10/02/2008 12:00AM

Keeneland Babies for 10/3

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Welcome to Keeneland Babies! I'll break down the statistics for every juvenile maiden contest at the meet, and hopefully add to the profits from "Spa Babies"

Friday, October 3, 2008

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

1. Sir Ben (Fusaichi Pegasus - Sharp Minister, by Deputy Minister)
Trainer: Todd Pletcher
- Foaled March 13, 2006 in Kentucky
- $500,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2007)
- half-brother to multiple stakes-winner Sharp Writer (27-5-6-3, $212,450, 1-7 at two, 0-4 in main track sprints)
- half-brother to juvenile Group 3 turf winner Dijeerr (12-3-8-0, $228,281, 2-4 at two, unraced in main track sprints)
- sire was a Grade 1 route winner (9-6-2-0, $1,994,400, 0-1 at two, 1-2 in main track sprints)
- sire is 16-146 (11%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 6-57 (11%, $1.23 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (four juvenile debut winners, one at Keeneland)
- dam was unplaced (2-0-0-0, $760, unraced at two, 0-1 in main track sprints, cost $140,000 as a weanling)
- dam has four runners, four winners, two juvenile runners, two juvenile winners, three main track sprint runners, one main track sprint winner
- Deputy Minister is 9-122 (7%, $1.25 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2008 (six juvenile debut winners)
- dam a full sister to multiple Grade 2 turf winner Flag Down (43-11-11-8, $1,699,711, unraced at two, unraced in main track sprints)
- dam a half-sister to juvenile Grade 2-placed router Golden Silk (13-1-3-2, $108,628, 1-6 at two, 1-4 in main track sprints)
- trainer is 97-471 (21%, $1.50 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 13-42 (31%, $2.15 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners at Keeneland
- trainer is 20-128 (16%, $1.43 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (12 juvenile debut winners, six winners at Keeneland, 15 with John Velazquez aboard, all winners with Lasix, one with blinkers on)
- September 30 workout matches barn's juvenile Bittel Road (80 Beyer on turf)

2. Ice Road (Unbridled's Song - Runup the Colors, by A.P. Indy)
Trainer: Michael Matz
- Foaled March 11, 2006 in Kentucky
- out yearling (Fasig-Tipton Select August 2007)
- $775,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2007)
- half-brother to Grade 2-placed router Tafaseel (9-2-1-2, $125,047, 0-1 at two, 0-1 in main track sprints)
- sire was a multiple Grade 1 route winner (12-5-4-0, $1,311,800, 2-3 at two, won debut, 2-4 in main track sprints)
- sire is 28-214 (13%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 11-54 (20%, $2.23 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (two juvenile debut winners, one older winner at Keeneland)
- dam was a Grade 1 route winner (18-6-3-4, $555,024, 1-4 at two, 0-4 in main track sprints)
- dam has four runners, three winners, three juvenile runners, no juvenile winners, three main track sprint runners, no main track sprint winners
-A.P. Indy is 5-66 (8%, $0.73 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2008 (all older debut winners)
- dam a half-sister to stakes-winning sprinter Fold the Flag (14-4-3-2, $124,849, 2-5 at two, 4-13 in main track sprints)
- dam a half-sister to stakes-winner Allied Flag (28-7-4-4, $144,860, unraced at two, 1-6 in main track sprints)
- dam a half-sister to stakes-winner Long View (13-4-0-2, $67,177, 1-4 at two, 2-6 in main track sprints)
- dam a half-sister to multiple Grade 1 route winner Prospectors Delite (9-6-1-1, $432,953, unraced at two, 1-2 in main track sprints)
- dam a half-sister to Group 1 turf winner Flagbird (20-6-4-3, $435,152, 1-3 at two, unraced in main track sprints)
- dam a half-sister to Grade 2 sprint winner Top Account (30-10-5-4, $466,818, 1-3 at two, 7-22 in main track sprints)
- trainer is 5-75 (7%, $1.67 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 0-31 with all debut runners in 2008
- August 30 workout matches barn's juvenile Heldover (finished sixth in career debut on turf at Laurel on September 19 on 40 Beyer)
- August 30 workout matches barn's juvenile California Flag (finished sixth in career debut on dirt at Delaware on September 8 with 7 Beyer)

3. Cuvee Rouge (Cuvee - Sweet Bunny, by Deputed Testamony)
Trainer: Kenneth McPeek
- Foaled February 3, 2006 in Pennsylvania
- $50,000 weanling (Keeneland November 2006)
- $180,000 yearling (Fasig-Tipton Summer July 2007)
- half-brother to multiple Grade 3 route winner Brushing Up (100-7-6-14, $386,391, 0-6 at two, 0-19 in main track sprints)
- first-crop sire was a Grade 1 sprint winner at two (9-4-2-1, $402,044, 4-6 at two, won debut, 3-7 in sprints)
- sire is 5-36 (14%, $1.30 ROI) with juvenile debut runners in 2008
- dam was a multiple stakes-winner (46-16-7-6, $229,434, 2-8 at two, 5-24 in main track sprints)
- dam has eight runners, eight winners, five juvenile runners, two juvenile winners, eight main track sprint runners, three main track sprint winners
- Deputed Testamony doesn't have a debut winner as a broodmare sire in 2008
- dam a half-sister to stakes-winner John the Bold (45-9-5-9, $101,636, 0-3 at two, 1-11 in main track sprints)
- trainer is 15-134 (11%, $2.07 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 3-31 (10%, $1.67 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners at Keeneland
- trainer is 8-41 (20%, $2.47 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (five juvenile debut winners, one older winner at Keeneland, seven winners with Lasix, one with Kent Desormeaux aboard, one for this owner)

