10/07/2008 12:00AM

Keeneland Babies for 10/8

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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."

Sunday's results:
Race 6: Dutch Striker finished twelfth
Race 7: Driving Snow finished second

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Race 1
7 Furlongs (Polytrack)
Maiden Claiming ($40,000)
2-Year-Olds
Purse $21,000

1. Snack Daddy (Richter Scale - Ring for Me, by The Minstrel)
Trainer: Donald Boyd
- Foaled April 17, 2006 in Kentucky
- $2,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2007)
- sire was a Grade 1 sprint winner (25-12-2-0, $1,139,968, 1-2 at two, 9-14 in main track sprints)
- sire is 37-287 (13%) with juvenile runners
- dam was a sprint winner (17-2-4-2, $15,273, unraced at two, 2-15 in main track sprints)
- dam has nine runners, eight winners, seven juvenile runners, two juvenile winners, nine main track sprint runners, seven main track sprint winners
- dam a half-sister to juvenile stakes-winner Ting a Ling (43-6-8-9, $79,987)
- dam a half-sister to multiple stakes-placed Crisp 'n Clear (12-4-3-2, $31,540)
- dam a full sister to stakes-placed Ring Me Up (7-2-4-0, $36,430, unraced at two, 2-5 in main track sprints)
- trainer is 0-3 over the past five years with juvenile runners

2. Mid Court (Doneraile Court - Linda Carol, by Northern Park)
Trainer: Forrest Kaelin
- Foaled February 19, 2006 in Kentucky
- sire was a Grade 2 route winner (16-6-3-2, $361,410, 2-5 at two, 1-4 in main track sprints)
- sire is 22-191 (12%) with juvenile debut runners)
- sire is 3-42 (7%, $0.96 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (one juvenile debut winner)
- dam was placed on turf (3-0-0-1, $2,330, unraced at two, all races on turf)
- dam has three runners, two winners, three juvenile runners, no juvenile winners, three main track sprint runners, one main track sprint winner
- Northern Park doesn't have a debut winner as a broodmare sire in 2008
- trainer is 1-24 (4%, $2.05 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 2-7 (29%, $2.91 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (both older winners with blinkers on in maiden claimers, one with Lasix)

3. Score With Bones (Even the Score - Vanan, by Cryptoclearance)
Trainer: Carl Potts
- Foaled March 9, 2006 in Kentucky
- first-crop sire was a multiple Grade 2 route winner (29-9-1-9, $751,629, unraced at two, 1-2 in main track sprints)
- sire is 7-39 (18%) with juvenile runners
- dam was a turf winner (12-1-0-1, $5,358, unraced at two, 0-1 in main track sprints, cost $10,000 as a weanling)
- dam has two runners, no winners, one juvenile runner, no main track sprint runners
- second dam is Grade 3-placed Far East (64-15-12-10, $381,402, unraced at two, 1-6 in main track sprints)
- trainer is 0-1 over the past five years with second-time juveniles

4. Silent Pipe (Kimberlite Pipe - Silent Witness, by Yukon)
Trainer: Merrill Scherer
- Foaled March 11, 2006 in Louisiana
- half-brother to juvenile stakes-winning sprinter Witness to a Fight (18-4-0-1, $111,062, 2-4 at two, 4-15 in main track sprints)
- sire was a Grade 2 route winner (40-10-2-3, $984,568, 3-6 at two, 4-10 in main track sprints
- sire is 2-36 (6%) with juvenile runners
- dam was a multiple stakes-placed sprinter (31-8-8-4, $161,831, unraced at two, 7-24 in main track sprints)
- dam has nine runners, six winners, eight juvenile runners, one juvenile winner, nine main track sprint runners, six main track sprint winners
- trainer is 3-17 (18%, $1.94 ROI) over the past five years with juveniles dropping into maiden claimers
- trainer is 1-4 (25%, $5.35 ROI) over the past five years with juveniles dropping into maiden claimers at Keeneland

5. Troutdale (Parker's Storm Cat - Root Beer Eyes, by A.P. Indy)
Trainer: Paul McGee
- Foaled March 1, 2996 in Kentucky
- $6,500 RNA short yearling (Keeneland January 2007)
- $7,000 RNA yearling (Fasig-Tipton Select October 2007)
- sire was a turf winner (4-1-1-0, $40,800, 0-1 at two, all races on grass)
- sire is 5-66 (8%) with juvenile runners
- dam was unraced (cost $375,000 as a yearling)
- dam has six runners, three winners, four juvenile runners, no juvenile winners, six main track sprint runners, three main track sprint winners
- dam a half-sister to multiple Grade 1 route winner Jade Hunter (14-6-3-0, $407,260, 0-3 at two, 4-6 in main track sprints)
- trainer is 0-5 over the past five years with second-time juveniles adding Lasix and dropping into maiden claimer
- trainer is 0-1 over the past five years with second-time juveniles adding Lasix and dropping into maiden claimer

6. Grey Line Express (Even the Score - Code Forty, by Boone's Mill)
Trainer: Larry Holt
- Foaled April 12, 2006 in Kentucky
- $4,500 weanling (Keeneland November 2006)
- $9,500 RNA yearling (OBS Open August 2007)
- $4,500 juvenile (OBS Spring April 2008)
- sire was a multiple Grade 2 route winner (29-9-1-9, $751,629, unraced at two, 1-2 in main track sprints)
- sire is 7-39 (18%) with juvenile runners
- dam was unraced
- dam has three runners, two winners, two juvenile runners, no juvenile winners, three main track sprint runners, one main track sprint winner
- dam a half-sister to stakes-winner Green Boundary (21-6-4-3, $110,980, 0-4 at two, 0-2 in main track sprints)
- dam a half-sister to multiple stakes-placed Fashionaire (25-5-8-1, $109,312, 0-6 at two, 5-23 in main track sprints)
- trainer is 2-6 (33%, $2.27 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles dropping into maiden claimers
- worked a quarter-mile in 22.80 prior to the April sale

