few times and she got stuck dueling from the inside slot in her first with winners here last month; lone win did come on the green, but she'll go back to the pilot who was aboard for that score here and she's been working like she'll return with more to offer in a field without a lot of early foot; may have to be run down.
Gee Linz
Local winner returns from better than 4 months on the shelf for her first crack off this barn's claim; she has the positional foot to stay within striking range of the pacesetters early and her last win did come fresh; don't know that this 7 panel trip will benefit her off the break, but she does lure Castellano as she returns to face fellow statebreds; contender.
Zekes Surprise
Wasn't beaten much at the level when moved to the main track in her local return a couple of weeks back; filly can handle the trip and her barn is going well at the stand; expect she'll be able to secure a spot within striking range early and should have every shot to prove she's good enough from there.
Agilion
Made her first start of the year in the local key heat last time and lost any shot she may have had with the slow start and wide run; she was pretty good at one turn last year and both of her local races were excellent; with a clean break and some pace help she is capable of going a lot better today; don't overlook.
Our Day in Court
Last out graduate was freshened off the narrow maiden score in the downstate slop and now she'll return for a sharp layoff outfit for her first with winners; sophomore didn't have much to offer over dry strips in her prior starts and will have to prove she can step with these before we could take interest.

Race 8

Jamaica Bay
24K yearling, 80K 2yo after 1F work 10.1; sire 22-197 (11%) 2yo FTS, 17-186 (9%) 1st-turf; 1st starter from route winner (84K, 0-3 at 2, 0-1 turf); dam 1/2 G2 SW 2yo Bear's Kid (249K, 2-5 at 2, 1-6 turf); barn 2-9 (22%, $3.75 ROI) past 5 years 2yo FTS MSW turf route Spa; wears 2 aluminum pads
Nighttiming
50K wnlng, 100K yrlng; 1/2 G1 SW Rocking Trick (Arg., 223K, won 2yo debut, 1st-trf wnnr) by 3-12 (25%) 2yo FTS, 2-2 (100%) 1st-trf sire; dam won sprnt (29K, 0-3 at 2, 0-1 trf) with 9 wnnrs/11 rnnrs (2-5 FTS 2yo wnnrs, 5-8 trf, 3 frst-trf wnnrs); barn 1-5, $8.72 pst 5 yrs 2yo FTS MSW trf route; 8/12 work match Artest (90 trf Beyer); jock 1st call; potential.
Sabbatical
1/2 G1 turf SP Imagining (240K) by 13% 2yo FTS, 9% 1st-turf sire; dam G2 SW (696K, 1-3 at 2, won debut) with 2 wnnrs/3 rnnrs (2-3 turfers); dam full G1 sprint SW Girolamo (443K, 1-3 at 2, won debut); barn 0-11 pst 5 yrs 2yo FTS MSW turf route Spa; 7/7 work match Caxambas Pass (1st MSW turf 70 Beyer 7/31)
Shine a Spotlight
Sire 7-94 (7%) 2yo, 3-36 (8%) turf; dam won turf (37K, 2-4 turf) with 2 winners from 3 runners (0-3 with 2yos, 0-1 with turfers); dam 1/2 G3 sprint SW Take the Cake (256K, 2-2 at 2); barn 1-4 (25%, $5.25 ROI) past 5 years 2yos dirt/turf sprint/route MSW; even try in solid turf debut followed by tough beat on dirt; can be forwardly-placed.
Gondole
Sire 15-161 (9%) 2yo FTS, 10-164 (6%) 1st-turf; unraced dam has 4 winners from 4 runners (0-4 with 2yos, 1-4 with turfers); dam 1/2 turf SW Guana (137K, 1-3 at 2, won debut, 4-17 on turf, 1st-turf winner), turf SW Great News (France, 84K); barn 2-6 (33%, $5.10 ROI) past 5 years 2yo FTS MSW turf route Spa.
Amore Grand
Sire 17% 2yos, 11% 1st-turf; dam placed turf (11K, 0-1 at 2, 0-5 turf) with 1 winner from 3 runners (0-1 with 2yos, 0-1 turfer); dam 1/2 G1 turf SP Adair (Ireland, 86K, 1-1 at 2, 1st-turf winner), G3 turf SP Cyclorama (108K, 1-1 at 2, 1st-turf winner); dam full turf SW Dynaman (128K); barn 1-7, $1.10 pst 5 yrs 2nd-out 2yo dirt/turf sprint/route MSW Spa
