10/09/2007 11:00PM

Keeneland Babies for 10/11

EmailWelcome to Keeneland Babies! I'll break down the statistics for every juvenile maiden contest at the meet, and hopefully will add to the Keeneland Spring and Spa Baby profits.

Wednesday’s results:
Race 5: I’m Daddy’s Girl scratched; alternate selection Pure Clan finished first
Race 6: Talike Me finished second

Thursday, October 11, 2007
Race 3
6 1/2 Furlongs (Polytrack)
Maiden Special Weight
2-year-olds
Purse $52,000

1. Track Mayor (Yankee Victor – Rambling Rose, by Blush Rambler)
Trainer: Ian Wilkes
- Foaled May 1, 2005 in Kentucky
- $20,000 short yearling (Keeneland January 2006)
- $12,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2006)
- sire was a Grade 1 route winner (19-8-3-1, $833,806, 1-3 at two, 2-5 in dirt sprints)
- sire is 13-79 (16%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 6-26 (23%, $1.95 ROI) with all debut runners in 2007
- dam was a turf winner at two (10-1-0-0, $36,830, 1-5 at two, 0-2 in dirt sprint, cost $17,000 as a weanling, and $82,000 as a yearling)
- dam has three runners, two winners, two juvenile runners, no juvenile winners
- second dam is Grade 2-placed Whip Cream (43-8-10-8, $230,623, 0-1 at two, 0-3 in dirt sprints)
- trainer is 0-18 over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 0-4 with debuting Keeneland Babies
- October 7 workout went in company with barn’s juvenile filly Thirteen Moons (42 Beyer Speed Figure). The two went “easily as a team” according to the Keeneland Clocker.

2. Yodeling Bay (Austin Powers – Yodeling, by Valley Crossing)
Trainer: Michael Leahy
- Foaled February 25, 2005 in Kentucky
- sire was a turf winner (4-1-0-1, $12,500, unraced at two, unraced on dirt)
- sire is 0-1 with juvenile debut runners
- dam was placed routing (4-0-0-2, $5,418, unraced at two, 0-1 in dirt sprints)
- dam has one runner, no winners, no juvenile runners
- dam is a half-sister to stakes-placed turfer Sad Refrain (12-4-2-0, $84,615, unraced at two, 0-1 in dirt sprints), and stakes-placed router Solitary Saga (30-5-5-4, $150,650, unraced at two, 1-6 in dirt sprints)
- trainer is 0-1 over the past five years with all debut runners
- October 5 workout was a “good, even effort” according to the Keeneland Clocker

3. Holy Humor (Distorted Humor – Ascot Yael, by Ascot Knight)
Trainer: Todd Pletcher
- Foaled February 23, 2005 in Kentucky
- out yearling (Keeneland September 2006)
- sire was a multiple Grade 2 sprint winner (23-8-5-3, $769,964, unraced at two, 7-13 in dirt sprints)
- sire is 35-185 (19%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 8-68 (12%, $1.40 ROI) with all debut runners in 2007
- dam was a Grade 2 winner (44-5-6-8, $333,456, 1-4 at two, 1-6 in dirt sprint, cost $22,359 as a yearling)
- dam has one runner, no winners, one juvenile runner
- dam a full sister to stakes-placed Twice Bid (46-5-6-7, $187,037, 1-5 at two, 0-3 in dirt sprints)
- Ascot Knight is 2-38 (5%, $0.46 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2007
- trainer is 98-433 (23%, $1.59 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 11-35 (31%, $1.65 ROI) with debuting Keeneland Babies
- trainer is 21-137 (15%, $1.00 ROI) with all debut runners in 2007
- September 2 workout matches barn’s juvenile filly Adventurous Spirit (finished sixth in maiden special weight at Turfway Park on September 8 with 63 Beyer)
- According to the Keeneland Clocker, he was “reaching out well at the finish” during the October 5 workout.

