10/18/2007 12:00AM

Keeneland Babies for 10/19

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.

Thursday’s results:
Race 1: Beautiful You finished second
Race 5: McClees Creek finished sixth

Friday, October 19, 2007

Race 2
1 1/16 Miles (Polytrack)
Claiming ($25,000)
2-year-olds
Purse $24,000

Analysis: WORKINONTHRAILROAD steadily advanced along the inside during the backstretch run of his second start before angling four wide at the quarter-pole. Once he was straightened away for the drive, he blew away his maiden claiming opponents, and earned this field’s best last Beyer Speed Figure. He may not get a lot of pace to attack in this spot, but a repeat of that Turfway Park effort should make him tough to down.
TARGE took tons of money for his career debut at Louisiana Downs, and did not disappoint with a strong late charge. He drops into a claimer for his first start against winners, and will have to deal with two turns for the first time, but he’s bred to handle the trip, and is in good hands. PASCAL showed marked improvement with the drop in class, and switch to polytrack at Turfway. He has some tactical speed, and may get first jump on likely pacesetter DIXON’S CHIEF.
DREAMINGOFTHESALE made a determined late run to win his second start, and is another that doesn’t have to be too far off the pace.

Selections:
1. Workinonthrailroad
2. Targe
3. Pascal

The play: Workinonthrailroad – Targe exacta; Workinonthrailroad – Pascal exacta

Race 4
6 Furlongs (Polytrack)
Maiden Special Weight
2-year-olds
Purse $50,000

1. Shattuck (E Dubai – Saphrene, by Quiet American)
Trainer: Kenneth McPeek
- Foaled April 30, 2005 in Kentucky
- $45,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2006)
- sire was a multiple Grade 2 route winner (11-5-3-0, $920,800, 1-2 at two, won debut)
- sire is 11-49 (22%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 9-37 (24%, $3.43 ROI) with all debut runners in 2007
- dam was placed (7-0-2-1, $7,500, 0-2 at two)
- this is dam’s only runner
- second dam is stakes-winner Dixie Fine (13-5-0-2, $74,424, unraced at two)
- Quiet American is 3-43 (7%, $1.20 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2007
- trainer is 13-152 (9%, $1.82 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 3-30 (10%, $1.73 ROI) with debuting Keeneland Babies
- trainer is 4-39 (10%, $1.80 ROI) with all debut runners in 2007
- September 29 workout matches barn’s three-year-old filly Pure Star (finished first in maiden special weight at Keeneland on October 12 with 78 Beyer), and three-year-old Highest Degree (finished second in ‘n2L’ allowance on October 5 with 80 Beyer)

2. Rezif (Distant View – Formal Affair, by Dynaformer)
Trainer: Michael Stidham
- Foaled April 2, 2005 in Kentucky
- sire was a Group 1 winner on turf in England (7-2-2-0, $238,374, unraced at two)
- sire is 6-64 (9%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 1-18 (6%, $0.99 ROI) with all debut runners in 2007
- dam was a turf winner (21-2-0-1, $20,705, unraced at two, cost $8,000 as a weanling)
- this is dam’s only runner
- second dam is multiple stakes-winner Red Ember (28-6-7-6, $216,840)
- Dynaformer is 6-71 (8%, $0.59 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2007
- trainer is 28-119 (24%, $2.53 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 1-3 (33%, $7.27 ROI) with debuting Keeneland Babies
- trainer is 5-38 (13%, $0.80 ROI with all debut runners in 2007
- Keeneland Clocker Comment for October 10 workout: “in company with She Could Be Good (unraced three-year-old filly), these two finished well from the gate.”

3. Droll (Distorted Humor – Right Spice, by Salt Lake)
Trainer: William Mott
- Foaled March 25, 2005 in Kentucky
- withdrawn yearling (Keeneland September 2006)
- sire was a multiple Grade 2 sprint winner (23-8-5-3, $769,964, unraced at two)
- sire is 103-561 (18%) with juvenile runners
- dam was a sprint winner at two (7-2-1-0, $63,558, 2-4 at two)
- this is dam’s only runner
- dam a half-sister to multiple stakes-winner Words of War (44-9-10-7, $683,828, 2-7 at two), multiple sprint stakes-winner Word O’ Ransom (17-6-1-4, $115,550, 0-3 at two), and Grade 3 juvenile turfer Ascutney (11-2-2-1, $188,129, 2-4 at two)
- trainer is 28-160 (18%, $1.40 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles
- trainer is 2-7 (29%, $1.66 ROI) with second-time Keeneland Babies

