10/17/2007 12:00AM

Keeneland Babies for 10/18

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 2: Southern Devil finished fifth
Race 6: Stungbythestorm finished third

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Race 1
1 1/16 Miles (Polytrack)
Maiden Claiming ($50,000)
2-year-olds
Purse $22,000

1. Stephengotstephen (Stephen Got Even – Let’s Get Risky, by Cryptoclearance)
Trainer: Manuel Uriza
- Foaled May 17, 2005 in Kentucky
- $8,500 yearilng (Keeneland September 2006)
- sire was a Grade 1 route winner (11-5-1-1, $1,019,200, 0-1 at two)
- sire is 37-286 (13%) with juvenile runners
- dam was unplaced (7-0-0-0, $830, 0-2 at two)
- dam has three runners, one winner, one juvenile runner, no juvenile winners
- dam a half-sister to multiple Grade 3 winner Rabiadella (24-7-1-1, $263,450, 1-2 at two), and Grade 2-placed sprinter Grinding It Out (22-4-7-3, $203,480
- trainer is 0-4 over the past five years with second-time juveniles

2. Wonder Beach (Worldly Manner – Cape, by Mr. Prospector)
Trainer: Jackie Christenson
- Foaled February 4, 2005 in Kentucky
- $15,000 juvenile (Keeneland April 2007)
- sire was a Grade 2 winner at two (10-3-0-2, $251,857, 3-4 at two)
- sire is 3-64 (5%) with juvenile runners
- dam was unraced
- dam has five runners, three winners, three juvenile runners, no juvenile winners
- second dam is Grade 1-placed Cope of Flowers (19-4-4-2, $140,376, unraced at two)
- trainer is 0-11 over the past five years with juvenile runners
- worked a quarter-mile in 22.60, and another quarter-mile on turf in 24.20 prior to the April sale

3. Mr. Winchester (Flatter – Doubtful Guest, by Talkin Man)
Trainer: Richard Kohnhorst
- Foaled February 21, 2005 in Kentucky
- $17,000 short yearling (Keeneland January 2006)
- $27,000 RNA yearling (Fasig-Tipton July 2006)
- $30,000 yearling (Fasig-Tipton October 2006)
- $95,000 juvenile (Keeneland April 2007)
- first-crop sire was a Grade 2-placed router (6-4-0-1, $148,815, unraced at two)
- sire is 8-54 (15%) with juvenile runners
- dam was a sprint winner (11-2-2-1, $20,296, 0-2 at two, cost $6,000 as a yearling)
- dam has two runners, no winners, two juvenile runners
- dam a half-sister to multiple stakes-winning turfer Lordy Lordy (21-8-3-3, $354,465, unraced at two)
- dam is 1-3 (33%, $1.60 ROI) over the past five years with juveniles dropping into maiden claimers
- worked one furlong in 10.40, and a quarter-mile in 21.40 prior to the April sale

4. Stoney’s Ladd (Grindstone – You Belong, by Belong to Me)
Trainer: Kenneth McPeek-
Foaled March 16, 2005 in Kentucky
- sire was a Grade 1 route winner (6-3-2-0, $1,224,510, 1-2 at two)
- sire is 52-376 (14%) with juvenile runners
- dam was unplaced (1-0-0-0, $540, 0-1 at two)
- this is dam’s only runner
- dam a half-sister to Grade 3 winner See Me Through (19-2-4-3, $171,816, 0-1 at two)
- trainer is 89-496 (18%, $1.94 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile runners
- trainer is 7-91 (8%, $0.95 ROI) with Keeneland Babies

5. Quatre V. (Vicar – Vacherie, by Vigors)
Trainer: John Langemeier
- Foaled April 10, 2005 in Kentucky
- $14,000 RNA yearling (Keeneland September 2006)
- half-brother to Group 1 winner (Panama) Super I (42-13-10-6, $95,014)
- full brother to juvenile stakes-placed sprinter Lord Vicar (11-1-1-0, $42,180, 1-4 at two)
- sire was a multiple Grade 1 route winner (17-4-2-3, $835,142, 2-3 at two)
- sire is 42-301 (14%) with juvenile runners
- dam was a multiple stakes-winner (51-12-4-7, $254,960, 0-3 at two)
- dam has nine runners, six winners, six juvenile runners, two juvenile winners
- second dam is Grade 1 winner Bastonera II (38-14-12-4, $408,065, 2-2 at two)
- trainer is 0-8 over the past five years with juvenile runners
- trainer is 0-1 with Keeneland Babies