4. Louis James (Came Home – Aspenelle, by Vice Regent)
Trainer: Nicholas Zito
- Foaled May 12, 2005 in Kentucky
- $210,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2006)
- withdrawn juvenile (Keeneland April 2007)
- half-brother to stakes-winning sprinter Golden Sunray (3-2-1-0, $87,720, unraced at two, all races in dirt sprints)
- sire was a multiple Grade 1 winner (12-9-0-0, $1,835,940, 3-4 at two, won debut, 4-4 in dirt sprints)
- sire is 7-45 (16%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 5-44 (11%, $2.85 ROI) with all debut runners in 2007
- dam was a stakes-placed router (4-2-1-0, $68,425, unraced at two, 0-1 in dirt sprints)
- dam has seven runners, four winners, two juvenile runners, two juvenile winners
- second dam is multiple stakes-winner Little to Do (14-5-0-3, $105,777)
- Vice Regent is 3-41 (7%, $0.83 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2007
- trainer is 24-190 (13%, $1.83 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 1-16 (6%, $0.75 ROI) with debuting Keeneland Babies
- trainer is 6-46 (13%, $3.32 ROI) with all debut runners in 2007
- September 22 workout matches barn’s juvenile Najrain (finished sixth in career debut at Turfway Park on September 29 with 52 Beyer)

5. Mambo in Seattle (Kingmambo – Weekend in Seattle, by Seattle Slew)
Trainer: Neil Howard
- Foaled May 10, 2005 in Kentucky
- out yearling (Keeneland September 2006)
- sire was a multiple Group 1 winner on turf in Europe (13-5-4-2, $733,139, 1-7 at two, unraced in dirt sprints)
- sire is 6-89 (7%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 1-11 (9%, $1.00 ROI) with all debut runners in 2007
- Kingmambo – Seattle Slew ‘nick’ produced multiple Grade 1 winner Lemon Drop Kid (24-10-3-3, $3,245,369, 2-6 at two, 1-3 in dirt sprints), and Grade 1 turf winner Boboman (14-4-0-4, $424,358, 1-4 at two, unraced in dirt sprints)
- dam was a Grade 1-placed router (19-3-4-5, $147,245, 1-6 at two, 0-2 in dirt sprints)
- dam has five runners, three winners, two juvenile runners, one juvenile winner
- dam a half-sister to multiple Grade 1 winner Summer Squall (20-13-4-0, $1,844,282, 5-5 at two, 7-8 in dirt sprints), multiple Grade 3-placed Honor Grades (24-5-3-5, $173,953, 2-5 at two, won debut, 3-8 in dirt sprints), Grade 3 winner Welcome Surprise (9-2-6-1, $143,574, 1-2 at two, 1-4 in dirt sprints), and sprint stakes-winner Eavesdropper (16-3-5-2, $167,794, 0-1 at two, 3-14 in dirt sprints)
- dam a full sister to multiple Grade 1 winner A.P. Indy (11-8-0-1, $2,979,815, 3-4 at two, 1-2 in dirt sprints)
- Seattle Slew is 9-74 (12%, $2.01 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2007
- trainer is 2-52 (4%, $0.31 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 0-3 with debuting Keeneland Babies
- June 18, June 23, June 29, July 6 workouts match barn’s juvenile Ship’s Piano (finished ninth in career debut at Saratoga on August 11 with 56 Beyer)
- August 9 workout went .03 seconds slower than barn’s juvenile filly Press Leak (finished second in maiden special weight on turf at Saratoga on August 13 with 76 Beyer)
- September 10 workout matches Press Leak (finished fifth in turf maiden special weight at Kentucky Downs on September 18 with 64 Beyer)
- October 8 workout matches barn’s juvenile Hidden Glance (69 Beyer top on turf), and the Keeneland Clocker noted he was “not asked for effort.”

6. Holy Roman Empire (Malibu Moon – Shoofha, by Bluebird)
Trainer: Lynn Whiting
- Foaled March 24, 2005 in Kentucky
- $47,000 RNA weanling (Keeneland November 2005)
- $250,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2006)
- half-brother to French Group 3 juvenile turf winner Magic America (7-3-1-1, 2-6 at two, won debut, unraced in dirt sprints)
- sire was a sprint winner at two (2-1-1-0, $33,840, all races were dirt sprints at two)
- sire is 65-316 (21%) with juvenile runners
- dam was unplaced in England (3-0-0-0, $0, 0-1 at two, unraced in dirt sprints, sold for 110,000gns as a yearling, and for 46,000gns as a three-year-old)
- dam has three runners, one winner, three juvenile runners, one juvenile winner, one juvenile debut winner
- dam a full sister to multiple Grade/Group 3 turf winner Delilah (18-4-6-3, $266,457, 0-1 at two, unraced in dirt sprints)
- dam a half-sister to juvenile stakes-placed turfer Surval (6-1-0-1. $14,688, 0-3 at two, unraced in dirt sprints)
- trainer is 2-16 (13%, $0.63 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles

7. Credit Only (Langfuhr – Interest Only, by Crafty Prospector)
Trainer: Steve Margolis
- Foaled April 28, 2005 in Kentucky
- sire was a multiple Grade 1 winner (23-9-7-1, $698,574, unraced at two, 8-12 in dirt sprints)
- sire is 112-772 (15%) with juvenile runners
- dam was a stakes-winning sprinter (10-4-2-0, $168,780, unraced at two, all races in dirt sprints, cost $160,000 as a yearling)
- dam has two runners, one winner, one juvenile runner, no juvenile winners
- dam a full sister to Grade 3-placed Moon Over Prospect (26-5-5-4, $242,786, 1-8 at two, 2-14 in dirt sprints)
- dam a half-sister to stakes-placed router Sweet Sugaree (7-1-3-0, $68,910, 1-2 at two, 1-4 in dirt sprints)
- trainer is 6-37 (16%, $1.57 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles
- trainer is 0-3 with second-time Keeneland Babies

8. Noble Hero (Vindication – Future Guest, by Copelan)
Trainer: Dallas Stewart
- Foaled April 4, 2005 in Kentucky
- $250,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2006)
- half-brother to Grade 2 juvenile route winner Ruler’s Court (8-3-1-1, $235,900, 2-4 at two, 2-4 in dirt sprints), and Grade 3-placed turfer Wise River (11-2-4-1, $108,867, 2-3 at two, unraced in dirt sprints)
- first-crop sire was a Grade 1 route winner at two (4-4-0-0, $680,950, all races at two, 2-2 in dirt sprints)
- sire is 13-61 (21%) with juvenile runners
- dam was a winner (35-3-6-4, $77,220, 0-5 at two, 1-20 in dirt sprints)
- dam has six runners, five winners, six juvenile runners, five juvenile winners
- dam is a half-sister to Grade 2 turf winner Whata Brainstorm (31-6-6-1, $623,090, 3-9 at two, 0-2 in dirt sprints)
- trainer is 1-8 (13%, $0.85 ROI) over the past five years with juveniles going route to sprint
- trainer is 0-1 with Keeneland Babies going route to sprint

9. Juicy Point (Point Given – Banner Hit, by Oh Say)
Trainer: Thomas Proctor
- Foaled May 29, 2005 in Kentucky
- $17,000 short yearling (Keeneland January 2006)
- $60,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2006)
- half-brother to stakes-winner El Gran Papa (35-8-5-8, $620,400, 0-2 at two, unraced in dirt sprints)
- sire was a multiple Grade 1 route winner (13-9-3-0, $3,968,500, 3-6 at two, 1-2 in dirt sprints)
- sire is 8-57 (14%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 4-40 (10%, $1.92 ROI) with all debut runners in 2007
- dam was a multiple stakes-winner at two (23-3-2-1, $166,815, 3-6 at two, 2-7 in dirt sprints)
- dam has seven runners, four winners, five juvenile runners, three juvenile winners
- dam a full sister to juvenile stakes-winning sprinter Anacreontic (39-6-8-6, $146,990, 2-5 at two, 6-33 in dirt sprints)
- Oh Say is 4-15 (27%, $3.88 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2007
- trainer is 4-54 (7%, $0.80 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 0-1 with debuting Keeneland Babies
- trainer is 3-33 (9%, $0.87 ROI) with all debut runners in 2007
- Keeneland Clocker reported that he worked in company from the gate with unraced juvenile Dr. Galen on October 1, and his mate “was going a shade better at the wire.”

