10/30/2009 12:00AM

Keeneland Babies for 10/31

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Welcome to Keeneland Babies! I'll break down the statistics for every juvenile contest at the meet.  Hopefully, we'll end up with a tidy profit.

Thursday's results:
Race 8 - Dynazaper finished first

Saturday, October 31, 2009

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

1.  INK (Unbridled's Song - Queen of Spirit, by Deputy Minister)
*TRAINER:  Darrin Miller
*JOCKEY:  E T Baird
*DATE FOALED:   April 20, 2007
*STATE FOALED:  Kentucky
*AUCTION:   $325,000 yearling (Keeneland, September 2008); $375,000 juvenile (OBS Open, March 2009); Out juvenile (Keeneland, April 2009)
*BLACKTYPE SIBLINGS:   MUHAREB (Group 3-placed on turf, 44-8-3-7, $202,925, 0-2 at two, unraced in main track sprints); LAST SONG (full sister, Grade 2 winner, 17-5-2-2, $336,483, 1-4 at two, 1-5 in main track sprints)
*SIRE RACE RECORD:   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 PRODUCE RECORD:   31-250 (12%) with juvenile debut runners; 5-71 (7%, $0.41 ROI) with all debut runners in 2009 (1 juvenile debut winner on synthetic)
*NICKING INFORMATION:  HONOR VIVIAN (Group 2 sprint winner at two in Mexico)
*DAM RACE RECORD:   Placed (7-0-3-1, $15,280, unraced at two, 0-1 in main track sprints, cost $135,000 as yearling)
*DAM PRODUCE RECORD:   5 runners, 5 winners, 5 juvenile runners, 2 juvenile winners, 1 juvenile debut winner, 4 main track sprint runners, 3 main track sprint winners
*DAM SIBLING INFORMATION:    TACTILE (half-sister, multiple Grade 1 winner, 16-7-3-2, $380,768, 1-3 at two, won debut, 1-2 in main track sprints); NO KINGS (half-sister, stakes-placed on turf, 14-2-2-1, $108,325, 1-3 at two, 0-1 in main track sprints)
*BROODMARE SIRE INFORMATION:  14-136 (10%, $1.35 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2009 (2 juvenile debut winners on synthetic, 2 older winners on synthetic)
*TRAINER INFORMATION:  1-9 (11%, $1.51 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners in synthetic sprint maiden special weight (0-4 at Keeneland); 0-7 with all debut runners in 2009
*NOTABLE WORKOUT INFORMATION:  Worked 2 furlongs in 21.2 prior to the March auction

2.   LENTENOR (Dynaformer - La Ville Rouge, by Carson City)
*TRAINER:  Michael Matz
*JOCKEY:  Julien Leparoux
*DATE FOALED:   April 20, 2007
*STATE FOALED:  Kentucky
*BLACKTYPE SIBLINGS:  HOLY GROUND (half-brother, stakes-winner, 9-3-0-2, $98,280, 1-1 at two, 1-2 in main track sprints); BARBARO (full brother, multiple Grade 1 winner, 7-6-0-0, $2,302,200, 2-2 at two, unraced in main track sprints)
*SIRE RACE RECORD:   Multiple Grade 2 winner (30-7-5-2, $671,207, 1-5 at two, 1-4 in main track sprints)
*SIRE PRODUCE RECORD:   38-359 (11%) with juvenile debut runners; 2-33 (6%, $0.58 ROI) with all debut runners in 2009 (1 juvenile debut winner) 
*DAM RACE RECORD:   Multiple Grade 2-placed (25-6-3-4, $262,594, 1-5 at two, 2-5 in main track sprints, cost $42,000 as yearling, $130,000 as juvenile)
*DAM PRODUCE RECORD:  3 runners, 3 winners, 2 juvenile runners, 2 juvenile debut winners, 2 main track sprint runners, 1 main track sprint winner
*DAM SIBLING INFORMATION:  GREEN ALLIGATOR (half-brother, Grade 3 winner, 12-3-4-0, $278,276, 0-2 at two, 1-4 in main track sprints); LUCKY LAVENDER GAL (full sister, multiple stakes-winning sprinter, 20-7-1-7, $237,939, 1-2 at two, won debut, 7-16 in main track sprints)
*BROODMARE SIRE INFORMATION:  13-90 (14%, $1.49 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2009 (8 juvenile debut winners, 4 on synthetics, 2 older winners on synthetics)
*TRAINER INFORMATION:  0-4 over the past five years with juvenile debut runners in synthetic sprint maiden special weights (0-4 at Keeneland); 2-32 (6%, $1.91 ROI) with all debut runners in 2009 (both winners with Lasix, 1 juvenile winner with blinkers)