6. Beautiful You (Beautiful Indy – Icanseeyounow, by Deputy Minister)
Trainer: Dale Romans
- Foaled March 1, 2005 in Kentucky
- $8,000 weanling (Keeneland November 2005)
- sire was a sprint winner (4-1-1-0, $19,710, unraced at two)
- sire is 2-26 (8%) with juvenile runners
- dam was a juvenile sprint winner (6-1-2-0, $7,829, all races at two)
- dam has five runners, four winners, four juvenile runners, three juvenile winners
- dam a half-sister to stakes-placed juvenile Proud Eyes (32-7-0-3, $57,445, 3-6 at two), juvenile stakes-winner Doyouseewhatisee (88-22-17-14, $436,817, 3-6 at two), multiple Grade 3 sprint winner Ifyoucouldseemenow (25-7-4-7, $475,572, 3-5 at two), and stakes-winner Nowi’veseenitall (61-5-15-7, $147,736, 2-8 at two)
- trainer is 3-21 (14%, $1.14 ROI) over the past five years with juveniles dropping into maiden claimers
- trainer is 0-4 with Keeneland Babies dropping into maiden claimers

7. Command Sgt. Major (Hold That Tiger – Timber Mistress, by Woodman)
Trainer: Kenneth McPeek
- Foaled February 26, 2005 in Kentucky
- $27,000 RNA weanling (Keeneland November 2005)
- $7,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2006)
- first-crop sire was a Group 1 winner on turf at two in France (10-3-1-1, $644,235, 3-5 at two)
- sire is 17-117 (15%) with juvenile runners
- dam was unplaced (1-0-0-0, $0, unraced at two, cost $40,000 as a yearling, and $50,000 as a juvenile)
- this is dam’s only runner
- dam a half-sister to Grade 2-placed turfer Refugee (13-3-1-2, $114,070, 0-1 at two)
- trainer is 4-13 (31%, $3.48 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles

8. Laysh Laysh Laysh (Whywhywhy – Beauty School, by Private School)
Trainer: William Bradley
- Foaled February 11, 2005 in Kentucky
- withdrawn yearling (Fasig-Tipton October 2006)
- first-crop sire was a Grade 1 sprint winner at two (9-3-1-1, $315,015, 3-5 at two)
- sire is 9-65 (14%) with juvenile runners
- dam was a sprint winner (11-2-0-1, $23,820, unraced at two)
- this is dam’s only runner
- trainer is 8-109 (7%, $1.64 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile runners
- trainer is 0-3 with Keeneland Babies

9. Moose Gone Wild (Seeking Daylight – Wild Wave, by Captain Bodgit)
Trainer: Tiffany Ericson
- Foaled March 28, 2005 in Maryland
- $22,000 RNA yearling (Fasig-Tipton July 2006)
- $50,000 juvenile (claim from Kenneth McPeek)
- first-crop sire was a Grade 2 route winner (7-4-1-0, $244,710, 2-2 at two)
- sire is 2-23 (9%) with juvenile runners
- dam was placed sprinting at two (4-0-1-0, $4,900, 0-3 at two)
- this is dam’s only runner
- dam a half-sister to multiple stakes-winning sprinter Sweet Jo Jo (7-3-0-2, $134,210, all races at two), and stakes-placed Honour Our Troops (26-4-9-3, $93,500, unraced at two)
- trainer is 4-38 (11%, $2.03 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile runners
- trainer is 0-1 with Keeneland Babies

10. Never Faster (Siphon – Never Faulty, by Faltaat)
Trainer: D. Wayne Lukas
- Foaled May 1, 2005 in Kentucky
- half-brother to stakes-placed juvenile spinter Easy Start (2-0-0-1, $8,730, all races at two)
- sire was a multiple Group/Grade 1 winner (25-12-6-2, $3,136,428, 4-6 at ages two-three at Brazil)
- sire is 48-468 (10%) with juvenile runners
- dam was a sprint winner in the mud (8-1-1-0, $11,127, 0-1 at two)
- dam has three runners, no winners, two juvenile runners
- trainer is 4-15 (27%, $1.97 ROI) over the past five years with juveniles dropping into maiden claimers
- trainer is 1-2 (50%, $4.40 ROI) with Keeneland Babies dropping into maiden claimers