4. Di's Dr Schumocker (Dixie Union - Di's Time, by Gilded Time)
Trainer: Dale Romans
- Foaled March 8, 2006 in Kentucky
- $80,000 RNA yearling (Keeneland September 2007)
- half-brother to multiple stakes-placed Charlotte's Di (14-3-3-4, $122,896, unraced at two, 1-7 in main track sprints)
- half-brother to juvenile Grade 3-placed sprinter Lenaro (5-1-1-1, $53,585, all races at two, 1-4 in main track sprints)
- sire was a multiple Grade 1 winner (12-7-3-0, $1,233,190, 4-6 at two, won debut, 5-7 in sprints)
- sire is 76-477 (16%) with juvenile runners
- dam was a stakes-winning sprinter (19-6-4-3, $241,793, unraced at two, 6-18 in main track sprints, cost $23,000 as a juvenile)
- dam has three runners, two winners, two juvenile runners, one juvenile winner, three main track sprint runners, two main track sprint winners
- dam a half-sister to multiple stakes-placed Eenie Meenie Miney (65-5-9-9, $233,674, 0-5 at two, 1-7 in main track sprints)
- trainer is 21-147 (14%, $1.03 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles
- trainer is 1-17 (6%, $0.38 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles at Keeneland

5. American Rock (Unbridled's Song - Just Out, by Forty Niner)
Trainer: Steven Asmussen
- Foaled March 3, 2006 in Kentucky
- $165,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2007)
- $310,000 juvenile (Barretts March 2008)
- half-brother to juvenile stakes-winning router Outta Here (28-3-5-6, $657,167, 2-7 at two, 0-4 in main track sprints)
- sire was a multiple Grade 1 route winner (12-5-4-0, $1,311,800, 2-3 at two, won debut, 2-4 in main track sprints)
- sire is 28-214 (13%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 11-54 (20%, $2.23 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (two juvenile debut winners, one older winner at Keeneland)
- dam was unraced
- dam has five runners, four winners, three juvenile runners, one juvenile winner, five main track sprint runners, three main track sprint winners
- Forty Niner is 3-40 (8%, $0.84 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2008 (one juvenile debut winner)
- female family of Grade 3 winner Doubles Partner, and Grade 1 turf winner Joyeux Danseur
- trainer is 136-700 (19%, $1.82 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 20-82 (24%, $2.42 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners at Keeneland
- trainer is 44-236 (19%, $1.66 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (34 juvenile debut winners, 43 with Lasix on, one with Corey Lanerie aboard, two for this owner)
- worked a quarter-mile in 22 flat, and an eighth of a mile in 10.40 prior to the March sale
- September 8 workout matches barn's juvenile filly Selina Moon (finished first in maiden special weight over Arlington's polytrack on September 20 with 64 Beyer)

6. Strong Clue (Kafwain - Clue, by Boundary)
Trainer: Dallas Stewart
- Foaled May 12, 2006 in Kentucky
- $21,000 short yearling (Keeneland January 2007)
- $72,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2007)
- sire was a multiple Grade 2 winner (11-4-2-2, $715,848, 3-8 at two, 3-6 in main track sprints)
- sire is 30-185 (16%) with juvenile runners
- dam was a route winner (6-1-0-0, $10,575, 0-4 at two, 0-4 in main track sprints)
- dam has five runners, three winners, five juvenile runners, no juvenile winners, five main track sprint runners, three main track sprint winners
- dam a half-sister to stakes-placed Croupier (16-4-4-2, $161,426, 1-5 at two, 1-4 in main track sprints)
- dam a full sister to multiple stakes-winner Padlock (38-13-3-4, $236,937, 1-2 at two, 9-27 in main track sprints)
- trainer is 50-350 (14%, $1.24 ROI) over the past five years with juveniles
- trainer is 6-61 (10%, $0.80 ROI) over the past five years with juveniles at Keeneland

