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Keeneland Babies for April 19, 2012

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Welcome to Keeneland Babies! I'll break down the statistics for every juvenile contest at the meet.

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Friday's Result:
Race 2:  LIGNITE finished third

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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Race 3
4 1/2 Furlongs (Polytrack)
Maiden Special Weight
2-year-olds
Purse $50,000

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*Program Number:  1. 
*Horse Name (Pedigree):  JUSTCALLMEMONI (Exchange Rate - Ever Lasting, by General Assembly)
*Trainer:  Wesley Ward
*Jockey:  Julio Garcia
*Morning Line:  8-5
*Foal Date (State):  April 7, 2010 (Pennsylvania)
*Auction History:   $50,000 yearling (Keeneland, September 2011)
*Blacktype Siblings:  FOR ALWAYS (half-sister, stakes-winner at two, 11-2-2-0, $87,185, 2-3 at two, won debut, 1-1 in main track sprints); BITTERBUTSWEET (half-sister, multiple stakes-winner on turf, 13-3-4-2, $89,220, 1-3 at two, 0-3 in main track sprints)
*Sire Race Record:   Grade 2 sprint winner (15-6-2-2, $479,803, 1-3 at two, won debut, 3-6 in main track sprints)
*Sire Stud Record:  32-210 (15%) with juvenile debut runners; 2-8 (25%, $2.14 ROI) with all debut runners in 2011 (both older winners)
*Dam Race Record:  Multiple stakes-winner (24-10-2-4, $355,475, 1-2 at two, won debut, 1-4 in main track sprints, cost $49,000 as yearling)
*Dam Produce Record:  7 runners, 6 winners, 5 juvenile runners, 3 juvenile winners, 1 juvenile debut winner, 5 main track sprint runners, 3 main track sprint winners
*Broodmare Sire Info:  0 winners as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2012  
*Female Family Notes:   Dam a half-sister to PRESENTS OF MINE (stakes-winner, 61-13-11-11, $163,248, 1-3 at two, 6-21 in main track sprints) and FINAL ACT (multiple stakes-winner, 34-7-7-4, $255,600, 3-9 at two, 2-10 in main track sprints)
*Trainer Stat:   19-53 (36%, $2.22 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners in synthetic maiden special weight sprints; 14-40 (35%, $1.73 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners in synthetic maiden special weight sprints at Keeneland; 3-10 (30%, $1.58 ROI) with all debut runners in 2012 (all winners with Lasix and blinkers, 2 juvenile debut winners at this meet over synthetic for this owner)

*Program Number:  1a.
*Horse Name (Pedigree):  MUGGSY (High Cotton - Angelic Amanda, by Hennessy)
*Trainer:  Wesley Ward
*Jockey:   Julio Garcia
*Morning Line:    8-5
*Foal Date (State):  March 29, 2010 (Florida)
*Auction History:   $65,000 yearling (OBS, August 2011)
*Blacktype Siblings:   SHOW ME THE BLING (half-sister, Grade 3-placed sprinter at two, 2-1-0-1, $51,250, 1-2 at two, won debut, 1-2 in main track sprints)
*Sire Race Record:  Grade 3 winner (17-4-3-2, $462,574, 1-5 at two, 1-3 in main track sprints)
*Sire Stud Record:  4-27 (15%) with juvenile debut runners; 0 debut winners in 2012
*Dam Race Record:  Unraced (cost $30,000 as short yearling)
*Dam Produce Record:  2 runners, 1 winner, 2 juvenile runners, 1 juvenile debut winner, 1 main track sprint runner, 1 main track sprint winner
*Broodmare Sire Info:   0 winners as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2012 
*Female Family Notes:   Second dam is WILD AGAIN MISS (stakes-placed, 26-5-4-4, $114,743, unraced at two, 0-1 in main track sprints)
*Trainer Stat:   19-53 (36%, $2.22 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners in synthetic maiden special weight sprints; 14-40 (35%, $1.73 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners in synthetic maiden special weight sprints at Keeneland; 3-10 (30%, $1.58 ROI) with all debut runners in 2012 (all winners with Lasix and blinkers, 2 juvenile debut winners at this meet over synthetic for this owner)
*Workout Information:  March 10 workout matches barn's juvenile THE ROOFER (finished third in career debut at Keeneland on April 12); April 4 workout matches barn's juvenile filly FLIRTINWITHTHEBOSS (finished fourth in career debut at Keeneland on April 13)