11. Stylish Tiger (Tiger Ridge – Stylish Aristocrat, by Groovy)
Trainer: Eddie Kenneally
- Foaled April 7, 2005 in New York
- $17,000 RNA yearling (OBS Select August 2006)
- half-brother to multiple stakes-placed juvenile sprinter Ritzy Dame (24-4-6-5, $93,248, 1-7 at two)
- sire was placed routing (5-0-1-1, $11,950, unraced at two)
- sire is 66-410 (16%) with juvenile runners
- dam was multiple stakes-placed (38-3-3-3, $34,007, unraced at two, cost $32,000 as yearling)
- dam has eight runners, six winners, five juvenile runners, one juvenile runner
- dam a half-sister to British turf stakes-winner Sharp Noble (31-3-3-5, $34,161, unraced at two), British Group 3 turf winner Triarius (17-7-6-1, $180,047, 0-2 at two), and French stakes-placed turfer Layal (39-7-5-3, $164,199, unraced at two)
- trainer is 7-64 (11%, $0.66 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles
- trainer is 0-10 with second-time Keeneland Babies

12. Billybud (Stephen Got Even – Wildcat Blue, by Cure the Blues)
Trainer: Vickie Foley
- Foaled May 17, 2005 in Kentucky
- $25,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2006)
- $65,000 juvenile (OBS April 2007)
- half-brother to juvenile stakes-winning turfer Sir Edwin Landseer (52-7-5-4, $232,904, 3-8 at two)
- sire was a Grade 1 route winner (11-5-1-1, $1,019,200, 0-1 at two)
- sire is 37-286 (13%) with juvenile runners
- dam was unraced (cost $92,000 as yearling)- dam has five runners, four winners, two juvenile runners, one juvenile winner
- dam a half-sister to stakes-winner Born Winner (19-6-1-0, $84,904, 0-3 at two), multiple Grade 2 winner Nasty Storm (24-8-3-4, $754,157, 1-7 at two), and multiple stakes-placed sprinter Offshore News (13-2-3-2, $35,734, unraced at two)
- trainer is 3-17 (18%, $1.26 ROI) over the past five years with juveniles dropping into maiden claimers
- worked a quarter-mile in 22.80 prior to the April sale

Analysis: BEAUTIFUL INDY lost his rider in his only previous route appearance, but he did rally against the grain of a speed-favoring track two starts back at Ellis Park, and that race graded out very fast. He drops into a maiden claimer for the first time, gets a solid rider switch to Shaun Bridgmohan, and may be a bit closer to the pace. There is some class on the bottom of this pedigree, and he should be running late.
STONEY’S LADD just missed behind a favored winner at Turfway, and he has enough gate speed to secure a coveted forward position in this relatively paceless affair. The son of Kentucky Derby winner Grindstone should appreciate the added distance. LAYSH LAYSH LAYSH rallied into a slow pace going short at Kentucky Downs, and he wasn’t disgraced going two turns on turf at Ellis Park in August. Expect him to be more forwardly-placed here.
COMMAND SGT. MAJOR chased trotting-horse fractions at Kentucky Downs in his career debut, and should have gained valuable conditioning from that effort. Trainer Ken McPeek excels with second-time starters.

Selections:
1. Beautiful Indy
2. Stoney’s Ladd
3. Laysh Laysh Laysh

The play: No Play

Race 5
About 7 Furlongs (Polytrack)
Maiden Special Weight
2-year-old fillies
Purse $50,000

