04/14/2008 11:00PM

Keeneland Babies for April 16

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Welcome to Keeneland Babies! I'll break down the numbers for every juvenile maiden contest for the meet. It won't be easy with limited form on display, but I'll shoot for a profit.

Thursday's result: Along Came the Cat finished eighth

Race 5
4 1/2 Furlongs
Maiden Special Weight
2-year-old fillies
Purse $50,000

1. Teriffany (Fusaichi Pegasus - Pesci, by Stormy Atlantic)
Trainer: Wesley Ward
- Foaled March 1, 2006 in Kentucky
- Sire was a Grade 1 route winner (9-6-2-0, $1,994,400, 0-1 at two)
- sire is 12-120 (10%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 1-19 (5%, $1.09 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008
- dam was a Grade 1-placed router (7-3-1-2, $152,001, unraced at two)
- this is dam's first runner
- dam a half-sister to stakes-placed Tricky Image (51-10-9-8, $124,188, unraced at two)
- trainer is 31-110 (28%, $2.06 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 4-9 (44%, $2.87 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners at Keeneland (one this meet)
- trainer is 2-12 (17%, $2.03 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (both juveniles with Lasix)

2. Crepe (Came Home - Pete's Flair, by Peteski)
Trainer: Luis Seglin
-Foaled March 27, 2006 in Kentucky
- $4,500 short yearling (Keeneland January 2007)
- sire was a multiple Grade 1 winner (12-9-0-0, $1,835,940, 3-4 at two, won debut)
- sire is 8-56 (14%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 2-15 (13%, $1.00 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008
- dam was a sprint winner (74-5-5-11, $63,841, unraced at two, all wins in sprints)
- dam has one runner, no winners, one juvenile runner
- dam a half-sister to Peruvian Grade 2 winner Guarique
- dam a half-sister to multiple stakes-placed Galica (37-7-5-9, $151,095, unraced at two)
- Peteski was 5-28 (18%, $2.60 ROI) as the broodmare sire of all debut runners in 2007 (three juvenile debut winners)
- trainer is 0-9 over the last five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 0-1 over the last five years with juvenile debut runners at Keeneland

3. Dorothy's Essense (Essence of Dubai - Leedle Dee, by Distinctive Pro)
Trainer: Rebecca Maker
- Foaled March 3, 2006 in New York
- $35,000 yearling (OBS August 2007)
- sire was a multiple Grade 2 route winner (13-5-1-2, $2,001,058, 2-4 at two, won debut)
- sire is 0-18 with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 1-7 (14%, $1.23 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008
- dam was a juvenile route stakes-winner (17-3-4-1, $157,224, 2-7 at two, all wins in routes, cost $30,000 as a yearling)
- this is dam's first runner
- dam a half-sister to juvenile stakes-placed sprinter Lunatrick (7-1-2-1, $51,764, all races at two (won sprinting)
- Distinctive Pro was 3-48 (6%, $0.47 ROI) as the broodmare sire of all debut runners in 2007 (one juvenile debut winner)
- trainer is 5-40 (13%, $1.48 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 1-4 (25%, $4.30 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners at Keeneland
- trainer was 3-16 (19%, $3.12 ROI) with all debut runners in 2007 (one juvenile debut winner with Lasix)

4. Yo Eleven (Yonaguska - Florabelle Lee, by Belong to Me)
Trainer: Michael Crowder
- Foaled March 18, 2006 in Kentucky
- sire was a Grade 1 sprint winner at two (18-6-1-5, $536,355, 3-7 at two, won debut, all wins in sprints)
- sire is 7-105 (7%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 2-9 (22%, $1.71 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008
- dam was unraced
- dam has three runners, one winner, one juvenile runner, no juvenile winners
- dam a half-sister to multiple stakes-winner Omar Khayyam (34-7-4-7, $271,192, 0-2 at two)
- Belong to Me was 3-50 (6%, $1.70 ROI) as the broodmare sire of all debut runners in 2007 (two juvenile debut winners)
- trainer is 1-22 (5%, $1.11 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 0-1 over the past five years with juvenile debut runners at Keeneland