10. Indigo Slew (Evansville Slew – Ink Marq, by Marquetry)
Trainer: Ron Potts Jr.
- Foaled April 26, 2005 in Kentucky
- sire was a Grade 2 winner at two (7-5-0-1, $338,040, 5-6 at two, won debut, 4-5 in dirt sprints)
- sire is 19-105 (18%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 6-37 (16%, $1.04 ROI) with all debut runners in 2007
- dam was unraced (cost $9,000 as a yearling)
- dam has two runners, one winner, one juvenile runner, no juvenile winners
- dam a half-sister to multiple stakes-placed turfer Beau Perrault (23-7-8-2, $241,425, unraced at two, 1-2 in dirt sprints)
- Marquetry is 5-46 (11%, $4.94 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2007
- trainer is 0-26 over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 0-7 with debuting Keeneland Babies
- trainer is 1-8 (12%, $1.40 ROI) with all debut runners in 2007

11. Camaraderie (Minardi – Come On Louise, by Iron Courage)
Trainer: Brian Williamson
- Foaled March 9, 2005 in Kentucky
- half-brother to multiple Grade 3-placed turfer Come On Jazz (35-5-7-7, $261,313, 0-6 at two, 0-2 in dirt sprints), and stakes-winner Come On Chas (49-8-8-7, $244,139, 0-7 at two, 0-1 in dirt sprints)
- sire was a multiple Group 1 winner on turf at two in Europe (8-2-1-1, $291,017, 2-3 at two, unraced in dirt sprints)
- sire is 3-35 (9%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 4-26 (15%, $3.19 ROI) with all debut runners in 2007
- dam was a route winner (13-2-1-3, $57,860, unraced at two, 0-5 in dirt sprints)
- dam has four runners, four winners, four juvenile runners, one juvenile winner
- female family of Grade 3 winner Ancient Fables (39-6-8-2, $125,784)
- trainer is 7-72 (10%, $1.73 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 1-23 (4%, $0.98 ROI) with all debut runners in 2007
- September 25 workout matches barn’s three-year-old Galloping Home (84 Beyer top on Polytrack)

Analysis: CAMARADERIE showed an affinity for this surface by whistling through a bullet half-mile work on October 3, and the slow drill on September 25 may have gone in company with an older, multiple stakes-placed runner from the Williamson barn. Minardi’s debut runners have shown a flat-bet profit this year.
NOBLE HERO ran off with his rider when trying two turns at Turfway, but he should appreciate turning back in distance here, and looms a strong pace factor. HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE made a solid rally in his career debut, but the Arlington polytrack seemed to favor closers that day. The $250,000 yearling purchase worked a bullet for this, and can move forward off his solid debut run.
HOLY HUMOR goes out for one of the most prolific first-out trainers on the planet, and his sire does very well with newcomers.

Selections:
1. Camaraderie
2. Noble Hero
3. Holy Roman Empire

The play: Camaraderie to win and place at 5-1 or more

Race 4
1 Mile (Turf)
Allowance (N2L)
2-year-olds
Purse $52,000

Analysis: It looks like STRAIT OF MEWSINA was purchased privately following his maiden win in Ireland, and he adds Lasix for high-percentage barn. There is some speed entered directly to his inside, and he may be able to save a bit of ground despite being saddled with the far outside post.
THEBOB improved when he received Lasix for the first time at Kentucky Downs, and he is bred to run all day. His sire won the Belmont Stakes at twelve furlongs, and his broodmare sire is a powerful source of stamina. Thebob may work out a pace-tracking, ground-saving trip under Rene Douglas. HIDDEN GLANCE faced top turf babies Big Brown and Prussian at Saratoga, and then ran by the field as the chalk at Kentucky Downs. He’s bred to be a nice one, and has valuable route experience.
YOUNG JOE tries two turns and turf for the first time after failing as the favorite over Hawthorne’s main track. He ran some nice races over Arlington’s polytrack, and we’ve seen synthetic form translate nicely to turf. He may try and shake loose in the early stages. TEEBERRY was a bit rank in the early stages of the Cradle Stakes on River Downs sod, but he has a solid late kick, and his Beyer Speed Figures indicate he fits very well with these.