7. Scrimshank (Scrimshaw - Dyna Flow Miss, by Dynformer)
Trainer: Joe Cain
- Foaled April 20, 2006 in Kentucky
- $4,200 yearling (Keeneland September 2007)
- first-crop sire was a Grade 2 route winner (13-4-0-2, $461,842, 2-2 at two, 3-7 in main track sprints)
- sire is 1-21 (5%, $0.41 ROI) with juvenile debut runners in 2008
- dam was a route winner (27-1-1-6, $43,518, 0-6 at two, 0-3 in main track sprints, cost $3,200 as a weanling)
- dam has three runners, three winners, two juvenile runners, one juvenile winner, three main track sprint runners, no main track sprint winners
- Dynaformer is 6-75 (8%, $1.37 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2008 (three juvenile debut winners)
- trainer is 8-84 (10%, $1.93 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 3-22 (14%, $4.58 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (one juvenile debut winner, two winners with Lasix, two with blinkers on)

8. Ike (Louis Quatorze - Uncanny Ability, by Cryptoclearance)
Trainer: Carla Morgan
- Foaled April 13, 2006 in Virginia
- withdrawn yearling (Keeneland September 2007)
- out juvenile (Keeneland April 2008)
- half-brother to stakes-placed turfer Cryptogram (18-3-1-3, $98,950, 0-2 at two, 0-2 in main track sprints)
- sire was a Grade 1 route winner (18-7-5-1, $2,054,434, 1-4 at two, 2-4 in main track sprints)
- sire is 68-572 (12%) with juvenile runners
- dam was unplaced (12-0-0-0, $278, 0-3 at two, 0-10 in main track sprints, cost $4,200 as a yearling)
- dam has five runners, three winners, four juvenile runners, one juvenile winner, five main track sprint runners, two main track sprint winners
- dam a half-sister to multiple stakes-placed My Lucky Strike (57-9-9-9, $623,535, 0-2 at two, 5-33 in main track sprints)
- dam a half-sister to juvenile Group 2 winner (England) Halicarnassus (25-5-5-1, $328,017, 2-3 at two, unraced in main track sprints)
- trainer is 2-36 (6%, $0.54 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile runners
- trainer is 0-1 over the past five years with juvenile runners at Keeneland

9. Good Question (Menifee - Free Question, by Unbridled)
Trainer: Dale Romans
- Foaled January 30, 2006 in Kentucky
- $16,000 short yearling (Keeneland January 2007)
- withdrawn yearling (Keeneland September 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 68-434 (16%) with juvenile runners
- dam was a turf winner (8-1-1-1, $44,480, 0-2 at two, unraced in main track sprints)
- dam has two runners, one winner, one juvenile runner, no juvenile winners, two main track sprint runners, no main track sprint winners
- trainer is 2-7 (29%, $2.34 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles dropping into maiden claimers
- trainer is 0-3 over the past five years with second-time juveniles dropping into maiden claimers at Keeneland

10. Runway West (Tale of the Cat - Pleasant Performer, by Pleasant Colony)
Trainer: Eddie Kenneally
- Foaled May 4, 2006 in Kentucky
- $40,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2007)
- sire was a Grade 2 sprint winner (9-5-1-2, $360,900, unraced at two, 1-3 in main track sprints)
- sire is 150-802 (19%) with juvenile runners
- dam was a stakes-winner (16-2-2-3, $84,280, 0-1 at two, 0-3 in main track sprints)
- dam has two runners, one winner, one juvenile runner, no juvenile winners, two main track sprint runners, no main track sprint winners
- Tale of the Cat - Pleasant Colony 'nick' has produced stakes-winning router Jolie the Cat (7-3-0-3, $133,300, 1-3 at two, 2-4 in main track sprints)
- dam a half-sister to multiple stakes-winner Center Box (13-4-0-3, $113,704, 2-2 at two, 1-1 in main track sprints)
- dam a three-quarter sister to multiple stakes-placed router Cherokee Focus (40-6-3-4, $132,631, unraced at two, 0-1 in main track sprints)
- trainer is 2-13 (15%, $0.80 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles dropping into maiden claimers
- trainer is 0-1 over the past five years with second-time juveniles dropping into maiden claimers at Keeneland

11. Jemaru (Rainmaker - Megabrite, by High Brite)
Trainer: Leroy Simon
- Foaled April 22, 2006 in Kentucky
- first-crop sire was unraced
- sire is 2-23 (9%) with juvenile runners in 2008
- dam was a winner (34-4-4-3, $34,341, 0-1 at two, 3-30 in main track sprints)
- dam has four runners, two winners, one juvenile runner, no juvenile winners, four main track sprint runners, one main track sprint winner
- trainer is 0-1 over the past five years with juvenile runners adding blinkers and dropping into maiden claimers

