04/05/2010 11:00PM

Keeneland Babies for April 3

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Welcome to Keeneland Babies! I'll break down the statistics for every juvenile contest at the meet.  It won't be easy with limited form on display, but let's hope for a tidy profit.

Friday's result: 
Gangsterontherun scratched; second choice SWEET WILLIAM finished fourth

Saturday, April 3, 2010

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

1.  KEEPING MY FOCUS (David Copperfield - Flying Rosie, by Flying Chevron)
*TRAINER:  Larry Demeritte
*JOCKEY:  James Graham
*DATE FOALED:   March 18, 2008
*STATE FOALED:  Kentucky
*AUCTION:   $1,500 yearling (Fasig-Tipton, October 2009)
*SIRE RACE RECORD:  Multiple Grade 3 winner on turf (18-6-4-2, $561,983, 1-1 at two, 1-3 in main track sprints)
*SIRE PRODUCE RECORD:  1-22 (5%) with juvenile debut runners; 0 debut winners in 2010
*DAM RACE RECORD:   Unraced
*DAM PRODUCE RECORD:  1 runner, 1 winner, 0 juvenile runners, 1 main track sprint winner
*DAM SIBLING INFORMATION:  Female family of Group 2 turf winner PER QUOD (43-9-6-3, $343,223)
*BROODMARE SIRE INFORMATION:  0 winners as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2010
*TRAINER INFORMATION:  0-9 over the past five years with juvenile debut runners in synthetic maiden special weight sprints; 0-7 over the past five years with juvenile debut runners in synthetic maiden special weight sprints at Keeneland; 0-1 with debut runners in 2010

2.  HARLAN'S RUBY (Harlan's Holiday - Smiling Eyes, by Saint Ballado)
*TRAINER:  Kenneth McPeek
*JOCKEY:  Kent Desormeaux
*DATE FOALED:  May 1, 2008
*STATE FOALED:  Kentucky
*AUCTION:   $55,000 RNA weanling (Keeneland, November 2008); $35,000 RNA yearling (Fasig-Tipton Summer, July 2009); $40,000 yearling (Fasig-Tipton, October 2009)
*SIRE RACE RECORD:   Multiple Grade 1 route winner (22-9-6-1, $3,632,664, 4-6 at two, 2-3 in main track sprints)
*SIRE PRODUCE RECORD:   19-121 (16%) with juvenile debut runners; 0 debut winners in 2010
*DAM RACE RECORD:   Sprint winner (4-1-1-0, $35,800, unraced at two, 1-4 in main track sprints)
*DAM PRODUCE RECORD:  This is first starter.
*DAM SIBLING INFORMATION:  POPULAR (full brother, Grade 3 sprint winner, 15-2-1-4, $155,844, 1-4 at two, 2-10 in main track sprints)
*BROODMARE SIRE INFORMATION:  2-21 (10%, $1.35 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2010
*TRAINER INFORMATION:  6-41 (15%, $2.16 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners in synthetic maiden special weight sprints; 4-30 (13%, $2.46 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners in synthetic maiden special weight sprints at Keeneland; 0-5 with all debut runners in 2010

3.  TELMA (Friends Lake - Missannalouise, by Storm Creek)
*TRAINER:  Marco Castaneda
*JOCKEY:  Juan Enriquez
*DATE FOALED:   March 13, 2008
*STATE FOALED:  Kentucky
*AUCTION:   $8,000 RNA short yearling (Keeneland, January 2009); $1,000 yearling (Fasig-Tipton, October 2009)
*SIRE RACE RECORD:   Grade 1 route winner (7-3-0-1, $696,400, 2-3 at two, 1-2 in main track sprints)
*SIRE PRODUCE RECORD:   8-70 (11%) with juvenile debut runners; 2-5 (40%, $8.48 ROI) with all debut runners in 2010
*DAM RACE RECORD:   Turf winner (9-1-0-1, $10,016, unraced at two, 0-2 in main track sprints)
*DAM PRODUCE RECORD:  This is first starter.
*DAM SIBLING INFORMATION:  GUN FIGHT (half-brother, Grade 1-placed sprinter at two, 52-9-7-12, $196,644, 1-5 at two, 2-18 in main track sprints); SERVULO (half-brother, stakes-winner in Peru); MISS CORTINA (half-sister, stakes-placed sprinter at two, 2-1-1-0, $25,800, 1-2 at two, won debut, 1-2 in main track sprints)
*BROODMARE SIRE INFORMATION:  0 winners as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2010
*TRAINER INFORMATION:  This is trainer's first juvenile debut runner on synthetic surfaces over the past five years; 0-1 with all debut runners in 2010