7. Budget (Seeking the Gold - Fairest, by Known Fact)
Trainer: Albert Stall Jr.
- Foaled April 6, 2006 in Kentucky
- half-brother to Grade 2 turf winner Brilliant (16-5-5-2, $726,797, 0-2 at two, 0-2 in main track sprints)
- sire was a multiple Grade 1 route winner (15-8-6-0, $2,307,000, 1-1 at two, 5-5 in main track sprints)
- sire is 41-205 (20%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 4-22 (18%, $4.25 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (one juvenile debut winner, one older winner at Keeneland)
- dam was unraced
- dam has three runners, three winners, two juvenile runners, no juvenile winners, three main track sprint runners, one main track sprint winner
- Known Fact is 2-43 (5%, $0.60 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2008 (both older debut winners)
- dam a half-sister to multiple Grade 3-placed sprinter Fiercely (14-4-3-2, $108,952, 1-1 at two, 4-12 in main track sprints)
- dam a half-sister to Grade 1 route winner Furiously (23-8-2-2, $457,228, unraced at two, 3-8 in main track sprints)
- dam a half-sister to Grade 3-placed sprinter Ferociously (38-4-4-6, $89,493, 1-2 at two, won debut, 4-32 in main track sprints)
- dam a half-sister to stakes-placed sprinter Scoot Yer Boots (7-5-0-1, $118,640, unraced at two, all races in main track sprints)
- trainer is 13-92 (14%, $1.71 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 0-3 over the past five years with juvenile debut runners at Keeneland
- trainer is 4-29 (14%, $1.65 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (three juvenile debut winners with Lasix, one with Jamie Theriot aboard, one for this owner)
- July 17, July 24, August 1, August 8, August 29, September 3, September 27 workouts match barn's juvenile Blame (finished third in career debut over Turfway's polytrack on September 13 with 74 Beyer)
- August 22, September 3 workout matches barn's juvenile filly Relay (finished third in career debut on grass at Louisiana Downs on September 21 with 59 Beyer)

8. Kentucky Holiday (Harlan's Holiday - Happy Approval, by With Approval
Trainer: H. Graham Motion
- Foaled March 3, 2006 in Kentucky
- withdrawn weanling (Keeneland November 2006)
- entered yearling (Fasig-Tipton Summer July 2007)
- withdrawn yearling (Keeneland September 2007)
- half-brother to multiple stakes-winning sprinter Spring Rush (28-9-3-2, $226,475, 2-3 at two, won debut, 9-25 in main track sprints)
- sire was a multiple Grade 1 route winner (22-9-6-1, $3,362,664, 4-6 at two, 2-3 in main track sprints)
- sire is 31-174 (18%) with juvenile runners
- dam was a sprint winner (6-1-0-0, $9,072, 1-2 at two, won debut, 1-4 in main track sprints, cost $21,000 as a yearling)
- dam has two runners, one winner, two juvenile runners, one juvenile winner, two main track sprint runners, one main track sprint winner
- dam a half-sister to multiple stakes-placed Happy Cherokee (55-7-16-11, $295,984, 2-12 at two, 6-33 in main track sprints)
- dam a half-sister to multiple stakes-placed Great Hawaii (35-6-4-10, $138,787, unraced at two, 4-22 in main track sprints)
- trainer is 21-119 (18%, $1.84 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles
- trainer is 1-3 (33%, $6.73 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles at Keeneland

9. Turfiste (Military - Gen Corp Purposes, by Beau Genius)
Trainer: Robert Holthus
- Foaled January 28, 2006 in Kentucky
- full brother to multiple stakes-placed turf runner Victoire Bataille (24-4-5-6, $236,647, unraced at two, 1-2 in main track sprints)
- full brother to multiple stakes-winner Beau Dare (26-7-7-3, $424,695, 2-5 at two, 2-6 in main track sprints)
- sire was a Grade 1 turf winner (12-5-1-2, $462,700, unraced at two, unraced in main track sprints)
-sire is 30-167 (18%) with juvenile runners
- dam was a turf winner (10-1-0-0, $15,047, 1-2 at two, 0-2 in main track sprints, cost $95,000 as a yearling)
- dam has six runners, five winners, five juvenile runners, three juvenile winners, six main track sprint runners, three main track sprint winners
- dam a half-sister to multiple stakes-winner Do's and Don't's (104-18-8-12, $470,026, 3-5 at two, 12-64 in main track sprints)
- dam a full sister to Grade 3 Gentleman Beau (73-17-12-13, $669,057, 0-2 at two, 4-14 in main track sprints)
- trainer is 64-373 (17%, $1.82 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile runners
- trainer is 5-46 (11%, $1.23 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile runners at Keeneland

10. Tranquil Manner (A.P. Indy - Composure, by Touch Gold)
Trainer: Kiaran McLaughlin
- Foaled April 7, 2006 in Kentucky
- sire was a multiple Grade 1 winner (11-8-0-1, $2,979,815, 3-4 at two, 1-2 in main track sprints, 2-3 in mud/slop)
- sire is 38-304 (13%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 5-38 (13%, $0.61 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (three juvenile debut winners, one older winner at Keeneland)
- dam was a multiple Grade 1 winner (8-4-3-0, $731,300, 2-6 at two, 1-3 in main track sprints, cost $470,000 as a yearling)
- dam has two runners, one winner, no juvenile runners, no main track sprint runners
- Touch Gold is 2-26 (8%, $0.99 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2008
- dam a half-sister to multiple stakes-placed turfer Palatial Affaire (13-3-2-2, $58,542, 2-3 at two, won debut, unraced in main track sprints)
- dam a half-sister to juvenile Group 2-placed turfer Scandinavia (5-1-3-0, $65,263, all races at two, unraced in main track sprints)
- dam a half-sister to Grade 3 route winner Ready Set (12-4-2-2, $606,040, 2-5 at two, 0-1 in main track sprints)
- trainer is 23-152 (15%, $1.85 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 11-49 (22%, $2.30 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (nine juvenile debut winners, one older winner at Keeneland, all with Lasix, one with front wraps, nine with Alan Garcia aboard, three for this owner)
- September 15 workout went .03 faster than barn's juvenile Rereadthefootnotes (finished fourth in Bertram F. Bongard at Belmont on September 21 with 70 Beyer)