12. Areyuwithme (Honour and Glory - Mesappiano, by Fappiano)
Trainer: Eric Reed
- Foaled April 23, 2006 in Ontario, Canada
- out weanling (Keeneland November 2006)
- $30,000 short yearling (Keeneland January 2007)
- $28,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2007)
- sire was a Grade 1 route winner (17-6-5-2, $1,202,942, 2-4 at two, won debut, 3-8 in main track sprints)
- sire is 36-298 (12%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 7-62 (11%, $1.27 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (two juvenile debut winners)
- dam was a route winner at two (8-1-2-0, $33,410, 1-2 at two, 0-1 in main track sprints, cost $275,000 as a weanling)
- dam has nine runners, six winners, six juvenile runners, two juvenile winners, one juvenile debut winner, nine main track sprint runners, five main track sprint winners
- Fappiano is 1-15 (7%, $0.43 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2008 (older debut winner)
- dam a full sister to Grade 2 sprint winner Funistrada (30-7-6-6, $479,404, 1-4 at two, won debut, 5-18 in main track sprints)
- dam a full sister to multiple stakes-winner Wakonda (30-12-3-6, $415,400, 0-2 at two, 4-12 in main track sprints
- dam a full sister to multiple stakes-placed Kunjar (45-8-14-5, $292,780, 0-6 at two, 3-21 in main track sprints)
- trainer is 15-92 (16%, $1.68 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 2-22 (9%, $1.45 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners at Keeneland
- trainer is 5-29 (17%, $1.42 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (all winners with Lasix, two juvenile debut winners, one with Jesus Castanon aboard, three winners in maiden claimers)
- September 27 workout matches barn's juvenile Midnight Break (46 Beyer top)

Analysis:
Trainer Joe Cain is having a good year with debut runners, and his SCRIMSHANK doesn't meet the toughest bunch in the world for his coming-out party. The bargain yearling should offer value in what looks to be a difficult race to handicap.
SNACK DADDY showed speed going longer over the synthetic surface at Presque Isle Downs before tiring in the stretch. The son of top sprinter Richter Scale has some angles in his corner as he turns back in distance, adds Lasix, and drops into a maiden claimer for the first time.
IKE makes the third start of the form cycle, and should show good early speed in this spot. He pressed the pace last time out at Turfway, and showed better staying power in his first start with Lasix.
SILENT PIPE chased a quick pace in a Presque Isle maiden special weight, and may find the early fractions a bit easier today. TROUTDALE gets the Lasix and blinker makeover after passing tired rivals in his debut. AREYUWITHME hails from a classy female family, and his trainer does pretty well with debut runners. He's an interesting alternative, but must avoid being hung out wide from his far outside post position. RUNWAY WEST didn't do much in his debut at Turfway, but the drop should help his cause. GOOD QUESTION got bet for his debut at Ellis, and failed to fire. He can improve a bit for top connections. SCORE WITH BONES wasn't disgraced in career debut at 42-1 on turf at Kentucky Downs, but may be in a bit steep here. GREY LINE EXPRESS finished behind Runway West at Turfway. JEMARU has yet to finish ahead of another horse. MID COUR shows slow drills for his debut.

Selections:
1. Scrimshank
2. Snack Daddy
3. Ike

The Play:
Scrimshank to Win and Place at 8-1 or more

***

Race 3
7 Furlongs (Polytrack)
Maiden Claiming ($40,000)
2-year-olds
Purse $21,000

1. Buddha Bunt (Buddha - Raw Gold, by Rahy)
Trainer: Phillip Sims
- Foaled May 8, 2006 in Kentucky
- $10,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2007)
- half-brother to multiple stakes-winning sprinter Kadira (9-4-1-2, $176,525, 3-7 at two, 4-6 in main track sprints)
- sire was a Grade 1 route winner (4-3-0-0, $489,600, 0-1 at two, 1-2 in main track sprints)
- sire is 23-266 (9%) with juvenile runners
- dam was a Grade 2 winner at two (29-9-4-6, $509,006, 3-5 at two, 8-19 in main track sprints)
- dam has seven runners, four winners, four juvenile runners, three juvenile winners, seven main track sprint runners, four main track sprint winners
- dam a half-sister to juvenile stakes-placed router Arezzo (9-3-1-1, $61,500, 3-6 at two, 1-3 in main track sprints)
- dam a half-sister to juvenile Grade 1 sprint winner Point Ashley (4-2-1-1, $237,200, all races at two, 2-3 in main track sprints)
- trainer is 3-22 (14%, $2.21 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles
- trainer is 1-6 (17%, $1.20 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles at Keeneland

2. Carnival Ride (Gilded Time - Crown of Sheba, by Alysheba)
Trainer: Robert Holthus
- Foaled May 21, 2006 in Kentucky
- $75,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2007)
- $45,000 RNA juvenile (Fasig-Tipton Spring May 2008)
- half-brother to Grade 2 winner Spice Island (28-7-8-3, $487,376, unraced at two, 0-1 in main track sprints)
- sire was a Grade 1 route winner at two (6-4-0-1, $975,980, 4-4 at two, 2-4 in main track sprints)
- sire is 44-353 (12%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 4-26 (15%, $3.37 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (all juvenile debut winners)
- dam was a winner on turf in England (3-1-0-0, $7,450, unraced at two, all races on turf)
- dam has three runners, three winners, one juvenile runners, one juvenile winner, two main track sprint runners, one main track sprint winner
- Alysheba doesn't have a debut winner as a broodmare sire in 2008
- Gilded Time - Alysheba 'nick' has produced stakes-placed sprinter Timeless Jade (34-4-9-3, $27,316, unraced at two, 4-30 in main track sprints)
- dam a half-sister to multiple Grade 1 route winner Spend a Buck (15-10-3-2, $4,220,689, 5-8 at two, won debut, 3-5 in main track sprints)
- dam a half-sister to stakes-placed router Eastern Bell Boy (110-23-20-17, $127,245, 0-6 at two, 0-9 in main track sprints)
- dam a half-sister to stakes-placed turfer Prancing Ballerina (15-3-6-1, $100,450, unraced at two, 1-1 in main track sprints)
- dam a half-sister to stakes-placed Bill Mooney (18-4-2-4, $62,515, unraced at two, 0-1 in main track sprints)
- dam a half-sister to stakes-placed (Sweden) Raheen (36-3-1-4, $104,018, 0-3 at two, unraced in main track sprints)
- trainer is 10-102 (10%, $1.14 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 0-8 over the past five years with juvenile debut runners at Keeneland
- trainer is 0-22 with all debut runners in 2008
- worked a furlong in 10.60 prior to the May sale
- September 11 workout matches barn's juvenile Full Curtain (finished ninth in maiden special weight at Turfway on September 27 with 30 Beyer)
- September 18 workout matches barn's juvenile filly Cat Onthe Town (finished third in maiden special weight at Keeneland on October 4 with 66 Beyer)
- September 25 workout matches barn's juvenile Gather All (54 Beyer on dirt)