5. Awesome Happy Hour (Awesome of Course - C. C. Seven, by Carson City)
Trainer: Dale Romans
Foaled February 1, 2006 in Florida
- sire was a multiple stakes-winning sprinter (14-5-0-0, $152,440, 3-6 at two, all wins in sprints)
- sire is 1-5 (20%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire was 1-5 (20%, $1.56 ROI) with all debut runners in 2007 (juvenile winner)
- dam was placed sprinting at two (6-0-0-1, $2,569, 0-2 at two)
- this is dam's first runner
- second dam (by The Minstrel) an unraced half-sister to multiple Grade/Group 3 turf winner Sangria
- Carson City is 1-19 (5%, $1.61 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2008
- trainer is 28-194 (14%, $1.59 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 4-21 (19%, $2.25 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners at Keeneland
- trainer is 1-10 (10%, $0.88 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (with Kent Desormeaux aboard)

6. Tiffany Royal (Seneca Jones - Royal Roundabout, by Superoyale)
Trainer: Steven Asmussen
- Foaled January 5, 2006 in Texas
- sire was a sprint and debut winner at two (4-1-0-0, $18,425, 1-1 at two)
- sire is 17-82 (21%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire was 2-18 (11%, $1.08) with all debut runners in 2007 (one juvenile debut winner)
- dam was a stakes-winning sprinter (5-3-0-0, $64,575, 0-1 at two, all wins sprinting, cost $33,000 as a juvenile)
- dam has one runner, no winners, no juvenile runners
- dam a full sister to multiple sprint stakes-winner Hannah's Royalrock (15-4-3-2, $177,457, 3-6 at two, all wins sprinting)
- dam a half-sister to multiple juvenile stakes-winner Roundabout Jones (21-6-3-3, $157,719, 3-5 at two, won debut)
- dam a half-sister to juvenile stakes-winner Rockin' Kate (11-5-1-2, $132,970, 1-3 at two, won debut)
-trainer is 122-606 (20%, $1.91 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 20-77 (26%, $2.58 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners at Keeneland (one this meet)
- trainer is 9-49 (18%, $1.30 ROI) with all debut runners this year (four with Shaun Bridgmohan aboard, one juvenile with Lasix, four for this owner)
- February 25, March 25 workouts match barn's juvenile filly Along Came the Cat (finished eighth in career debut on April 10)
- March 2, March 25 workouts match Mostly Peace
- March 16 workout matches barn's juvenile filly Corbina (placed fourth in career debut on April 10)

7. Lookbeforeyouleap (The Cliff's Edge - Be My Lover, by Belong to Me)
Trainer: Thomas Short
- Foaled January 20, 2006 in Kentucky
- $5,000 yearling (Fasig-Tipton October 2007)
- first-crop sire was a Grade 1 route winner (13-4-5-2, $1,265,258, 3-5 at two, won debut)
- this is sire's first starter
- dam was unplaced (1-0-0-0, $250, raced on turf at two, sold for $42,000 as a yearling)
- dam has one runner, one winner, one juvenile runner, one juvenile winner
- dam a half-sister to turf stakes-winner Perilous Pursuit (6-3-0-2, $122,850, 1-3 at two, won debut)
- Belong to Me was 3-50 (6%, $1.70 ROI) as the broodmare sire of all debut runners in 2007 (two juvenile debut winners)
trainer is 0-25 over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
-trainer is 0-2 over the past five years with juvenile debut runners at Keeneland

8. Cheyenne Code (Omega Code - Zeebler, by Tomorrows Cat)
Trainer: Jamie Sanders
- Foaled February 11, 2006 in Florida
- $22,000 RNA short yearling (OBS January 2007)
- $20,000 yearling (Fasig-Tipton July 2007)
- first-crop sire was a Grade 3 sprint winner (12-3-3-1, $183,847, 2-4 at two, all wins in sprints)
- sire is 0-2 with juvenile debut runners
- dam was unraced
- this is dam's first runner
- second dam is stakes-winner Naskra's De Light (by Star de Naskra, 21-4-3-4, $222,381, 0-3 at two)
- trainer is 1-52 (2%, $0.97 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 1-14 (7%, $3.59 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners at Keeneland