Zinzay
250K yrlng, 700K 2yo after 1F work 10.2; sire 51-368 (14%) 2yo FTS, 69-601 (11%) 1st-turf; 1st starter from unraced dam; dam 1/2 multiple G1 turf SW Musical Chimes (965K, 0-3 at 2, 4-19 turf), multiple G1 SW Music Note (1.6M, 1-2 at 2); barn 2-14 (14%, $8.94 ROI) past 5 years 2yo FTS MSW turf route; 4 works match Tapiteao (4th FTS MSW turf 8/22)
Rock Me Mama
80K yearling; sire 35-321 (11%) 2yo FTS, 39-377 (10%) 1st-turf; winning dam (82K, 0-5 at 2, 0-2 turf) has 2 winners from 3 runners (1-1 with 2yos, FTS winner); dam full SW sprinter Beautiful East (195K); dam 1/2 SW sprinter Bet a Buck (93K); barn 5-37 (14%, $1.11 ROI) past 5 years 2yo FTS MSW turf route Spa; jock's 2nd call
Domino Derval
27K RNA yearling, 70K RNA 2yo after 1F work 10.1; sire 8-90 (9%) 2yo FTS, 10-91 (11%) 1st-turf; 1st starter from unplaced dam (0-1 sprint); dam 1/2 turf SP Skyfall (117K, 1-3 at 2, won debut, 0-4 turf); barn 5-37 (14%, $1.11 ROI) past 5 years 2yo FTS MSW turf route Spa.
Crown Queen
1/2 G1 route SW Royal Delta (4.2M, 1-1 at 2), G2 route SP Empire Way (119K, 1-3 at 2, won debut, 0-3 turf), G1 route SP Carnival Court (151K) by 14% 2yo FTS, 11% 1st-turf sire; dam G3 turf SW (740K, 1-1 at 2, 1st-turf winner) has 4 winners from 4 runners (2-3 with 2yos, 2 FTS winners, 0-2 turf); barn 0-26 pst 5 yrs 2yo FTS MSW turf route Spa
Miss Super Quick
165K yearling; 1/2 SW 2yo sprinter Defy Gravity (146K, 3-6 at 2) by 36-302 (12%) 2yo FTS, 22-181 (12%) 1st-turf sire; unraced dam has 1 winner from 2 runners (1-2 with 2yos); dam 1/2 G1 route SW Super Saver (1.8M, 2-4 at 2), G3 route SW Brethren (385K, 2-2 at 2, 0-2 turf); barn 1-2, $11.80 past 5 yrs 2nd-out 2yos dirt/turf sprint/route MSW; distance helps.
Palestrina
3/4 turf SP Picture Hat (France, 57K, 0-11 turf) by 65-449 (14%) 2yo, 129-1112 (12%) turf sire; dam G2 turf SW (France, 349K, 2-3 at 2, 5-10 turf) with 4 winners from 6 runners (2-3 with 2yos, 3-6 turfers); dam 1/2 turf SW Tokyo Rose; barn 1-2 (50%, $4.35 ROI) past 5 years 2nd-time 2yo turf router MSW; jock's 2nd call
Hillhouse High
75K yearling, 195K 2yo after 1F work 10.2; sire 138-879 (16%) 2yos, 155-1265 (12%) turf; dam multiple SP (172K, 0-2 at 2, 0-1 turf) with 2 winners from 3 runners (1-2 with 2yos, 0-3 turfers); dam 1/2 multiple SP Incumbent (67K, 1-3 at 2, 0-2 turf); lost shoe prior to start 7/22, but ran well on pace; jock's 1st call
Cello
Full multiple G3 turf SW Optimizer (916K, 1-5 at 2, 5-16 turf) by 20-181 (11%) 2yo, 95-588 (16%) turf sire; winning dam (65K, 1-2 at 2) has 1 winner from 4 runners (1-2 with 2yos, 2-4 turfers); dam 1/2 multiple G1 SW Finder's Fee (708K, 3-8 at 2, 0-1 turf), barn 0-12 past 5 years 2nd-out 2yos sprint/route turf MSW; even sprint; bred to route.
Spangled Banner
55K weanling; 1/2 multiple SW Ladyecho (381K, 2-6 at 2, 0-2 turf), G2-placed router Whatdreamsrmadeof (137K, 1-4 at 2) by 20-118 (17%) 2yo, 3-52 (6%) turf sire; unraced dam has 5 winners from 7 runners (2-4 with 2yos, 0-4 turfers); dam 1/2 multiple SW Gold Star Deputy (416K, 2-5 at 2, 1-4 turf); barn 1-11, $1.87 ROI pst 5 yrs 2nd-time 2yos turf; solid debut.
All Star Kitten
140K RNA yearling; full multiple SW Empire Builder (211K, 2-5 at 2, 3-13 turf, 1st-turf winner) by 33-187 (18%) 2yo FTS, 40-256 (16%) 1st-turf sire; dam SP turf (87K, 2-9 turf) with 1 winner from 2 runners (1-2 with 2yos, 1-2 with turfers, 1st-turf winner); 2nd dam turf SP Shastri (Germany); barn 6-32 (19%, $2.16 ROI) past 5 years 2yo FTS MSW turf route