Selections (Turf only):
1. Strait of Mewsina
2. Thebob
3. Hidden Glance

The play (Turf only): Strait of Mewsina to win and place at 9-2 odds or more

Race 5
6 1/2 Furlongs (Polytrack)
Maiden Special Weight
2-year-olds
Purse $50,000

1. Jedi Code (Empire Maker – Listen Well, by Secretariat)
Trainer: Ian Wilkes
- Foaled March 26, 2005 in Kentucky
- half-brother to multiple Grade 1 winner Listening (18-7-2-4, $577,885, 0-2 at two, 2-4 in dirt sprints), Grade 2 winner Beautiful Noise (21-6-5-6, $516,902, 1-4 at two, 0-1 in dirt sprints), and multiple Grade 1-placed Solar Echo (8-3-5-0, $286,150, 0-1 at two, 2-3 in dirt sprints)
- first-crop sire was a multiple Grade 1 route winner (8-4-3-1, $1,985,800, 1-2 at two, won debut, unraced in dirt sprints)
- sire is 0-10 with juvenile debut runners
- dam was a route winner in the slop (5-1-1-1, $22,035, unraced at two, 0-3 in dirt sprints)
- dam has five runners, four winners, four juvenile runners, one juvenile winner
- dam a half-sister to Grade 2 winner Wistful (29-12-7-3, $413,082), multiple Grade 2 winner Luminaire (28-7-3-4, $179,358), multiple stakes-placed juvenile Soy’s Number (7-1-4-1, $24,480), and multiple stakes-winner router Tank’s Number (22-5-3-1, $182,417, 1-3 at two, 0-5 in dirt sprints)
- trainer is 0-18 over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 0-4 with debuting Keeneland Babies
- September 18, September 26 workouts match barn’s juvenile Track Mayor (entered for career debut in Race 3)

2. Bootdim (Mutakkdim – Consistently, by Storm Boot)
Trainer: Ray Tracy Jr.
- Foaled March 25, 2005 in Kentucky
- withdrawn yearling (Keeneland September 2006)
- $62,000 juvenile (Fasig-Tipton May 2007)
- sire was a stakes-winner on turf in England (17-5-3-2, $126,174, 1-3 at two, unraced in dirt sprints)
- sire is 37-187 (20%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 11-60 (18%, $3.46 ROI) with all debut runners in 2007
- dam was a sprint winner in the slop (9-1-3-0, $32,595, unraced at two, all races in dirt sprints, cost $26,000 as a yearling)
- this is dam’s first runner
- dam a half-sister to French juvenile stakes-placed turfer Play or Pay (15-2-5-1, $47,236), stakes-winner Ka Lae (34-6-6-7, $231,575, unraced at two, 1-9 in dirt sprints), and multiple stakes-placed Morena Clara (in Panama)
- Storm Boot is 4-26 (15%, $1.48 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2007
- trainer is 4-65 (6%, $0.32 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 1-9 (11%, $0.58 ROI) with all debut runners in 2007
- worked one furlong in 10.40 prior to the May sale
- According to the Keeneland Clocker, he “broke slowly from the gate and finished with good energy, galloping out in 59.60” for the October 3 workout

3. Mitigation (Cherokee Run – Sophisticatedcielo, by Conquistador Cielo)
Trainer: Paul McGee
- Foaled April 15, 2005 in Kentucky
- sire was a Grade 1 sprint winner (28-13-5-5, $1,531,818, 5-7 at two, 10-17 in dirt sprints)
- sire is 160-989 (16%) with juvenile runners
- dam was a multiple stakes-winner (28-5-7-2, $290,299, 1-4 at two, 4-22 in dirt sprints, cost $58,000 as a yearling)
- dam has four runners, three winners, two juvenile runners, no juvenile winners
- dam a half-sister to juvenile stakes-winner Patuxent River (60-4-7-2, $100,452, 2-6 at two, 1-20 in dirt sprints)
- trainer is 1-12 (8%, $1.02 ROI) over the past five years with juveniles going route to sprint