11. Fast Draw (Gone West - Bright Candles, by El Gran Senor)
Trainer: D Wayne Lukas
- Foaled February 5, 2006 in Kentucky
- $925,000 RNA yearling (Keeneland September 2007)
- half-brother to stakes-placed sprinter Dodie Mae (8-2-0-1, $45,215, 2-7 at two, 2-7 in main track sprints)
- half-brother to multiple stakes-winner Leestown (32-6-5-2, $322,167, 2-11 at two, 3-12 in main track sprints)
- full brother to multiple Grade 1 juvenile winner Grand Slam (15-4-5-2, $971,292, 3-5 at two, 1-4 in main track sprints)
- half-brother to stakes-placed Gold Market (7-1-4-1, $59,160, 1-5 at two, 1-4 in main track sprints)
- half-brother to Grade 3-placed Miner's Lamp (25-3-8-2, $176,415, 1-3 at two, 3-20 in main track sprints)
- sire was a Grade 1 route winner (17-6-4-2, $682,251, 1-4 at two, 3-5 in main track sprints)
- sire is 104-573 (18%) with juvenile runners
- dam was a multiple stakes-winner (34-5-6-8, $405,091, 1-4 at two, 4-17 in main track sprints, cost $675,000 as a yearling)
- dam has 12 runners, 10 winners, 11 juvenile runners, five juvenile winners, 12 main track sprint runners, nine main track sprint winners
- dam a half-sister to stakes-winner (UAE) Shebl (20-4-3-4, $73,786, 1-9 at two, 0-5 in main track sprints)
- dam a half-sister to stakes-winner Bonus Money (39-7-3-7, $229,551, 0-7 at two, 1-11 in main track sprints)
- dam a half-sister to multiple Grade 3 turf winner Christmas Gift (22-7-4-1, $387,176, 2-6 at two, 0-3 in main track sprints)
- trainer is 10-151 (7%, $0.95 ROI) over the past five years with juveniles receiving Lasix for the first time
- trainer is 2-15 (13%, $1.25 ROI) over the past five years with juveniles receiving Lasix for the first time at Keeneland

Analysis:
A nice field of well-bred babies opens up the "Keeneland Baby" series, and SIR BEN, a $500,000 yearling purchase by Kentucky Derby winner Fusaichi Pegasus, shows some solid works for his debut. These juveniles need stamina in order to successfully navigate this demanding seven-furlong distance, and Sir Ben's dam is a full sister to long-winded turf performer Flag Down. The inside post isn't an easy draw, but Todd Pletcher is one of the best in the world at getting his young horses to fire first-out.
STRONG CLUE's debut race at Churchill produced four next-out winners including recent Futurity (Grade 2) runner-up Flying Pegasus. Strong Clue then ran a good third in the Travers Day maiden at Saratoga, and should show early speed in this heat.
TURFISTE failed to maintain his clear lead in the late stages of his polytrack run at Turfway, but he showed marked improvement with the addition of blinkers, and the recent bullet workout indicates he's figuring the game out.
FAST DRAW failed twice at Saratoga, but adds Lasix, and may work out a pace-tracking trip while in the clear. CUVEE ROUGE is by a young sire that was very precocious, and the Pennsylvania-bred shows several bullet works. BUDGET shows some interesting drills over this surface, and Al Stall Jr. is an underrated source of debut winners. TRANQUIL MANNER is a beautifully-bred son of A.P. Indy, and Kiaran McLaughlin has been knocking them out of the park with his juvenile debut runners. KENTUCKY HOLIDAY rallied well to be second in his debut at Laurel, but these are likely tougher. DI'S DR SCHUMOCKER raced evenly as the chalk at Turfway, but needs a Beyer boost against these more highly-regarded rivals. AMERICAN ROCK makes debut for top first-out barn, and has been working exclusively over synthetic surfaces. ICE ROAD boasts a fabulous pedigree, but Michael Matz's firsters have been blanked in 2008.