Race 9

Kris Royal
Has not raced this far of a distance yet; latest last-place finish did not give us the impression that he wanted to go this far despite breaking his maiden on SAR Inner Turf 1 year ago; the new rider is his 5th different pilot in as many races which is usually not a good win angle but the new jockey is 4-for-8 for the trainer since 2012.
Overwhelming
Finished better on dirt than turf in his 2 races traveling today's 9F distance; exits his best Beyer since February a career-best speed figure which occurred at today's distance on GP-fast dirt; won 2-of-3 when stalking the speed and figures to save ground with a similar trip for this.
Share Out
Displayed new-found gate speed in last then held on well for a career-best Beyer speed figure; assume he will not break as quickly from the gate for this; the 1-for-19 turf trainer since 2012 does not add to the appeal considering he was the turf winner at PIM; was primed for this in 2 longer events noting both wins occurred from off-the-pace trips.
Sachem Spirit
Exits his best Beyer since May, 2012, when rallying well at AP; was screaming out for more distance in last and gets it here; has just one race on turf at today's distance which was his KEE allowance win on the lead; new rider is his 5th different jockey in as many races which is not a good win angle; the 2-back show runner Beyered 88 in his next-out FG-optional claiming win.
Film Shot
Both wins on the lead and hopes to break fastest here; has one race at today's distance on grass a Grade 3-placing on soft turf beating the show runner who Beyered 95 in his next-out CD-Grade 3 win then repeated with a 97 taking an optional claimer; exits an even-finishing runner-up placement which represents his best Beyer since his 9F-October Top; the main concern is that he has never won traveling this far.
Gentleman's Kitten
Another runner testing 9F for the 1st time; faded badly in last when showing nothing for the 2nd time on less-than-firm turf he is 2-for-2 on firm footing; high-percentage fresh trainer off the last-place finish; plenty of gate speed signed on inside of him; projects to press the pace wide.
Sarava's Dancer
Finished 6th on dirt in his only start at today's distance during career; lost the show spot in latest when outkicked at shorter than this which does not add to the appeal stretching back out; last win was right on the lead which does not seem likely with several inside of him who also want the front; beat the 3-back show runner who Beyered 83 in his next-out DEL alw. win.
Tiz Gianni
Won at 11F last summer on Del Mar grass so the added distance off latest-mild rally adds to the appeal; 4-0-0-1 slate since the Arizona stakes win at 1 Mile; the 1st race off the claim was way off his best form and recent paper has been lacking; trying to remember when.
Bigger Is Bettor
Consistent sort just doesn't ever seem to run a bad race; 2011-Albany stakes win at today's distance on SAR dirt is his career-best Beyer; class relief off 2 stakes races at today's distance over the track; only knock is coming back in just 9 days for his 3rd start in 34 days.
Don Dulce
2-for-4 off the April claim and is a nose away from being 3-for-4 since the smart purchase; exits his best Beyer since his stakes win at today's distance August, 2012, all at today's distance; seems like a perfect fit; has the right-stalking style especially if some of the speedsters stay in from the turf event.
Flashy Sunrise
2013-FG route win represents a co-field-best Beyer; he can be very tough on his best day; did not see his best form in last over the track at today's distance vs. Don Dulce who follows him here; widest drawn sure to lose ground seeking his 1st-ever SAR dirt exacta finish.

Race 10

On Fire Baby
Really had things going well this spring when she won the G1 Apple Blossom and was then a superb 2nd in the G2 La Troienne; she seemed poised to maybe make a run at Royal Delta; alas, she came up sick in the spring, hence the layoff; the good news is she's been working very nicely for her return and it's encouraging Hartlage picked a spot like this for her return, though the water doesn't get any deeper as now after the layoff she DOES have to take on Royal Delta and Authenticity (who beat her in the La Troienne).
Royal Delta
We've been so spoiled by distaffers the past few years - Zenyatta, Rachel, Havre de Grace...and this gal fits right; you had to be a bit worried when she was so dull in the G2 Fleur de Lis June 15, her first start since another Dubai dud, but she dispelled those worrries with a monster win in the G1 Delaware Handicap; sure, the gals she faced there aren't as tough as these but it proved she was just fine and back on her game and if that's truly the case then it's bad news for the others; but hey, she got beat in this race last year so you never know, ya know?
Open Water
Biting off an awful lot; yes, she's a G2 SW/SP out West but that came on BHP's synthetic track - she has just 2 3rds from 4 dirt starts; and let's face it, even when she ran so well out West she wasn't facing anyone like Royal Delta or even Authenticity or On Fire Baby; 2 local turf outings weren't very pretty but she worked smartly on this main track last week to at least give some encouragement for those who want to take a stab on a huge longshot.
Centring
No match for Royal Delta when 4th to that miss in the G1 Delaware Handicap last time but her G1 Phipps run May 27 showed she's not completely out of her element vs. this kind; after all, she was only a length behind Authenticity that day and if 'Delta wasn't in here Authenticity would surely be favored; nice to see Albertrani gives it another go - hey, he knew who he'd be running against here; figures to keep plugging away so if a couple others fire and fall back it's no reach at all to see her move into the exotics picture.
Authenticity
Most any other year her resume might be enough to earn her the Eclipse for this division; trouble is, there's Royal Delta to deal with; the good news, though, is that at some point she DOES need to be 'Delta if she's to get the gold so off a strong race over this track why not take a shot here; has speed to be up close from the start so if 'Delta tries another runaway like she did in the Del 'Cap this gal may not be quite so accommodating; 2 triple-digit Beyers in May show that her 'A' game really isn't that far behind 'Delta's so if she produces her best and say 'Delta regresses a bit, well, you get our drift, right?