4.  NINA FEVER (Borrego - Impact Now, by Major Impact)
*TRAINER:  Wesley Ward
*JOCKEY:  Robby Albarado
*DATE FOALED:   April 11, 2008
*STATE FOALED:  Kentucky
*AUCTION:   $40,000 weanling (Keeneland, November 2008); $32,000 yearling (Keeneland, September 2009)
*SIRE RACE RECORD:   Multiple Grade 1 route winner (20-5-6-2, $2,052,090, 2-4 at two, unraced in main track sprints)
*SIRE PRODUCE RECORD:   This is sire's first runner
*DAM RACE RECORD:   Sprint winner (7-1-0-2, $15,840, unraced at two, 1-6 in main track sprints)
*DAM PRODUCE RECORD:  5 runners, 3 winners, 4 juvenile runners, 0 juvenile winners, 5 main track sprint runners, 2 main track sprint winners
*DAM SIBLING INFORMATION:  AUTOMATED (half-sister, Grade 2-placed on turf, 21-4-6-1, $219,997, 0-1 at two, 0-1 in main track sprints)
*BROODMARE SIRE INFORMATION:  0 winners as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2010
*TRAINER INFORMATION:  10-31 (32%) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners in synthetic maiden special weight sprints; 7-23 (30%) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners in synthetic maiden special weight sprints at Keeneland; 1-6 (17%) with all debut runners in 2010 (with Lasix for this owner)

5.  K C LEE (Lee's Badger - K. C. Classic, by Sky Classic)
*TRAINER:  Larry Lay
*JOCKEY:  Ben Creed
*DATE FOALED:   March 13, 2008
*STATE FOALED:  Kentucky
*SIRE RACE RECORD:   Route winner (7-1-0-0, $25,142, 1-6 at two, 0-3 in main track sprints)
*SIRE PRODUCE RECORD:   1-9 (11%) with juvenile debut runners; 0 debut winners in 2010
*DAM RACE RECORD:   Sprint winner (13-1-0-0, $6,450, unraced at two, 1-10 in main track sprints, cost $15,000 as juvenile)
*DAM PRODUCE RECORD:  This is first starter.
*DAM SIBLING INFORMATION:  STRATUS (full brother, stakes-placed, 62-12-12-6, $248,343, 1-6 at two, 0-2 in main track sprints)
*BROODMARE SIRE INFORMATION:  2-14 (14%, $4.46 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2010
*TRAINER INFORMATION:  1-11 (9%, $0.78 ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners in synthetic maiden special weight sprints; 0-9 over the past five years with juvenile debut runners in synthetic maiden special weight sprints at Keeneland; 0-1 with all debut runners in 2010.

6.  GOODEVENINGOFFICER (Officer - Alligator Allie, by Gone West)
*TRAINER:  D. Wayne Lukas
*JOCKEY:  Frederic Lenclud
*DATE FOALED:   April 12, 2008
*STATE FOALED:  Kentucky
*AUCTION:   $27,000 RNA weanling (Keeneland, November 2008); $15,000 yearling (Keeneland, September 2009); Entered juvenile (Keeneland, April 2010)
*BLACKTYPE SIBLINGS:  KRISTALI (half-brother, multiple stakes-winner, 23-7-4-4, $145,562, unraced at two, unraced in main track sprints)
*SIRE RACE RECORD:   Grade 1 route winner (9-6-1-1, $804,090, 5-8 at two, won debut, 5-5 in main track sprints)
*SIRE PRODUCE RECORD:   23-139 (17%) with juvenile debut runners; 2-8 (25%, $3.92 ROI) with all debut runners in 2010
*NICKING INFORMATION:  OFFICER ROCKET (Grade 3 route winner at two, 35-8-6-6, $443,014, 3-6 at two, 7-25 in main track sprints)
*DAM RACE RECORD:   Unplaced (2-0-0-0, $441, unraced at two, 0-2 in main track sprints)
*DAM PRODUCE RECORD:  4 runners, 3 winners,  1 juvenile runner, 1 juvenile winner, 3 main track sprint runners, 1 main track sprint winner
*DAM SIBLING INFORMATION:  MR. MELLON (half-brother, Grade 2 turf winner, 9-3-1-1, $278,580, 0-1 at two, 0-2 in main track sprints); BEAUCETTE (three-quarter sister, stakes-placed router, 17-3-3-2, $113,321, 0-2 at two, 0-2 in main track sprints); SEEKING THE BEST (half-brother, Group 3 route winner in Japan, 22-9-7-0, $1,803,353, unraced at two, 8-17 in main track sprints); DANEBURY HILL (half-brother, Group 3-placed on turf in England, 10-1-0-2, $29,589, 1-5 at two, won debut, unraced in main track sprints)
*BROODMARE SIRE INFORMATION:  1-17 (6%, $0.82 ROI) as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2010
*TRAINER INFORMATION:  0-15 over the past five years with juvenile debut runners in synthetic maiden special weight sprints; 0-8 over the past five years with juvenile debut runners in synthetic maiden special weight sprints at Keeneland; 0-8 with all debut runners in 2010.