3. The Right Face (Harlan's Holiday - The Wrong Face, by Marlin)
Trainer: Kenneth McPeek
- Foaled April 11, 2006 in Kentucky
- $57,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2007)
- sire was a multiple Grade 1 route winner (22-8-6-1, $3,632,664, 4-6 at two, 2-3 in main track sprints)
- sire is 33-180 (18%) with juvenile runners
- dam was a sprint winner (3-1-0-1, $22,025, 0-1 at two, 1-3 in main track sprints)
- dam has two runners, one winner, two juvenile runners, no juvenile winners, two main track sprint runners, one main track sprint winner
- dam a half-sister to stakes-placed sprinter Astro Glide (4-2-1-1, $34,670, 1-2 at two, all races in main track sprints)
- dam a half-sister to Group 3 winner (Peru) Brasko (17-7-2-1, $29,642, 0-3 at two)
- trainer is 25-98 (26%, $2.20 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles
- trainer is 5-19 (26%, $2.20 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles at Keeneland

4. Horizon Storm (Stormin Fever - Scotia's Rose, by Pistols and Roses)
Trainer: Ralph Nicks
- Foaled April 25, 2006 in Kentucky
- sire was a Grade 3 sprint winner (21-8-6-2, $484,664, 1-2 at two, 6-12 in main track sprints)
- sire is 19-188 (10%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 1-25 (4%, $0.36 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (juvenile debut winner)
- dam was unraced
- dam has two runners, two winners, one juvenile runner, no juvenile winners, two main track sprint runners, one main track sprint winner
- Pistols and Roses is 1-4 (25%, $4.28 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2008 (older winner)
- dam a half-sister to stakes-placed Princess Tiree (59-10-15-8, $89,595, 2-8 at two, 6-32 in main track sprints)
- trainer is 5-63 (8%, $0.92 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 0-7 over the past five years with juvenile debut runners at Keeneland
- trainer is 2-14 (14%, $2.20 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (both juvenile debut winners with Lasix, one in maiden claimers)
- July 31 workout matches barn's juvenile My Boy Jo (finished first in $30,000 maiden claimer on turf at Kentucky Downs on September 16 with 45 Beyer)

5. Russ the Hottie (Concorde's Tune - Curt's Babe, by Carnivalay)
Trainer: Kathleen Wadsworth
- Foaled March 6, 2006 in West Virginia
- sire was a multiple stakes-winner (28-12-4-4, $242,585, 1-2 at two, 9-20 in main track sprints)
- sire is 15-179 (8%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 1-28 (4%, $1.89 ROI) with debut runners in 2008 (older debut winner)
- dam was a sprint winner in the mud (25-1-0-4, $5,488, 0-1 at two, 1-17 in main track sprints, cost $4,200 as a yearling)
- dam has four runners, two winners, three juvenile runners, no juvenile winners, four main track sprint runners, one main track sprint winner
- Carnivalay is 2-17 (12%, $3.65 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2008 (one juvenile debut winner)
- dam a half-sister to juvenile stakes-placed Master Prospector (112-9-12-13, $73,453, 2-7 at two, 9-81 in main track sprints)
- trainer is 0-1 over the past five years with all debut runners at Keeneland

6. Seal Team (Trippi - Sunk, by Polish Navy)
Trainer: Albert Stall Jr.
- Foaled March 20, 2006 in Florida
- $6,000 weanling (OBS Fall October 2006)
- $18,000 yearling (OBS Open August 2007)
- $75,000 juvenile (OBS Spring April 2008)
- sire was a Grade 1 sprint winner (14-7-1-2, $666,220, unraced at two, 6-11 in main track sprints)
- sire is 92-510 (18%) with juvenile runners
- dam was a winner (7-2-1-1, $35,623, unraced at two, 1-5 in main track sprints)
- dam has six runners, four winners, five juvenile runners, one juvenile winner, five main track sprint runners, four main track sprint winners
- dam a half-sister to stakes-placed (France) turf runner Steamboatwillie (16-2-2-5, $42,509, 0-3 at two, unraced in main track sprints)
- dam a half-sister to juvenile Group 3 (England) turf winner At Risk (6-2-0-0, $27,509, 2-3 at two, all races on turf)
- trainer is 3-10 (30%, $2.28 ROI) over the past five years with juveniles dropping into maiden claimers
- worked three furlongs in 33.40 prior to the April sale