Race 11

Enchanting Lisa
Half-sister to multiple G1 winner Wise Dan (17-24, $4.4 million, including 9 of 10 turf starts for $3.5 million) has run very well in her first two starts and she's eligible to be ready for her best performance yet while meeting up with winners for the second time; like to see that she owns the positional speed to take full advantage of the rail post.
Kitten's Queen
With the exception of a stakes attempt at second asking, her turf form has been solid, and she's given a fine account of herself in both of her attempts against N1X competition; feel that she belongs on the list of contenders.
Ready Signal
Respect the fact that she has some early speed to employ, but it's been a while since she's put together a quality run from start to finish, and this is a solid looking bunch she's meeting up with; prefer to look toward others.
Can't Explain
Sire wins with approximately 12% of his turf starters and dam was winless from one start, and it wasn't a turf start; have to respect the early speed that this G3 stakes placed filly brings with her, but turf and distance are concerns.
Finura
She put together a solid effort in breaking her maiden in her latest outing at Colonial but this looks like it can prove to be a tough spot for her to meet up with winners for the first time; respect the presence of Velazquez, but going to look in another direction.
Justoneatheguys
This barn has had a quiet meeting but it's tough to ignore how well this filly has performed in her three starts over turf, especially her most recent outing when facing winners for the first time; of the horses in the main body of this race, she's the only one with more than a single victory next to her name.
Abbey Street
Street Boss has proven to be a strong influence as a turf sire and this filly was a sharp winner in breaking her maiden two starts ago before meeting up with G3 competition in her first start against winners; winner from latest won next out here on 7/24 going 1 1/16m over turf in a G2 with a 90 Beyer; note the barn change.
Grenoble
Her two most recent races have been a couple of her better performances but she was beaten by today's rival Enchanting Lisa in her latest start, and it's tough to envision her landing anything more than a minor award against these.
Jonata
Schwartz-owned filly is a 1/2 to stakes placed Rogue Victory (6-27, 233k over turf) and stakes winner Pinch Pie (4-11, 157k over turf) but she's only been so-so at best in her three turf starts; maybe the addition of blinkers can help her along.
Divine Luck
It's interesting to see the blinkers coming off for this and it looks like she tuned up for this race with a sharp four furlongs over turf on August 16; she usually shows up and runs her race and her best effort can get her into the mix against these.
Daddy Loves Gold
She figures to make an aggressive bid for the early lead after breaking from the outside, but this is her first attempt beyond 7 1/2f, and without the prospect of an early breather, this might prove to be a tough assignment for her.
Inspired Exchange
Sire wins with approximately 12% of his turf starters and dam was unraced; this filly is a 1/2 to G2 winner The Niagara Queen (3-17, 454k over turf); 300k purchase might appreciate getting a chance to see what she can do over turf and the outside post shouldn't effect her much as she's likely to drop out of it right from the break and angle toward the rail.
Sally's Dream
She needs to see a scratch from the main body of the race in order to draw in and she's worth keeping an eye out for when seeing that she's won seven races, six over turf, and like to see that she's shown herself to be comfortable over the Saratoga sod.
Wickapecko
She's on top of her game right now and she's shown up with a winning performance in three of her last four starts, with her one defeat during that span being a runner-up finish; her fine positional speed can help her negotiate a manageable trip from an outside post.
Neat Package
She has a good deal of quality to her pedigree and have to respect what this lightly raced 3-year-old has shown us in her two turf attempts; her dam was a G1 winner while winning 13 of 46 starts for 652k, including 0-for-2 over turf; first call for Napravnik.
Finesse
A few horses in the main body of this race have some respectable dirt form to consider but this would obviously be a favorable spot for this filly to land in if this race has to be taken off the turf.