3.  POSITIVE SPLIT (Repent - Hope of Nations, by Two Punch)
*TRAINER:  Kenneth McPeek
*JOCKEY:  Robby Albarado
*DATE FOALED:   March 12, 2007
*STATE FOALED:  Florida
*AUCTION:   Out yearling (Keeneland, September 2008); $42,000 yearling (Fasig-Tipton October, July 2008)
*SIRE RACE RECORD:   Multiple Grade 2 route winner (10-5-3-1, $1,255,660, 3-5 at two, 0-1 in main track sprints)
*SIRE PRODUCE RECORD:   38-365 (10%) with juvenile runners
*DAM RACE RECORD:   Placed (6-0-1-1, $5,207, 0-4 at two, 0-5 in main track sprints, cost $230,000 as yearling)
*DAM PRODUCE RECORD:  This is first starter
*DAM SIBLING INFORMATION:  CARRIED AWAY (half-brother, stakes-winner, 75-16-21-12, $377,261, 2-5 at two, 15-67 in main track sprints)
*TRAINER INFORMATION:  12-56 (21%, $2.27 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile runners in synthetic sprint maiden special weight (7-37, 19%, $2.53 ROI at Keeneland)

4.  RAINCATCHER (Dehere - Aud, by Wild Again)
*TRAINER:  Hal Wiggins
*JOCKEY:  Calvin Borel
*DATE FOALED:   March 13, 2007
*STATE FOALED:  Kentucky
*AUCTION:   $45,000 RNA yearling (Keeneland, September 2008); $48,000 juvenile (OBS Open, June 2009)
*SIRE RACE RECORD:   Multiple Grade 1 winner at two (9-6-2-0, $723,712, 5-7 at two, 4-5 in main track sprints)
*SIRE PRODUCE RECORD:   105-540 (19%) with juvenile runners
*DAM RACE RECORD:   Multiple Grade 3 winner (20-6-5-0, $485,623, unraced at two, 0-1 in main track sprints)
*DAM PRODUCE RECORD:  This is first starter
*DAM SIBLING INFORMATION:  GAIL'S DRIVE (half-brother, stakes-placed, 67-19-10-10, $336,735, 0-4 at two, 7-16 in main track sprints)
*TRAINER INFORMATION:  0-2 over the past five years with second-time juveniles in synthetic sprint maiden special weights (0-1 in Keeneland)
*NOTABLE WORKOUT INFORMATION:  Worked 1 furlong in 10.2 prior to the June auction

5.  ZIP AROUND (City Zip - Talking Point, by Rock Point)
*TRAINER:  Steven Asmussen
*JOCKEY:  Shaun Bridgmohan
*DATE FOALED:   April 5, 2007
*STATE FOALED:  Maryland
*AUCTION:   Withdrawn weanling (Keeneland, November 2007); $77,000 yearling (Keeneland, September 2008); $75,000 RNA juvenile (OBS Select, February 2009)
*SIRE RACE RECORD:   Grade 1 sprint winner at two (23-9-5-4, $818,225, 5-11 at two, 9-16 in main track sprints)
*SIRE PRODUCE RECORD:   30-176 (17%) with juvenile debut runners; 9-65 (14%, $1.57 ROI) with all debut runners in 2009 (8 juvenile debut winners, 3 on synthetics)
*DAM RACE RECORD:   Winner (43-5-5-5, $102,299, 1-2 at two, won debut, 3-35 in main track sprints)
*DAM PRODUCE RECORD:  This is first starter
*DAM SIBLING INFORMATION:  DORMIR (half-sister, multiple stakes-placed, 17-4-5-5, $68,190, 2-6 at two, 3-12 in main track sprints); ENDORMIR (half-brother, stakes-winning sprinter, 8-2-1-2, $26,511, unraced at two, 2-7 in main track sprints); FAST PHILLY (half-sister, stakes-winning sprinter (2-2-0-0, $31,080, unraced at two, 2-2 in main track sprints)
*BROODMARE SIRE INFORMATION:  0 winners as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2009
*TRAINER INFORMATION:  23-145 (16%, $1.73 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners in synthetic sprint maiden special weights (10-49, 20%, $2.11 ROI at Keeneland); 40-223 (18%, $1.55 ROI) with all debut runners in 2009 (28 juvenile debut winners, 2 for this owner, 12 on synthetics, 39 winners with Lasix, 8 winners ridden by Shaun Bridgmohan)
*NOTABLE WORKOUT INFORMATION:  Worked 1 furlong in 10.0 prior to the February auction; September 14, September 24, October 5 works match barn's juvenile GALIENTOS (finished second in career debut at Keeneland in maiden special weight on October 29 with 53 Beyer); October 19 workout matches barn's juvenile GRAND SLAM ANDRE (89 Beyer top on dirt); October 26 workout matches barn's juvenile filly JACKPOT JOANIE (73 Beyer top on synthetic)