4. Masterwork (Greatness – Lemae, by Lord Avie)
Trainer: Patrick Byrne
- Foaled April 26, 2005 in Florida
- withdrawn short yearling (Keeneland January 2006)
- $25,000 short yearling (OBS January 2006)
- first-crop sire was a sprint winner (10-2-1-2, $79,590, unraced at two, all races in dirt sprints)
- sire is 2-14 (14%, $1.77 ROI) with juvenile debut runners
- dam was unplaced (2-0-0-0, $147, unraced at two, all races in dirt sprints)
- dam has two runners, two winners, no juvenile runners
- dam a half-sister to stakes-winning router Totally Wild (7-2-2-0, $83,080, 1-5 at two, 0-2 in dirt sprints)
- Lord Avie is 2-46 (4%, $0.72 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2007
- trainer is 7-51 (14%, $0.99 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 0-4 with debuting Keeneland Babies
- September 8 workout matches barn’s juvenile filly Song Bird Too (finished third in career debut on turf at Kentucky Downs on September 25 with 53 Beyer)

5. Halo Najib (Halo’s Image – Najibe’s Wish, by Sword Dance)
Trainer: Dale Romans
- Foaled February 5, 2005 in Florida
- $32,000 short yearling (OBS January 2006)
- $190,000 yearling (Fasig-Tipton July 2006)
- $235,000 RNA juvenile (OBS March 2007)
- half-brother to multiple stakes-placed Najibes Acre (10-2-4-1, $69,505, 1-2 at two, 2-4 in dirt sprints)
- sire was a multiple Grade 3 winner (26-9-6-5, $549,891, 2-4 at two, won debut, 3-9 in dirt sprints)
- sire is 21-157 (13%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 2-35 (6%, $0.42 ROI) with all debut runners in 2007
- dam was unraced
- dam has three runners, three winners, two juvenile runners, two juvenile winners
- Sword Dance is 2-25 (8%, $1.16 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2007
- trainer is 27-187 (14%, $1.59 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 3-20 (15%, $1.76 ROI) with debuting Keeneland Babies
- trainer is 7-56 (12%, $1.64 ROI) with all debut runners this year
- worked one furlong in 10.60, and another furlong in 10.20 prior to the March sale

6. Rich Hero (Maria’s Mon – Idle Rich, by Sky Classic)
Trainer: William Mott
- Foaled March 23, 2005 in Kentucky
- out yearling (Keeneland September 2006)
- sire was a multiple Grade 1 winner at two (7-4-1-1, $507,140, 4-5 at two, won debut, 2-4 in dirt sprints)
- sire is 26-236 (11%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 5-35 (14%, $2.02 ROI) with all debut runners in 2007
- dam was a multiple Grade 3 winner on turf (21-6-2-5, $315,801, unraced at two, unraced in dirt sprints)
- dam has two runners, two winners, two juvenile runners, one juvenile winner
- second dam is Irish stakes-winning turfer Idle Affair (30-3-8-5, $60,815, 0-5 at two, 1-6 in dirt sprints)
- Sky Classic is 4-44 (9%, $1.02 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2007
- trainer is 27-244 (11%, $1.05 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 1-7 (14%, $0.63 ROI) with debuting Keeneland Babies
- trainer is 15-92 (16%, $1.51 ROI) with all debut runners in 2007
- September 10 workout matches barn’s three-year-old Astute (finished fifth in career debut on turf at Kentucky Downs on September 25 with 58 Beyer)

7. Vaya Con Dios (Vicar – Dawning Storm, by Storm Cat)
Trainer: Phillip Sims
- Foaled April 26, 2005 in Kentucky
- $3,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2006)
- sire was a multiple Grade 1 route winner (17-4-2-3, $835,142, 2-3 at two, 1-6 in dirt sprints)
- sire is 41-298 (14%) with juvenile runners
- dam was unraced
- dam has two runners, no winners, one juvenile runner
- second dam is stakes-winner Triumph At Dawn (22-6-6-0, $193,729, unraced at two, 4-13 in dirt sprints)
- trainer is 3-22 (14%, $2.21 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles
- trainer is 1-5 (20%, $1.44 ROI) with second-time Keeneland Babies