4. New Believer (Sky Mesa – Cocktail Sauce, by Tabasco Cat)
Trainer: Wesley Ward
- Foaled March 22, 2005 in Kentucky
- $105,000 short yearling (Keeneland January 2006)
- $335,000 yearling (Fasig-Tipton Select August 2006)
- out yearling (Keeneland September 2006)
- $200,000 juvenile (Fasig-Tipton February Select 2007)
- first-crop sire was a Grade 1 sprint winner at two (6-3-1-1, $633,076, 3-3 at two)
- sire is 1-27 (4%, $0.30 ROI) with juvenile debut runners
- dam was a sprint winner in the mud (21-1-7-5, $86,635, 0-6 at two)
- this is dam’s only runner
- female family of multiple Grade 1 winner Lady’s Secret (45-25-9-3, $3,021,425, 3-8 at two, won debut)
- Tabasco Cat is 5-42 (12%, $1.12 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2007
- trainer is 29-103 (28%, $1.93 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 2-6 (33%, $2.03 ROI) with debuting Keeneland Babies
- trainer is 12-36 (33%, $1.94 ROI) with all debut runners in 2007
- worked one furlong in 10.40 prior to the February sale
- September 14 workout matches barn’s juvenile filly Sunshine Lover (finished fourth in 25K N2L claimer at Calder on September 20 with 49 Beyer)

5. Zakedor (El Corredor – Zakcat, by Vilzak)
Trainer: Thomas Amoss
- Foaled April 12, 2005 in Maryland
- $180,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2006)
- half-brother to multiple Grade 3 route winner Zakocity (35-9-7-8, $701,390, 1-8 at two, won debut), stakes-placed Catquit (28-7-6-7, $166,795, 0-1 at two), and stakes-winning router Lost Etiquette (11-3-3-1, $146,280, 0-1 at two)
- sire was a Grade 1 route winner (10-7-1-0, $727,920, 1-2 at two)
- sire is 14-108 (13%) with juvenile debut runners
- El Corredor is 8-58 (14%, $1.70 ROI) with all debut runners in 2007
- dam was a multiple stakes-winner (12-5-1-4, $166,540, 1-1 at two)
- dam has five runners, five winners, three juvenile runners, one juvenile winner, one juvenile debut winner
- dam a half-sister to stakes-placed Goin Jesy (44-8-6-9, $79,726, 0-2 at two), and stakes-placed Renato Jo (19-2-1-2, $23,154, unraced at two)
- Vilzak is 1-11 (9%, $1.12 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2007
- trainer is 9-59 (15%, $1.12 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 1-6 (17%, $1.70 ROI) with debuting Keeneland Babies
- trainer is 1-15 (7%, $0.31 ROI) with all debut runners in 2007
- September 12, September 19 workouts match barn’s juvenile filly Include the Lady (finished third in career debut at Turfway in 30K maiden claimer on September 28 with 47 Beyer)
- October 2 workout matches barn’s three-year-old Wham (finished second in N2L allowance at Mountaineer on October 14 with 67 Beyer)

6. Bob’s Star (Storm Cat – Star of Broadway, by Broad Brush)
Trainer: Robert Frankel
- Foaled February 16, 2005 in Kentucky
- sire was a Grade 1 route winner at two (8-4-3-0, $570,610, 3-6 at two)
- sire is 69-350 (20%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 3-31 (10%, $1.36 ROI) with all debut runners in 2007
- dam was a multiple stakes-winning sprinter (11-4-1-0, $229,377, 2-2 at two, cost $340,000 as a yearling)
- dam has three runners, two winners, two juvenile runners, one juvenile winner, one juvenile debut winner
- dam a half-sister to Grade 2-placed juvenile sprinter Oro Bandito (75-12-14-12, $196,187, 1-4 at two, won debut)
- Broad Brush is 12-87 (14%, $3.88 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2007
- trainer is 10-77 (13%, $1.36 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 4-35 (11%, $0.41 ROI) with all debut runners in 2007
- Keeneland Clocker Comment for September 29 workout: “finished very well, last 3/8 in 35.1”
- Keeneland Clocker Comment for October 6 workout: “Turn Away (unraced juvenile filly) broke behind Bob’s Star, and bested that one at the wire”
- Keeneland Clocker Comment for October 13 workout: “Turn Away continues to train forwardly, the better of Bob’s Star.”