7. Crazi Truth (Bold Truth - Crazi, by Ghazi)
Trainer: Adrienne Moore
- Foaled February 14, 2006 in Minnesota
- $1,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2007)
- first-crop sire was a Grade 2-placed sprinter (15-2-0-6, $112,205, 0-1 at two, 2-12 in main track sprints)
- sire is 2-15 (13%) with juvenile runners
- dam was a route winner (17-2-3-4, $45,074, unraced at two, 0-2 in main track sprints)
- dam has two runners, no winners, two juvenile runners, two main track sprint runners
- female family of Grade 3 winner Privacy
- trainer is 1-22 (5%, $0.36 ROI) over the past five years with juveniles
- trainer is 0-1 over the past five years with juveniles at Keeneland

8. Dirk's the One (Cape Canaveral - Wild About Bridget, by Wild Again)
Trainer: Elwood McCann Sr.
- Foaled May 8, 2006 in Kentucky
- $5,500 yearling (Keeneland September 2007)
- sire was a Grade 3 sprint winner (4-3-0-1, $128,640, 1-1 at two, all races in main track sprints)
- sire is 72-384 (19%) with juvenile runners
- dam was unraced (6-0-0-0, $1,908, unraced at two, 0-1 in main track sprints, cost $150,000 as a yearling)
- dam has four runners, two winners, three juvenile runners, no juvenile winners, three main track sprint runners, one main track sprint winner
- dam a half-sister to multiple Grade 2 winner Nannerl (38-10-7-10, $553,465, 1-2 at two, 8-24 in main track sprints)
- trainer is 1-13 (8%, $0.62 ROI) over the past five years with juveniles dropping into maiden claimer
- trainer is 0-1 over the past five years with juveniles dropping into maiden claimer at Keeneland

9. Foot Cavalry (Friends Lake - Kiva Step, by Premiership)
Trainer: William Denzik Jr.
- Foaled April 17, 2006 in Kentucky
- withdrawn yearling (Keeneland September 2007)
- first-crop sire was a Grade 1 route winner (7-3-0-1, $696,400, 2-3 at two, 1-2 in main track sprints)
- sire is 6-54 (11%) with juvenile runners
- dam was unraced (cost $16,500 as a yearling)
- dam has four runners, two winners, two juvenile runners, no juvenile winners, three main track sprint runners, one main track sprint winner
- dam a half-sister to stakes-placed Secretary General (28-4-2-4, $41,431, 1-3 at two, 4-21 in main track sprints)
- dam a half-sister to stakes-winner Fatal Distraction (11-4-1-1, $64,629, unraced at two, 2-4 in main track sprints)
- trainer is 0-1 over the past five years with second-time juveniles adding blinkers

10. Dynamite Bob (Malabar Gold - Morning Roar, by Roar)
Trainer: Jose Lopez
- Foaled March 11, 2006 in Kentucky
- sire was a Grade 3 winner (15-6-2-2, $325,622, 1-3 at two, 1-4 in main track sprints)
- sire is 20-188 (11%) with juvenile runners
- dam was unraced
- this is dam's first runner
- trainer is 0-4 over the past five years with juveniles

11. African Storm (Johannesburg - Aly Quatorze, by Louis Quatorze)
Trainer: D Wayne Lukas
- Foaled April 29, 2006 in Kentucky
- sire was a multiple Grade/Group 1 winner (USA/Europe) at two (10-7-1-0, $1,014,585, 7-7 at two in USA/Europe, unraced in main track sprints)
- sire is 36-311 (12%) with juvenile runners
- dam was a route winner (15-2-2-1, $88,747, 0-5 at two, 0-6 in main track sprints, cost $60,000 as a yearling)
- this is dam's first runner
- dam a half-sister to multiple stakes-winner Kool Humor (27-4-3-7, $242,899, 0-1 at two, 2-13 in main track sprints)
- dam a half-sister to multiple stakes-placed Out for Glory (14-3-3-3, $51,841, 0-3 at two, 3-10 in main track sprints)
- trainer is 10-155 (6%, $0.93 ROI) over the past five years with juveniles adding Lasix for the first time
- trainer is 2-19 (11%, $0.99 ROI) over the past five years with juveniles adding Lasix for the first time at Keeneland

12. Tuscan Mist (Military - Glacial Victoire, by Honour and Glory)
Trainer: Walter Bindner Jr.
- Foaled March 14, 2006 in Kentucky
- sire was a Grade 1 turf winner (12-5-1-2, $462,700, unraced at two, all races on turf)
- sire is 3-51 (6%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 2-18 (11%, $3.39 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (one juvenile debut winner)
- dam was a sprint winner at two (8-2-0-1, $41,180, 2-5 at two, 2-6 in main track sprints)
- dam has one runner, no winners, no juvenile runner, one main track sprint runner
- Honour and Glory is 2-42 (5%, $1.25 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2008 (both juvenile debut winners)
- second dam is Grade 3 winner Ice Tech (33-7-5-5, $270,921, 1-6 at two, 3-13 in main track sprints)
- trainer is 6-38 (16%, $5.35 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 0-9 with all debut runners in 2008