6.  ALBANY ROAD (Mr. Greeley - Jane's the Name, by Trempolino)
*TRAINER:  Christophe Clement
*JOCKEY:  Kent Desormeaux
*DATE FOALED:   February 23, 2007
*STATE FOALED:  Kentucky
*AUCTION:   Out yearling (Keeneland, September 2008); $190,000 RNA juvenile (Keeneland, April 2009)
*BLACKTYPE SIBLINGS:  SILENT ROAR (half-brother, Grade 3 winner on turf, 11-5-1-3, $224,445, unraced at two, unraced in main track sprints)
*SIRE RACE RECORD:   Multiple Grade 3 winner (16-5-6-0, $474,452, 2-6 at two, 4-11 in main track sprints)
*SIRE PRODUCE RECORD:   31-294 (11%) with juvenile debut runners; 8-43 (19%, $1.98 ROI) with all debut runners in 2009 (1 juvenile debut winner)
*DAM RACE RECORD:   Unraced
*DAM PRODUCE RECORD:  2 runners, 2 winners, 1 juvenile runner, 1 juvenile winner, incomplete main track sprint records
*DAM SIBLING INFORMATION:  FABULEUX DANCER (half-brother, stakes-winner on turf in France); DANSEUR FABULEUX (half-sister, Group 3-placed on turf in France, 0-1 in main track sprints); DOUBLES PARTNER (half-sister, Grade 3 winner, 12-6-1-0, $180,869, 1-2 at two, 3-6 in main track sprints); SAKURA PATRICK (half-brother, stakes-placed on turf at two in France); JOYEUX DANSEUR (half-brother, Grade 1 winner on turf, 14-8-0-1, $645,228, unraced at two, 0-1 in main track sprints)
*BROODMARE SIRE INFORMATION:  0 winners as the sire of debut runners in 2009
*TRAINER INFORMATION:  2-3 (67%, $3.73 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile runners trying synthetic for the first time (1-2, 50%, $3.80 ROI at Keeneland); 11-49 (22%, $2.85 ROI) with all debut runners in 2009 (all older winners with Lasix, 1 on synthetic at this meet)
*NOTABLE WORKOUT INFORMATION:  Worked 1 furlong in 10.2 prior to the April auction; October 23 workout went .04 slower than barn's juvenile MONTESQUIEU (68 Beyer top on turf)

7.  IN THE PAINT (Tiznow - Copelan's Angel, by Copelan)
*TRAINER:  Richard Budge
*JOCKEY:  Corey Lanerie
*DATE FOALED:   February 16, 2007
*STATE FOALED:  Kentucky
*AUCTION:   $100,000 weanling (Keeneland, November 2007)
*BLACKTYPE SIBLINGS:  FLY AWAY ANGEL (half-sister, stakes-winner, 31-6-6-8, $259,719, unraced at two, 3-10 in main track sprints)
*SIRE RACE RECORD:   Multiple Grade 1 route winner (15-8-4-2, $6,427,830, unraced at two, 0-1 in main track sprints)
*SIRE PRODUCE RECORD:   14-146 (10%) with juvenile debut runners; 8-45 (18%, $2.42 ROI) with all debut runners in 2009 (4 juvenile debut winners, 1 on synthetic)
*DAM RACE RECORD:   Grade 3-placed at two (11-2-4-2, $134,195, 1-5 at two, 2-7 in main track sprints, cost $52,000 as juvenile, $55,000 as juvenile)
*DAM PRODUCE RECORD:  4 runners, 2 winners, 0 juvenile runners, 4 main track sprint runners, 2 main track sprint winners
*DAM SIBLING INFORMATION:  Third dam is CHELSEANNA (stakes-placed, 42-8-8-4, $80,265)
*BROODMARE SIRE INFORMATION:  1-28 (4%, $0.68 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2009 (older winner)
*TRAINER INFORMATION:  0-3 over the past five years with juvenile debut runners in synthetic sprint maiden special weight; 0-1 with all debut runners in 2009 

