08/09/2013 1:32PM

Saratoga: Spa Babies 2-year-old picks and analysis for Aug. 10

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RACE 6
5 1/2 Furlongs
Maiden Special Weight
2-year-olds
Purse $80,000

1. ROBERTO GATO (Zensational - Cat News, by Storm Cat)
100K weanling, 175K, yearling, 240K RNA 2yo after 1F work 10.1; 200K RNA 2yo after 2F work 21.4; 1/2 2yo G2 route SW Publication (582K, 2-4 at 2, won debut, 6-22 sprint) by multiple G1 sprint SW (669k, 0-1 at 2, 5-7 sprint, 2-8, 25% with 2yo FTS); dam won sprint in slop (28K, 1-2 sprint) with 6 winners from 6 runners (2-5 with 2yos, 1 FTS winner, 6-6 with sprinters); 2nd dam G1 route SP Paper Money (104K, 0-1 at 2, 0-3 sprint); barn 1-35 (3%, $2.85 ROI) past 5 years 2yo FTS MSW dirt sprint Spa; bred to be quick; stuck down inside.

2. TIZNOWFORAMERICA (Tiznow - Papa to Kinzie, by Boston Harbor)
150K 2yo after 1F work 10.1; sire 22-289 (8%) 2yo FTS; dam G2 SP sprinting (111K, 1-1 at 2, 3-8 sprint) with 0 winners from 1 runner (0-1 with 2yos, 0-1 with sprinters); 2nd dam 2yo G3 SW Fancy Ribbons (242K, 2-5 at 2, 1-2 sprint); barn 1-30 (3%, $1.47 ROI) past 5 years 2yo FTS MSW dirt sprint Spa.

3. BORSEGGIATORE (Hard Spun - Streetwiseandtough, by Street Cry)
70K weanling, 300K 2yo after 2F work 21.2; sire 7-92 (8%) 2yo FTS; 1st starter from route winner (22K, 0-1 at 2, 0-3 sprint); dam 1/2 2yo SP router Arezzo (61K, 3-6 at 2, 1-3 sprint), 2yo G2 SW Raw Gold (509K, 3-5 at 2, won debut, 8-19 sprint), 2yo G1 sprint SW Point Ashley (237K, 2-4 at 2, 2-3 sprint); barn 0-52 past 5 years 2yo FTS MSW dirt sprint Spa; 7/8 work matches Tightly Bridled (5th FTS MSW 9 Beyer 8/5); jock's 1st call.

4. POINT HOPE (Elusive Quality - Jinni, by A.P. Indy)
Sire 42-264 (16%) 2yo FTS; dam SP turf (132K, 1-2 at 2, won debut) with 2 winners from 2 runners (0-1 with 2yos, 1-2 with sprinters); dam 1/2 SW Manchurian (125K, 2-3 sprint); 2nd dam BC Distaff winner Ajina; barn 9-47 (19%, $1.78 ROI) past 5 years 2yo FTS MSW dirt sprint Spa.

5. SOUND OF FREEDOM (War Front - With Golden Wings, by Seeking the Gold)
120K RNA weanling, 300K yearling, 365K 2yo after 1F work 10.2; sire 4-78 (5%) 2yo FTS; 1st starter from placed dam (19K, 0-1 sprint); 2nd dam 2yo G3 turf SW Sky Alliance (325K, 2-5 at 2, 0-1 sprint); barn 34-98 (35%, $2.68 ROI) past 5 years 2yo FTS MSW dirt sprint Spa; 7/20 work matches Tiz Chris (65 Beyer); jock's 1st call; can't count out.

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6. MOSLER (War Front - Gold Vault, by Arch)
1.05M yearling; 1/2 multiple G1 SW Contested (633K, 1-2 at 2, 4-5 sprint) by 4-78 (5%) 2yo FTS; dam won route (125K, 0-2 sprint) with 2 winners from 2 runners (1-1 with 2yos, 1-1 sprinters); dam 1/2 multiple G1 sprint SW Pomeroy (845K, 2-4 at 2, won debut, 7-13 sprint); dam full SP Acquileia (51K, 0-4 sprint); barn 0-42 past 5 years 2yo FTS MSW dirt sprint Spa; 7/4, 7/11 works match Crescent (3rd FTS MSW 73 Beyer 7/25); interesting.