Analysis:
SEAL TEAM makes his first start for a claiming tag after being legged up going long on Saratoga turf. The son of the fleet Trippi should appreciate turning back in distance, and the drop in class should be just what the doctor ordered.
AFRICAN STORM ran well to be second in a key Spa maiden claimer two back despite being bumped in upper stretch. He had some trouble last time out, and can be an early factor in what looks to be a paceless race. Mr. Lukas is only 2 for his last 61 with horses adding Lasix for the first time, however.
DIRK'S THE ONE is another dropping into the claiming ranks for the first time, and his recent speed figures point him out as a contender. Trainer Elwood McCann is only 1 for his last 44 with juvenile performers, though.
DYNAMITE BOB just missed for a $30,000 tag at Turfway. The late-runner may need a bit more pace help than expected to properly setup his late kick. THE RIGHT FACE ran on a bit late in his career debut, and looks like an interesting candidate for excellent connections. CARNIVAL RIDE is by Gilded Time out of a half-sister to Kentucky Derby winner Spend a Buck so there seems to be the proper mix of speed and stamina. He may need a race before he struts his best stuff as trainer Bob Holthus is 0-22 this year with firsters. HORIZON STORM shows a steady worktab for his debut, but his sire is only 1-25 this year with debut runners. CRAZI TRUTH failed for a measly $7,500 tag last time out at Turfway. BUDDHA BUNT has a nice pedigree, but he's saddled with a tough inside post, and didn't do much in his debut at Turfway. FOOT CAVALRY never got of a gallop in his debut on grass at Kentucky Downs, and now adds blinkers. TUSCAN MIST may want more ground, and is marooned outside. RUSS THE HOTTIE may be in a bit too tough.

Selections:
1. Seal Team
2. African Storm
3. Dirk's the One

The Play:
Seal Team - African Storm Exacta;
Seal Team - Dirk's the One Exacta

***

Race 5
1 1/16 Miles (Polytrack)
Maiden Special Weight
2-year-olds
Purse $50,000

1. Pearl of Valor (Medaglia d'Oro - Madeira M'dear, by Black Tie Affair)
Trainer: Dallas Stewart
- Foaled February 15, 2006 in Kentucky
- $310,000 weanling (Keeneland November 2006)
- $385,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2007)
- half-sister to juvenile stakes-placed sprinter Boardwalk Baby (7-1-0-1, $11,045, 1-5 at two)
- half-brother to juvenile stakes-placed sprinter American Mon (10-2-4-1, $97,205, 1-2 at two, 0-2 in main track routes)
- first-crop sire was a multiple Grade 1 route winner (17-8-7-0, $5,754,720, 0-1 at two, 7-14 in main track routes)
- sire is 16-75 (21%) with juvenile runners in 2008
- dam was unplaced (4-0-0-0, $1,660, unraced at two, 0-2 in main track routes, cost $60,000 as a yearling)
- dam has five runners, three winners, four juvenile runners, two juvenile winners, three main track route runners, one main track route winner
- dam a half-sister to Grade 3 winner Aggressive Bid (13-7-1-1, $163,462)
- dam a half-sister to Grade 2 route winner Moment of Hope (23-6-5-4, $406,222, 0-3 at two, 3-9 in main track routes)
- trainer is 8-36 (22%, $1.97 ROI) over the past five years with juveniles going sprint to route
- trainer is 0-3 over the past five years with juveniles going sprint to route at Keeneland

2. Acting Lady (Theatrical - Lady Fairfax, by Sharrood)
Trainer: John Best
- Foaled February 5, 2006 in Kentucky
- $35,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2006)
- sire was a multiple Grade 1 turf winner (17--8-4-2, $2,840,500, 1-1 at two in Ireland, all races on grass)
- sire is 35-226 (15%) with juvenile runners
- dam was a stakes-winner on turf in England (0-3 at two, all races on turf)
- dam has five runners, three winners, one juvenile runner, no juvenile winners, two main track route runners, no main track route winners
- second dam is Group 3-placed (Ireland) turfer Rathvindon (12-2-0-0, $9,161, 1-5 at two, all races on turf)
- trainer is 1-4 (25%, $5.05 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile runners at Keeneland

3. Bluegrass Princess (Dynaformer - America America, by Mister Baileys)
Trainer: Kiaran McLaughlin
- Foaled March 12, 2006 in Kentucky
- $285,000 weanling (Keeneland November 2006)
- $340,000 RNA yearling (Keeneland September 2007)
- sire was a multiple Grade 2 winner (30-7-5-2, $671,207, 1-5 at two, 4-19 in main track routes)
- sire is 129-1070 (12%) with juvenile runners
- dam was a multiple stakes-winner (27-4-7-4, $403,050, 3-10 at two, 1-8 in main track routes, cost $5,000 as a yearling)
- this is dam's first runner
- trainer is 19-90 (21%, $2.56 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles
- trainer is 0-1 over the past five years with second-time juveniles at Keeneland

4. The Best Day Ever (Brahms - Added Asset, by Lord At War)
Trainer: Kenneth McPeek
- Foaled April 15, 2006 in Kentucky
- $13,000 weanling (Keeneland November 2006)
- $24,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2007)
- sire was a Grade 1 turf winner (17-5-4-4, $843,050, 1-6 at two, 0-2 in main track routes)
- sire is 10-101 (10%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 1-39 (3%, $0.52 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (juvenile debut winner)
- dam was a Grade 3 winner (24-5-5-3, $330,022, 1-3 at two, 3-14 in main track routes)
- dam has five runners, three winners, one juvenile runner, no juvenile winners, three main track route runners, one main track route winner
- Lord At War is 6-50 (12%, $1.01 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2008 (three juvenile debut winners)
- dam a half-sister to Grade 2 route winner Added Gold (11-4-2-1, $222,000, unraced at two, 4-10 in main track routes)
- trainer is 15-135 (11%, $2.06 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 3-32 (9%, $1.62 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners at Keeneland
- trainer is 8-43 (19%, $2.35 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (seven winners with Lasix, five juvenile debut winners, one with Calvin Borel aboard, one for this owner, two winners routing on the main track, one older winner at Keeneland)
- September 26 workout matches barn's juvenile Bounissimo (29 Beyer on turf)