7.  TRISTANME (Bwana Charlie - Forever Full, by Full Out)
*TRAINER:  Steven Asmussen
*JOCKEY:  Shaun Bridgmohan
*DATE FOALED:   January 20, 2008
*STATE FOALED:  Florida
*BLACKTYPE SIBLINGS:  REGIMENT (half-brother, stakes-winner, 8-4-2-0, $288,940, 0-2 at two, 1-3 in main track sprints); ETERNAL CUP (half-brother, multiple stakes-winning sprinter, 15-5-4-2, $168,760, 1-1 at two, 5-15 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)
*SIRE RACE RECORD:   Grade 2 sprint winner (19-4-4-5, $388,850, 0-5 at two, 3-15 in main track sprints)
*SIRE PRODUCE RECORD:   3-27 (11%) with juvenile debut runners; 0 debut winners in 2010
*DAM RACE RECORD:   Sprint winner (7-2-2-0, $13,146, unraced at two, 2-7 in main track sprints)
*DAM PRODUCE RECORD:  9 runners, 7 winners, 8 juvenile runners, 3 juvenile winners, 2 juvenile debut winners, 8 main track sprint runners, 6 main track sprint winners
*DAM SIBLING INFORMATION:  CLIFFORD (half-brother, 39-4-3-9, $86,535, unraced at two, 0-3 in main track sprints); ALCOVY (half-sister, multiple Grade 3 winner, 29-14-3-7, $897,590, 1-3 at two, won debut, 5-8 in main track sprints); AMICALOLA (half-brother, stakes-placed, 26-3-4-6, $98,790, unraced at two, 0-2 in main track sprints)
*BROODMARE SIRE INFORMATION:  0 winners as the broodmare sire of debut runners in 2010
*TRAINER INFORMATION:  24-148 (16%) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners in synthetic maiden special weight sprints; 11-51 (22%, positive ROI) over the past five years with juvenile debut runners in synthetic maiden special weight sprints at Keeneland; 8-33 (24%, positive ROI) with all debut runners in 2010 (all winners with Lasix, 3 winners with Shaun Bridgmohan aboard; 2 juvenile debut winners for this owner, 1 at this meet)
*NOTABLE WORKOUT INFORMATION:  March 13 workout matches barn's juvenile SCRUFFY MURPHY (finished sixth in career debut at Sunland Park on March 30 with 19 Beyer Speed Figure)


Analysis:
TRISTANME's connections (owner/trainer/jockey) teamed up for Wetzel's debut win in the initial juvenile race of the 2010 meeting and Steve Asmussen sent out Malawi, a daughter of Tristanme's sire, Bwana Charlie, to win first-out during the 2009 spring session.  A half-brother, Regiment, earned a 100 Beyer Speed Figure when second in the Grade 3 Cinema going nine furlongs on turf. 
GOODEVENINGOFFICER is by a precocious sire and there is a ton of class in this female family.  A half-brother, Kristali, received a career-best 93 Beyer Speed Figure when winning a two-turn optional claimer. 
HARLAN'S RUBY is by a solid stallion and the bottom side of this family is tilted to speed.  She has been working swiftly at the Oakridge Equine Center.
NINA FEVER goes out for a strong first-out barn and made a nice impression on the Keeneland Clockers.  The Clocker Report for March 28 noted that she "makes a strong physical appearance for Ward.  She was somewhat better than workmate Madam Diaries with a good finish in 23.2 for both two year olds."  Nina Fever is the first runner by Borrego, a stout performer that relished a distance of ground. 
K C LEE shows a quick workout from the gate over this synthetic surface.  KEEPING MY FOCUS may appreciate a bit more ground but this barn sent out a live debut runner in yesterday's opener.  TELMA only cost $1,000 as a yearling and may want more distance.

Selections:
1.  Tristanme
2.  Goodeveningofficer
3.  Harlan's Ruby

The Play:
Tristanme - Goodeveningofficer Exacta
Tristanme - Harlan's Ruby Exacta

Meet record based on starts, wins, top pick (after scratches) in the money, and profit/loss of that day's play ($2 wager): 1-0-0 (-$4.00)