Selections:
1. Sir Ben
2. Strong Clue
3. Turfiste

The Play: Sir Ben to Win at 7-2 odds or greater

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Race 9
1 1/16 Miles (Polytrack)
Darley Alcibiades Stakes (Grade 1)
2-year-old fillies
Purse $500,000

Analysis:
BON JOVI GIRL, a three-quarter sister to route-loving stakes-winner Fisher Pond, was bumped hard going into the first turn of the Fairway Stakes at Delaware, but recovered enough to draw away on the final bend en route to a lengthy score. The Fairway was the faster of two juvenile off-the-turf stakes races at Delaware that day (the other was for colts), and she can work out a nice trip tracking the expected solid pace in the Alcibiades. She's one of only two fillies in the field with a win around two turns, and is the most experienced runner of the group.
BE SMART is by Kentucky Derby and Preakness hero Smarty Jones out of a three-quarter sister to Wood Memorial winner Buddha so she's bred to handle the stretchout in distance. She pulled off a 49-1 shocker in her career debut at Saratoga, and now adds Lasix for the legendary Wayne Lukas. She draws inside, has good early speed, and can be a pace factor under Garrett Gomez.
Like Be Smart, DEVOTEE was an upset, gate-to-wire winner at the Spa. She has a strong pedigree, but may have to rate just a tad in this spot with several other quick runners entered.
DREAM EMPRESS go up to win at this distance on Saratoga turf, and that's no surprise considering her dam excelled on the green stuff. We've seen turf form successfully translate to synthetic surfaces, and Dream Empress can make a strong late rally here. MANI BHAVAN has yet to be headed in her career, but the Spinaway winner saw her Beyer regress 22 points when stretched out to seven furlongs, and she may feel pressure up front. This is her synthetic and two turn debut, and she may not be worth the expected short price. AMANWELLA is still a maiden, and she's already lost to AUGUST RUSH and DEVOTEE. August Rush scored on turf, then had trouble in the Spinaway. She is bred to go long, but must prove she can pass horses.

Selections:
1. Bon Jovi Girl
2. Be Smart
3. Devotee

The Play: Bon Jovi Girl to Win at 2-1 or more

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Race 10
7 Furlongs (Polytrack)
Maiden Special Weight
2-year-olds
Purse $50,000

1. Maloof Magic (Tale of the Cat - Amour Mio, by Private Terms)
Trainer: D Wayne Lukas
- Foaled January 23, 2006 in Kentucky
- $150,000 weanling (Keeneland November 2006)
- $300,000 yearling (Fasig-Tipton Select August 2007)
- out yearling (Keeneland September 2007)
- sire was a Grade 2 sprint winner (9-5-1-2, $360,900, unraced at two)
- sire is 150-799 (19%) with juvenile runners
- dam was unplaced (1-0-0-0, $0, unraced at two, raced on turf, cost $45,000 as a yearling)
- this is dam's first runner
- dam a half-sister to Group 2 turf winner (Germany) Nicholas (30-6-8-5, $220,614, 1-2 at two, 3-22 on turf)
- dam a half-sister to turf stakes-winner (Germany) Arbusha (14-3-1-2, $100,037, 0-1 on turf, 3-13 on turf, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- trainer is 63-671 (9%, $1.25 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile runners
- trainer is 11-78 (14%, $2.57 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile runners at Keeneland

2. Discreet Street (Street Cry - Torrid, by Honor Grades)
Trainer: Ian Wilkes
- Foaled March 20, 2006 in Kentucky
- $35,000 weanling (Keeneland November 2006)
- $40,000 RNA yearling (Fasig-Tipton Summer July 2007)
- withdrawn yearling (Fasig-Tipton October 2007)
- sire was a multiple Grade/Group 1 wroute winner (12-5-6-1, $5,150,837, 1-5 at two, 1-3 in main track sprints)
- sire is 30-165 (18%) with juvenile runners
- dam was unraced
- dam has two runners, no winners, two juvenile runners, two main track sprint runners
- dam a half-sister to multiple Grade 3 route winner Lakenheath (30-6-5-5, $556,066, 2-3 at two, unraced in main track sprints)
- trainer is 5-24 (21%, $2.47 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles adding Lasix
- trainer is 0-4 over the past five years with second-time juveniles adding Lasix at Keeneland

3. Coach Gravy (Grand Slam - Caiseal Ros, by Roi Danzig)
Trainer: Steven Asmussen
- Foaled March 10, 2006 in Kentucky
- withdrawn yearling (Keeneland September 2007)
- sire was a multiple Grade 1 winner at two (15-4-5-2, $971,292, 3-5 at two, 1-4 in main track sprints)
- sire is 130-752 (17%) with juvenile runners
- dam was a Group 3 winner on turf in Ireland (18-5-3-3, $117,284, 3-6 at two, unraced in main track sprints)
- dam has six runners, four winners, two juvenile runners, no juvenile winners
- dam a half-sister to stakes-winner (Puerto Rico) Titilda (25-5-5-2, $27,518, 1-12 at two)
- dam a full sister to stakes-placed (Hong Kong) Cashel Market (99-9-7-5, $406,421, 1-2 at two)
- trainer is 132-530 (25%, $1.57 ROI) over the past five years with juveniles returning from 31-60 day layoffs
- trainer is 6-30 (20%, $1.23 ROI) over the past five years with juveniles returning from 31-60 day layoffs at Keeneland