8.  GONDORF (Theatrical - Sweet and Firm, by Peteski)
*TRAINER:  Charles Simon
*JOCKEY:  Chris Decarlo
*DATE FOALED:   January 31, 2007
*STATE FOALED:  Ontario, Canada
*AUCTION:   Out yearling (Canadian, September 2008); $45,000 yearling (Keeneland, September 2008)
*SIRE RACE RECORD:   Multiple Grade 1 winner on turf (17-8-4-2, $2,840,500, 1-1 at two, unraced in main track sprints)
*SIRE PRODUCE RECORD:   18-113 (16%) with juvenile debut runners; 3-13 (23%, $1.72 ROI) with all debut runners in 2009 (1 juvenile debut winner)
*DAM RACE RECORD:   Multiple stakes-placed (23-5-7-3, $165,510, unraced at two, 4-18 in main track sprints)
*DAM PRODUCE RECORD:   2 runners, 1 winner, 1 juvenile runner, 0 juvenile winners, 2 main track sprint runners, 1 main track sprint winner
*DAM SIBLING INFORMATION:  SWEET AND READY (half-sister, Grade 2 winner, 23-4-3-4, $251,598, 1-7 at two, 1-6 in main track sprints); PROUD AND STEADY (half-brother, stakes-placed at two, 35-2-6-7, $59,195, 1-3 at two, 1-21 in main track sprints); SHAUNAVON (half-sister, stakes-placed on turf, 11-4-1-0, $159,260, unraced at two, unraced in main track sprints)
*BROODMARE SIRE INFORMATION:  2-17 (12%, $1.89 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2009 (1 juvenile debut winner on synthetic at this meet, 1 older winner on synthetic)
*TRAINER INFORMATION:  0-5 over the past five years with juvenile debut runners in synthetic sprint maiden special weight; 0-10 with all debut runners in 2009

9.  KINGOFTHEBLUEGRASS (Petionville - Two to Waltz, by Seattle Slew)
*TRAINER:  Tevis McCauley
*JOCKEY:  Francisco Torres
*DATE FOALED:   May 27, 2007
*STATE FOALED:  Kentucky
*BLACKTYPE SIBLINGS:  TWO STEP SALSA (full brother, Group 2 route winner in Dubai, 12-6-2-1, $1,104,040, unraced at two, 4-5 in main track sprints)
*SIRE RACE RECORD:   Grade 2 route winner (15-7-0-1, $811,905, 1-1 at two, 3-3 in main track sprints)
*SIRE PRODUCE RECORD:   23-277 (8%) with juvenile debut runners; 5-37 (14%, $2.47 ROI) with all debut runners in 2009 (2 juvenile debut winners, 1 on synthetic)
*NICKING INFORMATION:  LOOK DEEP (stakes-winning sprinter, 16-2-3-5, $168,104, 0-3 at two, 2-13 in main track sprints)
*DAM RACE RECORD:   Unraced
*DAM PRODUCE RECORD:   2 runners, 2 winners, 1 juvenile runner, 0 juvenile winners, 2 main track sprint runners, 1 main track sprint winner
*DAM SIBLING INFORMATION:  MY TRUE LADY (full sister, multiple stakes-winner, 17-4-1-2, $108,724, 0-1 at two, 0-2 in main track sprints); THE WEST (half-brother, Group 1-placed on turf at two in France)
*BROODMARE SIRE INFORMATION:  10-98 (10%, $1.42 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2009 (3 juvenile debut winners, 1 on synthetic, 3 older winners on synthetic, 1 at this meet)
*TRAINER INFORMATION:  0-2 over the past five years with juvenile debut runners in synthetic sprint maiden special weights; 0-8 with all debut runners in 2009
*NOTABLE WORKOUT INFORMATION:  October 4 workout matches barn's juvenile BLUEGRASS CORREDOR (finished twelfth in career debut at Keeneland in $80,000 maiden claimer on October 28 with 0 Beyer); October 4 workout matches barn's juvenile filly SING SING CINDRELA (finished first in 'n2L' allowance at Keeneland on October 10 with 63 Beyer); October 9 workout matches barn's juvenile HAITIAN HERO (finished eighth in $50,000 maiden claimer at Keeneland on October 15 with 52 Beyer)