7. Bad Bandit (El Corredor – Kissin Princess, by Kissin Kris)
Trainer: Steve Hobby
- Foaled May 17, 2005 in Kentucky
- withdrawn weanling (Keeneland November 2005)
- $80,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2006)
- sire was a Grade 1 route winner (10-7-1-0, $727,920, 1-2 at two)
- sire is 39-278 (14%) with juvenile runners
- El Corredor – Kissin Kris ‘nick’ has produced Grade 1-placed juvenile router Backseat Rhythm (4-1-1-0, $116,760, all races at two)
- dam was a sprint winner (16-2-3-4, $38,967, unraced at two)
- dam has two runners, no winners, one juvenile runner
- dam a full sister to Grade 2 juvenile winner Smoocher (27-5-4-3, $356,448, 2-4 at two)
- trainer is 2-11 (18%, $2.31 ROI) over the past five years with juveniles returning from 31-60 day layoff
- trainer is 0-1 with Keeneland Babies returning from 31-60 day layoff
- Keeneland Clocker Comment for October 5 workout: “off slowly (first furlong in 15 seconds), finished well with Borel up”

8. Stormster (Real Quiet – A Chance of Storm, by Storm Cat)
Trainer: Andrew McKeever
- Foaled April 23, 2005 in Kentucky
- $32,000 weanling (Keeneland November 2005)
- $75,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2006)-
$190,000 RNA juvenile (Keeneland April 2007)
- half-brother to Group 3 winner (Japan) Grass World (49-7-5-6, $1,838,936, unraced at two)
- sire was a multiple Grade 1 route winner (20-6-5-6, $3,271,802, 2-9 at two)
- sire is 5-116 (4%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 1-29 (2%, $0.15 ROI) with all debut runners in 2007
- dam was placed sprinting (8-0-1-1, $8,095, 0-5 at two, cost $60,000 as a yearling, and $125,000 as a juvenile)
- dam has six runners, five winners, two juvenile runners, one juvenile winner
- dam a full sister to multiple Grade 1 winner November Snow (22-8-4-6, $554,628, 3-4 at two), and Grade 3 sprint winner Scatmandu (16-6-0-6, $330,789, 1-3 at two)
- dam a half-sister to stakes-winning router Lady Sorolla (17-4-6-2, $202,975, unraced at two)
- Storm Cat is 7-105 (7%, $1.13 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2007
- trainer is 0-13 over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 0-2 with debuting Keeneland Babies
- worked one furlong in 10 flat prior to the April sale
- July 14 workout matches barn’s three-year-old filly Rock N Rebecca (finished seventh in career debut at Turfway Park on September 28 with 34 Beyer)
- July 28, August 4 workouts match barn’s juvenile Southpointsskibo (finished eighth in career debut in 15K maiden claimer at Turfway Park on October 3 with 21 Beyer)
- October 13 workout matches barn’s three-year-old filly Bellicose (70 Beyer top)
- Keeneland Clocker Comment for October 13 workout: “continues to train forwardly, in company with Bellicose”

9. Blackwater Legend (Johannesburg – Blackwater Angel, by Kingmambo)
Trainer: Eddie Kenneally
- Foaled March 19, 2005 in Kentucky
- $32,000 RNA weanling (Keeneland November 2005)
- $230,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2006)
- sire was a multiple Grade/Group 1 winner at two (10-7-1-0, $1,014,585, 7-7 at two)
- sire is 6-64 (9%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 4-45 (9%, $1.28 ROI) with all debut runners in 2007
- dam was a turf winner at two in England (8-1-0-1, $10,406, 1-4 at two, cost $150,000 as a yearling)
- this is dam’s only runner
- second dam is Grade 2-placed turfer Zephyr (23-4-3-4, $150,690, 0-2 at two)
- Kingmambo is 2-34 (6%, $1.03 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2007
- trainer is 8-103 (8%, $1.62 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 0-5 with debuting Keeneland Babies
- trainer is 6-52 (12%, $1.14 ROI) with all debut runners in 2007
- October 1 workout matches barn’s juvenile filly Lexi’s Bay (finished ninth in career debut here on October 14 with 46 Beyer)
- Keeneland Clocker Comment for October 1 workout: “good effort from the gate, slightly better than Lexi’s Bay”