*Program Number:  2.
*Horse Name (Pedigree):  READY SET WHOA (Ready's Image - Sun Luck, by Conquistador Cielo)
*Trainer:  Dwight Preston
*Jockey:  Matthew Straight
*Morning Line:  5-1
*Foal Date (State):  January 26, 2010 (Kentucky)
*Auction History:  Withdrawn weanling (Keeneland, November 2010); $3,500 yearling (Keeneland, September 2011)
*Blacktype Siblings:   TAHOE CITY (half-brother, multiple stakes-winning sprinter, 15-7-1-2, $185,170, unraced at two, 7-14 in main track sprints)
*Sire Race Record:   Grade 2 sprint winner at two (10-4-1-1, $310,542, 3-6 at two, 4-7 in main track sprints)
*Sire Stud Record:  0-1 with juvenile runners in 2012
*Dam Race Record:  Stakes-winning sprinter (16-3-2-3, $64,441, 2-2 at two, 3-8 in main track sprints, cost $125,000 as yearling and $200,000 as juvenile)
*Dam Produce Record:  8 runners, 7 winners, 4 juvenile runners, 0 juvenile winners, 8 main track sprint runners, 5 main track sprint winners 
*Female Family Notes:   Dam a half-sister to CHATI (multiple Grade 3 winner, 71-18-16-12, $389,049, 2-8 at two), HAWKIN'S SPECIAL (Grade 2 winner, 14-6-1-2, $131,726), and SUNGULL (stakes-placed on turf in England at two, 7-2-2-0, 1-4 at two, 1-3 in main track sprints)
*Trainer Stat:   0-2 over the past five years with second-time juveniles in synthetic sprints

*Program Number:  2b.
*Horse Name/Pedigree:  GREENGRASSOFYOMING (Quest - Flick, by Dehere)
*Trainer:  Dwight Preston
*Jockey:  Matthew Straight
*Morning Line:  5-1
*Foal Date/State:  May 3, 2010 (Kentucky)
*Auction History:  $3,000 yearling (Keeneland, September 2011)
*Sire Race Record:   Grade 2 route winner (23-6-4-4, $768,012, unraced at two, 2-2 in main track sprints)
*Sire Stud Record:  11-84 (13%) with juveniles
*Dam Race Record:   Stakes-winning sprinter at two (5-2-1-1, $86,705, 2-4 at two, 2-5 in main track sprints, cost $95,000 as yearling)
*Dam Produce Record:  3 runners, 1 winner, 3 juvenile runners, 0 juvenile winners, 3 main track sprint runners, 1 main track sprint winner
*Female Family Notes:   Dam a half-sister to CINEMINE (Grade 3 winner, 29-12-5-3, $506,681, 2-3 at two, 8-15 in main track sprints)
*Trainer Stat:   0-2 over the past five years with second-time juveniles in synthetic sprints

*Program Number:  3.
*Horse Name/Pedigree:  LARRY ZIP IT (Run Away and Hide - Caught Red Handed, by Officer)
*Trainer:  Larry Lay
*Jockey:  James Graham
*Morning Line:  6-1
*Foal Date/State:  April 2, 2010 (Kentucky)  
*Auction History:  $4,700 yearling (Fasig-Tipton, October 2011)
*Sire Race Record:   Grade 2 sprint winner at two (3-3-0-0, $224.684, 3-3 at two, 3-3 in main track sprints)
*Sire Stud Record:  0-2 with juveniles in 2012
*Dam Race Record:  Sprint winner at two (6-1-1-0, $35,034, 1-6 at two, 1-5 in main track sprints, cost $32,000 as yearling and $55,000 as juvenile)
*Dam Produce Record:  This is first starter
*Female Family Notes:  Dam a half-sister to ZIPPY SHANNON (stakes-winning sprinter, 18-7-4-2, $241,099, 1-3 at two, 7-16 in main track sprints)
*Trainer Stat:   2-7 (29%, $2.51 ROI) over the past five years with juveniles adding blinkers on synthetic; 1-5 (20%, $1.80 ROI) over the past five years with juveniles adding blinkers on synthetic at Keeneland