10.  SILVER COUNTRY (Storm Cat - Silver Star, by Zafonic)
*TRAINER:  Jeffrey Thornbury
*JOCKEY:  Miguel Mena
*DATE FOALED:   April 23, 2007
*STATE FOALED:  Kentucky
*SIRE RACE RECORD:   Grade 1 route winner at two (8-4-3-0, $570,610, 3-6 at two, 3-4 in main track sprints)
*SIRE PRODUCE RECORD:   74-398 (19%) with juvenile debut winners; 1-28 (4%, $0.21 ROI) with all debut runners in 2009 (juvenile debut winner)
*DAM RACE RECORD:   Stakes-placed on turf in France (7-1-0-1, $25,148, 1-2 at two, 1-2 at two, won debut, unraced in main track sprints)
*DAM PRODUCE RECORD:   3 runners, 3 winners, 1 juvenile runner, 1 juvenile winner, 1 main track sprint runner, 1 main track sprint winner
*DAM SIBLING INFORMATION:  ESQUIRE (half-brother, Group 2-placed on turf in Germany); ILE DE JINSKY (half-brother, multiple stakes-winner, 25-4-6-5, $134,841, 0-2 at two, 1-5 in main track sprints); DIDICOY (half-sister, Group 3-placed on turf in England); MASTERCLASS (half-brother, Group 3 winner on turf in France, 14-4-4-2, $248,926, 1-3 at two, won debut, unraced in main track sprints); DIESE (half-sister, Group 3 winner on turf in France); XAAR (full brother, multiple Group 1 winner on turf at two in Europe);
*BROODMARE SIRE INFORMATION:  1-3 (33%, $1.63 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2009 (older winner on synthetics)
*TRAINER INFORMATION:  1-14 (7%, $1.24 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners in synthetic sprint maiden special weight (0-2 at Keeneland); 3-17 (18%, $4.40 ROI) with all debut runners in 2009 (all older winners on synthetic with Lasix, 1 with front wraps for this owner)
*NOTABLE WORKOUT INFORMATION:  October 10 workout matches barn's four-year-old filly ONCE IS ENOUGH (finished ninth in $7,500 claimer at Keeneland on October 18 with 36 Beyer)

11.  NOTORIETY (Maria's Mon - Wittenberg, by Relaunch)
*TRAINER:  Victoria Oliver
*JOCKEY:  Leandro Goncalves
*DATE FOALED:   March 13, 2007
*STATE FOALED:  Kentucky
*AUCTION:   Withdrawn yearling (Keeneland, September 2008)
*SIRE RACE RECORD:   Multiple Grade 1 winner at two (7-4-1-1, $507,140, 4-5 at two, won debut, 2-4 in main track sprints)
*SIRE PRODUCE RECORD:   31-319 (10%) with juvenile debut runners; 4-75 (5%, $0.38 ROI) with all debut runners in 2009 (1 juvenile debut winner on synthetic)
*DAM RACE RECORD:   Stakes-winner (19-5-3-1, $196,443, unraced at two, 0-2 in main track sprints, cost $180,000 as yearling)
*DAM PRODUCE RECORD:   3 runners, 2 winners, 2 juvenile runners, 1 juvenile winner, 2 main track sprint runners, 0 main track sprint winners
*DAM SIBLING INFORMATION:  Third dam is CENTAVOS (stakes-winner at two, 22-7-4-6, $140,283)
*BROODMARE SIRE INFORMATION:  10-54 (19%, $3.47 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2009 (6 juvenile debut winners, 3 on synthetics)
*TRAINER INFORMATION:  0-5 over the past five years with juvenile debut runners in synthetic sprint maiden special weights (0-5 at Keeneland); 2-7 (29%, $8.74 ROI) with all debut runners in 2009 (both winners with Lasix and front wraps for this owner, 1 juvenile debut winner)
*NOTABLE WORKOUT INFORMATION:  October 8 workout matches barn's five-year-old mare FULL OF IDEAS (finished third in $25,000 claimer at Keeneland on October 23 with 72 Beyer)