5. Verdant (Pleasantly Perfect - Rift Valley, by Gulch)
Trainer: George Arnold II
- Foaled February 7, 2006 in Kentucky
- first-crop sire was a multiple Grade 1 route winner (18-9-3-2, $7,789,880, unraced at two, 8-15 in main track routes)
- sire is 4-24 (17%) with juvenile runners in 2008
- dam was a winner (18-3-3-0, $118,718, 0-3 at two, 2-12 in main track routes, cost $425,000 as a yearling)
- dam has two runners, one winner, two juvenile runners, no juvenile winners, two main track route runners, one main track route winner
- dam a half-sister to juvenile Grade 3-placed router Grechelle (7-2-0-3, $88,200, 1-3 at two, 2-5 in main track routes)
- trainer is 14-57 (25%, $3.52 ROI) over the past five years with juveniles returning from 31-60 day layoffs
- trainer is 3-11 (27%, $3.24 ROI) over the past five years with juveniles returning from a 31-60 day layoff at Keeneland

6. Graphite Halo (Mizzen Mast - Belle Boyd, by Jolie's Halo)
Trainer: Charles Simon
- Foaled April 6, 2006 in New York
- $15,000 yearling (Fasig-Tipton Preferred August 2007)
- sire was a Grade 1 sprint winner (11-5-2-0, $554,146, 1-3 at two, won debut, 1-1 in main track routes)
- sire is 4-77 (5%) with juvenile debut runners
- MIzzen Mast doesn't have a debut winner in 2008
- dam was a sprint winner (7-1-0-1, $28,370, unraced at two, 0-3 in main track routes, cost $30,000 as a yearling)
- dam has three runners, two winners, two juvenile runners, one juvenile winner, two main track route runners, no main track route winners
- Jolie's Halo is 2-16 (13%, $3.29 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2008 (one juvenile debut winner)
- dam a half-sister to stakes-winner (Panama) Sallysay (7-3-1-1, $10,046, 1-2 at two)
-dam a half-sister to multiple stakes-placed sprinter Sweet Nena (9-2-3-1, $56,613, 1-5 at two, won debut, 0-1 in main track routes)
- trainer is 1-26 (4%, $0.18 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 0-4 with all debut runners in 2008

7. Lustful (Yonaguska - Ornate, by Gilded Time)
Trainer: Gary Hartlage
- Foaled April 14, 2006 in Kentucky
- half-sister to Grade 2 winner High Heels (17-3-5-4, $484,636, 1-6 at two, 2-12 in main track routes)
- half-sister to stakes-placed juvenile French Kiss (15-2-4-4, $134,901, 1-7 at two, 2-11 in main track routes)
- sire was a Grade 1 sprint winner at two (18-6-1-5, $536,355, 3-7 at two, won debut, 0-2 in main track routes)
- sire is 10-133 (8%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 5-50 (10%, $0.94 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (three juvenile debut winners)
- dam was a stakes-winner (29-7-4-3, $177,972, unraced at two, 4-17 in main track routes, cost $48,000 as a weanling, and $80,000 as a yearling)
- dam has two runners, two winners, two juvenile runners, two juvenile winners, two main track route runners, two main track route winners
- Gilded Time is 5-46 (11%, $0.77 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2008 (all juvenile debut winners)
- trainer is 0-16 over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 0-4 over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 0-2 with all debut runners in 2008

8. Nala's Pride (Lion Heart - Erica's Dream, by Two's a Plenty)
Trainer: Hugh Robertson
- Foaled April 18, 2006 in Kentucky
- withdrawn weanling (Keeneland November 2006)
- $95,000 RNA yearling (Keeneland September 2007)
- half-sister to multiple Grade 3 winner Adreamisborn (33-11-11-3, $729,580, unraced at two, 4-12 in main track routes)
- first-crop sire was a multiple Grade 1 winner (10-5-3-0, $1,390,800, 3-3 at two, 3-8 in main track routes)
- sire is 22-109 (20%) with juvenile runners in 2008
- dam was a multiple Grade 3 winner (48-16-9-6, $641,467, 3-8 at two, 9-21 in main track routes)
- dam has nine runners, three winners, four juvenile runners, one juvenile winner, six main track route runners, six main track route runners, two main track route winners
- dam a half-sister to stakes-placed juvenile Canadian Quote (61-9-4-3, $49,955)
- dam a full sister to multiple stakes-winner Twosies Answer (18-9-3-1, $192,067, unraced at two)
- trainer is 8-35 (23%, $2.57 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles
- trainer is 1-1 (100%, $24.80 ROI) over the past five years with second-time juveniles at Keeneland

9. True Bliss (Yes It's True - Brief Bliss, by Navarone)
Trainer: John Kimmel
- Foaled March 2, 2006 in Kentucky
- half-sister to multiple stakes-winning turfer Cherokee Triangle (10-4-1-1, $238,075, 2-6 at two, 0-1 in main track routes)
- $160,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2007)
- sire was a Grade 1 sprint winner (22-11-2-3, $1,080,700, 5-9 at two, 0-4 in main track routes)
- sire is 102-675 (15%) with juvenile runners
- dam was Grade 3-placed at two (10-1-4-0, $50,678, 1-7 at two, 0-4 in main track routes)
- dam has three runners, two winners, three juvenile runners, one juvenile winner, one main track route runner, no main track route winners
- trainer is 5-29 (17%, $1.60 ROI) over the past five years with juveniles going sprint to route
- trainer is 0-2 over the past five years with juveniles going sprint to route at Keeneland