1. Temper Temper (Empire Maker - Storm Alert, by Storm Cat)
Trainer: George Arnold II
- Foaled January 22, 2005 in Kentucky
- first-crop sire was a multiple Grade 1 route winner (8-4-3-1, $1,985,800, 1-2 at two, won debut)
- sire is 0-13 with juvenile debut runners
- half-sister to stakes-placed turfer Indy Trouble (16-3-2-0, $83,968, 0-5 at two)
- dam was a stakes-winner (7-3-1-0, $91,126, 0-2 at two, cost $250,000 as a yearling)
- dam has two runners, two winners, one juvenile runner, no juvenile winner
- dam a half-sister to turf stakes-winner High Speed Access (19-4-4-2, $157,115, 0-4 at two)
- Storm Cat is 7-105 (7%, $1.13 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2007
- trainer is 12-75 (16%, $2.48 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 1-7 (14%, $0.97 ROI) with debuting Keeneland Babies
- trainer is 4-32 (12%, $1.74 ROI) with all debut runners in 2007
- September 22, September 28 workouts matches up with entrymate
- Keeneland Clocker Comment for the October 12 workout: “went well, in company with Tam Tam (unraced juvenile filly), and was slightly better at the finish

1a. Magical Theater (Smart Strike - Moments of Magic, by Danzig)
Trainer: George Arnold II
- Foaled February 19, 2005 in Kentucky
- sire was a Grade 1 route winner (8-6-1-0, $337,376, unraced at two)
- sire is 31-199 (16%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire was 9-72 (12%, $2.17 ROI) with all debut runners in 2007)
- half-sister to Grade 2-placed turfer Zann (13-3-3-2, $213,669, 0-1 at two)
- dam was a stakes-winner (19-4-6-1, $232,164, unraced at two, cost $140,000 as a yearling)
- dam has two runners, two winners, two juvenile runners, no juvenile winners
- Smart Strike - Danzig ‘nick’ has produced Grade 1 turfer Soaring Free (27-15-4-0, $2,110,370, unraced at two), and Grade 3 winner High Strike Zone (48-14-13-9, $667,810, 1-4 at two, won debut)
- female family of multiple Grade 2 winner Ten Below (44-11-10-5, $497,026), and Grade 2 winner Fortnightly (35-5-11-3, $403,958)
- Danzig is 7-54 (13%, $1.61 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2007
- trainer is 12-75 (16%, $2.48 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 1-7 (14%, $0.97 ROI) with debuting Keeneland Babies
- trainer is 4-32 (12%, $1.74 ROI) with all debut runners in 2007
- September 22, 28 workouts matches up with entrymate
- Keeneland Clocker Comment for October 12 work: “Gold Futures (unraced three-year-old filly) appeared to have reserve energy against Magical Theater during the work, galloped out well”

2. Seemingly (Orientate - Hallowed, by Holy Bull)
Trainer: Ian Wilkes
- Foaled January 22 in Kentucky
- $100,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2006)
- sire was a multiple Grade 1 sprint winner (19-10-3-0, $1,716,950, 0-2 at two)
- sire is 32-221 (14%) with juvenile runners
- dam was stakes-placed (25-2-3-5, $75,790, 0-3 at two, cost $40,000 as a yearling)
- this is dam’s only runner
- dam a half-sister to stakes-winner Silver Lace (19-5-3-4, $139,624, unraced at two), and stakes-placed sprinter Buddha Lady (12-4-2-1, $58,889, 0-2 at two)
- trainer is 1-6 (17%, $0.80 ROI) over the past five years with juveniles returning from 31-60 day layoffs
- trainer is 0-2 with Keeneland Babies returning from 31-60 day layoff

3. General Consensus (Giant’s Causeway - Shootforthestars, but Seattle Slew)
Trainer: Jim Corrigan
- Foaled March 1, 2005 in Kentucky
- $400,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2006)
- sire was a multiple Group 1 winner on turf (13-9-4-0, $3,078,989, 3-3 at two)
- sire is 30-197 (15%) with juvenile runners
- half-sister to stakes-placed router Golden Rainbow (21-4-8-5, $205,250, 1-6 at two)
- dam was unraced
- dam has four runners, two winners, four juvenile runners, one juvenile winner
- dam a half-sister to Grade 2 router Fantasticat (23-3-6-5, $447,984, 0-4 at two)
- trainer is 2-11 (18%, $5.02 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles

4. Sweet Hennessy (Hennessy - Shewould’ntlisten, by Salt Lake)
Trainer: William Mott
- Foaled March 10, 2005 in Kentucky
- $62,000 weanling (Keeneland November 2005)
- $75,000 yearling (Fasig-Tipton July 2006)
- sire was a Grade 1 sprint winner at two (9-4-3-0, $580,400, all races at two)
- sire is 94-620 (15%) with juvenile runners
- dam was a route winner (11-1-0-2, $10,285, 0-4 at two)
- dam has two runners, one winner, two juvenile runners, no juvenile winners
- dam a half-sister to stakes-winner Darby’s Chant (31-6-2-5, $32,919, 2-5 at two), multiple stakes-winner A. M. Swinger (48-13-11-6, $348,497, 2-5 at two), juvenile stakes-winning sprinter Fire Two (9-2-2-1, $59,842, 2-4 at two), juvenile stakes-placed Cameron Park (18-3-3-3, $62,823, 1-7 at two), and Group 2-placed router (Dubai) Inamorato (17-4-1-4, $520,138, 1-1 at two)
- trainer is 28-158 (18%, $1.42 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles
- trainer is 2-5 (40%, $2.32 ROI) with second-time Keeneland Babies

5. Lynx of Gold (Forest Wildcat - Gold Fashioned, by Seeking the Gold)
Trainer: Hal Wiggins
- Foaled March 29, 2005 in Kentucky
- $55,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2006)
- sire was a multiple Grade 3 sprint winner (20-9-2-1, $478,862, 2-5 at two)
- sire is 140-798 (18%) with juvenile runners
- half-sister to multiple stakes-placed Old Fashion Desire (12-2-3-2, $32,327, 1-3 at two)
- dam was sprint placed (4-0-0-1, $1,430, unraced at two)
- dam has four runners, three winners, four juvenile runners, three juvenile winners
- second dam is multiple Grade 2 turfer Rigamajig (35-7-7-2, $373,836, 0-1 at two)
- trainer is 29-273 (11%, $1.31 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile runners
- trainer is 4-34 (12%, $2.21 ROI) with Keeneland Babies

6. Fall Shuffle (Grand Slam - Sixtyone Margaux, by Cozzene)
Trainer: Frank Brothers
- Foaled January 29, 2005 in Kentucky
- $65,000 RNA yearling (Keeneland September 2006)
- sire was a multiple Grade 1 winner at two (15-4-5-2, $971,292, 3-5 at two
- sire is 112-655 (17%) with juvenile runners
- Grand Slam - Cozzene ‘nick’ has produced multiple stakes-winning sprinter Big Score (17-6-0-3, $217,739, 3-4 at two)
- dam was a stakes-winner (12-4-1-1, $147,890, unraced at two, cost $160,000 as a yearling, and $375,000 as a juvenile)
- this is dam’s only runner
- trainer is 23-144 (16%, $2.53 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile runners
- trainer is 3-18 (17%, $9.39 ROI) with Keeneland Babies

7. French Song (Silic - Quilma, by Semenenko)
Trainer: William Huffman
- Foaled March 31, 2005 in Kentucky
- sire was a multiple Grade 1 winner on turf (15-8-2-0, $1,422,299, 1-3 at two)
- sire is 7-63 (11%) with juvenile runners
- dam was a Group 1 winner in Chile (36-9-7-3, $381,583, 2-5 at two)
- dam has six runners, four winners, two juvenile runners, no juvenile winners
- dam a half-sister to multiple Group 2 winner (Chile) Quisco (121-20-6-11, $59,298, 1-2 at two)
- trainer is 1-5 (20%, $2.88 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles
- trainer is 1-1 (100%, $14.40 ROI) with second-time Keeneland Babies

8. Restless Kitten (Our Emblem – Restless Cat, by Storm Cat)
Trainer: D. Wayne Lukas
- Foaled February 8 in Kentucky
- $150,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2006)
- sire was multiple Grade 1-placed (27-5-5-5, $366,013, 1-3 at two)
- sire is 42-416 (10%) with juvenile runners
- dam was unraced
- this is dam’s only runner
- dam a half-sister to multiple stakes-winner Wild Kitty (25-5-4-4, $127,510, unraced at two), multiple Grade 3 winner Shy Tom (36-10-5-3, $812,426, 2-5 at two), juvenile stakes-placed sprinter West Virginia (12-3-2-2, $73,335, 1-3 at two), and Grade 1 sprint winner Pearl City (11-6-2-2, $367,097, 1-2 at two)
- dam a full sister to juvenile Grade 1 sprint winner Hennessy (9-4-3-0, $580,400, all races at two)
- trainer is 18-180 (10%, $0.95 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles
- trainer is 1-14 (7%, $0.27 ROI) with second-time Keeneland Babies