12.  LUNAR TIDE (Johar - Laramie Moon, by Laramie Trail)
*TRAINER:  Clark Hanna
*JOCKEY:  Jamie Theriot
*DATE FOALED:   February 26, 2007
*STATE FOALED:  Kentucky
*BLACKTYPE SIBLINGS:  WOODMOON (half-brother, multiple stakes-winning router, 42-8-4-10, $450,479, 0-1 at two, 0-5 in main track sprints); BOUND FOR FAME (half-brother, stakes-placed (20-3-2-5, $142,023, unraced at two, 1-5 in main track sprints); LUNA DORADA (half-sister, stakes-placed on turf, 19-2-3-0, $89,382, 1-5 at two, 0-2 in main track sprints)
*SIRE RACE RECORD:   Multiple Grade 1 winner on turf (16-6-4-2, $1,494,496, unraced at two, 0-1 in main track sprints)
*SIRE PRODUCE RECORD:   16-110 (15%) with juvenile runners
*DAM RACE RECORD:   Grade 1 sprint winner (16-6-3-0, $248,667, unraced at two, 5-8 in main track sprints)
*DAM PRODUCE RECORD:   8 runners, 5 winners, 5 juvenile runners, 2 juvenile winners, 8 main track sprint runners, 3 main track sprint winners
*DAM SIBLING INFORMATION:  BARRENADA (half-sister, stakes-placed in Argentina); BEWICHED (half-sister, Group 3-placed in Peru)
*TRAINER INFORMATION:  0-1 over the past five years with juvenile runners going dirt to synthetic (Keeneland, 2008)

Analysis:
ALBANY ROAD is a half-brother to Silent Roar, a gelding that earned a 105 Beyer Speed Figure in winning the Grade 3 Oceanport Stakes on turf in 2007.  There is a lot of class in the female family to boot.
POSITIVE SPLIT wheels back on only 13 days rest after chasing stakes-bound American Lion in a solid heat over this course and distance.  The gray colt looks like the one to beat for hot trainer Ken McPeek.
NOTORIETY reportedly finished behind Silver Chest after initially breaking several lengths ahead of that one during the October 19 workout.  Silver Chest is a four-year-old filly with an 83 Beyer top.  The Keeneland Clocker Report for October 25 also noted that Notoriety gave a "nice gate work by himself."  This is a solid pedigree, but the barn is 0-40 over the last two years on synthetic surfaces.
RAINCATCHER broke poorly from the intimidating inside post position here 17 days ago, but finished evenly in the slower division of maiden special weights.  This barn does better with second-time starters than with firsters so we can expect some improvement. 
ZIP AROUND's frequent workmate, Galientos, finished second in his career debut here the other day for top first-out trainer Steve Asmussen.  He's by a quick sire, and wouldn't be a surprise.  KINGOFTHEBLUEGRASS is a full brother to Two Step Salsa, the winner of this year's Godolphin Mile with a 117 Racing Post Rating.  The workouts fail to entice.  SILVER COUNTRY is by the legendary Storm Cat out of a full sister to Xaar, a runner that won the Group 1 Dewhurst Stakes by seven lengths as a two-year-old of 1997. He may need one.  LUNAR TIDE chased Breeders' Cup-bound Interactif going five furlongs at Monmouth.  He was beaten a long way, however, and needs to drastically improve with the addition of blinkers in order to beat these.  The Keeneland Clocker Report for October 7 noted that he worked in "company with Leisurely Walk and was well restrained."  Leisurely Walk is an unraced juvenile filly.  Nine days later, Lunar Tide gave a "good vigorous finish, last half in 48 flat."  LENTENOR figures to take a great deal of action as a full brother to the popular Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro, but trainer Michael Matz doesn't have a strong record with debut runners, and Lentenor doesn't show a published workout in the past 16 days.  INK cost $375,000 earlier this year, and was "not asked for effort, out in 1:00 4/5," according to the Keeneland Clocker Report for October 13.  A week later, he was "not asked for effort, first half mile was 47 flat."  On October 25, the clocker noted that he "was traveling well at the wire."  Ink can factor if able to break cleanly from the inside post.  IN THE PAINT and GONDORF may want more ground. 

Selections:
1.  Albany Road  2.  Positive Split  3.  Notoriety


The Play:
Albany Road to Win and Place at 9-2 odds or greater

***


Meet record based on starts, wins, top pick (after scratches) in the money, and profit/loss of that day's play ($2 wager):  38-7-18 (- $16.80)