10. I’m So Lucky (Langfuhr – Pettit, by A.P. Indy)
Trainer: John Ward Jr.
- Foaled March 10, 2005 in Kentucky
- $240,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2006)
- sire was a multiple Grade 1 winner (23-9-7-1, $698,574, unraced at two)
- sire is 112-776 (14%) with juvenile runners
- dam was unraced
- dam has two runners, one winner, one juvenile runner, no juvenile winners
- dam a half-sister to Grade 2 winner Concerto (21-10-4-2, $1,308,118, 3-6 at two), Grade 1-placed router Wondertross (11-4-2-2, $254,339, 2-4 at two), Grade 3-placed Granting (44-9-6-4, $232,660, 3-7 at two), Grade 3 sprint winner Illusioned (9-5-2-1, $335,726, unraced at two), and Grade 2 winner Sweet Fervor (10-5-2-0, $302,108, 1-1 at two)
- trainer is 3-20 (15%, $0.76 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles
- trainer is 1-4 (25%, $1.00 ROI) with second-time Keeneland Babies
- Keeneland Clocker Comment for September 28 workout: “Moonlight Flite (four-year-old filly finished eighth in N1X turf allowance on October 10 with 57 Beyer) finished strongly, and was slightly better than I’m So Lucky in a brisk workout”
- Keeneland Clocker Comment for October 13 workout: “was a shade better than Minister’s Bid (four-year-old with 101 Beyer top), both were under control

11. Lemon Spice (Langfuhr – Lemon Haze, by Distant View)
Trainer: Dallas Stewart
- Foaled April 7, 2005 in Kentucky
- sire was a multiple Grade 1 winner (23-9-7-1, $698,574, unraced at two)
- sire is 22-244 (9%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 10-64 (16%, $3.51 ROI) with all debut runners in 2007
- dam was a winner (16-4-4-2, $130,390, 1-4 at two, cost $21,000 as a yearling)
- this is dam’s only runner
- dam a half-sister to stakes-placed Echo Echo (24-5-5-3, $125,798, 1-4 at two), and Grade 2-placed sprinter Mean Imogene (10-1-1-1, $61,780, unraced at two)
- Distant View is 4-15 (27%, $4.06 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2007
- trainer is 11-111 (10%, $0.90 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 2-23 (9%, $0.74 ROI) with debuting Keeneland Babies
- trainer is 1-31 (3%, $0.22 ROI) with all debut runners in 2007
- October 2 workout matches barn’s juvenile filly Easy Profit (finished eighth in N2L allowance on October 13 with 37 Beyer)

Analysis: BOB’S STAR has caught the eye of the Keeneland Clockers with his morning trials, and the beautifully-bred son of Storm Cat seems well-spotted for his career debut. Bobby Frankel is more than capable of getting one ready to win first-out.
SHATTUCK is by a vastly-underrated debut sire, and that five-furlong workout on September 29 looks pretty promising. There is a lot of Mr. Prospector blood in this pedigree so expect some speed from the inside post. BAD BANDIT did not have an easy trip in his most recent start at Arlington, and has the experience edge over his rivals. That last race has already produced two next-out winners, and Bad Bandit faced Breeders’ Cup-bound Wicked Style two back.
ZAKEDOR goes out for top connections, and his dam has already thrown several blacktype earners. I’M SO LUCKY faced impressive debut winner J Be K at Saratoga, and has been working very well for his return to action. Expect an improved performance. NEW BELIEVER goes out for top debut barn, and those recent six-furlong workouts look encourgaing. REZIF’s trainer does very well with debut runners while BLACKWATER LEGEND reportedly looked good during the October 1 gate workout.