9. Iberian Gate (Chapel Royal - White Cliffs, by Dover Ridge)
Trainer: Todd Pletcher
- Foaled March 22, 2006 in Florida
- $80,000 short yearling (OBS January 2007)
- $60,000 yearling (Fasig-Tipton July 2007)
- $340,000 juvenile (OBS February 2008)
- first-crop sire was a Grade 2 sprint winner at two (8-3-2-1, $495,571, 3-6 at two, won debut, all wins in sprints)
- this is sire's first starter
- dam was a multiple stakes-winning sprinter (20-10-4-2, $245,542, 4-6 at two, won debut, all wins sprinting)
- dam has five runners, four winners, four juvenile runners, three juvenile winners, one juvenile debut winner
- dam a half-sister to multiple stakes-winning sprinter McKendree (42-9-11-4, $334,156, 2-6 at two, all wins sprinting)
- Dover Ridge was 1-8 (12%, $1.55 ROI) as the broodmare sire of all debut runners in 2007 (juvenile debut winner)
- trainer is 98-445 (22%, $1.59 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 11-39 (28%, $2.02 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners at Keeneland (one this meet with John Velazquez aboard)
- trainer is 7-33 (21%, $2.04 ROI) with all debut runners in 2008 (one juvenile debut winner at Keeneland, six with Velazquez aboard, all with Lasix)
- April 4 workout matches barn's juvenile filly Garden District (won debut here on April 10)

10. Misleader (Menifee - Miss Valiant, by Valiant Nature)
Trainer: Angel Hyland
- Foaled March 26, 2006 in Kentucky
- $3,000 yearling (Keeneland September 2006)
- sire was a multiple Grade 1 route winner (11-5-4-1, $1,732,000, 2-2 at two)
- sire is 18-128 (14%) with juvenile debut runners
- sire is 2-8 (25%, $10.20 ROI) with all debut runners this year
- dam was a sprint winner (8-1-0-1, $13,420, 0-1 at two)
- dam has three runners, two winners, three juvenile runners, no juvenile winners
- dam a half-sister to multiple Grade 2 juvenile winner Future Quest (9-4-1-0, $329,500, 3-4 at two)
- dam a half-sister to stakes-winner Alzora (23-5-6-4, $254,769, unraced at two)
- dam a half-sister to multiple Grade 1 router Fleet Renee (8-5-1-1, $658,085, 1-2 at two, all wins in routes)
- trainer is 0-19 over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 0-2 over the past five years with juvenile debut runners at Keeneland

11. Mostly Peace (Peace Rules - Ms. Mostly, by Copelan)
Trainer: Steven Asmussen
- Foaled February 7, 2006 in Florida
- $75,000 weanling (OBS October 2006)
- $80,000 yearling (Fasig-Tipton July 2007)
- first-crop sire was a multiple Grade 1 route winner (19-9-2-2, $3,084,278, 3-6 at two)
- this is sire's first starter
- dam was a Grade 2 turf winner (42-5-5-15, $276,525, 2-9 at two)
- dam has three runners, two winners, three juvenile runners, no juvenile winners
- Copelan was 8-48 (17%, $2.07 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2007 (three juvenile debut winners)
- trainer is 122-606 (20%, $1.91 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners
- trainer is 20-77 (26%, $2.58 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners at Keeneland (one this meet)
- trainer is 9-49 (18%, $1.30 ROI) with all debut runners this year (one juvenile with Lasix)
- March 2, March 25 workouts match Tiffany Royal
- March 9 workout matches barn's juvenile filly Corbina (placed fourth in career debut on April 10)
- March 9, March 25 workouts match barn's juvenile filly Along Came the Cat (finished eighth in career debut on April 10)

Analysis:
According to the Keeneland Clocker, IBERIAN GATE gave a "useful effort, a shade better than Garden District" for the April 4 workout, and Garden Distract won her debut in hand here six days later. Iberian Gate worked one furlong in a bullet 10 seconds flat prior to the OBS February sale, and the $340,000 purchase goes out for top first-out connections.
TIFFANY ROYAL and MOSTLY PEACE make their debuts for the always-dangerous Steve Asmussen. The former attracts go-to rider Shaun Bridgmohan, and her sire is an underrated source of first-out winners. Mostly Peace is the first starter by Peace Rules, a graded stakes winner on turf and dirt.
TERIFFANY has lots of class in her pedigree, and trainer Wesley Ward already has a Keeneland Baby winner at the meet. She draws inside, however, and may want to go longer. AWESOME HAPPY HOUR is bred both sides for speed, but the worktab doesn't tell us much. DOROTHY'S ESSENSE is a New York-bred trying open company for her debut. Rebecca Maker does well with firsters. CHEYENNE CODE shows a couple of gaps in her worktab. MISLEADER has been working quickly, and has some sneaky class in her female family. CREPE and YO ELEVEN both may need one.

Selections:
1. Iberian Gate
2. Tiffany Royal
3. Mostly Peace

The play: Iberian Gate - Tiffany Royal exacta; Iberian Gate Mostly Peace exacta

Meet statistics based on starts, wins, in the money finishes, and profit/loss based on day's wager = 3-0-0 (-$10)