4. Myroslaw (Alke - Irish Deborah, by Notebook)
Trainer: Kenneth McPeek
- Foaled February 4, 2006 in Florida
- $40,000 weanling (OBS Fall October 2006)
- $80,000 yearling (Fasig-Tipton Summer July 2007)
- first-crop sire was a Grade 3 sprint winner (10-5-4-0, $619,385, 1-3 at two, 5-6 in main track sprints)
- sire is 8-62 (13%) with juvenile runners in 2008
- dam was a sprint winner (28-6-8-4, $74,967, 0-1 at two, 6-27 in main track sprints, 1-3 in mud/slop, cost $13,500 as a juvenile, and $13,000 as a juvenile)
- dam has seven runners, five winners, four juvenile runners, one juvenile winner, six main track sprint runners, five main track sprint winners
- dam a half-sister to juvenile stakes-winning sprinter Friendly Appeal (28-3-2-1, $88,985, 2-3 at two, 3-17 in main track sprints)
- trainer is 24-98 (24%, $2.13 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles
- trainer is 4-19 (21%, $1.85 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles at Keeneland

5. Hi Flyin Indy (A.P. Indy - Go for It Lady, by Mr. Prospector)
Trainer: Eoin Harty
- Foaled March 14, 2006 in Kentucky
- $725,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2007)
- half-brother to Grade 3 sprint winner Spring Meadow (23-6-4-5, $496,123, unraced at two, 6-20 in main track sprints)
- sire was a multiple Grade 1 winner (11-8-0-1, $2,979,815, 3-4 at two, 1-2 in main track sprints, 2-3 in mud/slop)
- sire is 38-304 (13%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 5-38 (13%, $0.61 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (three juvenile debut winners, one older winner at Keeneland, two winners out of Mr. Prospector mares)
- dam was unraced
- dam has two runners, one winner, no juvenile runners, two main track sprint runners, one main track sprint winner
- Mr. Prospector is 7-58 (12%, $1.53 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2008 (two juvenile debut winners, one older runner at Keeneland)
- A.P. Indy - Mr. Prospector 'nick' has produced Grade 1 route winner Little Belle (10-3-3-2, $641,395, 0-2 at two, 0-1 in main track sprints, 1-3 in mud/slop)
- A.P. Indy - Mr. Prospector 'nick' has produced Grade 2 route winner Adriano (11-4-1-0, $713,680, 1-4 at two, unraced in main track sprints)
- A.P. Indy - Mr. Prospector 'nick' has produced Grade 2 route winner A.P. Arrow (27-5-5-6, $1,463,457, unraced at two, 0-1 in main track sprints, 1-2 in mud/slop)
- A.P. Indy - Mr. Prospector 'nick' has produced multiple Grade 1 route winner Mineshaft (18-10-3-1, $2,283,402, unraced at two, unraced in main track sprints, 1-1 in mud/slop)
- A.P. Indy - Mr. Prospector 'nick' has produced juvenile Grade 1 route inner Tempera (7-3-2-2, $770,240, 3-5 at two, 2-5 in main track sprints)
- A.P. Indy - Mr. Prospector 'nick' has produced multiple Grade 1 route winner Tomisue's Delight (20-7-5-4, $1,207,537, 1-2 at two, 2-3 in main track sprints, 0-1 in mud/slop)
- A.P. Indy - Mr. Prospector 'nick' has produced Grade 2 route winner Congrats (26-7-3-5, $998,960, 1-2 at two, won debut, 2-5 in main track sprints, 2-4 in mud/slop)
- A.P. Indy - Mr. Prospector 'nick' has produced multiple Grade 2 route winner Pulpit (6-4-1-0, $728,200, unraced at two, 1-1 in main track sprints)
- dam a half-sister to juvenile Grade 3-placed turfer Daisyago (32-3-5-5, $262,589, 1-6 at two, 0-2 in main track sprints)
- trainer is 8-87 (9%, $0.96 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 0-2 over the past five years with juvenile debut runners at Keeneland
- trainer is 4-25 (16%, $1.49 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (all winners with Lasix, three juvenile debut winners, one with Rafael Bejarano aboard, two for this owner)
- July 30, August 7, August 21 workouts match barn's juvenile Keep Thinking (finished second in career debut at Belmont on September 13 with 82 Beyer)
- July 30 workout matches barn's juvenile filly Bellevue Belle (finished sixth in career debut in $50,000 maiden claimer at Saratoga on August 4 with 38 Beyer)