Selections:
1. Bob’s Star
2. Shattuck
3. Bad Bandit

The play: Bob’s Star to win at 7-2 odds or more

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

1. The Darp (Proud Citizen – Silver Savior, by Silver Deputy)
Trainer: Ronny Werner
- Foaled February 23, 2005 in Kentucky
- $130,000 weanling (Keeneland November 2005)
- $170,000 RNA yearling (Keeneland September 2006)
- $120,000 RNA juvenile (Fasig-Tipton February Select 2007)
- out juvenile (Keeneland April 2007)
- $47,000 RNA juvenile (Fasig-Tipton Spring May 2007)
- first-crop sire was a Grade 2 route winner (16-3-2-1, $638,822, 1-4 at two)
- sire is 6-29 (21%, $4.23 ROI) with juvenile debut runners
- dam was a sprint winner (18-2-1-1, $35,473, unraced at two, cost $17,000 as a yearling)
- dam has two runners, one winner, no juvenile runners, one debut winner
- dam a half-sister to stakes-placed Sly Maid (31-5-6-7, $109,331, 1-4 at two)
- Silver Deputy is 8-68 (12%, $2.34 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2007
- trainer is 20-126 (16%, $1.75 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 4-17 (24%, $1.81 ROI) with debuting Keeneland Babies
- trainer is 6-31 (19%, $2.55 ROI) with all debut runners in 2007
- worked one furlong in 11 flat, and another furlong in 10.60 prior to the February sale
- worked one furlong in 10.40 prior to the May sale
- September 29 workout matches barn’s juvenile filly Fauzeta (57 Beyer on turf)
- Keeneland Clocker Comment for September 29 workout: Fauzeta worked “in company with The Darp, and was the better of the two at the finish
- Keeneland Clocker Comment for October 6 workout: “on the improve, in company with Fauzeta and this time a little better”
- Keeneland Clocker Comment for October 13 workout: Fauzeta “broke behind The Darp, and finished on even terms with that one under restraint

2. Jazz Master (Dixieland Band – Waltz On By, by Carson City)
Trainer: Nicholas Zito
- Foaled February 16, 2005 in Kentucky
- full brother to juvenile stakes-placed sprinter Dixie Waltz (6-2-1-1, $81,941, 2-5 at two)
- sire was a multiple Grade 2 route winner (24-8-3-4, $441,320, 3-5 at two)
- sire is 213-1047 (20%) with juvenile runners
- dam was Grade 2-placed routing at two (11-3-1-0, $141,045, 2-5 at two, cost $115,000 as a yearling, and $67,000 as a juvenile)
- dam has five runners, two winners, four juvenile runners, one juvenile winner
- dam a half-sister to juvenile stakes-winner Moving Van (52-5-10-9, $209,263, 1-4 at two)
- trainer is 39-136 (29%, $2.31 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles
- trainer is 3-12 (25%, $3.13 ROI) with second-time Keeneland Babies

3. Solid Blue (Whywhywhy – April in Kentucky, by Palace Music)
Trainer: Michael Tomlinson
- Foaled April 15, 2005 in Kentucky
- $20,000 weanling (Fasig-Tipton Fall November 2005)
- out yearling (Keeneland September 2006)
- entered juvenile (Fasig-Tipton Spring May 2007)
- withdrawn juvenile (OBS Open June 2007)
- half-brother to stakes-winner (UAE) Vague (14-3-2-0, $232,957, 1-5 at two)
- first-crop sire was a Grade 1 sprint winner at two (9-3-1-1, $315,015, 3-5 at two)
- sire is 2-25 (8%, $0.70 ROI) with juvenile debut runners
- dam was unraced (cost $24,000 as a weanling)
- dam has six runners, six winners, five juvenile runners, two juvenile winners, one debut winner
- dam a half-sister to French stakes-winning turfer Reine Imperiale, French Group 2 turf winner En Calcat (20-5-3-4, $140,448), French stakes-winner Roi Guillaume (16-6-4-1, $102,668), and multiple Grade 1 turf winner Reloy (19-4-5-4, $404,208)
- Palace Music is 3-8 (38%, $14.07 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2007
- trainer is 0-23 over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 0-2 with debuting Keeneland Babies
- trainer is 2-9 (22%, $1.64 ROI) with all debut runners in 2007
- October 16 workout matches barn’s three-year-old filly Jungle Storm (76 Beyer top)

4. Tencati (Scatmandu – Los Altos, by Robin des Pins)
Trainer: Jeffrey Thornbury
- Foaled February 10, 2005 in Kentucky
- $6,000 RNA yearling (Fasig-Tipton October 2006)
- sire was a Grade 3 sprint winner (16-6-0-6, $330,789, 1-3 at two)
- sire is 30-274 (11%) with juvenile runners
- dam was a route winner (5-1-0-1, $5,173, unraced at two, cost $30,000 as a yearling)
- this is dam’s only runner
- dam a half-sister to stakes-winner Banana Suds (46-8-8-7, $75,198, 1-5 at two)
- dam a full sister to stakes-winning router Key to the Keg (6-1-3-1, $29,100, 0-3 at two)
- trainer is 1-8 (13%, $1.73 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles
- trainer is 0-2 with second-time Keeneland Babies