7. IN TROUBLE (Tiz Wonderful - Ballpark Butterfly, by Grand Slam)
14K RNA weanling, 15K yearling, 120K 2yo after 1F work 10.1; sire 11-48 (23%) 2yo FTS; dam won sprint (11K, 1-2 sprinting) with 0 winners from 1 runner (0-1 sprinters); dam 1/2 turf SP Caitie's Secret (117K, 0-1 sprint); barn 20-105 (19%, $1.53 ROI) past 5 years 2yo FTS MSW dirt sprint (0-7 Spa); 7/15 work matches I'm Mom's Favorite (94 Beyer); 7/24 work matches Miss Mischief (1st 'N1X' 76 Beyer 8/5); capable.

8. HAIL TO THE NILE (Pioneerof the Nile - Takeaway, by Fly So Free)
5.3K yearling; 1/2 SP router Miss Ballard (20K, 1-3 sprint), multiple SW Youcan'ttakeme (199K, 2-5 at 2, won debut, 4-7 sprint), G3 route SW No Giveaway (218K, 5-9 sprint), multiple G2 SP Melissa Jo (101K, 1-3 at 2, 1-5 sprint) by multiple G1 route SW (1.6M, 2-5 at 2, 2-8, 25% 2yo FTS); unraced dam has 6 winners from 6 runners (3-3 with 2yos, 1 FTS winner, 6-6 with sprinters); dam 1/2 SP router Never Topped (105K, 0-4 sprint), G2 SW Supercilious (843K, 1-6 at 2, 6-15 sprint), barn 3-13 (23%, $8.55 ROI) past 5 years 2yo FTS MSW dirt sprint Spa; 6/14 work matches Tully's Dreamer (53 Beyer); 6/21 work matches Little Face (6th 8K 'beaten' claimer 32 Beyer CD 6/30)

9. SIGNATURE SMILE (Candy Ride - Giant Smile, by Giant's Causeway)
100K yearling; sire 23-167 (14%) 2yo FTS; unraced dam has 2 winners from 2 runners (1-1 with 2yos, 1-2 with sprinters); dam 1/2 multiple SW Procreate (432K, 9-37 sprint), SW sprinter Perilous Night (129K, 1-5 at 2, 4-16 sprint); barn 0-11 past 5 years 2yo FTS MSW dirt sprints;; 6/19 work matches I'm Wide Awake (5th Quick Call Stakes turf 71 Beyer 7/25); 6/19 work matches Italian Rules (6th 25K claimer 46 Beyer 8/2); 7/16 work matches Tummel (7th 'n1x' turf 72 Beyer 7/25); 8/6 work went .05 slower than Tummel; some things to like

10. CAN'T STOP THE KID (Montbrook - Halo Reality, by Prospector's Halo)
65K 2yo after 2F work 21.4; 1/2 multiple 2yo G3 SP turf A. P. Reality (97K, 1-4 at 2) by 37-347 (11%) 2yo FTS sire; dam 2yo SW (205K, 3-5 at 2, 1-3 sprint) with 3 winners from 5 runners (2-5 with 2yos, 2-4 sprinters); female family G2 sprint SW Funistrada (479K, 1-4 at 2, won debut, 5-18 sprint); barn 1-15 (7%, $2.18 ROI) past 5 years 2yo FTS dirt sprint; jock's 2nd call.

11. PECORINO (Afleet Alex - Sandra's Song, by A.P. Indy)
70K short yearling, 77K yearling, 130K 2yo after 1F work 10.1; sire 44-431 (10%) 2yo; SP dam (3-17, 130K, 0-1 sprint) has 2 winners from 5 runners (0-3 2yos, 1-5 sprinters); dam 1/2 G2 turf SW Big Booster (820K, 1-3 at 2); barn 6-36 (17%, $0.61 ROI) past 5 years 2nd-time 2yos MSW dirt sprint Spa; jock's 2nd call.

SELECTIONS:
1. Sound of Freedom
2. In Trouble
3. Roberto Gato
4. Mosler

THE PLAY:
Sound of Freedom - In Trouble EXACTA
Sound of Freedom - Roberto Gato EXACTA