10. Ashapoo (Petionville - Royal Deception, by Sovereign Dancer)
Trainer: Anthony Mitchell
- Foaled April 10, 2006 in Kentucky
- $70,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2006)
- full sister to multiple stakes-placed router Plunderthepeasants (17-3-2-3, $107,206, 1-3 at two, 2-3 in main track routes)
-full sister to multiple stakes-placed Duvalier (33-4-7-6, $154,212, 0-6 at two, 1-21 in main track routes)
- full sister to multiple stakes-winner Island Escape (25-4-5-6, $325,010, 1-5 at two, 1-8 in main track routes)
- sire was a Grade 2 route winner (15-7-0-1, $811,905, 1-1 at two, 3-10 in main track routes
- sire is 87-748 (12%) with juvenile runners
- dam was unplaced (3-0-0-0, $2,400, unraced at two, unraced in main track routes, cost $85,000 as a yearling)
- dam has nine runners, seven winners, six juvenile runners, two juvenile winners, eight main track route runners, five main track route winners
- dam a half-sister to stakes-winner Angel Light (34-8-7-7, $67,671)
- dam a half-sister to juvenile Grade 1 route winner All Fired Up (19-5-6-1, $450,015)
- dam a half-sister to juvenile turf stakes-winner (France) Assombrie (12-2-2-1, $81,568, 2-4 at two, 0-3 in main track routes)
- trainer is 9-67 (13%, $1.11 ROI) over the past five years with juveniles
- trainer is 0-6 over the past five years with juveniles at Keeneland

11. State Treasure (Mineshaft - Private Status, by Alydar)
Trainer: Neil Howard
- Foaled January 27, 2006
- three-quarter sister to multiple Grade 1 route winner Secret Status (19-8-3-4, $1,053,705, 1-4 at two, 7-16 in main track routes)
- three-quarter sister to multiple Grade 3 winner Alumni Hall (29-9-5-3, $747,756, unraced at two, 8-26 in main track routes)
- half-sister to stakes-winner Private Gift (19-5-2-3, $212,248, 0-3 at two, 4-14 in main track routes)
- sire was a multiple Grade 1 route winner (18-10-3-1, $2,283,402, unraced at two, 9-11 in main track routes)
- sire is 3-62 (5%) with juvenile runners
- dam was a stakes-winning router (12-4-3-2, $146,337, unraced at two, 4-10 in main track routes)
- dam has seven runners, four winners, four juvenile runners, one juvenile winner, seven main track route runners, three main track route winners
- dam a half-sister to multiple Grade/Group 1 winner (Chile/USA) Miss Brio (18-9-4-2, $318,592, 2-5 at two, 5-7 in main track routes)
- dam a half-sister to multiple Group 1 winner (Chile) Maria Candela (15-5-0-4, $98,478, 1-5 at two, 3-8 in main track routes)
- dam a half-sister to Group 1-placed (Chile) Mar Del Norte (37-1-7-4, $77,337, 1-7 at two)
- trainer is 21-151 (14%, $0.99 ROI) over the past five years with juveniles
- trainer is 3-26 (12%, $0.65 ROI) over the past five years with juveniles at Keeneland

12. With Touch (With Approval - Miss U Mama, by Minshaanshu Amad)
Trainer: Luis Seglin
- Foaled April 11, 2006 in Kentucky
- $6,500 short yearling (Keeneland January 2007)
- sire was a multiple Grade 2 turf winner (23-13-5-1, $2,863,540, 2-2 at two, 5-9 in main track routes)
- sire is 16-261 (6%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 4-33 (12%, $2.70 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (one juvenile debut winner)
- dam was a route winner in the mud (17-2-2-0, $23,790, 0-5 at two, 2-8 in main track routes, cost $6,700 as a yearling)
- dam has five runners, three winners, four juvenile runners, one juvenile winner, five main track route runners, one main track route winner
- Minshaanshu Amad doesn't have a debut winner as a broodmare sire in 2008
- dam a half-sister to stakes-placed sprinter Mugassas is Queen (15-2-2-1, $16,910, 1-2 at two, 0-2 in main track routes)
- trainer is 0-12 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 0-5 with all debut runners in 2008

Analysis:
TRUE BLISS hasn't shown a lot of stamina, but she may improve with the softer footing of the Polytrack, and should show speed stretching out off three sprint races in New York.
PEARL OF VALOR is by the stout Medaglia d'Oro, and she should really appreciate the added distance. She draws a cozy inside post, and shouldn't be too far off the expected moderate pace.
STATE TREASURE looks logical as the beautifully-bred filly has the pedigree to go long, owns good tactical speed, and ran a solid race first-out at Saratoga.
ACTING LADY goes out for barn that won the Breeders' Futurity with a European shipper, and the addition of Lasix and distance should work in this gal's favor. VERRDANT is another bred to go long as she's by Pleasantly Perfect out of a daughter of champion Meadow Star. NALA'S PRIDE ran well going a demanding mile first out, and should be tighter for this. This is an extremely underrated barn, and Nala's Pride shouldn't be ignored. ASHAPOO makes the third start of the form cycle, but needs a slight Beyer boost. BLUEGRASS PRINCESS was one of the few Kiaran McLaughlin-trained babies that didn't run well first-out at Saratoga. THE BEST DAY EVER goes out for shrewd barn, but the works fail to catch the eye. GRAPHITE HALO, LUSTFUL, and WITH TOUCH all must navigate two turns first-out. That's never easy.

Selections:
1. True Bliss
2. Pearl of Valor
3. State Treasure

The Play:
True Bliss to Win at 2-1 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):
9-3-4 (+ $36.20)