8. Fire Chief (Carson City – Piping Hot, by Tabasco Cat)
Trainer: D. Wayne Lukas
- Foaled January 15, 2005 in Kentucky
- sire was a multiple Grade 2 sprint winner (15-6-2-0, $306,240, 2-5 at two, won debut, all races in dirt sprints)
- sire is 79-437 (18%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 6-42 (14%, $1.19 ROI) with all debut runners in 2007
- dam was unplaced (1-0-0-0, $0, unraced at two, lone race in dirt sprint)
- this is dam’s first runner
- female family of British juvenile Group 3 turf winner Storm Star (4-2-1-0, $52,561), and Grade 3-placed juvenile Choctaw Ridge (9-2-0-3, $87,652, 2-7 at two, 1-5 in dirt sprints)
- Tabasco Cat is 5-39 (13%, $1.21 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2007
- trainer is 19-209 (9%, $1.00 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 5-26 (19%, $1.43 ROI) with debuting Keeneland Babies
- trainer is 1-32 (3%, $0.57 ROI) with all debut runners in 2007
- August 30 workout matches barn’s juvenile Ride the Whiz (finished fifth in career debut at Turfway Park on September 7 with 36 Beyer)
- September 14 workout matches barn’s juvenile Du Pars (finished fourth in maiden special weight at Turfway Park on September 29 with 53 Beyer) and barn’s juvenile Hidden Bay (finished sixth in maiden special weight at Keeneland on October 6 with 67 Beyer)
- September 21 workout matches barn’s juvenile filly Carnival City (finished 11th in Kentucky Cup Juvenile Fillies on September 29 at Turfway Park with 43 Beyer)
- September 29 workout matches Hidden Bay

9. High Ceiling (High Yield – Ceiling, by Boundary)
Trainer: Dallas Stewart
- Foaled April 19, 2005 in Kentucky
- withdrawn weanling (Keeneland November 2005)
- sire was a multiple Grade 1 winner (14-4-4-3, $1,170,196, 2-8 at two, 2-4 in dirt sprints)
- sire is 48-388 (12%) with juvenile runners
- dam was a winner (16-2-2-2, $74,487, 1-3 at two, 1-7 in dirt sprints, cost $210,000 as a juvenile)
- dam has three runners, two winners, two juvenile runners, no juvenile winners
- dam a half-sister to Grade 3 route winner Country Light (6-4-2-0, $196,349, 2-2 at two, 2-3 in dirt sprints), multiple stakes-placed Vue (6-3-1-2, $67,226, unraced at two, 3-5 in dirt sprints), and multiple stakes-winner Packet (14-5-3-0, $228,505, 0-2 at two, 3-5 in dirt sprints)
- trainer is 17-89 (19%, $2.40 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles
- trainer is 0-9 with second-time Keeneland Babies

10. Awesome Affair (Awesome Again – Bygone Blues, by Colonial Affair)
Trainer: Sherman Mitchell
- Foaled March 17, 2005 in Florida
- $60,000 juvenile (Adena Springs March 2007)
- sire was a multiple Grade 1 route winner (12-9-0-2, $4,374,590, unraced at two, 0-1 in dirt sprints)
- sire is 53-346 (15%) with juvenile runners
- dam was unraced (cost $22,000 as a yearling)
- this is dam’s first runner
- dam a half-sister to French stakes-placed turfer Bylaw (12-1-4-3, $23,838, 0-3 at two, unraced in dirt sprints), and French stakes-placed turfer Ronnie Gaucho (14-3-2-2, $62,269)
- trainer is 0-2 over the past five years with second-time juveniles

11. Dr. Galen (Sunday Break – Chalk Buster, by White Fir)
Trainer: Thomas Proctor
- Foaled February 22, 2005 in Kentucky
- $20,000 weanling (Fasig-Tipton November 2005)
- entered yearling (Fasig-Tipton October 2006)
- first-crop sire was a Grade 2 route winner (13-4-1-4, $451,220, 0-2 at two, 1-4 in dirt sprints)
- sire is 1-29 (3%, $0.13 ROI) with juvenile debut runners
- dam was unraced
- dam has two runners, two winners, two juvenile runners, two juvenile winners
- dam a full sister to multiple stakes-winning juvenile sprinter Pencil Box (8-3-0-0, $32,005, 3-4 at two, won debut, 3-7 in dirt sprints), and multiple stakes-winner Chalk Box (57-13-9-13, $330,824, 4-5 at two, won debut, 11-40 in dirt sprints)
- trainer is 4-54 (7%, $0.80 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 0-1 with debuting Keeneland Babies
- trainer is 3-33 (9%, $0.87 ROI) with all debut runners in 2007
- September 6, September 18, September 24, October 1, October 7 workouts match barn’s juvenile Juicy Point (scheduled to make debut in Race 3)
- Worked “in company with Juicy Point from the gate, a shade better at the wire,” according to the Keeneland Clocker on October 1
- “Continues good morning trials,” according to the Keeneland Clocker for October 7