6. Harmony Landing (Grand Slam - Puttin for Bertie, by Tabasco Cat)
Trainer: Thomas Drury Jr.
- Foaled March 20, 2006 in Kentucky
- $55,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2007)
- sire was a multiple Grade 1 winner at two (15-4-5-2, $971,292, 3-5 at two, 1-4 in main track sprints)
- sire is 37-283 (13%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 10-75 (13%, $1.23 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (four juvenile debut winners this year)
- dam was unraced
- this is dam's first runner
- Tabasco Cat is 5-34 (15%, $1.62 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2008 (four juvenile debut winners)
- Grand Slam - Tabasco Cat 'nick' has produced juvenile stakes-winning sprinter Dilemma (15-4-4-3, $241,076, 2-5 at two, 2-6 in main track sprints)
- dam a half-sister to Grade 2 sprint winner Hurricane Bertie (35-14-7-5, $940,040, 2-7 at two, won debut, 13-32 in main track sprints)
- dam a half-sister to stakes-placed sprinter My Poppy Bert (52-10-7-5, $228,228, 1-2 at two, won debut, 9-47 in main track sprints)
- dam a half-sister to multiple Grade 2 winner Allamerican Bertie (14-8-1-2, $799,235, unraced at two, 1-3 in main track sprints)
- trainer is 0-6 over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 0-6 with all debut runners in 2008

7. Big Surf (Storm Cat - Surfside, by Seattle Slew)
Trainer: Todd Pletcher
-Foaled February 9, 2006 in Kentucky
- out yearling (Keeneland September 2007)
- half-brother to multiple stakes-placed Shark (27-3-8-2, $183,076, 0-3 at two, 2-16 in main track sprints)
- sire was a Grade 1 route winner at two (8-4-3-0, $570,610, 3-6 at two, 3-4 in main track sprints)
- sire is 73-375 (19%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 3-31 (10%, $0.95 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (two juvenile debut winners, one at Keeneland)
- dam was a multiple Grade 1 winner (15-8-3-2, $1,852,987, 4-6 at two, won debut, 2-5 in main track sprints)
-dam has two runners, two winners, two juvenile runners, one juvenile winner, one juvenile debut winner, two main track sprint runners, two main track sprint winners
- Seattle Slew is 9-70 (13%, $2.25 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2008 (five juvenile debut winners)
- Storm Cat - Seattle Slew 'nick' has produced multiple Grade 1 winner Raging Fever (26-11-7-3, $1,458,198, 5-6 at two, won debut, 6-17 in main track sprints)
- dam a three-quarter sister to stakes-placed router Flanders Fields (13-3-3-2, $135,631, 1-4 at two, 0-1 in main track sprints)
trainer is 97-471 (21%, $1.50 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 13-42 (31%, $2.15 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners at Keeneland
- trainer is 20-128 (16%, $1.43 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (12 juvenile debut winners, six winners at Keeneland, all winners with Lasix, two with Rene Douglas aboard, one with blinkers on)
- July 29 workout went .01 slower than barn's juvenile Da Gullah (finished seventh in career debut on turf at Saratoga on August 4 with 60 Beyer)

8. Dead Serious (Montbrook - Deadly, by Williamstown)
Trainer: Eddie Kenneally
- Foaled March 30, 2006 in Florida
- half-brother to Grade 2-placed router Deadly Dealer (9-3-1-3, $205,254, 1-2 at two, 3-7 in main track sprints)
-sire was a multiple Grade 3 sprint winner (8-5-0-1, $373,728, unraced at two, 5-7 in main track sprints)
- sire is 161-1005 (16%) with juvenile runners
- dam was a sprint winner (8-3-1-1, $44,935, 1-4 at two, all races in main track sprints)
- dam has three runners, one winner, two juvenile runners, one juvenile winner, three main track sprint runners, one main track sprint winner
- trainer is 9-79 (11%, $0.65 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles
- trainer is 0-13 over the past five years with second-time juveniles at Keeneland

9. Laredo (Menifee - Exotic West, by Gone West)
Trainer: H. Graham Motion
- Foaled May 4, 2006 in Kentucky
- $45,000 RNA yearling (Fasig-Tipton Summer July 2007)
- entered juvenile (Fasig-Tipton February 2008)
- entered juvenile (Fasig-Tipton Spring May 2008)
- sire was a multiple Grade 1 route winner (11-5-4-1, $1,732,000, 2-2 at two, 3-3 in main track sprints)
- sire is 68-430 (16%) with juvenile runners
- dam was placed on turf (1-0-1-0, $8,800, unraced at two, unraced in main track sprints, cost $650,000 as a weanling)
- dam has three runners, one winner, three juvenile runners, no juvenile winners, one main track sprint runner, no main track sprint winners
- dam a half-sister to multiple Grade 1 winner Exotic Wood (17-11-3-1, $890,695, unraced at two, 8-12 in main track sprints)
- dam a half-sister to multiple stakes-winning sprinter J. D. and Water (11-5-1-1, $233,217, 4-5 at two, 5-10 in main track sprints)
- trainer is 21-119 (18%, $1.84 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles
- trainer is 1-3 (33%, $6.73 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles at Keeneland