*Program Number:  3c.
*Horse Name (Pedigree):  JENNA LEE KUMA (Kuma - Miss Jenna Lee, by Lee's Badger)
*Trainer:  Larry Lay
*Jockey:  James Graham
*Morning Line:  6-1
*Foal Date (State):  March 3, 2010 (Kentucky)
*Sire Race Record:   Route winner (7-1-1-1, $41,743, unraced at two, 0-2 in main track sprints)
*Sire Stud Record:  0-1 with juvenile debut runners; 0 debut winners in 2012
*Dam Race Record:  Winner (41-2-5-3, $29,926, 1-5 at two, 1-24 in main track sprints)
*Dam Produce Record:  This is first starter
*Broodmare Sire Info:  0 winners as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2012      
*Trainer Stat:   2-17 (12%, $4.16 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners in synthetic maiden special weight sprints; 1-15 (7%, $4.14 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners in synthetic maiden special weight sprints at Keeneland; 0-3 with all debut runners in 2012
*Workout Information:  March 30 workout matches barn's 3-year-old filly PRINCESS KUMA (finished third in a $20,000 'N2L' claimer at Keeneland on April 18); April 3 workout matches coupled entrymate LARRY ZIP IT.

*Program Number:  4.
*Horse Name (Pedigree):  PRAETORIAN PREFECT (Successful Appeal - Miss Emmy, by Buddha)
*Trainer:  John Pucek
*Jockey:  Dean Sarvis
*Morning Line:  8-1
*Foal Date (State):  March 16, 2010 (Kentucky)
*Auction History:   $15,000 yearling (Keeneland, September 2011)
*Sire Race Record:   Multiple Grade 2 winner (22-8-2-4, $654,681, 3-6 at two, 7-13 in main track sprints)
*Sire Stud Record:  33-189 (17%) with juvenile debut runners; 1-11 (9%, $0.75 ROI) with all debut runners in 2012 (older winner)
*Dam Race Record:  Unplaced (4-0-0-0, $175, unraced at two, 0-2 in main track sprints, cost $55,000 as weanling and $50,000 as yearling)
*Dam Produce Record:  This is first starter
*Broodmare Sire Info:  0 winners as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2012     
*Female Family Notes:   Dam a half-sister to DON'T READ MY LIPS (multiple stakes-winner, 28-5-4-4, $231,322, unraced at two, 0-4 in main track sprints)
*Trainer Stat:  0-4 over the past five years with juvenile debut runners in synthetic maiden special weight sprints; 0-1 over the past five years with juvenile debut runners in synthetic maiden special weight sprints at Keeneland; this is first debut starter of 2012
*Workout Information:  March 25 workout matches barn's 3-year-old BANDICEK (0 Beyer from two starts)

*Program Number:  5.
*Horse Name (Pedigree):  COUNT ON SILVER (Eurosilver - Count Sequence, by Forestry)
*Trainer:  John Dyer
*Jockey:  Marcelino Pedroza
*Morning Line:  6-1
*Foal Date (State):  April 27, 2010 (Kentucky)
*Auction History:  $3,000 weanling (Keeneland, November 2010)
*Sire Race Record:   Grade 2 route winner at two (12-4-4-0, $622,310, 2-3 at two, 2-5 in main track sprints
*Sire Stud Record:  25-288 (9%) with juveniles
*Dam Race Record:  Sprint winner (9-2-1-2, $14,937, 1-5 at two, 2-8 in main track sprints, cost $47,000 as yearling)
*Dam Produce Record:  3 runners, 2 winners, 3 juvenile runners, 1 juvenile winner, 3 main track sprint runners, 2 main track sprint winners
*Female Family Notes:   Dam a half-sister to GRATIAEN (stakes-winning router, 32-7-2-1, $288,164, 4-15 in main track sprints) and CUTE COGNAC (stakes-winner on turf, 5-3-2-0, $121,800, unraced at two, unraced in main track sprints)
*Trainer Stat:   0-1 over the past five years with second-time juveniles on synthetic