9. McClees Creek (Smart Strike - Marvelous Mandy, by Hennessy)
Trainer: Todd Pletcher
- Foaled February 15, 2005 in Kentucky
- $120,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2006)
- sire was a Grade 1 route winner (8-6-1-0, $337,376, unraced at two)
- sire is 31-199 (16%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire was 9-72 (12%, $2.17 ROI) with all debut runners in 2007)
- dam was unraced
- dam has one runner, no winners, one juvenile runner
- female family of Grade 2 sprint winner Tale of the Cat (9-5-1-2, $360,900, unraced at two), and multiple Group 1 juvenile turf winner Minardi (8-2-1-1, $291,017, 2-3 at two)
- Hennessy is 2-37 (5%, $0.47 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2007
- trainer is 97-431 (23%, $1.58 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 11-35 (31%, $1.65 ROI) with debuting Keeneland Babies
- trainer is 21-139 (15%, $0.99 ROI) with all debut runners in 2007
- September 16, September 23 workouts match barn’s juvenile Holy Humor (finished seventh in career debut on October 11 with 63 Beyer)
- October 1, October 7 workouts match barn’s three-year-old Sandwaki (finished seventh in Bryan Station Stakes on turf on October 14 with 64 Beyer)
- October 14 workout matches barn’s juvenile Texas Wildcatter (67 Beyer)

10. Quite a Sight (Richter Scale - Kick the Cat, by Tale of the Cat)
Trainer: Gregory Fox
- Foaled February 6, 2005 in Kentucky
- $14,000 weanling (Keeneland November 2005)
- sire was a Grade 1 sprint winner (25-12-2-0, $1,139,958, 1-2 at two)
- sire is 21-186 (11%) with juvenile runners
- dam was unraced
- dam has two runners, one winner, two juvenile runners, no juvenile winners
- second dam is stakes-placed sprinter G. U. Senorita (17-4-0-6, $58,778, 1-3 at two)
- trainer is 0-4 over the past five years with second-time juveniles

11. Guanahani (Pleasant Tap - Manele Bay, by Bates Motel)
Trainer: Gregory Foley
- Foaled March 9, 2005 in Kentucky
- sire was a multiple Grade 1 route winner (32-9-9-5, $2,721,169, 1-5 at two)
- sire is 10-139 (7%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 2-26 (8%, $0.36 ROI) with all debut runners in 2007
- dam was a winner (10-2-1-3, $72,398, unraced at two)
- dam has three runners, three winners, two juvenile runners, one juvenile winner
- dam a half-sister to stakes-winning router Grand Teton (24-4-2-3, $148,629, unraced at two)
- Bates Motel is 4-25 (16%, $3.37 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2007
- trainer is 10-77 (13%, $1.76 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 0-1 with debuting Keeneland Babies
- trainer is 3-23 (13%, $2.54 ROI) with all debut runners in 2007
- September 18 workout matches barn’s juvenile filly Larry’s Love (finished first in career debut at Hoosier Park on September 27 with 52 Beyer)

Analysis: MCCLEES CREEK is by a top sire from the family of precocious influences Tale of the Cat and Minardi. This trainer-jockey combination sent out debut winner Monba ($21.80) here yesterday, and Pletcher is fantastic first-out.
FALL SHUFFLE blew a clear lead going two turns over Ellis sod, and should appreciate the drop in trip. It’s nice to see the string of five-furlong workouts leading to his return from a short layoff, and he figures to be close to the pace once again. LYNX OF GOLD was forced to rally into glacial fractions at Kentucky Downs, and she receives a solid rider switch to Albarado. Expect her to be a bit closer to the leaders in the early stages. QUITE A SIGHT just missed behind a 22-1 longshot when sent off at even a greater price in her debut at Turfway. She’ll be much-shorter here, but looms a threat from stalking range while racing in the clear.
SWEET HENNESSY exits the quicker division of maiden special weights at Arlington, and two horses returned from that race to win. Bill Mott adds Lasix for the second start, and that angle can work wonders.

Selections:
1. McClees Creek
2. Fall Shuffle
3. Lynx of Gold

The play: McClees Creek to win at 3-1 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): 26-6-13, (+$0.60)