5. Sgt Joe (Officer – Really a Fibber, by For Really)
Trainer: David Carroll
- Foaled April 13, 2005 in Kentucky
- $47,000 RNA weanling (Keeneland November 2005)
- $85,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2006)
- sire was a Grade 1 route winner at two (9-6-1-1, $804,090, 5-8 at two)
- sire is 44-202 (22%) with juvenile runners
- dam was a stakes-winning sprinter at two (13-3-2-3, $87,915, 2-2 at two)
- dam has four runners, three winners, three juvenile runners, one juvenile winner
- dam a half-sister to multiple stakes-placed Fibber’s Story (58-9-5-12, $109,911, 2-3 at two), stakes-winner Thou Shalt Not Lie (39-8-4-6, $183,691, 2-4 at two), multiple stakes-winner Just Another Fib (17-7-4-4, $52,858, 2-6 at two), and multiple stakes-winner San Diego Pete (63-16-14-10, $199,209, 3-7 at two), and multiple stakes-winner Absolutely True (40-13-9-5, $318,410, unraced at two)
- trainer is 6-26 (23%, $7.75 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles
- trainer is 2-4 (50%, $43.60 ROI) with second-time Keeneland Babies

6. Mr Maccool (Giant’s Causeway – Glory’s Light, by Halo)
Trainer: Gregory Foley
- Foaled May 25, 2005 in Kentucky
- half-brother to multiple Grade 3 winner Twilight Road (58-12-13-3, $792,767, 1-5 at two)
- sire was a multiple Group 1 winner on turf in Europe (13-9-4-0, $3,078,989, 3-3 at two)
- sire is 30-197 (15%) with juvenile runners
- dam was a sprint winner (5-1-1-1, $19,450, unraced at two)
- dam has nine runners, five winners, six juvenile runners, two juvenile winners
- dam a half-sister to stakes-winning router Grand Teton (24-4-2-3, $148,629, unraced at two)
- trainer is 8-55 (15%, $1.14 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles
- trainer is 0-4 with second-time Keeneland Babies

7. Eaton’s Gift (Johannesburg – Kit’s Girl, by Carson City)
Trainer: Dale Romans
- Foaled February 23, 2005 in Kentucky
- $150,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2006)
- out juvenile (Keeneland April 2007)
- sire was a multiple Grade/Group 1 winner at two (10-7-1-0, $1,014,585, 7-7 at two)
- sire is 27-191 (14%) with juvenile runners
- dam was a sprint winner in the mud (14-1-5-3, $38,250, unraced at two)
- dam has two runners, one winner, two juvenile runners, one juvenile winner
- dam a half-sister to multiple stakes-winner For All Seasons (28-6-9-4, $341,348, unraced at two), and juvenile stakes-winning sprinter Dial a Song (8-4-4-0, $148,855, unraced at two), and Grade 3 juvenile Knights Templar (9-3-2-0, $277,713, 3-7 at two)
- trainer is 19-141 (13%, $1.10 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles
- trainer is 0-19 with second-time Keeneland Babies

8. Exotic Story (Songandaprayer – Pride of Yoda, by Time for a Change)
Trainer: Eoin Harty- Foaled January 8, 2005 in Florida
- $225,000 yearling (Fasig-Tipton Select August 2006)
- sire was a Grade 1 route winner (8-3-1-1, $380,480, 2-2 at two)
- sire is 39-213 (18%) with juvenile runners
- dam was a sprint winner (15-1-0-1, $11,889, 0-2 at two, cost $60,000 as a weanling, and $87,000 as a yearling)
- dam has three runners, two winners, two juvenile runners, no juvenile winners
- dam a half-sister to stakes-placed juvenile Mighty Force (33-7-3-8, $62,701, 2-4 at two), Grade 3-placed Roman Avie (30-3-5-6, $127.023, 1-2 at two), and juvenile stakes-winning sprinter Don’tcallmeacowboy (50-6-12-6, $112,631, 2-2 at two)
- trainer is 12-53 (23%, $1.62 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles
- trainer is 0-2 with second-time Keeneland Babies
- Keeneland Clocker Comment for October 8 workout: “was going well at the wire without rider urging”
- Keeneland Clocker Comment for October 14 workout: “was going well on his own”