*Program Number:  6. 
*Horse Name (Pedigree):  ZOLOTO (Medaglia d'Oro - Eternal Cup, by Montbrook)
*Trainer:   Darrin Miller
*Jockey:  Javier Castellano
*Morning Line:  5-2
*Foal Date (State):  March 16, 2010 (Kentucky)
*Auction History:   $120,000 yearling (Keeneland, September 2011)
*Sire Race Record:   Multiple Grade 1 route winner (17-8-7-0, $5,754,720, 0-1 at two, 1-2 in main track sprints)
*Sire Stud Record:  16-131 (12%) with juvenile debut runners; 1-13 (8%, $0.40 ROI) with all debut runners in 2012 (older winner)
*Dam Race Record:  Multiple stakes-winning sprinter (15-5-4-2, $168,760, 1-1 at two, 5-15 in main track sprints)
*Dam Produce Record:  3 runners, 2 winners, 3 juvenile runners, 2 juvenile winners, 1 juvenile debut winner, 3 main track sprint runners, 2 main track sprint winners
*Broodmare Sire Info:  1-8 (13%, $2.22 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2012 (older winner on synthetic)  
*Female Family Notes:   Dam a half-sister to REGIMENT (stakes-winner, 8-4-2-0, $288,940, 0-2 at two, 1-3 in main track sprints), FOREVER BRILLIANT (multiple stakes-placed sprinter, 7-2-2-2, $101,100, 0-1 at two, 2-7 in main track sprints) and TRISTANME (Grade 3-placed sprinter at two, 15-2-2-2, $103,528, 1-7 at two, 2-13 in main track sprints).
*Trainer Stat:   1-11 (9%, $1.23 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners in synthetic maiden special weight sprints; 0-5 over the past five years with juvenile debut runners in synthetic maiden special weight sprints at Keeneland; 1-2 (50%, $22.10 ROI) with all debut runners in 2012 (older winner with Lasix for this owner) 

Program Number:  7.
Horse Name/Pedigree:  CONCHO HALO (Lydgate - Concho Valley, by Sunny's Halo)
Trainer:   James Hunt
Jockey:  Ramon Vazquez
Morning Line:  20-1
Foal Date/State:  April 23. 2010 (Louisiana)
Auction History:  $2,000 yearling (Fasig-Tipton Texas, August 2011)
Sire Race Record:   Grade 3 turf winner (16-2-4-0, $139,769, unraced at two, 0-4 in main track sprints)
Sire Stud Record:  15-139 (11%) with juveniles
Dam Race Record:  Unraced
Dam Produce Record:  2 runners, 0 winners, 1 juvenile runner, 1 main track sprint runners   
Female Family Notes:   Dam a half-sister to OUR NATIVE DREAMER (multiple stakes-placed, 48-3-9-8, $96,311, 1-9 at two, 0-7 in main track sprints)
Trainer Stat:   0-1 over the past five years with juveniles on synthetic at Keeneland.

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*Analysis:
While it wouldn't be surprising in the least to see either Wesley Ward or Darrin Miller in the winner's circle after today's baby race, I'll take a stab with CONCHO HALO, a second-time starter that should be a huge price for low-profile connections.  In the meet's initial baby race, Concho Halo broke a step slow and was rushed up to track odds-on Skylander from the inside.  Although he couldn't keep up with that runaway winner, Concho Halo was in the mix until the final furlong.  He adds Lasix, shows a recent five-furlong workout and figures to be forwardly-placed once again. 
GREENGRASSOFYOMING rallied belatedly for second behind Skylander and is another that may benefit from the debut experience. 
COUNT ON SILVER finished a nose behind GREENGRASSOFYOMING and may have been somewhat intimidated by the inside post that afternoon.
READY SET WHOA raced very wide in his debut last week, but wheels back quickly for low-profile barn that has sent out some live babies at this meeting.
LARRY ZIP IT took strong betting action for his career debut, but never picked up his feet.  Perhaps the addition of blinkers will wake him up at better odds. 
JUSTCALLMEMONI, a $50,000 yearling by Exchange Rate, is one of the Ward-trained debuters.  The lone filly in the race, Justcallmemoni is out of a dam that won eight stakes races going long.  She did win her debut at six furlongs at two, however.  Expect speed from the rail.
ZOLOTO, by Medaglia d'Oro, is out of Eternal Cup, a juvenile debut winner that went on to take a pair of six-furlong stakes at Oaklawn.  Javier Castellano takes the mount for Miller.
MUGGSY, another Ward hopeful, shows some quick workouts in preparation for his debut.  He sold for 13 times the stud fee of his sire last year. 
JENNA LEE KUMA may benefit from a start while PRAETORIAN PREFECT is by an excellent debut sire.

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*Selections:
1.  CONCHO HALO
2.  GREENGRASSOFYOMING
3.  COUNT ON SILVER

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The Play:
Concho Halo to Win and Place at 10-1 odds or greater.

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*Meet record based on starts, wins, top pick (after scratches) in the money, and profit/loss of that day's play ($2 wager, scheduled surface only): 4-0-3, +$4.40.