12. Story Teller (Tale of the Cat – Feminine Fury, by Black Tie Affair)
Trainer: Walter Bindner Jr.
- Foaled May 21, 2005 in Kentucky
- $95,000 RNA yearling (Keeneland September 2006)
- out juvenile (Keeneland April 2007)
- sire was a Grade 2 sprint winner (9-5-1-2, $360,900, unraced at two, 1-3 in dirt sprints)
- sire is 133-691 (19%) with juvenile runners
- dam was multiple stakes-placed (39-11-7-5, $289,840, 0-2 at two, 11-34 in dirt sprints, cost $18,000 as a yearling)
- dam has two runners, no winners, one juvenile runner
- dam a half-sister to stakes-placed Two Eyes Fer You (50-14-7-5, $168,935, 1-2 at two, 4-17 in dirt sprints), and Grade 3-placed Two Fer Boston (21-8-1-3, $201,887, 1-4 at two, 0-4 in dirt sprints)
- trainer is 1-2 (50%, $13.10 ROI) over the past five years with second-time Keeneland Babies adding Lasix

Analysis: BOOTDIM received a nice comment from the Keeneland Clocker for his morning trial on October 3. After breaking slowly from the gate, he reportedly finished very well, and galloped out five furlongs in 59 and change. By Mutakddim, one of the most underrated debut sires on the planet, Bootdim is eligible to be precocious, and this elongated sprint distance may be just what the doctor ordered given some of his apparent gate woes.
MITIGATION was no match for good-looking debut winner Tend when asked to go two turns for the first time, but he just couldn’t last the trip. He should appreciate turning back in distance, and it’s nice to see the string of long works leading up to this start. HIGH CEILING adds Lasix for the second lifetime start, and that’s often a powerful angle in juvenile maiden races. He finished just ahead of Holy Roman Empire in the career debut at Arlington, and that one figures to be one of the choices in the first division (Race 3). Upgrade his chances if Holy Roman Empire performs well.
AWESOME AFFAIR raced evenly in his career debut on turf, but he is really bred to enjoy longer distances, and the pace may be quicker in this spot. RICH HERO goes out for a barn that is having a monster year with first-time starters. Mott and Leparoux are clicking at a 36% (10-28, $2.02 ROI) strike rate together this year.

Selections:
1. Bootdim
2. Mitigation
3. High Ceiling

The play: Bootdim to win and place at 5-1 odds or more

Race 8
1 1/16 Miles (Turf)
J P Morgan Chase Jessamine Stakes
2-year-old fillies
Purse $150,000

Analysis: EXCESSIVE HEAT must answer some serious stamina questions in this spot, but she’s done nothing wrong since switching to the grass, and should be able to control the early pace.
LICKETY LEMON disappointed as the favorite in the Grade 3 Natalma at Woodbine, but she raced wide off a moderate pace that day, and should get faster splits to attack here. She looked good winning her first two sprint starts on grass, and is certainly bred to handle this trip. GRAPE COTTAGE was aided by a swift opening quarter-mile in her maiden win at the Meadowlands, but she earned a solid Beyer Speed Figure that day, has lots of turf blood on the bottom of her pedigree, and seems to have some upside.
PALACE SECRET is still a maiden, but goes two sprints to a route for shrewd connections. This filly had a difficult trip in her career debut at Saratoga, then lugged in badly while rallying at Kentucky Downs. She looms an interesting exotics possibility.

Selections:
1. Excessive Heat
2. Lickety Lemon
3. Grape Cottage

The play: Excessive Heat to win at 2-1 or more

Meet record based on starts, wins, top pick (after scratches) in the money, and profit/loss of that day's play ($2 wager): 11-1-5 (+$5.00)