10. Danzig Del Ray (Lost Soldier - Explore the Gold, by Fast Gold)
Trainer: Bruce Wilcox
- Foaled March 29, 2006 in Kentucky
- $17,000 RNA weanling (Keeneland November 2006)
- $19,000 RNA yearling (Fasig-Tipton October 2007)
-half-brother to juvenile stakes-placed sprinter Fast Storm (27-2-4-5, $59,546, 0-5 at two, 2-25 in main track sprints)
- half-brother to stakes-winning sprinter Kiowa Prince (8-2-0-1, $38,108, 1-3 at two, 2-7 in main track sprints)
- half-brother to juvenile stakes-placed turfer Molto Bello (45-5-9-3, $115,900, 1-12 at two, all races on grass in France)
- half-brother to stakes-winner Bonanza (10-3-2-2, $213,322, 2-5 at two, 1-4 in main track sprints)
- sire was a Grade 3 winner on turf (45-11-7-5, $434,089, 2-4 at two, won debut, 0-4 in main track sprints)
- sire is 15-169 (9%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 2-16 (13%, $1.51 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (both juvenile debut winners)
- dam was a multiple stakes-winner (22-6-10-2, $141,655, 2-6 at two, 4-11 in main track sprints, cost $5,700 as a yearling)
- dam has eight runners, eight winners, five juvenile runners, three juvenile winners, seven main track sprint runners, five main track sprint winners
- Fast Gold doesn't have a debut winner as a broodmare sire in 2008
- female family of multiple Grade/Group 3 turf winner Future Storm
- trainer is 0-8 over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 1-2 (50%, $5.40 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008
- September 27 workout matches barn's three-year-old Foolish Prize (25 Beyer top)

11. Sean Lafitte (Storm Day - Quista, by Conquistador Cielo)
Trainer: Dallas Stewart
- Foaled April 26, 2007 in Louisiana
- $25,000 yearling (Louisiana Breeders' Sales Fall October 2007)
- sire was Grade 3-placed (20-4-3-5, $197,908, 0-1 at two, 1-5 in main track sprints)
- sire is 14-130 (11%) with juvenile runners
- dam was unraced
- dam has five runners, two winners, two juvenile runners, one juvenile winner, five main track sprint runners, two main track sprint winners
- female family of multiple Grade 3 winner Mr. Greeley
- trainer is 18-96 (19%, $2.15 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles
- trainer is 2-13 (15%, $0.80 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles at Keeneland

12. River's Honor (Vindication - T. K. O. Lady, by Two Punch)
Trainer: Dale Romans
- Foaled April 22, 2006 in Kentucky
- withdrawn yearling (Keeneland September 2007)
- half-brother to multiple stakes-winning router The Lady's Groom (33-8-6-3, $424,783, 1-3 at two, 0-2 in main track sprints)
- half-brother to juvenile stakes-winner Marina de Chavon (14-4-1-1, $159,515, 2-5 at two, 1-4 in main track sprints)
- sire was a Grade 1 route winner at two (4-4-0-0, $680,950, all races at two, 2-2 in main track sprints)
- sire is 11-75 (15%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 6-46 (13%, $2.12 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (two juvenile debut winners)
- dam was unraced
- dam has five runners, three winners, two juvenile runners, two juvenile winners, four main track sprint runners, two main track sprint winners
- Two Punch is 11-50 (22%, $2.56 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2008 (three juvenile debut winners)
- dam a full sister to multiple Grade 2 sprint winner Punch Line (55-21-7-6, $963,749, 1-1 at two, 20-43 in main track sprints)
- trainer is 28-209 (13%, $1.46 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 4-23 (17%, $2.05 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners at Keeneland
- trainer is 4-50 (8%, $0.94 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (all winners with Lasix, three juveniles)

Analysis:
RIVER'S HONOR boasts a solid pedigree, and trainer Dale Romans is certainly capable of firing first-out. The son of Vindication draws the far outside post, but may wind up away of any potential traffic trouble.
MYROSLAW took all the money for his career debut over Kentucky Downs sod, and he didn't disgrace himself after a tough beginning. Ken McPeek's numbers with second-time starters are out of this world, and his speed-bred colt should give a good account.
HI FLYIN INDY boasts the best pedigree 'nick' in the business being by A.P. Indy out of a Mr. Prospector mare. Those works look good, and the $725,000 purchase attracts the hustling Rafael Bejarano. Beware.
COACH GRAVY popped and stopped at Saratoga, but it's hard to simply discount an Asmussen-trained juvenile. Expect early speed once again. BIG SURF boasts a beautiful pedigree, but the works don't seem very hot. LAREDO was bet hard for his career-debut at Laurel, but he got a case of the drifts in midstretch. This barn doesn't get the credit it deserves, however, and Laredo may be an interesting price play. SEAN LAFITTE passed tired horses at Saratoga, and the Louisiana-bred must show more early interest. DISCREET STREET disappointed as the chalk at Turfway, but Ian Wilkes does much better with second-time starters than with firsters, and the addition of Lasix is significant. DEAD SERIOUS faltered at Arlington, and must improve. MALOOF MAGIC hasn't shown much ability. DANZIG DEL RAY picks a tough spot. HARMONY LANDING only shows a handful of off-site works.

Selections:
1. River's Honor
2. Myroslaw
3. Hi Flyin Indy

The Play: River's Honor to Win and Place at 6-1 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):
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