9. Matty’s Trail (Matty G – Ritchie Trail, by Allen’s Prospect)
Trainer: Ronald Pellegrini
- Foaled February 5, 2005 in Kentucky
- withdrawn weanling (Keeneland November 2005)
- $12,500 yearling (Keeneland September 2006)
- sire was a Grade 1 winner at two (19-4-1-2, $443,275, 2-6 at two)
- sire is 51-452 (11%) with juvenile runners
- dam was a multiple stakes-winner (45-7-13-7, $433,215, 1-8 at two)
- dam has seven runners, five winners, four juvenile runners, no juvenile winners
- dam a half-sister to multiple stakes-winner Gramercy (36-8-5-6, $142,207, 1-4 at two)
- trainer is 1-11 (9%, $9.40 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles
- trainer is 1-1 (100%, $103.40 ROI) with second-time Keeneland Babies

10. Cambridge Blue (Empire Maker – Pretty Clear, by Mr. Prospector)
Trainer: Robert Frankel
- Foaled April 8, 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
- dam was a winner on turf in England (6-1-5-0, $21,068, 0-3 at two)
- dam has one runner, one winner, one juvenile runner, one juvenile winner
- dam a half-sister to stakes-winner (Sweden) Gypsy River
- dam a full sister to Group 1 turf runner Distant View (7-2-2-0, $238,374, unraced at two)
- Mr. Prospector is 8-72 (11%, $1.07 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2007
- trainer is 10-77 (13%, $1.36 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 4-35 (11%, $0.41 ROI) with all debut runners in 2007
- September 22 workout matches barn’s juvenile Bob’s Star (scheduled to make career debut in Race 4)
- September 28 workout matches barn’s three-year-old Veritable (finished eighth in career debut on October 7 with 62 Beyer)
- Keeneland Clocker Comment for September 28 workout: “broke slowly from the gate, made up considerable ground, and finished on even terms with Veritable”
- Keeneland Clocker Comment for October 13: Peruvian Blue (unraced juvenile) “in company with Cambridge Blue from the gate, was a little better than the filly for the half and continued out well, Leparoux up”

11. Inside the Box (Outofthebox – Lovely Bid, by Spectacular Bid)
Trainer: Dallas Stewart
- Foaled February 2, 2005 in Florida
- withdrawn short yearling (OBS Winter January 2006)
- $100,000 yearling (Fasig-Tipton Summer July 2006)
- half-brother to stakes-placed router Iron Chancellor (26-5-4-4, $214,339, 1-1 at two)
- sire was a Grade 1 route winner (16-5-4-3, $734,008, 2-5 at two, won debut)
- sire is 6-62 (10%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 8-49 (16%, $2.67 ROI) with all debut runners in 2007
- dam was a winner (21-5-2-3, $81,275, 1-4 at two, won debut, cost $25,000 as a yearling, and $150,000 as a juvenile)
- dam has four runners, one winner, one juvenile runner, one juvenile winner, one juvenile debut winner
- dam a half-sister to multiple Group 3 winner (France) Birthday Fever, and stakes-placed Birthday Fan (21-4-5-0, $75,893, unraced at two)
- Spectacular Bid is 3-38 (8%, $0.63 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2007
- trainer is 11-111 (10%, $0.90 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 2-23 (9%, $0.74 ROI) with debuting Keeneland Babies
- trainer is 1-31 (3%, $0.22 ROI) with all debut runners in 2007
- Keeneland Clocker Comment for October 13 workout: Mr. L. A. (unraced juvenile) “a strong gate effort with Inside the Box, and was a little better at the wire.

Analysis: It’s possible that CAMBRIDGE BLUE needs a bit more ground, but the son of Empire Maker draws a strong attack post, and may work out a nice stalking trip while in the clear. SOLID BLUE has a precocious pedigree, and there is plenty of blacktype in the female family. This barn does better with second-time starters, however.
MATTY’S TRAIL passed tired horses over a Churchill track that may have favored late runners. He faced a solid field that day, and has tuned up for this with a pair of bullet workouts. JAZZ MASTER shows a decent string of five-furlong workouts for this, and Nick Zito does very well with second-time starters.
EATON’S GIFT took lots of money for his debut, and raced wide against a strong field that included three future stakes-winners. He wouldn’t be a surprise at all. EXOTIC STORY faltered in his career debut, but he was chasing a winner with tons of potential. He shows a bullet workout over the course, and may show improved early speed.

Selections:
1. Cambridge Blue
2. Solid Blue
3. Matty’s Trail

The play: Cambridge Blue to win at 5-2 odds 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): 28-6-14, (+$0.60)